About the Dolomites
The Dolomites are without doubt some of the most photographed mountains in the world and with good reason. Those majestic, craggy, and otherworldly peaks rising from verdant meadows are beautiful and unique, but what makes them so attractive to many photographers is the ease with which some of the prime photography spots can be reached, thanks to a network of good roads, ski lifts, and well-marked mountain trails.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, the Dolomites offer an infinite variety of landscapes that can be pictured during most of the year. A reasonably short drive can take you from the heart of Europe to an 800 sq. km wide area that could keep you busy for weeks. If you fly in from overseas, the Venice, Munich, and Milan airports are less than a 4-hours drive away.
This ease of access, combined with their unrivaled beauty, makes the Dolomites a very popular destination not just for photographers, but also for hikers, climbers, and skiers. As a consequence, many spots have maybe been over-photographed. However, if you are willing and able to go off the beaten path, and make some extra effort, there are still many locations that await to be fully explored.
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Stories of Discovery
The Dolomites, a Photographer's View is a useful resource but is above all a collection of the personal stories of how I discovered this magnificent area over the years. It's meant to inform and to entertain as well.