• An incredible photographic experience

    DOLOMITES PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SUMMER 2019
    Join Andrea Livieri & Andy Mumford on an incredible photographic experience in the Dolomites.
    Rising almost vertically from dense forests and reflected in mirror-like alpine lakes it's impossible not to be both
    awed and inspired by the stunning vistas everywhere you look.
    TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • breath-taking towers and peaks

    THE MIDDLE-EARTH
    We use all that experience and knowledge to get you to some of the Dolomite's most beautiful locations in the best light,
    and in the field we’re on hand to provide as much support, advice or guidance as you want.
    TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • magnificent scenery to capture

    STUNNING VISTAS EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK
    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.
    TERMS & CONDITIONS

Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

8 DAY LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

14 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2019 & 22 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2019

Of all the different facets of landscape photography, mountains offer perhaps the most magnificent scenery to capture and the breath-taking 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’s impossible not to be both awed and inspired by the stunning vistas everywhere you look.

Our workshop has four bases which allows us to cover the huge variety of landscapes to shoot here in the Dolomites.  We start off with four days next in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the eastern part of the region from where we can capture the iconic peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo at both sunrise and sunset from the stunning natural park and trails around the peaks, as well as reflected in the still waters of Lago Antorno below.  We’ll 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, spend sunset at the jagged peaks of Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego and Mondeval and visit the turquoise waters of Lago di Braies with it’s backdrop of mountains.  

Our second base takes us west to the town of Moena from where we can shoot the picturesque Lago Carrezzo at dawn and take in the sunset at Laghetti della Cavallazza near Passo Rolle. After one night there we’ll move on to  our next base in San Pietro in the beautiful Val di Funes from where we can shoot the lovely churches of San Giovanni and Santa Maddalena beneath the Odle/Geisler massif at both sunrise and sunset, as well as visiting the stunning Passo delle Erbe.  Our final base is in Compatsch on the high alpine meadows of Alpi di Siusi with its incredible views of the rocky peaks of Sassalungo, one of the Dolomites most iconic views.  

Late September is the best time to visit the Dolomites as many of the trees have started to turn a golden yellow, and although the warm is generally warm, some of the highest peaks may have a light dusting of snow.  There’s often great autumnal light and the main tourist season has passed leaving many of the 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.

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Croda da Lago - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

All our workshops are designed to ensure that you can focus on photography while we take care of everything else.  Airport transfers, ideally located and comfortable accommodation as well as all your meals are all part of the package, and of course the tour is structured to maximize your opportunities to get great images whilst improving your skills as a photographer.  Andrea Livieri is local to the area and has been photographing and leading workshops in the Dolomites for years, while Andy Mumford has visited the area multiple times and knows the locations extremely well.  We use all that experience and knowledge to get you to some of the Dolomite’s most beautiful locations in the best light, and in the field we’re on hand to provide as much support, advice or guidance as you want.

Dolomites Photography Workshop – Summer 2019 – Landscape Photography

TRIP DATES

Sept 14th – 21th, 2019

&

Sept 21th – 21th, 2019

PRICE

€2900

Price includes single occupancy in private room with bathroom

GROUP SIZE

4 – 6

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy / Moderate

Some hiking and hill walks that should be well within the capability of anyone with average fitness

WORKSHOP INCLUDES

Landscape photography and shooting in unforgettable mountain locations

All accommodation in local hotels
Two professional photographers & guides who know the area
All meals provided

Local transportation to and from the locations

Post-processing workshops in Lightroom and Photoshop

Alpine taxis to reach lesser known and harder to access locations

All park entrance fees

ITINERARY

We visit the Dolomites by basing ourselves at four locations.  While the dates that we’ll be in the bases are fixed, our time within those dates is flexible so we can decide which locations to visit while we’re there depending on the local weather and conditions.  We will however ensure that we visit all of the locations in each area.  

At this time of year the sunrise is around 7h15 and sunset around 18h45.

DAY 1 to 5 EASTERN DOLOMITES / CORTINA D’AMPEZZO AREA (SEPTEMBER 21 - 25)

Our time here is flexible and can vary depending on weather and light, but we’ll make sure we shoot all of the locations in the area: 

  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Lago Federa and the Croda da Lago
  • Lago Antorno
  • Lago di Misurina
  • Passo Giau
  • Mondeval

A typical itinerary for the three days is:

DAY 1 (SEPTEMBER 21)

12h30 We’ll pick you up from Venice Marco Polo Airport and transfer you to our first base in Cortina d’Ampezzo

15h onwards we’ll welcome guests and spend a little time getting to know each other before heading out to our first shoot in the stunning peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo

17h We’ll walk around the base of the peaks to capture the Tre Cime in the day’s last light and at sunset.  Afterwards we’ll head back to the hotel for dinner

20h Dinner together in our hotel.  We’ll get to know each other better over some great local food.

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019
dolomites photography workshop summer 2019 andrea livieri andy mumford fujifilm
Cadini di Misurina - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

DAYS 2 (SEPTEMBER 22)

5h An early start to get to Cortina d’Ampezzo, from where we’ll get an alpine taxi which will take us up the bumpy trail to Lago Federa.  We’ll take a packed breakfast with us and start the day at the alpine lake surrounded by forest beneath the towering cliffs of the Croda da Lago shooting the sunrise and then the first light as it illuminates the trees

9h30 We’ll arrive back at the hotel for breakfast and take it easy for a couple of hours

11h30 Introduction post-processing session.  Looking at getting the best from the images we took in the sunrise session early in the day and the sunset on the previous evening.  Our post-processing sessions will be tailored to suit the differing levels and requirements of our clients and can range from Lightroom basics through to Photoshop Luminosity Masks and more advanced techniques.  Because we have such small groups most of the post-processing sessions can be carried out on a one-to-one basis.

13h Lunch at the hotel before heading back to Tre Cime di Lavaredo where we have all afternoon to explore deeper into the park all the way to Locatelli, and find compositions for the sunset.

19h30 After sunset we’ll head back to Rifugio Auronzo and have dinner in the restaurant there before heading back out to capture the stars above the peaks of the Tre Cime.

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Croda da Lago - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

DAYS 3 (SEPTEMBER 23)

5h30 We’ll make the drive up to Passo Falzarego where we can see the first light of day illuminate the surrounding peaks.  Once again we’ll take a packed breakfast with us.

8h30 Breakfast at the hotel followed by a few hour’s rest.

11h30 Our second post-processing session.  Looking at getting the best from the images we took in the sunrise session early in the day and sunset last night.  Once again, this will be tailored to your needs.

13h Lunch at the hotel before heading back to Tre Cime di Lavaredo where we have all afternoon to explore deeper into the park all the way to Locatelli, and find compositions for the sunset.

15h30 After lunch we’ll head up the winding road  to  the Passo Giau from where we’ll  follow the trial to Mondavel in the midst of the surrounding peaks and have breath-taking views towards Mount Pelmo.  We’ll spend some time exploring the area before settling on a spot for sunset.

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Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019
dolomites photography workshop summer 2019 andrea livieri andy mumford fujifilm
Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

DAYS 4 (SEPTEMBER 24)

5h30 We’ll make our final trip to Tre Cime, this time to capture the sunrise and see the first light of the day hit the towers from up close.

8h30 Breakfast at the hotel and then a couple of hours to relax after the late nights and early mornings

11h30 Post-processing session.  Looking at getting the best from the images we took in the sunrise session early in the day and sunset last night.  Once again, this will be tailored to your needs.

15h30 After lunch we’ll head back up the winding road to Passo Giau where we’ll capture last light and sunset against the jagged spires.   Dinner will be when we’re back in the hotel around 20h30.

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Passo Giau - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019
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Passo Giau - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

DAYS 5 - TRANSFER TO MOENA (SEPTEMBER 25)

6h We’ll head to  Lago Antorno where we can see the first light of day illuminate the peaks of the Tre Cime far above us reflected in the lake waters, or perhaps to the bigger Lago Misurina below the granite walls of the Sorapiss massif. 

10h After breakfast we’ll get our stuff together to leave the hotel and head to our second base in the village of Moena.  On our way we’ll make a detour to stop at Lago di Braies and capture the turquoise waters of the lake in the gentle morning light.

13h We’ll check into our rooms and have lunch.

15h30 After a short break we’ll head out for our final sunset at Laghetti della Cavallazza.  It’s a short but easy hike up from Passo Rolle to a a ridge from where we have panoramic views of the dramatic surrounding peaks, some of which are reflected in the waters of small tarns.  We’ll capture sunset and the blue hour here then back to our hotel for dinner.

Lago di Antorno - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019
Passo Rolle - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

DAY 6 - TRANSFER TO VAL DI FUNES (SEPTEMBER 26)

5h30 We’ll make the drive out to Lago Carezza where we capture  the first light of day and reflections in the still waters of this atmospheric lake. 

11h After breakfast we’ll get our stuff together to leave the hotel and head to our second base in the picturesque Val di Funes, arriving at our next hotel in San Pietro before around lunchtime. 

14h30 Post-processing session.  Looking at getting the best from the images we took in the sunrise session early in the day and sunset last night.  Once again, this will be done on a one-to-one basis and  tailored to your needs.

17h As the light gets more attractive we’ll head out to capture the iconic San Giovanni church beneath the peaks of the Odle/Geisler massif illuminated by the golden light..  As the church of Santa Maddalena is relatively close well head there for the sunset and last light of day.

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S. Giovanni in Ranui - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019
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Santa Maddalena Alta - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

DAY 7 - TRANSFER TO ALPE DI SIUSI (SEPTEMBER 27)

6h We’ll head up into valley to shoot the church of Santa Maddalena, hopefully surrounded by morning mist before heading back to our hotel for breakfast.  Afterwards, we’ll have some time to catch up on sleep before getting our things together and checking out

12h30 We’ll arrive at our third base in Compatsch on the Alpi di Siusi and have lunch.

14h30 Our final post-processing session.  Looking at getting the best from the images we’ve taken so far on the trip and putting what we’ve learned into practice before having lunch at the hotel.

17h We’ll explore the Alpi di Siusi, a large alpine meadow covered with wooden huts and pine trees that overlooks the almost vertical peaks of Sassalungo.  We’ll have plenty of time here to find a composition that we like before sunset and then have dinner back at our nearby hotel.

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Alpe di Siusi - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019
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Alpe di Siusi - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

DAY 8 - TRANSFER TO VENICE AIRPORT (SEPTEMBER 28)

6h For sunrise we’ll head back to Alpi di Suisi again, this time to see it with completely different light and hopefully with pockets of mist across the vast alpine meadow as the sun comes up behind the sheer peaks of Sassalungo.  We’ll spend some time walking around capturing the location in beautiful early morning light before heading to our hotel for breakfast.  After that we’ll check out of the hotel and take you back to Venice where we say our goodbyes.

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Alpe di Siusi - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019
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Alpe di Siusi - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

WHAT WE DO (AND WHAT WE WANT YOU TO GET FROM OUR WORKSHOPS)

Our aim is to take you to beautiful locations and give you every opportunity to get great images while improving your technique over the course of the workshop.  From the beginning of your time with us we’ll aim to identify your photographic level and what you’d like to focus on, and attempt to tailor the workshop to your precise needs and provide each participant with plenty of one-to-one tuition both in the field and in the post processing sessions.

We also believe that having two shooting sessions a day means that participants get into a shooting rhythm and can quickly put into practice new skills as they are learned.  We carefully select the dates of our workshops to try and make sure we are in each location at the best time of year.  In the Dolomites for example the weather is still quite dependable in autumn with sunny days and crisp nights but the height of the tourist season is over with fewer people on the trails leaving the locations much quieter.  Everywhere you look in the forests you’ll see that some of the trees are starting to turn a beautiful gold which really enhances their potential in images, but there’s still a feeling of life and lushness in the countryside.

This adaptability also extends to the post processing sessions.  We believe that editing is an integral part of getting the absolute best out of an image but we understand that the range of participant’s skill levels and familiarity with post processing techniques varies greatly.  Because of this we make the most of having small groups to provide 1-to-1 editing sessions in the afternoon that are tailored to each participant’s skill levels, and which can potentially range from the basics of editing a RAW file in programs like Lightroom to more complex techniques like using layers and luminosity masks in Photoshop.

Finally, we want to share with you our passion for nature and landscape photography in this incredible  place.  We aim to make your experience here in the beautiful landscape of the Dolomites a memorable one and a trip from which, as well as getting some great images from amazing locations, you’ll also go home having had a true adventure with great company in a very special place.

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Alpe di Siusi - Dolomites Photography Workshop - Summer 2019

Dolomites Photography Workshop – Summer 2019 – Landscape Photography

SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES COVERED IN THIS WORKSHOP

IN THE FIELD

  • Understanding the light and choosing the best exposure
  • Composition. Balance and harmony, leading lines and creating depth.
  • Lens choice. From the wide angle vista to shooting landscape abstracts with a telephoto lens
  • Photographing lakes and reflections
  • Shooting multiple image panoramas
  • Controlling light in scenes with a wide dynamic range using graduated filters and/or multiple exposures
  • Shooting stars and night photography

PROCESSING:

  • Using Lightroom to apply contrast
  • Using Photoshop layers to build up image adjustments
    Photoshop masks for local adjustments
  • Using luminosity masks in Photoshop
  • Different techniques for blending multiple exposures of the same image
  • Using Nik Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex, Exposure X3 and Adobe Camera RAW on Photoshop layers
  • Stitching multiple panoramas together
  • Sharpening images

Dolomites Photography Workshop – Summer 2019 – Landscape Photography

WHAT TO BRING

A dSLR or mirrorless camera

The criteria for the kind of work we’ll be doing is a camera that can be operated completely manually to ensure we get the best exposure with interchangeable lenses allowing us to cover a range of focal lengths

A cable release

This allows us to trip the camera shutter without touching the camera, avoiding movement blur during longer exposures.

A wide angle lens

For some of the locations a wide angle lens really is essential if you want to get those epic landscapes with a foreground that feels you can almost step right into it. 16mm or 17mm on a full frame camera (10mm or 12mm on an APS-C sensor camera) is ideal.

Comfortable waterproof walking boots

We’ll certainly be walking over rocky and uneven ground, as well as some scrambles up the side of hills.  We’ll also often find ourselves in muddy conditions so warm boots with good support and grip are essential.

A telephoto lens

In the highlands we’ll often find ourselves shooting distant landscapes or abstracts, which a telephoto is ideal for. A telephoto also compresses the landscape and is great for mountains when shooting from elevation. A range that covers 70-200mm (55-135mm on a crop sensor) is ideal.

Insulated jacket, water and windproof shell and warm clothes

Even though it’s summer it can still get quite chilly in Iceland so warm clothes will help keep you comfortable while we’re out shooting.  It’s best to layer, with a base layer next to the skin and then a fleece or thicker layer on top.  An insulated jacket on top of that will keep you warm, and also a waterproof or windproof shell as a final layer in case the weather turns bad..

A mid-range zoom lens

While these lenses are often the least useful for shooting landscapes, for the kind of locations we’ll be encountering in Iceland there will certainly be many occasions when the zooms listed above are too wide or too long and a mid-range zoom in the 24-70mm (18-55mm on a crop sensor) is perfect.

Camera Backpack

When moving your camera gear for any length of time a backpack can really save your back.  A good backpack, one with sturdy hip straps, can safely distribute the weight of your gear and really save you from aches, pains and potential injury.

Tripod

We’ll often be shooting in low light so a tripod is an absolutely essential piece of equipment.  A lightweight carbon fibre model is ideal for this kind of trip.

Laptop with Adobe Lightroom or Camera RAW and Photoshop

We’ll be shooting RAW, and as part of each day will be dedicated to post processing images a good RAW converter like Adobe Lightroom or Camera RAW is essential.  Other converters like Capture One are also fine.  Adobe Photoshop is great for more advanced processing as it allows us to be much more subtle and creative in it’s use of layers.

Filters

We’ll be shooting at least a couple of waterfalls and a neutral density filter of at least 3 stops will help slow down the exposure to blur the water.  There may also be times when a graduated filter will help control the brightness of the sky.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about what to bring, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Dolomites Photography Workshop – Summer 2019 – Landscape Photography

THE GUIDES

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ANDY MUMFORD is a Lisbon based professional landscape and travel photographer. Andy grew up in the UK loving nature and travel and took up landscape photography over a decade ago. Since then he has travelled extensively photographing all over the world and his photography and articles have featured in publications and books worldwide. He is a passionate photographer teacher and has been leading both group and one-to-one workshops for six years.

He is a Fuji X Photographer and a brand ambassador for Fujifilm in Portugal, although he also has extensive experience with Nikon and Canon cameras.

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ANDREA LIVIERI is a Venice based professional photographer, educator, musician, and a spirited adventurer. He started exploring the photography medium by capturing images of fellow musicians, their families, and other friends and acquaintances in the music industry. As he continued honing his craft, he merged his love for photography and exploring the outdoors, amassing a body of photographic work featuring exhilarating landscapes and rugged mountains capes from around the globe, He also leads photography courses, workshops & tours to teach other photographers his method and help them to bring out their own vision.

His work has been published in Landscape Photography Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, Photo Plus Magazine, Digital Camera, Popular Photography and Fuji X Passion Magazine, among others.

REGISTRATION

To register for the workshop we require a €900 deposit. Please complete the form below for more information, or for any other questions you have about the workshop.
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