Dates: October 18-23rd 2020
Location: Dolomites, Italy
Group size: Min/max. : 4 - 12
Available seats: 10/12
Difficulty level: Easy
Price: 2790 EURO (based on double occupancy - single room supplement is 800 EURO).
Registration deposit: 500 EURO (full payment required 60 days prior to the tour).
Arrival: Munich, October 18th 2020 - no later than 11am
Departure: Munich , October 23rd 2020 - after 1pm
Included: Two professional photo guides, all tuition, individual post processing sessions, transportation and accommodation in hotels.
Not included: Any travel services required arriving and departing at and from the starting location in Munich Airport. Any private insurances, taxes, levies, immigration, duty and visa fees where applicable. All meals and any personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance.
Come join us during this 6 day Dolomites Autumn Tour. This tour will visit the Drei Zinnen, Lago di Braies, Alpi di Siusi, Langkofel, Lago Imides, the St. Johann Church, Passo Rolle, Cenque Torri and many more – including some hidden gems! We will stay in wonderful hotels where we can relax between the hectic shooting schedule.
GUIDED BY ARILD HEITMANN & STIAN KLO
We will pick you up at the airport of Munich no later than 12am. After hugging eachother it is time to start the drive to the Dolomites. After a 4 hour drive through 3 countries we will arrive at our first hotel, in the charming village of Cortina. This will be our home for the first 2 nights.
After checking in to our apartment we will drive all the way to the Drei Zinnen parking place. From here we will hike for about 30 minutes to our first sunset location. This location offers an incredible view over the Drei Zinnen. We then do a quick dinner at a local pizzeria before heading up the mountain to shoot the milky way if the skies are clear.
We get up early and drive to the amazing Lago di Braies. This calm and easy to reach lake is a must for everyone visiting the Dolomites. After a session here we go back to our hotel for breakfast. During the day we will go for a drive in area and see what it has to offer. For sunset we will either shoot at Lago Limedes or Cinque Terre. The conditions will decide
Passo Giau is our sunrise spot. An amazing mountain pass with incredible views. Now its time to move to the area around Passo Rolle. In this area we have views on relatively unknown yet one of the most impressive walls in Europe. This is also on of the few places where we can combine a river with the mountains. We will stay in this valley for sunset and hopefully the milky way. Sunrise will take place at a small lake with amazing reflections.
After shooting sunrise at the lake we will move towards Ortisei, our basecamp for the last 2 nights. We will make a stop at Lago Castrozza, a green lake surrounded by sharp mountains.
Our hotel in Ortisei is a luxurious spa hotel, with swimming pool and everything we need to stay comfortable.
Sunset will take place at Alpe di Siusi, easily one of the most stunning mountain locations in the world.
During sunrise we return to the plateau of Alpi di Siusi, which is the largest high altitiude Alpine meadow in Europe! Not only that, it can be considered as one of the best sunrise locations of the alps, when the first light shines on the 3181 meter high Langkofel range.
The morning often provides a thin layer of fog on the meadows, which is of course incredible for photography. After sunrise we continue towards the village of Santa Magdalena, where the famous St. Johann church is waiting for us with the impressive Odle mountains rising 3000 meters behind it. On this locations we will show the group different compositions, some are well known and other are more secret.
After breakfast it is time to drive everyone to the airport.
Frequently Asked Questions
What level of photography is required ?
All of ours tours, workshops and masterclasses are open to beginners as well as professionals. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for photography, and have the energy and motivation to be on the go every day and night.
What should I bring ?
You have to be well equipped for all kinds of dramatic weather including rainfall. Bring comfortable, warm and waterproof outer layers such as Gore-tex. A complete list of recommended clothes as well as camera gear will be provided upon registration.
Will I experience snow or ice ?
Maybe, the Dolomites are known for having sudden snowfalls, and if we are lucky we can have fresh snow on autumn covered trees.
What camera gear should I bring?
At the very least, bring your own camera, lenses, tripod and a laptop. A detailed list of recommendations will be provided upon registration. If you are considering upgrading or investing in new camear gear prior to the trip, feel free to ask us for advice.