Dolomites Photography 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!

Trip Dates

October 19th – 26th, 2024

Tuition Costs

$4750

Group Size

10 – 12

Difficulty Level

Easy to Moderate (Hikes)

Seiser Alm Sunrise - Dolomites Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Seiser Alm Sunrise - Dolomites
Lago de Braies Lake Sunrise - Dolomites Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Lago di Braies lake and Seekofel peak at sunrise, Dolomites.

Dolomites Photography Workshop

This Dolomites photography 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 our vehicle with either be a large SUV or a large 9-seater van, depending on the size of our group, 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 workshop 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!

Lado di Limides Epic Sunset - Dolomites Photography Workshop
Lado di Limides Epic Sunset - Dolomites Photography Workshop

What is Included?

What is Not Included?

 

Dolomites Photography Workshop

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 Dolomites Photography Workshop is full and you wanted to be added to the waiting list, click HERE.

Workshop Tuition:

* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section on this page to learn more about visiting Italy and check out our cancellation policies if you have any questions.

Fall Colors in the Dolomites
Fall in the Dolomites
Mountain Pass in the Dolomites
Sunrise at Passo Giau Near Cortina, Italy

Dolomites Photography Workshop - Areas to Explore

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Shooting Sunset Near Tre Cime
Lago di Landro Durrensee Reflections

F.A.Q

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE A WORKSHOP WITH US?

A GREAT question! As a professional wildlife, landscape, and travel photographer for the last 15 years, I have been very fortunate to have worked all over the globe, documenting various aspects of this beautiful planet that we live on. I have extensive experience shooting in nearly every climate you can imagine and even some you can’t 🙂 On top of this, I absolutely love teaching. I have worked for National Geographic as a photography instructor in South America and currently, I average around 10-15 workshops year after year. I am a firm believer in the organic approach I take to teaching photography, which involves a mixture of technical, philosophical, and hands-on learning that gives you the best opportunity for not only furthering your photography skills but retaining that information as you progress as an artist well after our time together has ended.

WHAT ARE THE 2024 DOLMITES WORKSHOP DETAILS?

Our 2024 Dolomites workshop starts on October 19th in Milan, Italy at 10 am.  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 October 26th, 2024 around 4pm in Milan. If you can get a flight that leaves in the evening, you could fly home that night. Otherwise, you will need to book an additional night at a hotel near the airport and fly out the following day.

***Please confirm your potential flights with us first before purchasing to make sure everything lines up correctly…

WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY IN & OUT OF?

You fly in & out of the Milan Airport in Italy (MXP).

Please confirm any flights you find with our team first before purchasing anything to make sure arrival and departure times line up with our schedule.

DO YOU NEED A VISA TO ENTER ITALY?

Please check with your local embassy to see if you need a visa to enter Italy. Do note, that starting in 2025, all US Citizens will require an eVisa to enter Europe. This will not affect our 2024 adventure to Italy, but it is worth noting for any other upcoming travels to Europe for US Citizens.

WHAT ARE OUR ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?

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.

CAN I GET A PRIVATE SINGLE ROOM FOR THIS WORKSHOP?

 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 $950 USD per person.

WHAT KIND OF TRANSPORTATION WILL WE HAVE?

For transportation, we will have a pair of 9 seater vans to carry all clients and our luggage when moving from location to location.

HOW PHYSICALLY CHALLENGING IS THIS WORKSHOP?

While our adventure into the Dolomites is generally fairly easy and straightforward, we do have a few “moderate” hikes that require us to get to specific locations, such as the hike to Tre Cime or Cinque Torri. Both locations involve a few hundred feet of elevation climbs via switchbacks.  We will take our time going up to these locations, so you will be able to hike comfortably at your own pace.

To learn more about Colby Brown Photography workshops in general, please visit our FAQ page

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Pedro Kin is one of the Workshop Manager & Photo Instructors. 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.

Pedro Kin

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. He has held the title of Workshop Manager and photo instructor with Colby Brown Photography for the past 5 years. 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.

Ugo Cei

Photo Instructor/Italian Guide

Ugo Cei is a fine-art travel and landscape photographer from Italy. If you were to ask him what he does, he would say that he is an educator who helps photography enthusiasts sharpen their skills, so that they can take amazing pictures. His passion for photography and for travel go hand in hand: the experiences you make while traveling widen your horizons, while photography is a means to relive those emotions later. An engineer by education, he knows all that there is to know about technology and software, but firmly believes those are just tools that should be subject to the artistic vision.

Testimonials

Bradley Kerr
Dolomites October 2023

Well organized and guided. Leaders Pedro and Ugo were competent, patient, more than accommodating and went out of their way to keep the program operating efficiently.

The hotel and transport details were quite satisfactory as well.
I learned a lot and will consider another trip with the Colby Brown organization.

Tom from Missouri
Money Well Spent!

I've organized this testimonial into three parts: 1) Location Logistics, 2) Educational Value, and 3) Conviviality.

Location Logistics - The workshop was planned around sixteen sunrise and sunset shoots over eight days. Colby is well versed in "chasing the light" to ensure that(...)

Madhavan Parthasarthy
Awesomeness in the Alps!!

My favorite part of this workshop in the Dolomites was the hike up to Cinque Torri followed by the spectacular sunset from the top. The hike up to Tre Cime is also a must-do!

Colby is a phenomenal instructor. He combines humor, deep knowledge of photography, and an expert(...)

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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…

The first thing to note is that deposits are not refundable, but they are transferable.  In addition, all cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge to cover PayPal transaction fees. In most situations, we ask for the remaining balance of a workshop is to be paid 120 days from the start of the workshop in question. If you wish to cancel within 120 days from the start of a workshop and we find someone to fill your spot, you would be entitled to receive a refund (minus your deposit and the $150 processing fee) or transfer to another workshop with no penalties or fees.

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