Adventure in Chamonix 2020 // 14 to 18 August 2020

Aiguille du Dru (3754m) as ween from Signal de Forbes (2198m). Fujifilm XT-2 and Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F/2.8R Ois Wr‎

Travel, learn and create! There is no better way to learn how to create beautiful and engaging photos than practicing in the field. And what better place to do it, than in the gorgeous valley of Mont Blanc.

Registrations are open!

This will be a 4 day photography adventure to one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (usually shortened to Chamonix) is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border.

On this photography adventure you will:

  • Experience firsthand the process of finding and creating a great photo
  • Learn how to create great photos by using helpful compositional tips
  • Learn how to use the available light to create engaging and beautiful images
  • Train your eye to spot photographic opportunities
  • Practice and develop your unique photographic vision

I will give personalised advice and feedback to all attendants and will help you go back home with some amazing photos!

Dates: 14 to 18 August 2020 

PRICE: 800 Euro (price includes only the photography tuition during the trip). Please contact me for more info.

TIMELINE: 

August 14: Arrival in Chamonix, preferably in the morning. First shoot in the afternoon and meeting to discuss our next few days together and get to know each other.

August 15 and August 17: Visiting various photography locations around Chamonix. The exact timeline we will discuss on spot getting into account the weather forecast.

August 18: Departure from Chamonix.

We will be visiting various locations around Chamonix, here are some of them:

  • We will visit and photograph the absolutely amazing Aiguille du Midi (3842m). The top is very easily accessible with lifts and the view towards the Mont Blanc massive is simply breath taking.
  • We will visit and photograph from Planpraz (2000m) the gorgeous panorama of Mont Blanc. Easily reachable by lift.
  • We will journey to the foot of Mont Blanc with the famous Tramway du Mont Blanc and visit Nid d’Aigle (The Eagle’s Nest) and the Bionnassay Glacier at 2,372m
  • We will visit the biggest glaciers in France. Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) is 7km long and 200m deep and is one of the biggest attractions in the Chamonix Valley. Easily accessible with a train from Chamonix. We will photograph there some of the most prestigious peaks in Chamonix: Les Drus (3754m)Les Grands Jorasses (4205m) and the Aiguille du Grepon (3482m).
  • BONUS: We will hike to the gorgeous high mountain lake – Lac Blanc (2352m) (Depending on the weather and general condition of the attendees. It is a full day hike, so we will decide on spot). Set in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges, this beautiful lake (which is often snow covered) offers an extraordinary vantage point over the Chamonix Aiguilles, Les Drus and Aiguille Verte.

EXPERIENCE | DIFFICULTY

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-professional photographers (non photographers are also welcome).

We will be hiking for a few hours each day (easy hikes), so you should be able to keep up. All of the hikes are lift assisted, so nothing too strenuous or dangerous will be done.

All types of cameras. Detailed list of recommended gear will be sent to all attendees, but even basic cameras and kit lenses will be fine.

Travel by plane, train or car. Closest airport: Geneva. Transfers from Geneva Airport to Chamonix (about 90km ± 1 hour) all day long.

Lots of walking. Some lifts.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Closest Arrival & Departure Airport: Geneva, Switzerland (about 100km from Chamonix). Lots of transfer options to Chamonix. Please contact me for more info.

WEATHER

August is hot and sunny, but rains and summer storms are not unusual. Temperature can vary from ± 28 Celsius in the village to about 5 – 6 Celsius in the mountain (even lower). Good walking shoes and warm clothes should be packed as well! Rain is also a possibility, so a rain cover is a great idea (can be bought on spot).

Please enjoy a few photos from our Adventure in Chamonix in August 2019 and some photos from our Adventure in Chamonix 2018 here.

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