Dolomites Photo Workshop Adventure
Come join us in Italy for an incredible Dolomites Photography Workshop experience of a lifetime. As a paradise for landscape photographers, the Dolomites are home to some of the most breathtaking mountain views in the world, let alone in Europe. Our team will work hard to get you to the best spots to capture the best light at the right time. Each day we will not only focus our attention on finding the most dramatic sunrise and sunset locations but also offer optional night/Astro excursions when the weather permits. This workshop begins close to the first day of a new moon, so if the skies open up, the photographic opportunities will be endless!
Oct 27th – Nov 3rd, 2020
Easy w/ Some Hikes
This Dolomites photo workshop starts & ends in Milan, Italy (MXP) at 10am, where you will be picked up either at the airport or a nearby hotel (if you arrive the day before). From there we will drive 4hrs and check in at our first hotel, where we will base out of for the first few days of this workshop. We will stay in comfortable 3-star hotels while in Italy and have two large 9-seater vans to take us from location to location while out exploring in the Dolomites.
While our day to day itinerary will change based on weather and potential for incredible light, there are a number of locations we have on our list that we hope to show you. This includes: Tre Cime Lavaredo, Lago di Karessa, Lago di Braines, Cinque Torri, St Magdalena, Giau Pass, Lago di Antorno, Lago di misurina, Laghetto Baita, Segantini, Antholzer See, Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui, Pordoi Pass and more!
What is Included?
What is Not Included?
With two photo instructors present for the duration of the workshop, you will have plenty of opportunity for one on one instruction to further the skills that you feel you need to work on. If the workshop is full and you wanted to be added to the waiting list, click HERE.
Dolomites Photo Workshop
Areas to Explore
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The workshop starts on October 27th in Milan at 10am. You might want to arrive a Day early just in case you have any issues with delayed flights or lost luggage.
The workshop ends on November 3rd at 4pm. If you can get a flight that leaves in the evening, that would work out the best, otherwise, you will need to book an additional night at a hotel near the airport and fly out the following day.
You fly in & out of the Malpensa Airport in Milan Italy (MXP).
Please check with your local embassy to see if you need a visa to enter Italy
We will be based out of two different hotels while out exploring the Dolomites in Italy. Both hotels are 3-star hotels that are comfortable and generally spacious. The tuition for this workshop is based on double occupancy (shared rooms) but we do have a limited number of private singles rooms available on request (first come first serve) that will cost an additional $800 USD per person.
For transportation, we will have a pair of 9 seater vans to carry all clients and our luggage when moving from location to location.
While the locations we visit each day might change based on the weather and light, this is what a typical day might look like. With sunrise at 6:30am, we will often wake up early, around 5am, have a light snack and head out to get to our sunrise location in time for everyone to set up and capture some amazing images. Afterward, we will return to our hotel for breakfast and give everyone a little break. During the day we will go out exploring, especially if the light looks good, bringing snacks with us to each lunch on the go. When possible we will give everyone another break in the afternoon before heading out our sunset spot for the day. Afterward, we would grab dinner and either let everyone get an early rest, or go out shooting astro/milky way photography if we are fortunate to have a clear sky that night. Every day will be largely the same.
Because this workshop primarily focuses on landscape photography, you will want to bring a camera and lenses that work for that genre. This typically means covering the lens from of 16mm to 200mm. For many people, this would mean a 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200. If possible, you will want your widest lens, such as a 16-35 to be an f/2.8 lens so that we can use it to photograph the night sky. Additionally, you will want a good sturdy tripod to use for many of the situations we find ourselves in.
Meet Your Instructors & Guides
Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe and all 7 continents. Not too long after picking up his first digital camera in 2006, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGO) and causes around the world, such as child education, clean drinking water projects, and women’s rights.
Workshop Manager/Photo Instructor
Pedro is a Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia but you’ll often find him in the most scenic mountains, forests, and fjords of Europe. Favoring the cold landscapes and the unspoiled nature of northern Europe, the higher latitudes do not stop him from going after the perfect shot. When not traveling the world with his camera, you can find him back home teaching workshops, testing new gear and experimenting with photography.
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
No one wants to miss out on a trip of a life time…but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies…
All cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge. In addition, if you cancel and your spot is otherwise filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid (minus the $150 service charge). However if you cancel and your spot is not filled, the following fee schedule applies: