In mountain

Experiences and trainings from 14 to 19 june 2022

Photography in a Vertical Environment & Climbing

Photo workshops

It is not always easy to succeed in sports photography, especially in a discipline like climbing, which requires a good knowledge of the vertical environment. Some tips and techniques will allow you to develop your skills and improve your photos quickly, while letting your creativity speak for itself.


You start the day with a masterclass on the basics of digital photography (settings, exposure, framing, focus…) at the Plan B hotel.
In the afternoon, head to the Gaillands climbing site for an outdoor photo workshop to familiarise yourself with climbing photography and rope climbing techniques.


Theory: During this course you will learn the basics of sports photography. You will be introduced to the rules of framing, light management and exposure of your images. You will be able to familiarise yourself with your equipment and understand its functions.
Practical: During the workshops on the cliff, you will be introduced to verticality management and cliff photography. You will practice and perfect your sports photography and portraits.

  • How to play with verticality
  • How to emphasize action and movement
  • How to contextualise your photos
  • How to use light
  • How to highlight climbers

Analysis: Personalized debriefing and analysis of the day’s photos 

Level required

This course is open to beginners as well as to those who want to improve their skills.
To be at ease in a vertical environment.


Julia Roger-Veyer

Outdoor photographer & creator of the Chamonix Photography Club.
Based in Chamonix for 15 years, Julia loves to share her passion for photography. She regularly collaborates with the major outdoor brands to shoot in the mountains and on the walls, her favourite field of expression! Constantly experimenting and marvelling at everything: this is her recipe for staying creative!
To find out more, visit her instagram account.

Equipment required


Bring a picnic lunch and at least one litre of water for the day.

Clothing and equipment

Climbing/hiking trousers, t-shirt, fleece and windproof jacket (Gore-Tex type), trainers, cap, sunglasses, sun cream, water bottle (minimum 1 litre).
Climbing shoes, harness, helmet, descender, 2 screw-in carabiners.
Technical equipment can be hired from our partner Snell Sport. 10% discount on presentation of your registration.

Technical photo equipment

Bring the equipment you use most often: SLR camera, hybrid camera, smartphone. The important thing is to understand and use your equipment to the best of your ability. 
If you have some, also bring accessories such as tripods, additional lenses…
Remember to charge your batteries as much as possible and to bring memory cards with enough free space to photograph during the whole course.


Meeting point at 8 am at the PlanB hotel, base camp of the festival.
Return to PlanB at 5 pm (approx.).

  • Pax

    6 max.
  • Level required

  • Date(s)

    Thursday 16 June 2022
  • Price

    150 € /pers.
Price includes:
– Supervision by a professional photographer
– Supervision by a state-certified climbing instructor

Our partners

Thank you for your support.

  • Office de tourisme de Chamonix logo
  • Hôtel PlanB
  • Cinéma Vox
  • Maison des Artistes
  • Picture
  • GoreTex
  • Millet
  • Whympr
  • iphigénie
  • Samaya
  • Mont-Blanc Natural Resort
  • Alpine Mag
  • Ushuaïa TV
  • Libération
  • MKSport Mag
  • Fédération Française des clubs alpins et de montagne
  • French alpine club Chamonix
  • Fodacim
  • Kendal Mountain Festival
  • Aventure & découverte
  • Salon de l'escalade
  • Snell Sports
  • Landru bookshop
  • Chez Mélanie
  • Festival Film & Livre d'Aventure
  • Les Amis du Cinéma

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