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The French Alps 2017 (FULL)





French Alps 2017
June 24–July 1, 2017 (8 Days)
with Co-leader Enrico Fossati


Limit of 8 Participants


This all-inclusive French Alps adventure will take us through majestic scenery on both sides of the border between France and Italy. We will begin our trip looking up at the formidable forms of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, and other distinctive peaks in the Graian Alps. While in this northern region we will also visit a series of glacier-fed waterfalls that cascade down a total of 2,300 feet. We will stand at the foot of a glacier that has an azure lake below it and spires of rock jutting into the atmosphere overhead. After a few nights in the north, we will head south to the Hautes Alpes, where we will enjoy the craggy peaks, waterfalls, streams, and alpine lakes of two picturesque French valleys. The trip will conclude with a generous post-processing session conducted in the comfort of a hotel conference room.

You will have the benefit of two instructors for guidance through these spectacular locations and for the entire process of making compelling photographs, from in-field techniques to post production. Whether you are a beginning photographer or a seasoned pro, we are committed to helping you to produce memorable photographs of the French Alps for your portfolio. Topics of instruction include the art of composition, utilizing different qualities of light ranging from the subtle to the dramatic, maximizing dynamic range and depth of field through exposure bracketing and focus stacks, in-field techniques for advanced blending (exposure blends, perspective blends, focal-length blends) and for other creative solutions. Learn master processing skills and discover how to make your images more compelling and rewarding. Instruction goes far beyond the basics, but those who desire help with the fundamentals of photography will certainly be accommodated. Due to the small ratio of participants to instructors, you will enjoy a more intimate experience, having more time to work with the instructors on an individual basis.

All lodging, meals, and transportation between locations is included in the cost of this trip. We will also provide transportation from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) on June 24 and back again on July 1 (one shuttle transfer running each day). All seven nights of accommodation will be in four-star spa hotels with single-occupancy rooms.


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Instructors : Erin Babnik and Enrico Fossati
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