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William is San Francisco based travel photographer, photography instructor. Travel and photography are his passions, every year, he leads small group of photographers to journey through some of the most unique and beautiful places in the world...

 

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Italian Alps-Dolomites Autumn Photo Tour

Oct 10 –17, 2020

Photo Tour Summary:

Come join us during this 8 day Italian Alps – Dolomites Autumn Tour. This tour will visit the Drei Zinnen, Lago di Braies, Alpi di Siusi, Langkofel, Lago Imides, the St. Johann Church, Passo Rolle, Cenque Torri and many more – including some hidden gems! We will stay in wonderful hotels where we can relax between the hectic shooting schedules.

When: Oct 10 –17, 2020
Where: Dolomites, Northern Italy
Cost: US$3,980 based on double occupancy ($900 extra for single occupancy)
Group size: 12 maximum
Category: Photography Tour
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu
Language spoken: English 
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/dolomites
Contact: william@williamyuphotography.com

The cost of this tour is US$3,980, it includes:

  • 7 nights of hotels based on double occupancy (Oct 10 – 16, 2020). Single occupancy for extra USD900.

  • Two professional photographer guides (William Yu + Local Guide).

  • All transportation including to and from airport.

  • All tuition, post processing sessions

  • Indoor and outdoor photography instruction.

The cost does NOT include:

  • Gratuities for local guides and the driver. 

  • Any services not mentioned above.

  • International flights.

  • Meal and any personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs.

  • Travel insurance, visa.

Activity Level: Easy

Arrival: Munich, Germany. Oct 10, 2020 – No later than 11am.

Departure: Munich, Germany. Oct 17, 2020 – After 1pm.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

We will pick you up at the airport of Munich no later than 12am. After hugging each other it is time to start the drive to the Dolomites.  After a 4 hour drive through 3 countries we will arrive at our first hotel, in the charming village of Cortina. This will be our home for the first 2 nights.

After checking in to our apartment we will drive all the way to the Drei Zinnen parking place. From here we will hike for about 30 minutes to our first sunset location. This location offers an incredible view over the Drei Zinnen. We then do a quick dinner at a local pizzeria before heading up the mountain to shoot the milky way if the skies are clear.

Day 2

We get up early and drive to the amazing Lago di Braies. This calm and easy to reach lake is a must for everyone visiting the Dolomites. After a session here we go back to our hotel for breakfast. During the day we will go for a drive in area and see what it has to offer. For sunset we will either shoot at Lago Limedes or Cinque Terre. The conditions will decide.

Day 3 – 4

Passo Giau is our sunrise spot. An amazing mountain pass with incredible views. Now its time to move to the area around Passo Rolle.  In this area we have views on relatively unknown yet one of the most impressive walls in Europe. This is also on of the few places where we can combine a river with the mountains. We will stay in this valley for sunset and hopefully the milky way. Sunrise will take place at a small lake with amazing reflections.

Day 5 – 6

After shooting sunrise at the lake we will move towards Ortisei, our basecamp for the last 2 nights. We will make a stop at Lago Castrozza, a green lake surrounded by sharp mountains.


Our hotel in Ortisei is a luxurious spa hotel, with swimming pool and everything we need to stay comfortable. Sunset will take place at Alpe di Siusi, easily one of the most stunning mountain locations in the world.

Day 7

During sunrise we return to the plateau of Alpi di Siusi, which is the largest high altitiude Alpine meadow in Europe! Not only that, it can be considered as one of the best sunrise locations of the alps, when the first light shines on the 3181 meter high Langkofel range. The morning often provides a thin layer of fog on the meadows, which is of course incredible for photography. After sunrise we continue towards the village of Santa Magdalena, where the famous St. Johann church is waiting for us with the impressive Odle mountains rising 3000 meters behind it.  On this locations we will show the group different compositions, some are well known and other are more secret.

Day 8

After breakfast it is time to drive everyone to Munich airport. End of this amazing journey!

Itinerary Disclaimer:

We try our best to adhere to the original itinerary that described above but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. The detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destination or activities is by no means of guarantee that they will be encountered or carried due to the local circumstances and weather.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

How do I sign up and pay for this tour?

 

A deposit of $300 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on June 30, 2020. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts.

 

How many participants do you allow?

 

Photo tour size is limited to 12 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. We need minimum of 6 attendees to make the trip.

 

What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this tour?

Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective!

 

What is your refund or cancellation policy? 

No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, (which interestingly, can result in some of the most some amazing shots!), either before or during the tour. If the tour is cancelled by the organizer, we will notify you immediately and you will be issued full refund. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to any delays or cancellations.

No Refunds for USD300 deposit if cancelled.

No refund after July 1, 2020.

I have some questions, how do I learn more? 

Please send email to william@williamyuphotography.com