September 18 – 24, 2023
Physical effort required: medium – advanced
Available places: YES

Price 1300EUROS/person (includes participation in the photo tour, bed and breakfast with single room occupancy)
The price is the same for participants or their companions

To book a place send an email to tb@tomabonciu.ro¬†with the title “Dolomites Photo Tour 2023

In September I invite you in a special photographic tour in the heart of the Italian Alps, the Dolomite Mountains. The concept of the photo tour is to enjoy some of the best photo spots and touristic objectives from the area but to also benefit from the comfort of a 3 star hotel in Cortina D’Ampezzo.

The price include accommodation, breakfast and participation at the photo tour together with photo guidance from photographer Toma Bonciu on matters like composition, subject picking, settings and editing tips.

Cortina D’Ampezzo is considered to be one of the most beautiful resorts in the Dolomite Mountains, also known as the Pearl of Dolomite with a beautiful architectural decor, with mountain villas and twisted roads and also stunning views to Monte Cristallo and Sorapis Mountains.

The structure of a day begins with photographing the sunrise, continues with breakfast and then, depending on the day we leave immediately for the hike of the day or we have time to sleep for an hour or two. There will be at least one day when we’ll take a longer break to analyze and discuss the photos we’ll make. Beside the talks on the field regarding composition and picking subjects, we’ll also have an editing session where I’ll present to you my editing techniques.

As photographic points we’ll have sunrise in Giau Pass (view toward Marmolada, Piz Boe and surrounding peaks), Limedes Lake (if it’s dry we have an alternative spot nearby), Gardena Pass (view over the entire Val Gardena Valley form the base of Sella Massif), Sella Pass with view toward Sella Massif, Marmolada, Piz Boe and Sassolungo, Cinque Torri (The Five Towers). The day hikes will be in places like Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Antorno Lake, Cinque Torri, Seceda, Val di Funes, Baste Lake, the plane of Lagazuoi and the area from Valparola Pass.

Additional costs that you need to consider: travel insurance, means of transportations in the area (we’ll group ourselves on cars to optimize costs), another meal every day (breakfast is included) and cable railways. We’ll also pay access to the road that goes to Auronzo from where we start the hike to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (30euros/car).

General program (this can change depending on the weather and the group)
Day 1
We meet at the hotel
Sunset at Antorno Lake

Day 2 – 6
Sunrise session
Return to the hotel for breakfast
Short break at the hotel
Day tour until the sunset
*In one of these days we’ll also have a photo presentation and technical discussions plus editing

Day 7
Breakfast and the end of the photo tour

To participate to this photo tour you have to be over 18 years old and to be physically fit to hike in the mountains. The hikes are of medium-advanced difficulty: nothing technical, nothing dangerous but you need to know what it means to hike on the mountain.

To enroll for this photo tour you can send me an email at tb@tomabonciu.ro¬†with the subject “Dolomite Photo Tour 2023“.

The price doesn’t include
– transportation to the hotel and in the area. You’ll have to rent a car and arrive at the hotel. We meet at the hotel (I can talk to other members of the group if you want to share a car from the airport)
– other meals and souvenirs
– parkings
– cable railways

Payment Details and Money back conditions
Payment is made in an Euro account. You’ll have to support taxes for the transfer.

If you announce that you can’t come to the photo tour with few than 90 days to the beginning of the tour you’ll receive back only 500 euros.
If you cancel your participation before 90 days to the beginning of the tour you’ll receive back all your money minus fees or bank transfer taxes.

Here is what other participants are saying about the tour

Here are some other photos from this really beautiful location























Sometimes you’re hoping for the best sunset but it doesn’t happen. Instead you get low clouds and fog that create the drama you never hoped for. This is the beauty of Dolomite Mountains: in every moment you get something spectacular and wonderful


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