Courses

First Light atop Mont Fort

Course Dates:
Thursdays*, July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th and August 3rd, 10th & 17th 2017
Location:
Verbier, VS, Switzerland
Group Size:
3-6 participants (Private tuition also available. Please inquire.)
Photo Ability:
All levels welcome
Physical Ability:
Easy
Languages:
English - French
Price:
175chf – includes a full continental breakfast served atop Mont Fort at 3'300m

*A short theory lesson will take place between 5-7pm the day before each outing, to ensure participants are well prepared.

Sunrise photography course from the summit of Mont Fort, which, at 3'300m, provides a superb vantage point of the region of Verbier as a whole, and offers a stunning panorama encompassing the Matterhorn, the Combins, and the Mt Blanc massif.

We will reach the remarkable vantage point of the Mt Fort in time to take advantage of the 'Golden Hour' of the day, and thus increase our chances of capturing stunning images. We shall have privileged access to this breathtaking panorama for nearly three hours, during which we will gain as much 'hands-on' experience as possible by putting the previous day's theory lesson into practice.

Our aim is to capture the classic scenic splendour of the mountains in an artistic and creative manner. Making use of the pristine quality of the early morning light, we shall focus on the shapes and textures in the landscape, as we develop our skills at capturing beautiful and interesting, well-balanced images.

The workshop includes a full continental breakfast 'post photo-shoot' served at 3'300m, as well as discounted tickets granting access to the 4-Valley lift system for the entire day.

Photo – Rando

Course Dates:
Tuesdays throughout July, August, September and October 2017
Location:
Verbier, VS, Switzerland
Group Size:
3-6 participants (Private tuition also available. Please inquire.)
Photo Ability:
Easy – Moderate (in function of the participants' physical abilities)
Physical Ability:
Easy
Languages:
English - French
Price:
195chf – includes coffee & croissants

Creative photography courses offering a wealth of info and practical tips, and focussing primarily on putting techniques into practice so as to better capture Nature's inspirational beauty while out hiking through the stunning scenery of Verbier and its surroundings.

Our aim is to immortalize the classic scenic splendour of the mountains in an artistic and creative manner. Making use of our beautiful surroundings, we shall focus on the shapes and textures in the landscape, as we develop our skills at capturing beautiful and interesting, well balanced images.

Outings shall be adapted in function of the season, and tailored to suit the physical abilities of the participants. Small groups of no more than six participants will ensure that everyone receives individual attention, and further instruction shall be given, according to each and everyone's specific needs.

Workshops

Valleys in Bloom

Workshop Dates:
April 28th - May 1st 2017
Location:
Val d'Entremont, VS, Switzerland
Group Size:
4-6 participants max.
Photo Ability:
All levels welcome
Physical Ability:
Easy
Languages:
French - English
Price:
all-inclusive package 1'259chf

Springtime in the Swiss Alps is a time of rebirth and renewal, during which photographic inspiration abounds. With Nature as our primary subject, we shall focus on the colours, contrasts, shapes and textures found within the valleys, which will become our 'classroom' during the weekend. We will develop our skills at capturing beautiful and interesting, well balanced images as we turn our viewfinders towards numerous blossoms and wildflowers, as well as the famous cows of the Hérens species, and the unique architecture of preserved historical villages.

Based in the Val d'Entremont, (near Verbier) Switzerland, workshop participants will sojourn in one of Montagne Alternative's tastefully renovated age-old barns nestled in the tranquility of the alpine mountainside, where luxury meets simplicity in all comfort.

The workshop includes a number of excursions, as well as a day trip to Val d'Hérens and its charming historical villages of Les Haudères, La Sage and Évolène, where we will take in the cultural spectacle of the "Combats de Reines".

Colours of Autumn

Workshop Dates:
October 20th - 23rd 2017
Location:
Val d'Entremont, VS, Switzerland
Group Size:
4-6 participants
Photo Ability:
All levels welcome
Physical Ability:
Easy - Moderate
Languages:
English - French
Price:
all-inclusive package 1'259chf

Autumn in the Swiss Alps is possibly the most beautiful season of all, with its snow capped mountains, rich earthy tones, fiery red, orange and yellow trees and deep blue sky. We shall focus on the colours and contrasts, and shapes and textures in the landscape, exploring patterns of trees on mountainsides, as well as the miniature landscapes of fungi, lichens and grasses. The creative use of available light, and composition, will be key aspects of the weekend.

Based in the Val d'Entremont, (near Verbier) Switzerland, workshop participants will sojourn in one of Montagne Alternative's tastefully renovated age-old barns nestled in the tranquility of the alpine mountainside, where luxury meets simplicity in all comfort.

The workshop includes excursions to Val d'Hérémence's 'Val des Dix nature reserve' (Lac des Dix - a sanctuary for ibex), Gorges du Durnand and the region of Emosson, to capture the sunset on the Mont Blanc Massif.