ALPS + DOLOMITES PHOTO TOUR

This tour is sold out. You are welcome to fill in the application form for either session to have your name on the waiting list. 

7-day photo tour across the Austrian Alps and the Italian Dolomites


taught by Carmen Huter who will be accompanied by an assistant who is also a professional photographer

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

September 27 - October 3 OR October 7 - 13 (two tours are available)
Price: USD 2195
Participants: 8 + Carmen + Assistant Ryan Domenico De Dominicis 
Moderate level of fitness required
10% of profits go to the Malala Fund

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED

All accommodation (comfortable mountain huts and local hotels)
All transport
All breakfasts
3x traditional dinners *all food will be vegan-friendly and delicious
Photography tuition

  • Landscape
  • Night Photography (weather dependent, dates were chosen according to moon phases; if you are very keen on astro, I recommend going on the first tour, albeit the second one is still great for astro, the first one takes place during in the perfect stage of the lunar cycle)
  • Situational Portraiture 
  • Guidance on image & exposure analysis in-the-field, as-we-shoot
  • Post processing on day 6

Great chat and plenty of unqualified life advice
FB group to connect, answer questions and especially for travellers keen to link up before or after the photo tour starts

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Your flights and transport to Kufstein and from Innsbruck (I recommend you fly into Munich or Innsbruck)
Lunches
3x dinners
Travel insurance
Hiking gear
Photography equipment (between you and I, Sony might help us out with some gear, stay tuned)
Snacks & drinks

[detailed packing lists and FAQ will be published here very soon]

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Meet the group in my dreamy hometown Kufstein (a short train ride from Munich or Innsbruck). After a leisurely breakfast at 8.30am, we will go over the plan for the week ahead of us, have a look around town if you haven't already, do some light grocery shopping and drive to our first hike in Fieberbrunn. Tonight, we are staying in our first mountain hut.

Day 2: Wake up to photograph sunrise at our front step. The Wildseeloder is home to a small glacial lake; fancy a morning dip? We'll enjoy breakfast at the hut, walk down and drive to one of my favourite small towns in Tyrol, Rattenberg, for lunch. Continuing our drive, we will get to our second hike of the week. Olpererhuette is also where we will stay overnight. It's magic and should make for some excellent astrophotography too.
PS. Don't worry, all the huts we are going to are fully catered and come with hot showers and comfy beds, rooms are shared.

Day 3: Sunrise at this location is a must; as is a hearty mountain breakfast at the hut. Once we're back at the car park, we'll put our feet up during our longest drive of the trip; 3h to the majestic Lago di Braies. We will stay overnight at a hotel near the lake.

Day 4: We'll kick off the day with likely a bunch of other travel photographers at the lake. I dare you to jump in for that unique composition or just a bit of fun. In all seriousness, yes, this lake is well known but that's for a reason, and after going back many times over the last few years, I believe it's an integral part to a photo tour in the Dolomites. After a slow morning, we'll make our way up to the best car park in the world, Tre Cime di Lavaredo. We'll have lunch at one of my favourites en route. Then it's time to lace those hiking boots up again. Tonight, we are staying at a hut that is just as picturesque as its surroundings; the famous Dreinzinnenhuette.

Day 5: After a quick brekkie, we'll get going to a secret photo spot that will likely blow your mind. Well, it did for me. Once we arrived back at the car before lunch, you will have an option to do an epic albeit sweaty late arvo/sunset hike to Lago di Sorapis or go straight to the dreamy village of Corvara in Alta Badia. Our home for two nights.

Day 6: Time for a sleep-in? I reckon. If you don't, fear not, as there are dozens of sunrise hikes or drives you can go on. We'll take the morning easy, going over all your editing, photo, and social media questions you might have (naturally, you can ask me those all week long) or you might want to go for a walk and stock up on souvenirs. For sunrise, we will go for a short hike up to my secret spot (remember that photo with the perfectly lined up huts and the mountain in the background?). 

Day 7: It's almost time to say goodbye. We'll rise early, drive to the picture perfect Alpe di Siusi for sunrise/golden hour and after a final breakfast slowly make our way back to Innsbruck. If you are planning on continuing your travels in South Tyrol, I am happy to drop you off in Brixen too. Otherwise, the Innsbruck city central train station will be your final destination where you will arrive before 3 pm. From there, it's up to you. You can hop on a train across Europe (oebb.at), fly back home ex Innsbruck airport or go on your next mountain adventure. Seebensee, maybe?

This itinerary is open to changes given weather circumstances. 

SOME OF THE MANY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS YOU WILL COME HOME WITH

 

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