*This Dolomites Photo Tour is in partnership with Michael Shainblum, who will co-guide the trip with Marco Grassi.
1-7 October 2023
Join this Dolomites Photo Tour next autumn, a trip that offers great photo opportunities beyond all expectations. Situated in Northern Italy, the Dolomites are one of the country’s most photogenic destination that attracts photographers from all over the world year after year. October is a magical time to visit, when lush valleys and churches are framed by beautiful orangish trees.
DOLOMITES PHOTO TOUR ITINERARY
Autumn Colours: Autumn colours are hard to predict exactly. Depending on weather conditions, autumn might just be starting out this time of the year. Or it might be in full bloom! Nevertheless, we have the perfect spot for every situation.
After picking you up at Venice Airport – or hotel nearby – around 10 am, it’s time to begin our Dolomites photography workshop! We will drive towards Ortisei, our first destination on this photo tour.
Firstly we will check in at the hotel and then we will get ready to reach Alpe di Siusi for sunset.
On day 2, sunrise will be in Alpe di Siusi again. We will check different locations and get the best out of each spot.
After breakfast we will drive to Val di Funes where we will spend the day. Here we will shoot the famous St. Johann church with the impressive Odle mountains in the background.
The whole area is surrounded by some amazing locations, such as the village of Santa Magdalena, our sunset location.
On day 3 we will explore more of Val Gardena. We have special access to some locations which are otherwise really difficult to reach in autumn. But we will have our 4×4 private transportation to reach them, allowing us to skip the long hikes.
After sunrise and breakfast back at the hotel, we will check out and drive to Cortina D’Ampezzo. Here we will spend the last three nights of this Dolomites Photo Tour.
The whole drive is spectacular and there’s plenty to shoot in the area. For sunset we will stop at the impressive Cinque Torri. These mountains are incredible and their shape is remarkable.
Ready to leave early in the morning and drive in the direction of Cadini di Misurina. These peaks are impressive and will allow us to shoot some incredible images.
Then, in the afternoon, we will make our way towards the world famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo. A 50-minutes easy hike will lead us to our sunset location where we’ll shoot Tre Cime from. Depending on the weather, we might stay there for possible night shooting.
For sunrise we will shoot a small mountain lake. The hike takes approx 30min and the views are fantastic.
After a rich breakfast at our hotel it’s time for some post-processing. Depending on the weather, we have a few options for sunset. We will make sure to choose the best one according to the weather.
Day 7 is the last day of our Dolomites photography workshop. For sunrise we will shoot a mountain pass near by. The spot is only a short hike from the carpark.
After breakfast it’s time to drive back to Venice Airport, this way everyone can decide to fly back home or spend some more time in the area.
The shape of these mountains is very spectacular and what makes this place an unmissable stop for photographers. Together, we will make the best out of all the places we will visit.
Professional photo educators + assistant
6 Nights Lodging in 4 stars hotels with spa access
All transfers included
Personal Processing Instructions + Records
Flights & Travel Insurance
Guides (such as city guides, culture guides…)
Anything not mentioned in the “Included” list
Born and raised in Italy, Marco Grassi is a self-taught and award-winning photographer focused on landscape photography. At the young age of 23 Marco has completed his round-the-world trip and today, several countries later, he defines himself as a true travel addict. Marco’s work has been published and rewarded extensively worldwide in a large variety of media outlets, such as the National Geographic and GEO Magazine. Among some of his clients we can find “Nisi Filters” and “Hilleberg – The Tentmaker” .
His workshops have been designed with the central idea of putting you in the right place at the perfect time and give you plenty of amazing photo opportunities whilst creating a life-changing experience. He will assist you and advise you with valuable photography tips during the whole trip and show you the best photo locations of each destination.
Michael has a decade of experience in professional photography and filmmaking. He has always had a creative streak, from childhood comic-strip doodling and the construction of lego towers to the iconic landscape photography and timelapse work that he specialises in today.
A dedication to challenging the boundaries of creativity, as well as a flair for coming up with unique ideas, has resulted in this dynamic visual artist being commissioned by large international clients including Nike, Samsung, Verizon, Disney, BMW and Google. Michael’s work has also been published widely by renowned media outlets such as National Geographic, Wired Magazine, Huffington Post and The Weather Channel.
Together with Marco, Jessica has completed a round-the-world trip at the age of 22 and it’s during this trip that she has quickly grown her love for nature and, most of all, mountain landscapes. After returning from this journey, they’ve started working on the idea of guiding photography workshops and they now lead together in many different locations such as Patagonia, Dolomites and Faroe Islands.
Jessica is the logistical mastermind who develops the visual and written content of marcograssiphotography.com and takes care of all organization aspects of the trips with an accurate attention for all the details.
Jessica will make sure to help you with anything you might need and with any questions/doubts you might have before and during the trip.
Location: Italy Dolomites
Tour Length: 7 Days October 1-7th, 2023
Transportation Vans & Car (Airport Pick up/Drop off)
Accommodation: 4 stars hotels
Physical Difficulty: Medium
Number of Participants: Max. 12
The indicated price is for shared occupancy. Important note about shared room: if you opted for “shared room” (no extra cost), it might happen that you have to share with a participant of opposite sex (remote, but possible scenario). We will check with each of you if you are fine with this. If one of you is not comfortable, then you will both need to upgrade to a single room (price varies depending on tour).