8th - 16th September 2023 (Adventure) & 17th - 23rd September 2023 (Comfort)
Accommodation, breakfast, local transport
A good level of fitness is required
The mountains of the Dolomites are arguably the most majestic and dramatic peaks on the planet. We describe them as the Yosemite of Europe, as they are equally impressive and offer much more in the way of photo opportunities.
We currently offer two different itineraries for our Dolomites trips. The first (Adventure) is our original format - utilising the many amazing mountain refuges which are situated in stunning locations around the area. These often require a serious hike to access, so this trip is only for the adventurous and those who enjoy lots of physical exertion. The refuges offer a good level of comfort and food, stunning views and a sense of isolation. It's the only way to be at elevated summits for sunrise and sunset. On this trip we try to alternate each refuge with a nice hotel stay to give everyone a decent night's sleep in their own room.
You ran a great tour, and I really wouldn’t have changed anything if I could do it again. The places you got us into, at the right times were all excellent.
Our second itinerary (Comfort) is hotel based and therefore offers more comfort and requires less physical exertion. We still access mountain summits for the amazing views, but we do this during the day when the cable cars are operational. We do still throw in one refuge stay, which is easily accessible and is about as close to being a hotel as a refuge can be. Both trips are the same price, but the hotel based one is two nights shorter due to being able to cover more ground by road.
In the evenings we will hold informal post production and critique sessions for anyone interested. As with all our trips, we will have two guides to ensure everyone gets one-to-one tuition time if required.
Meet the team...
Our guides comes from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing with them a diverse skillset to pass on to our trip members. We always use two guides for every trip of four or more participants, ensuring that everyone gets a good amount of personal attention. You’ll be notified of your allocated guides once they have been confirmed.
Harry - As a zoologist, Harry’s initial interest in photography was wildlife based, but living on the Isle of Skye, among some of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes, it’s not surprising that he now points his camera at geology as much as zoology. Being young (well, relative to the others!), Harry loves his technology and uses this to his advantage with his photography.
Nick - A highly technical photographer who enjoys passing on his knowledge to others. Fortunately, Nick has a lot of patience, so if you don’t understand a concept, he’ll be happy to explain or demonstrate it several times. Nick’s authentic photographic style ensures his images accurately represent the scene he captured - allowing the light to do the work.
Marcus - An award winning pro photographer since 2005, Marcus started his career as a travel photographer. He’s visited over 50 countries and lived in a few too. A bit of a purist and a traditionalist, Marcus can often be found with a film camera from last century rather than toting the latest technology around his neck.
Ruth - As the host of our popular Photography Online show, Ruth is the team member everyone wants to meet (much to the envy of the others). She’s in her element when photographing “life” - manmade things in their natural state. Faced with the option of shooting a row of bins or mountains, she’s unlikely to head for the hills. It takes all sorts to make the world go round!
An amazing experience and one which I would love to do again
What made this trip special were the overnight stays in the refuges to get the best views at sunrise and sunset.
You have a great way of blending fun with learning. Don’t change your style!