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It’s cold outside

Igor Bortoluzzi braved the cold weather and

returned with a stunning series of landscapes

from the beautiful Dolomites mountain range

MISSION: Photograph and print a series of brilliant
winter landscapes from the Dolomites
PHOTOGRAPHER: Igor Bortoluzzi
LOCATION: Salgareda, Treviso, Italy
KIT USED: Nikon D750, Nikon 20mm f/1.8, Nikon
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art
WEBSITE: http://www.igorbortoluzzifotografia.com
FACEBOOK: @IgorBortoluzziFotografia
INSTAGRAM: @igorbortoluzzifoto


started shooting film many
years ago, using a Nikon F55.
When I switched to digital,
my passion for photography
increased and I’ve used
various Nikon cameras since, including the

D60, D7000, D600 and D750. I started a
steady collaboration with a photo studio six
years ago, and photography has now
become my full-time job. I work across
multiple genres, from weddings to
advertising, still life and so on, but
landscapes are my original passion.
Planning a shoot is essential in landscape
photography. The process goes from
choosing the location to studying the
weather forecast and seasonal changes.
Seasons, in particular, influence the
position of stars in the sky and their
apparent movement. The aim of my project
was to realize photographs of places that
I feel connected to, to print and eventually
hang on my walls. I have loved mountains

ever since I was a kid, and they were the
first subjects that I took pictures of.
The most essential pieces of kit are a
stable tripod and a sharp lens. If you love
night photography, you’ll need a camera
with great dynamic range and the ability
to shoot at high ISOs with low noise, such
as the Nikon D750. A remote shutter release
is essential to avoid the vibrations caused
by pressing the shutter button too.

Winter wonderlands
The first step of my project was planning
some trips in the Dolomites, and attending
a workshop hosted by my friend and
colleague, Bruno Pisani. This gave me the
opportunity to learn new skills and pick up
some of his photographic secrets.
Winter is the ideal season if you want
to take pictures that emphasize the


Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
Exposure: 1.3 secs, f/10, ISO400

I have loved mountains ever

since I was a kid, and they


I took pictures of

[1] How do you go about capturing
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