ITALY - WINTER DOLOMITES

Discover the Dolomites with me, a week of mountain photography in a unique setting, an unforgettable experience of hiking and discovering extraordinary locations

 

15-18 febbruary 2024

Who the tour is for:

Hikers

For hiking enthusiasts: My Dolomites tour involves 1-2 hours of daily hiking, covering several hundred meters of altitude difference. No special training required, just good health and a willingness for uphill walks to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Photographers

This trip is specifically for photographers, not for only Panoramas, we are not tourists and every day we will try to get the most out of our images. Of course we will sleep little, but we will bring home incredible memories of the extraordinary images.

Mountain Lovers

We will spend a lot of time in the mountains, explore all the most beautiful areas, and rely on the different huts near the locations.It is important that each participant is in love with the alpine environment and accustomed to walking in this extraordinary scenery

WHEN & WHERE

Venice Airport Viale Galileo Galilei, 30, 30173 Venezia VE
 

Next Tour: 15-18 FEBRUARY 2024

Schedule:

DAY 1
San Martino di Castrozza
Meet at Hotel, our accommodation in San Martino di Castrozza (TN), our base for the first night. Check-in, brief room assignments, and a short photography planning session. Head towards the extraordinary Pale di San Martino for sunset to discuss scene interpretation, composition, and practice various photography techniques. Dinner, night session, weather permitting.

DAY 2
Antorno – Misurina Circuit
Breakfast, Travel to Pocol, drop off luggage at the accommodation for the next two nights. Lunch, Head to Tre Auronzo Hutte (if the snowmobile service works, otherwise we can shoot the valley and frozen lake around Misurina and Antorno for an enjoyable trek for sunset photos. Packed dinner, Descend to Rifugio Auronzo and return to Pocol.

DAY 3
Immersive Nature Trekking
Breakfast, move to Passo Giau to apply the knowledge gained in the past two days. Lunch break (meal not included). Head to Sass de Stria and Lagazuoi for a beautiful hike  to the stunning locations. Dinner, night session, weather permitting.

DAY 4
Relaxation and Sharing MomentsBreakfast (included). Review and analyze the photos taken during these days. Check out, farewells, end of the event.

Some views from summits:

Theory Sessions:

You will learn all the workflow (not just panoramics, all landscape tecniques) of a professional photographer, from equipment to planning, shooting and editing single shots and panoramas like mine. We’ll have a critical session where we’ll analyze each photographer’s works and study how to improve them.

You can also reserve your editing private lesson HERE

WHAT ABOUT EDITING OF PANORAMIC PHOTOS FOR BETTER LANDSCAPE PICTURES?

Once you’ve finished the event you’ll receive a video at home where Alex explains all the steps he takes in editing, you’ll learn all the most advanced techniques for better mood-rich and exciting landscape photography
Before After tour photo in the dolomites with snow

Alex Wides

Your Guide

Since 2008 I’m traveling around the world, looking for inspiration, for new views. It’s very hard to create something unique in the infinite world of photography, there are many talents that emerge every day; that’s why I chose to customize my landscape vision with Extreme Panoramic Photography, I capture the world all around me, with fields of view like 180, 270 and 360 degrees. By the way, I constantly study new shooting and editing techniques. Today I bring photography enthusiasts with me on my photographic tours, in my workshops, and on my extreme adventures.

PRICING:

Total price with 3 nights in the Hotel (shared twin room with private bathroom and breakfast included) is 1750€

FAQs:

This experience is specifically for anyone who enjoys photographing the mountain landscape. If you are already a hiker and are looking for the best trails and views, then this is the perfect trip for you. It won’t be a strenuous experience in terms of walking but it will be a bit challenging with the snow and cold, so pack your essentials and let’s go to explore the beauty

All hotels with breakfast are included in the price, meals are not included, we will stop in some local restaurant and market to eat and bring some Italian food with us

We will spend a night or two at most at each location, the overnight stays will be close to the shooting spots, we will have breakfast before or after sunrise depending on the season, all nights are in a hotel in a shared double room with private bathroom

Any photographic journey is definitely not a holiday, it will be quite tiring; our hikes will not be very stressful actually, however, some physical fitness and cold resistance is required to face each walk with serenity

Nothing special, each photographer will have to bring his or her own camera equipment which is recommended to be very light, clothing is classic for winter in the mountains, so several thermal Layers, from T-shirts to a down jacket for the night with shell and waterproof pants.

No particular level of experience is required, however a minimum of practice with the camera is required, Alex remains available to photographers should there be any need

The transfers and nights in the hotel, Alex’s know huw and guiding and the car/vans driven by Alex (gasoline included)

Flights, meals, extras, and anything not expressly mentioned in “What’s included in the fee?”.