CAPTURE A MEMORY FOR LIFE WITH OUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHY & SKI WEEK!
Cold Fusion are proud to announce the opening of our brand new photography course in Chamonix Mont Blanc, French Alps.
In partnership with Charlie Davies an experienced professional photographer we have designed an amazing itinerary around the Chamonix valley to get that photo of a life time.
The photography course will run for 3 full days between the dates of 6th – 10th Jan 2019. For those of you which also fancy some skiing or snowboarding it’s possible to book the full week 6th – 13th Jan and get 3 or 4 full days skiing as well!
You Might Like to Know…
Get to know Charlie…
A commercial photographer, inspired by Chamonix with a people approach & knowledge to share.
Based between Chamonix & Surrey for the last 20 years France, Charlie started is photography career in the Chamonix valley inspired by his surroundings and love of landscapes, adventure and people. After living and breathing Chamonix for the past 15 years Charlie knows the Chamonix valley like the back of his hand! He knows all the special hidden away places as well holding extensive local knowledge to get the best photos in the valley. With his knowledge of the mountains he will always be in the right place at the right time to get that perfect shot.
In 2010 Charlie won the Patagonia Scholarship prize.
A highly experienced lifestyle, commercial and landscape photographer , Charlie continues to capture international events throughout Europe. This approach has taken Charlie all over the world and he was recently commissioned by Intersport to photograph their latest advertising campaign in the mountains of Tignes along with photographing the Index Ventures 2018 event live in Iceland.
Charlie’s main love is sharing his knowledge of photography with others and by combining this with his 20 years of adventures in Chamonix he will be able to take you on an educational journey into the heart of the stunning panoramas and stunning scenery.
Having snowboarded off the summit of Mont Blanc and captured images throughout many different seasons and weathers Charlie is well equipped to help you get to grips with your SLR & improving your all around camera skills. Know questions are off limits. Being a full time photographer requires many different skill sets and Charlie is happy to share them all with you.
Charlie’s client list covers everything from major global corporations to individual clients — from news corporations to ski magazines. A selected client’s list to show the breadth of his work is shown below:
Charlie Davies is a commercial photographer based in Surrey & working through the UK, Surrey & Europe specialising in corporate photography, events, brand content & behind the scenes photography. Charlie works Advertising Agencies, Brands, Event agencies & various Magazines. In November 2014 Charlie’s Photo Of Joss Stone was selected and used by the Royal Legion for their charity cover for their charity single ‘’No Man’s Land. If you’d like to find out more about my approach to commercial photography, please feel free to get in touch with Charlie at: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.charliedaviescommercial.com
Welcome meeting, Champagne & Canapes, make a plan for the week where Charlie and the group will discuss goals. plans. equipment and also look at the weather to decide on what locations will be suitable for the photography aims of the next day.
Working with Charlie.
The duration of a tuition day will be at least 9 hours (and often more), in which you will be developing your photographic skills with Adam’s support and guidance in a variety of inspirational natural settings.
During a typical day, we would hope to visit a minimum of three locations, ending the day with a sunset shoot. Charlie will select the optimum locations to visit, taking into account the weather and seasonal highlights to ensure you are photographing each location at it’s very best. While on location tuition is informal and friendly; Charlie will help you develop your technique, paying particular emphasis to composition, working with light. There is a certain physical fitness required for this photography course.
1st Day of Photography course
The group will be getting up early and heading out in the lower valley with a snow shoe guide. The plan will be to look at exploring the stunning beauty of the Vallorcine Valley where the group can practice using their SLR techniques along with learning about seeing the light and using different lenses to capture different compositions and capturing the stunning beauty of the Chamonix Valley.
2nd Day of Photography course
Morning & Day: Altitude photography
Photography: Leaving early to capture the Mind Blowing Panoramas of Mont Blanc from across the Valley and directly at Mont Blanc Here we will practice depth of field, Aperture, Composition & landscape photography skills.
In the Afternoon we will head across to the other side of the valley and capture more of the stunning details of the Chamonix valley. We will look at using filters, long exposures & also work on the Exposure Triangle & taking your SlR out of Auto and into Manual.
In the Evening we will look closely at editing software and using Lightroom we will look at your images from the day and look at how to improve your photos in the editing process & possibly head out in to the evening and look at long exposure techniques weather dependant.
3rd Day of Photography course
Travelling Through to Mont Blanc tunnel will be looking to capture the awesome views of Courmayeur & face and then scale the heights and get onboard With Skyway you will be immersed in a breathtaking landscape thanks to the 360° rotating cabins. And then be able to photograph the stunning glacial landscapes in before you. We will then return to Chamonix and Hike up to one of it’s most stunning hidden waterfalls and capture some Long Exposure images and have dinner at the chalet finished off with a critique session.
Courmayeur – Day trip presentation evening.
- Sleeps up to 14 Cold Fusion guests
- 5 twin bedrooms & 2 deluxe single bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
- Ski In / Ski Out
- Large lounge/relaxation areas
- Large dining area
- Balcony and terrace facing Mont Blanc
- Open-plan kitchen
- Under-floor heating
- Television with film library
- iMac computer for guest use with 24hr Internet access and Wifi connection
- Proximity to Argentiere
- Outdoor hot tub
- Indoor spa room with jacuzzi and sauna
- Pool table
- Private minibus & driver
- Private parking
ONE STEP CLOSER TO YOUR MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY
Send Us Your Booking Request
Fill out the form to send us your booking request and one of the team will get back to you shortly. If you have any questions or would like to speak to us in person you can reach us on the following numbers.
Call Nicky: +33 (0)6 43 75 12 34 or Steve: +33 (0)6 70 56 06 76.