Of all the different facets of landscape photography, mountains offer perhaps the most magnificent scenery to capture, and the breathtaking towers and peaks of the Dolomites are among the most beautiful mountains in the world. Rising almost vertically from dense forests and reflected in mirror-like alpine lakes, it is impossible not to be awed and inspired by the stunning vistas.
Our workshop includes two bases which allow us to cover the wide variety of landscapes to photograph in the Dolomites. We start with five days in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the region’s eastern part, from where we can explore the stunning Tre Cime di Lavaredo Natural Park at sunrise and sunset. The park offers infinite photographic potential, from the iconic towers of Tre Cime to the southern views of the jagged peaks of the Cadini di Misurina group and the area around Rifugio Locatelli and Sasso di Sesto in the north.
We will spend multiple sessions exploring the trails and huge variety of views around this incredible place. From Cortina, we will also get an alpine taxi to the picturesque Lago Federa on the Croda da Lago trail, where the sunrise illuminates the golden forests and surrounding lake. Finally, we will do the sunset at the towering peaks of Passo Giau, Lago di Limedes and Cinque Torri and visit the still waters of Lago di Braies with its perfect reflections and red boats.
Our second base takes us west, where we will stay on the high alpine meadows of Alpe di Siusi to witness and photograph a couple of the Dolomites’ most iconic scenes. We will capture sunrise and sunset on the Alpe di Siusi with its incredible views of gently rolling grass-covered hills spotted with log cabins and pine trees below the jagged, rocky peaks of Sassalungo and Sassopiatto.
Late September, or early October, is the best time to visit the Dolomites, as many trees have turned a golden yellow. There is often great autumnal light, and the main tourist season has passed, leaving many locations much quieter and more peaceful. We may also be lucky enough to witness cloud inversions from up on the peaks as we look down from above at the cloud-filled valleys below us.
All our workshops are designed to ensure that you can focus on photography while we take care of everything else. The package includes small groups, airport transfers, ideally located and comfortable accommodation, and all dinners and breakfasts. Of course, the tour is structured to maximize your opportunities to capture fantastic images while improving your photography skills.
We have built partnerships and relationships with hotels, restaurants, local guides and alpine taxi drivers to ensure we can provide the best workshop experience. We use all our photographic and location knowledge to get you to some of the Dolomite’s most beautiful locations under the best light, and in the field, we are on hand to provide as much support, advice or guidance as you want.