What is this about, you ask?… A walk in the mountains? A photography workshop? A gourmet food sampling? A Photoshop class? A self-realization seminar?
Yes! Yes! Yes! This adventure simply cannot fit into a typical tour category. Indeed, this is a combination event — part mountain trek, part hands-on photography workshop, part software skills lab, and part artistic self-discovery!
Come indulge your senses while photographing one of the world’s most scenic regions – the Dolomite Mountains – crown jewel of the Alps. Sights, sounds, and flavors of the Dolomites in northern Italy will awaken your artistic passion. We have assembled a team of world-class leaders who are sure to bring you to a heightened level of creative thinking and success with your digital photography!
Daily excursions will include walks through charming mountain villages and hikes on alpine trails to a few of the most spectacular vistas on Earth. No need to feel rushed, as you will be among other photographers who understand that a great image takes some time to capture. Create photographs – both grand and small — of sweeping landscape panoramas, and of delicate wild mountain orchids. Relaxed evening classes will teach you current photo-finishing techniques using the latest software (Adobe Lightroom 4 primarily) on your own laptop computer. All levels of photographers are welcome, yet basic operating knowledge of your digital SLR camera and of your laptop computer is required. As a participant you must be prepared to hike on moderately difficult trails at altitude, while carrying your own camera gear and a few personal items.
This adventure has been created especially for those photographers who desire to make their images more artistic; for those who might want to sell their work in galleries, and for those trying to develop their own look and “style.”
Subjects we may touch upon include: panoramic capture, landscape design, gourmet food photography, high dynamic range imaging, travel and leisure photography, image composites, photographing for retail sales, determining the genre of your landscape image, painting with light in Photoshop, and more.
If you would like to peek at some behind-the-scenes photographs from Randyʻs three previous excursions to Italy, take a look at this short slideshow and you will begin to understand the beauty and diversity of the areas we are likely to visit.
You can expect to work hard, play hard, eat well, and sleep well – after all, this is Italy! This exciting adventure will include four- and five-star accommodations, expert instruction, transfers to and from Venice’s Marco-Polo International airport, and many incredible meals. Space is limited to just 10 lucky photographers!