WHERE TREKS TAKE PLACE
The trekking takes place mainly in Valsassina, in the Orobic Alps of the provinces of Lecco, Bergamo and Sondrio. The starting point is the municipalities of Valsassina and Val Varrone, and they follow paths and mule tracks.
WHO TREKS ARE AIMED AT
The treks are aimed at people aged between 30 and 55, who are passionate about photography and the mountains, who have basic photographic knowledge, good hiking skills and who wish to improve their photographic technique by discovering wonderful corners in the mountains.
Curious people looking for new experiences, who like to travel on their shoulders, favoring contact with the natural environment, who appreciate a genuine diet made up of local products, have a spirit of adaptation and a desire to share their passions.
WHAT YOU LEARN
During these excursions you will discover the beauty of the landscape full of wide views and surprising details.
You will then learn the different techniques of landscape photography: from the observation of light to capture the best conditions for shooting, to the attention for framing, the choice of the time/aperture pair, the most suitable lens and the use of the filters.
Everything to achieve the effect you want.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?
I want to be able to convey to you the love for nature and the value of your gaze through the lens.
In fact, every shot tells an experience, expresses your inner world, the emotions you are experiencing at that moment.
For this I believe that the most beautiful way of communicating them is through a story in pictures, an inner journey step by step in search of your personal photographic language.
By being inspired and intrigued by the richness of the mountain environment, the camera becomes the privileged means to experiment and give voice to your personal style, to compose a history of places that shows your point of view to share with others through an exchange of impressions and experiences.
HOW TREKS ARE ORGANIZED
The treks have a duration of one day or two days (in this case the overnight stay is provided in the refuge) in order to capture the best and most suggestive light conditions.
We follow paths that lead to the mountains and we make stops to take photographs along the route at particularly significant points or at the request of the participants,
Lunch is packed (everyone will bring their own food), but those who wish can eat at a nearby shelter.
Every participant in trekking is covered by an insurance policy which guarantees the rescue in case of accident.
The insurance fee is included in the excursion price.
The recommended equipment includes a reflex or mirrorless camera - preferably with the possibility of shooting in RAW - with a normal, wide-lens or medium-telephoto lens.
In the case of photos with long exposure times, a tripod is recommended.
Being in a mountain environment, you need to be equipped with the right clothing suitable for weather conditions and physical needs, and with the right equipment to best deal with every situation.
It is therefore good to always have in your backpack: a light and waterproof anorak, a spare shirt and a fleece, a hat to protect from the sun in summer and from cold in winter, a water bottle for water and a frontal torch.
I also recommend the trekking poles, useful both in the climbs and in the descents as they help maintain balance.
Obviously the shoes must be specific for trekking or trail running.
In winter it is good to always carry a pair of simple crampons and, depending on the route, snowshoes.
In order for each excursion to be a pleasant and positive experience for oneself and for others, it is advisable that, before embarking on any trek that requires concentration and commitment, each person assesses their physical condition, their preparation and their needs.
Furthermore common sense should always guide our choices especially in the mountains, and one's life is always more important than a photo. So always pay attention to where you put your feet, not to stray from the paths and lean out.
The best photo is the one that sees us all together at the end of the day!