Project Description

Italian Dolomites / Italy

Location: Italy
Workshop start: Venice Marco Polo – VCE Airport 13:00
Workshop finish: Venice Marco Polo – VCE Airport 14:00
Duration: 6 nights / 7 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

The Italian Dolomites are one of the most breathtaking and photogenic mountain ranges on the planet. Join Discover Photography for a week capturing the splendour of this incredible region with a masterclass in landscape photography.

The Italian Dolomites or the Pale Mountains as they are famously known due to their pale colour is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and boast twenty peaks soaring above 3000 meters.

During the week of this two centre photography workshop in the Dolomites we will capture the incredible variety of the Italian Dolomite landscapes, lush valleys and towering jagged peaks that offer breathtaking opportunities at every turn.

Days 1-4

We will be based in Seiser Alm,  the iconic Dolomite plateau and the largest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe. We will walk out of the hotel each morning and walk around the rolling meadows with wooden cabins to photograph the sunrise.  The Langkofel and Schlern massif the symbol of South Tyrol is our backdrop for spectacular mountain scenery. During the afternoons we will head out of the valley to photograph quint churches, meadows and towering peaks of the Seceda valley.

Days 4-7

We will be based in the eastern part of the Dolomites, Cortina to concentrate on the mountain pass of Gardena & Giau. We will also cover the mountain lakes of the Dolomites, Lago Federa, Lago di Braies, & Lago Misurina.  The trip will culminate with a sunrise & sunset sessions in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the three distinctive battlement-like peaks in the Sexten Dolomites, probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps.

All levels are catered for so whether you are new to photography, an enthusiast or a seasoned pro we provide a fun packed tour with a masterclass in landscape techniques from our professional photographer Martin Rak.

While on location you will receive dedicated one-to-one tuition to help hone your landscape photography skills. Martin Rak will offer guidance on both the technical and creative aspects of landscape photography and always be at hand to provide feedback on your photographs. At each location we visit Martin will make suggestions and offer advice on how to create wow factor images.

2023 Workshops

Cost £2,695.00 per person
Deposit £500.00 per person

2nd – 8th October 2023 New Dates
9th – 15th October 2023 New Dates

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  • No single supplement

  • Evening meals

  • Return airport transfers

  • All transport to photography locations

  • Tuition by award winning professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Private English-speaking guide


  • Flights

  • Lunch

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Photographic insurance

  • Travel insurance


  • Small group

  • Led by award winning professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Suitable for digital and film – any format

  • All levels catered for

  • Single/Twin or Double Rooms – All En – Suite

  • No Single Supplement

  • Private English-speaking guide and transport

  • Great value for money


Days 1 – 4

Hotel is located in the heart of Alpe Di Suise and set in its own furnished garden with a small lake. The hotel features spacious rooms with sofa in the seating area, free Wi-Fi, and a satellite TV. The private bathrooms come with bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries. Allergy-free rooms are provided on request.

A generous breakfast is served daily, and the buffet includes eggs, cold cuts, brioches and handmade cakes. There are 2 bars on site and a restaurant is open for à-la-carte lunch and fixed-menu dinner.

Days 4-7

Set in a large spruce forest a 2-minute drive from Cortina d’Ampezzo, Boutique Hotel offers Alpine-style rooms with satellite flat-screen TV and a DVD player. It features a large park and panoramic views of the Ampezzo Dolomites from its rooftop terrace.

Rooms are all en suite with carpeted floors and wooden furniture. Most rooms have a balcony, while others have a terrace with mountain views. The bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries. A traditional à-la-carte restaurant and a snack bar are available on site. Local food, both sweet and savoury, is served daily in the buffet breakfast.

Travel Counsellors

We have teamed up with Travel Counsellors who will be able to assist in any flight travel arrangements you require and make sure you meet up with the tour at the times advised.

Flight options are available from all UK & international airports,  Travel counsellors can also arrange any preferred seating, speedy boarding, luggage upgrade or VIP lounge access.


Your tutor for this workshop is Martin Rak. Martin is a renowned Czech landscape photographer based in Prague. He got his first camera at the age of 6 and has been interested in photography ever since. He has been commended in many competitions and won awards such as SWPO National Award winner 2016 and 3rd place EISA Maestro 2016.

Martin’s work has been published in various publications, magazines and calendars around the world. He contributes to Black and White Photography Magazine, Practical Photography, Digital SLR Photography, GEO (Germany) and many others. Martin cooperates with the CzechTourism agency and Bohemian Switzerland National Park.

His photographs are typical with foggy scenery, dramatic light and dreamy mood.

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