The Italian Dolomites are one of the most photogenic and most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. No wonder so many photographers head there in all conditions chasing the light. Winter is a particularly good time to visit; the low angle of the sun, snow covered peaks and changing weather conditions allow for some of the most unique photo opportunities.
Join us on this incredible winter in Dolomites photography workshop as we explore breathtaking alpine scenes around northern Italy. Using Cortina D’Ampezzo and the nearby rifugios as our base, we’ll get you to all the best spots to explore and capture snowy mountain peaks, mountain layers, glacial lakes and frosted hilltop churches. At this time of year, the light is good all day; sunrises come later and sunsets earlier so we aim to capture both every day.
Experience a range of incredible photographic locations and experiment with a variety of photography techniques on this 6-day workshop where you’ll travel in a small group, stay in well-chosen high quality accommodation and be guided and assisted by one of our experienced photography tour leaders.
|Dates||Jan 24 – 29, 2023 – Open|
Jan 23 – 28, 2024 – Open
|Duration||6 days / 5 nights|
|Group size||3 – 6 guests|
This workshop takes place in a mountainous environment in winter conditions with possible snow and ice. Participants must be comfortable walking around in these conditions. We do not cover a lot of distance and elevation but moderate fitness is recommended.
Dolomites Photography Workshop Itinerary
Arrive at Venice Airport
We meet as a group in the lobby of the Airport Marriott Hotel by 10:00 AM. If you prefer to arrive the day prior, just let us know, and we’ll reserve a room for you at the Airport Marriott Hotel. We arrive in the Dolomites in time for evening photography and a welcome dinner.
Daily Itinerary & Locations
We will be photographing from the heart of the Dolomites, and staying in charming mountain huts. We have four full days to explore some of the best locations in the area. Our base will be Cortina D’Ampezzo and nearby rifugios (mountain huts). The rifugios allow us to be on location at the best time of the day, at sunrise and sunset. The exact itinerary is dependent on weather and snow conditions. We strive to make the most out of given conditions so the daily itinerary is decided on a day to day basis, all with best photos in mind. Some of the places that we consider visiting include Cinque Torri, Monte Lagazuoi, Seceda, mountain passes including Gardena, Giau, Falzarego, Sella and other. Sometimes we might use the ski resort infrastructure in order to get to our locations.
Departure from Dolomites
After breakfast and potentially a morning shoot, we’ll make our way back to Venice airport. You may schedule your flight home after 3:00 PM or if you’d like, we can help you arrange a few extra nights in Venice.
We’ll keep our itinerary as flexible as possible to make the best of the weather and light conditions each day. You can expect the following:
- A daily sunrise/morning session on location
- Return home for a breakfast and some rest
- Day session on location
- A packed lunch or a stop en route and some free time to explore on your own
- A daily dusk/sunset session on location
- Dinner and time to unwind/socialize
- Image review/critique sessions will be included in a flexible manner as time allows. During bad weather, for example, we may be reviewing photos and discussing techniques, composition, and post-processing.
This Winter in Dolomites photography workshop is all inclusive. In other words, we’ve included the accommodation (5 nights), all meals and drinks, airport transfers, transport, photography tuition and entrance fees. Single room is available for a small surcharge.
If you plan a longer trip to Europe, you can join our Winter in Slovenia photography workshop prior to this one. It is also a good idea to spend a few days in Venice. At this time of year the tourists are few, the light is better and prices are down.
Discover Italian Alps at their most beautiful during the winter season!