September 2017 - The Swiss & Italian Lakes

Spend 8 nights touring the Swiss & Italian Lakes, with two models, a stylist & make up artist, an award winning international trainer, and support crew. We guarantee you’ll come away with images to be proud of.

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September 2017 - The Swiss & Italian Lakes

Spend 8 nights touring the Swiss & Italian Lakes, with two models, a stylist & make up artist, an award winning international trainer, and support crew. We guarantee you’ll come away with images to be proud of.

Book Now

The Road Trip

Come September, pack up your camera gear and join us on a unique photographic road trip adventure. With a model and a dancer, you will journey through Italy and Switzerland, taking advantage of the breath-taking vistas of an ever-changing Alpine landscape and drinking in the culture. We make it easy for you with our flexible collection and drop-off service: London Heathrow (pick up/drop-off), London Gatwick (pick up/drop-off), Zurich (pick up) and Geneva (drop-off). We simply work around you. You can even choose the length of your holiday with us – 5, 7, 9 days or more. Our aim is to let you unleash your creativity and have an amazing time, however long you choose to spend with us.

This EuroPhoto Roadtrip offers you freedom to explore the incredible legacy of the last Ice Age in the company of a small group of like-minded individuals. We will journey in comfort over the highest mountain range in Europe, stopping wherever we want to. Take the ferry across Lake Lucerne; enjoy an ice-cream on the shores of Lake Como; watch the local fishing community plying their trade; survey the luxury yachts and do some people-watching in Geneva – or simply marvel at the magnificence of the rugged, unspoilt peaks. What better way can there be to take fabulous pictures and enjoy life?

The lakes and mountains of Italy and Switzerland are as inspirational as they are awe-inspiring. Your photographic holiday is an intoxicating blend of glorious landscapes, regional cultures and the opportunity to shoot a range of photographic genres – including dance, fine art, lifestyle, editorial and fashion with our on-board models. We don’t just take you somewhere; we give you as much or as little help as you need to make the most of a location. Whatever your level of expertise, you will receive advice and guidance with your photography in a friendly and supportive atmosphere and there will also be plenty of opportunities for independent portfolio building. The aim is to have a wonderful time; return home with images you are proud of and memories to savour.

You will be one of just six photographers on a luxury minibus. Before the trip, we will arrange your personal pick-up point in the UK or Switzerland to begin the journey. All accommodation on the holiday is single occupancy in a minimum of 3-star hotels.

Travelling with you is the support team: Trainer/Photographer Andrew Appleton; two experienced photographic models one is a trained dancer; a driver/assistant; a qualified make-up artist and wardrobe stylist.

Lake Lucerne

Lake Maggiore

Lake Como

Lake Geneva

Lake Garda

The Route

Sat 23rd September – evening depart Folkestone for Calais via Eurotunnel, over night drive to the Champagne area of France for a breakfast stop plus some photos in this amazing landscape.

Sun 24th September  – following our stop in the Champagne region we head on to Colmar for Sunday night where we will explore the lovely town and stop overnight.

Mon 25th September – early start to reach Lake Lucerne for late morning. The rest of the day will be spent exploring and photographing the town and model shoots on the edge of the lake. Late afternoon drive to our accommodation on Lake Como where we’ll stay for two nights.

Tue 26th September – after an early start to catch the lake in the morning light we will head towards the town of Como stopping on route at Lenno to visit the Villa Barbianella where Casino Royale and Star Wars were filmed. You will have time to wander around the town of Como in the afternoon shooting both our two models and the architecture.

Weds 27th September  – we say farewell to Lake Como and head towards Lake Garda, staying in the beautiful location of Sirmione. Sirmione is known to everyone as “ the pearl of the islands and peninsulas” thanks to Catullo, Sirmione is famous for it’s thermal water with it’s healing properties. There is a castle, marina and stunning views. It is the ideal backdrop for a spot of fashion photography and we will also be creating some cinematic style shots.

Thurs 28th September – an early morning drive to Lake Maggiore, we are staying in Stressa Western shore of the lake. From this base we will explore the landscape from both the edge of the lake and up on the mountains mixing fashion, editorial, landscape and cinematic styles.

Friday 29th September – Friday morning we leave Stressa and head towards Lake Geneva, staying in Cluses, France. The city and lake look spectacular at night so this an opportunity for some sophisticated fashion photography.

Saturday 30th September  – we head back towards Calais stopping  overnight in Troyes, France. Troyes is a town full of medieval architecture, we will have plenty of time to explore and then take our final shots of our two models.

Sunday 1st October – we leave Troyes on Sunday morning and head back to Calais to catch a mid-day Eurotunnel arriving in the UK early afternoon.

Our model and dancer

Sharon Janney

Sharon is a very experienced agency model who has a wide range of styles. For this trip the buzzwords are sensuality and elegance. Our stylist will be creating some stunning lifestyle and fashion looks that will compliment the surroundings perfectly.

 

Alexa Hilton

This will be Alexa’s third Roadtrip. A qualified dance teacher and a trained dancer, Alexa not only poses beautifully but helps photographers understand how to achieve perfect dance images.

To see more of our fantastic models click here to visit the Gallery

The Accommodation

All accommodation on the holiday is single occupancy in a minimum of 3-star hotels, meaning that after a day behind the lens you can relax and get a good nights sleep. Your going to need it, as tomorrow we’re right back on it! To view the accommodation we have booked for this trip just click the pictures below.

Booking and Pricing details

The cost of this Road Trip is £2195 (approx $2800) and includes:

Air Conditioned luxury mini-bus
Collection and drop off to M25 area
A unique mix of landscape, travel, fashion and dance photography

1 Dancer
1 Model
1 MUA/Stylist
1 Trainer
1 Assistant
8 Nights single occupancy 3 star accommodation
Just six photographers

Price excludes meals and flights to/from Europe.

More booking options

Road & Fly £1895 ($2465 approx)

Join us from the beginning of the Road trip and fly back from Geneva on Friday late afternoon. Price includes all of the Road Trip benefits but with 6 nights accommodation. Price excludes flights and meals

Fly & Road £1895 ($2465 approx)

Fly to Zurich on Monday morning, and join us for the rest of the Road Trip, travelling back to the UK on our luxury minibus. Price includes all of the Road Trip benefits but with 6 nights accommodation. Price excludes flights and meals

Fly & Shoot £1795 ($2365 approx)

Fly to Zurich on Monday morning, enjoy 5 days of shooting and catch your return flight from Geneva on Friday afternoon. Price includes all of the Road Trip benefits but with 4 nights accommodation. Price excludes flights and meals

If you want to add a few more days in the UK please contact us for recommendations of accommodation and locations

andrew@andrewappleton.com

steve@andrewappleton.com

 

See what we got up to on the last trip!