Day 1 Saturday Arrive at Hotel Lavaredo at Lake Misurina, welcome and orientation meeting at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm, independent shooting around the lake afterwards if desired.
Day 2 Sunday Sunrise shooting beginning at 5am, then breakfast at 8am, 9am first meeting to adjust camera settings and assess weather for the incoming day. Easy day to allow for jet-lag recovery. Nearby (walking distance) ski-lift ride to Rifugio Col de Varda for lunch and shooting of the spectacular grand vista of Croda del Banco and other spectacular mountain peaks. Shooting around Lake Misurina and nearby Lake de Atorno. Dinner after sunset.
Day 3 Monday Rise early for a short drive to Rifugio Auronzo to shoot sunrise, then back to Hotel Lavaredo. Breakfast at 8am. Off to Rifugio Lorenzi at Cristallo which requires a shuttle of 2 chair lifts to reach. Most of the afternoon is spent shooting this area. Possible trip to Passo Giau for sunset. Dinner after sunset.
Day 4 Tuesday Rise early for a 2-mile, moderately strenuous hike to Rifugio Locatelli to shoot the Crown Jewel of the Dolomites; The Tre Cime!; we'll have a hot lunch at the Rifugio. Hike back, pause at Rifugio Lavaredo to shoot late afternoon light and sunset, back to the hotel for dinner and prepare for night shooting or image processing and critique.
Day 5 Wendsday Ortisei - Varenna (Lago di Como)
We depart early for our drive to Varenna on Lake Como (Lago di Como). If time allows we may stop by the city of Bolzano along the way. Varenna is a charming storybook village that will steal your heart. We’ll spend late afternoon exploring and preparing for a sunset shoot.
Day 6 ThursdayVarenna - Bellagio - Villa d'Est
On Thursday we are up early to travel by ferry to Bellagio, Villa d'Est and more. Our day will be filled with photo oppotunity throughout these beautiful villages that dot the shoreline. Midday you will probably be tempted to take a dip in the lake.
Day 7 Friday Varenna - Milan.
On day seven, we wake up early for our last photo walk. During breakfast we'll have our final group discussion, review our past week photos, trade contact information and bid you farewell. You can take a train from Varenna to Milan, or we'll be happy to take you to the airport.