• 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 course in the heart of the Alps is especially designed for expert mountaineers and photographers. All participants must have some previous climbing experience and a vast knowledge in the use of crampons and ice axe.

With the help and expertise of a certified mountain guide, you’ll have the opportunity to access technical terrain and shoot unique angles. Our main spots are in the Mont Blanc or Monte Rosa mountain ranges, depending on weather conditions.

During this 2 day alpine and photography course in the Alps you’ll learn how to be precise in your goals and shots so you can capture the beauty of such a wonderful landscape.

Content of the photography course:

  • You’ll learn how to manage your photo equipment in hostile 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.

As for the fitness level, keep in mind that we will walk around 4 to 6 hours per day. You should also consider the weight of the backpack which must carry both mountaineering and photo equipment. In addition it will be necessary to have some prior experience in mixed alpine terrain.

I will guide a group of 2 participants. All members should be older than 18 years (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Once you book your places I will provide you a complete equipment list.

Of course that the Alps have a wide variety of summits from where we can take great pictures. I usually recommend the Meige, Monte Rosa, Eiger or the Matterhorn. If you’ve doubts I can help you decide which is the perfect for you.

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. Moreover, you must have some basic knowledge of the use of professional camera’s settings.

Other photo workshops I offer in the area: this 2-day trip in Chamonix.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you are interested in this program. It will be my great pleasure to bring you up there and teach you to take great shots.

Itinerary

Day 0

Chamonix

Arrival in the Chamonix valley, overnight in bed & breakfast **hotel (shared twin room).

Day 1

First day in the mountains

Meeting at 8 am in the hotel reception. Check camera equipment and  rental of mountaineering equipment if needed, before heading up the mountain, using lifts to reach high altitudes. The exact itinerary will be determined based on the technical mountaineering experience of the participants.

Overnight in mountain hut, half-board accommodation in dormitory style rooms.

Day 2

More shots in the valley

We’ll climb an alpine route adapted to the level of the participants. Return to the valley. Each participant will have personalized lessons prior to their departure.

Price per person

Group of 2900EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Lifts
  • Group equipment
Price does not include: photo equipment, beverages and insurance.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

More info

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.