Travel Photography Awards in the Dolomites
2 destinations: Valle Aurina – Alta Badia
4 day event: 4-7 October 2018
10 influential master photographers
A four-day event in South Tyrol, from 4th to 7th of October 2018, bringing together 10 influential master photographers to capture on camera the stunning landscapes of the Dolomites. Among mountains, stars, nature, food, traditions and bikes, the photographers will shoot and show their pictures on their social media spaces, to help you discover more about the photographic opportunities hidden in this area.
Follow the photographers and sign up to participate at the Awards Ceremony on October 7 in Campo Tures!
South Tyrol and the Dolomites
Formed more than 200 million years ago from a huge coral reef in the primaeval sea, named after its explorer Dèodat de Dolomieu in the 19th century and added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites since 26 June 2009: The Dolomites. These mountains inspired writers, poets and artists over the centuries and they have been defined as “the most beautiful architecture in the world” by the architect Le Corbusier as well as the “most beautiful mountains” by the mountaineer Reinhold Messner.
The mountain range in the Southern Alps is unique in the world for its scenic beauty, geological and geomorphological features. Until the 19th century, they were called “pale mountains”, although the Dolomites are characterized by colourful rocks with different structures, caused by different sedimentary rocks.
Bursting with nature in a pristine environment, the Ahrntal valley is surrounded by the Zillertal Alps, embedded in the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park, and boasts more than 80 peaks of over 3,000 m. The valley features a carefully developed hiking and mountain biking network in addition to the main town of Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers. Water is the valley’s defining element: strong mountain streams, crystal-clear mountain lakes and rushing waterfalls crisscross and enliven the landscape.
The Ladin language and culture in South Tyrol have deep roots in the Val Badia valley. Completely surrounded by the Dolomite mountains, Alta Badia is located at the southern end of the Val Badia valley. The valley, which boasts the towns of Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano, Badia and La Val, is characterised by a contrasting landscape of hilly meadows and striking Dolomite rock formations.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT
What will we capture with our cameras?
With a focus on landscape and sport photography, Master Travel Photography will see our masters busy capturing unique natural landscapes and the most breathtaking scenaries of the Dolomites.
Photographic sessions at dusk and dawn, shooting the most panoramic points of the area along with the typical regional food traditions, will provide our photographers with an interesting and challenging task.
OUR MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS
Discover more about the photographers participating in the event
We selected 10 of the most important and influential photographers in Europe to give you the unique opportunity to meet them, see how they work, discuss photography with them and perhaps improve your technique.
Discover who they are and meet them during the event.
Name: Dennis Heeringa, well known as Dutchie City: Amsterdam, Holland Camera: The cameras I shoot with at this moment are: § Nikon D850 § Leica TL2 § Iphone X Main photographic subject: People. In any way possible. Posed portraits, but also people unknowing a photo is taken to keep the moment totally genuine. I also think…
Name: LiolaLiola, alias Olga Chagunava City: London, UK Camera: iPhone X and Fujifilm XT-2 Main photographic subject: Authentic local places. Rare moments. People. Style: I guess that’s the question that can be answered by people who see my photos. Meet me in London! write on MasterPhotoTour when you will land in UK, I will be happy…
Name: Tom Archer City: London, UK Camera: A full frame body, a Nikon D850 Main photographic subject: Without a doubt, I would say nature, landscape and the outdoors. Style: I would say its natural but bold and epic, with vivid colours and a magical feel.Faroe Islands, because it’s a remote place with a lot of…
Name: Wahyu Mahendra City: Bali, Indonesia Camera: Canon 5d mark iv Main photographic subject: I love landscapes, nature and travel. I love to combine them and add a person on the picture, so people can feel the mood and imagine if they’re inside the photo. Style: I love colorful pictures and love playing with colors…
Name: Aurore Alifanti City: Paris, France Camera: I use a Nikon D850 and D7500. And I’m looking forward to use Nikon Z7! Main photographic subject: I like to shoot a lot of different subjects but my favorite one is landscapes & cityscapes. I like to search for a nice angle, a beautiful composition, trying to…
Name: Panguizzo City: Fermo, Italy Camera: Attualmente uso una vecchia Canon 650D acquistata usata un paio di anni fa, non sarà la fotocamera migliore del mondo ma mi ha dato parecchie soddisfazioni. Main photographic subject: Il mio soggetto preferito è la natura, soprattutto all’alba e al tramonto quando la luce fioca e le sfumature di…
Name: Jan Gawron City: Heidelberg, Germany Camera: I shoot with a Sony A7 and various Zeiss lenses. Main photographic subject: The beauty of our planet. I just love to be on the lookout for all things beautiful in this world. It’s this mindset what makes photography special for me. There is so much beauty around…
Name: Federico Penta City: Rome, Italy Camera: I use a Nikon D850 and a Nikon D810 as a backup camera with Nikon 14-24 2.8, 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 lenses. I also use a Sony RX100 Mark 4 as a compact camera when I don’t want to carry my heavy bag and a Mavic Pro drone to…
Name: Brian Sweet City: Amsterdam, Holland Camera: I shoot with a DSLR with 4 different lenses and filters. And sometimes when you’re on a place with great light and great surrounding, but you haven’t brought your DSLR, I find it convenient to shoot with my iPhone, as the quality of phone-cameras nowadays is pretty good.…
Name: Lorenzo Albanese Region: Molise, Italy Camera: I work with: Nikon d750, Nikon d7100, Nikon d5000 (Infrared), Mavic Pro and some lenses. Main photographic subject: I love landscapes, the natural ones and also the ones from the city. Style: I like bright colours and contrasts, the emphasis of the scene. Meet me in Molise !…
on Sunday 7th of October, from 8.30 to 13.30 in Campo Tures,
South Tyrol, Italy
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