• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

This photography workshop is for experienced mountaineers. Ideally participants will have at least one previous climbing experience and are familiar with using crampons and ice axe. A tighter guide to client ratio allows us to access terrain which is more technical, in order to shoot unique angles in spectacular settings in the Mont Blanc or the Monte Rosa mountain range, based on the conditions.

Being coached by a high mountain guide and photographer for this type of photography workshop, allows you to be precise in your goals, shooting the specific images you want from the get-go. My desire is to share my framing techniques and the choice of the objectives used, to capture the beauty of my mountain universe and make it even more powerful.

Theme :

  • Manage your photo equipment in a hostile and unfamiliar climates and conditions;
  • Discover how to use the mountain as an artistic, abstract, landscape and/or action background;
  • Learn to move safely, anticipating the right angles for specific shots and managing light

Photography technique : intermediate to expert level, improving skills in a specific environment for professional photographers and film makers, preparing for future trips planned in hostile environments, high altitude or Arctic type expeditions

Physical effort : 4 to 6 hours of physical activity per day, keeping in mind the weight of the backpack with both mountaineering and photo equipment

Mountaineering level : AD – mixed alpine terrain

Group size : maximum 2 participants per 1 IFMGA mountain guide/photographer

Minimum age : 18 years, unless a minor (minimum 15 years) is accompanied by an adult

Program :

Day 0 : arrival in the Chamonix valley, overnight in bed & breakfast **hotel accommodation, shared twin room

Day 1 : 8am meeting with mountain guide/photographer in the hotel reception. Check camera equipment and  rental of moutaineering equipment before heading up the mountain, using lifts to reach higher altitudes. The exact itinerary will be determined based on the technical mountaineering experience of the participants.

We will debrief with the computer at the mountain hut. Overnight in mountain hut,  ½ board accommodation in dormitory style rooms.

Day 2 : Climb alpine route, adapted to the ability level of the participants. Return to the valley. Each participant will have personalized debrief prior to their departure.

An equipment list will be provided by myself once your participation is confirmed.

The locations of the photo workshops are primarily within the Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa mountain ranges, but the location may change depending on the weather conditions. Regardless of the location choice, be prepared to find yourself surrounded by settings that offer incredible photo opportunities.

Ideal photo equipment : 1 Reflex type camera, 1 lens, type less than 20mm with wide aperture + UV filter + lens hood, 1 lens, type 70-200mm or +100mm + UV filter + lens hood, 1 tripod or monopod, 1 extra battery pack for camera, * UV filters are mainly used to protect lenses.

It is possible to participate in this workshop with an Expert compact or hybrid camera. It is important to have manual options with time lapse and opening adjustments.

All-inclusive cost : 900 EUROS per person (based on 2 participants)

Price per person includes : 2 days of private IFMGA mountain guide/photographer instruction (ratio of 1 guide for 2 participants), lift passes required to realize the program, 1 night B&B accommodation in ** hotel, shared twin rooms, 1 night ½ board accommodation in mountain hut, shared dormitory style room, the use of an ice axe, helmet and harness, 2 day rental of mountaineering boots and crampons, all group safety equipment and 2 picnic lunches.

Price per person does not include : photo equipment, beverages, insurance and any items not listed in the « price per person includes ».

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you are interested by such programs. It will be my great pleasure to bring you up there and allow you to take great shots. 

Other photo workshops I offer :

*Photography weekend workshop focused on sunsets & sunrises on high altitude summits (European Alps)

Price is determined according to the exact summit – suggested peaks Meige, Monte Rosa, Eiger, Matterhorn

*Himalayan photography expedition in the Everest region of Nepal – trekking type expedition

20 day trip. Please contact me for details and prices.

Personalised workshops and trips can be organised. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your specific interests.

Price per person

Group of 2900EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Lifts
  • Group equipment