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Experiences and trainings from 14 to 19 june 2022

The Mountaineering Picture

Photo workshops

Departure to the Pointes Lachenal via the Aiguille du Midi and the Vallée Blanche. A day in the high mountains to learn how to master mountaineering photography with one of the masters of the genre. Could photographing the high mountains be the summit of mountain photography? It is in any case one of the most demanding practices for the photographer who must also be a mountaineer. You have to manage both the progression in the mountain, the rope, the security, while remaining focused on the photographic objective of the ascent or the glacier trek. In addition to the technical considerations, the Alpine photographers will share with you their tips from their experience on the walls or summits of the Alps or Himalayas.

Description

Departure to the Lachenal peaks via the Aiguille du Midi and the Vallée Blanche. A day in the high mountains to learn how to master mountaineering photography with one of the most famous mountaineers in the world.

Description of the trip

Ascent to the Aiguillle du Midi then descent of the ridge and crossing of the Vallée Blanche towards the Lachenal points. The whole route allows you to cross all the situations of mountaineering.

Learnings

Lors de ce stage en haute-montagne, vous apprendrez à organiser votre matériel photo sans entraver l’accès au matériel d’alpinisme.  Vous découvrirez ensuite comment régler votre appareil en fonction des conditions propres à l’altitude : fortes luminosité, contrastes. Vous aurez aussi des conseils pour accéder rapidement à votre appareil pour ne pas rater la bonne photo souvent inattendue.  Vous réaliserez quelques classiques du genre avant de vous lancer dans des clichés plus originaux et créatifs. 

Level required

Good physical ability to evolve during a whole day between 3500m and 3800m.

ULYSSE LEFEBVRE

Creator and co-editor of Alpine Mag, journalist, photographer and videographer.
Initially a journalist in the mountain press, he launched the Alpine adventure in 2017. A fervent defender of field journalism, he advocates a minimal amount of work time in the office in favor of maximum work time in the mountains, crampons, sneakers or skis on his feet. He juggles between photo and video and pen (yes, even for the web).
Overview of his articles on Alpine Mag.
See his personal pictures on his website and his Instagram.

JOCELYN CHAVY

Co-editor of Alpine Mag, journalist, photographer and video maker.
For many years a journalist in the travel and mountain press, he has travelled to more than 50 countries on foot, skis, crampons and sometimes in a kayak. Always accompanied by his drone, he is the team’s aerial image expert and a specialist in the Himalayas, which he has crossed countless times.
Overview of his articles on Alpine Mag.
See his personal pictures on his website and his Instagram.

Vêtements et équipement

Warm clothing for the high mountains, walking trousers, technical underwear, fleece and windproof jacket (Gore-Tex type), cap, gloves, sunglasses (index 4), sun cream, water bottle of 1 litre minimum.

Technical equipment

Crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, screw carabiner.
Technical equipment can be hired from our partner Snell Sport. 10% discount on presentation of your registration.

Photo equipment

Bring the equipment you use most often: SLR body, hybrid camera, smartphone. The important thing will be to understand and use your equipment as well as possible. 
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 take pictures during the whole course. 

Schedules

Meeting point at 8 am at the PlanB hotel, base camp of the festival
Return at 3pm (approx.) to PlanB.

  • Pax

    5 max.
  • Level required

    Expert
  • Date(s)

    Saturday 18 June 2022
    From 8am to 3pm (approx.)
  • Price

    260 € /pers.
Price includes:
– Round trip to the Aiguille du Midi
– Supervision by a high mountain guide
– Supervision by a professional photographer

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