At the end of March in the French & Italian Alps I did a week’s shoot for STG School Travel Group (Ski Plan, STS, Equity & Rocket Ski). I went with fellow photographer Jim Young and my brief was primarily to get hotel and resort photos while Jim’s was to get photos of the children learning to ski. We had a really enjoyable and productive week covering 10 different resorts and 13 different hotels.
I have been done a number of shoots for various travel companies and interior designers. I really enjoy shooting interiors, there are so many things you have to get right (light, perspective, composition) and the shots usually require detailed editing but when it all comes together the results are very pleasing.
In addition to the interiors photography I did a number of 360 degree virtual tours of the main hotels for use on the STG websites and these will be available over the next couple of weeks. I was also taking photos of the various school groups in and around the hotels. I do a lot of schools shoots but for obvious privacy reasons won’t be posting photos of the children. I can however post this photo of one of the ski instructors at Montgenevre. The sun was intense on the slopes and ski goggle marks are a common sight with the instructors.
The real thrill of this shoot for me were the alpine landscapes. I love mountainous areas. I am a frequent visitor to the Lake District and have visited the Alps in the Summer. To see the mountains in the winter covered in snow was amazing. I was very envious of the skiers and snow-boarders and it is now a mission of mine to learn to ski or snowboard.
Possibly my favourite resort was Alpe D’Huez. We were there twice during the week and the ClubHotel Beau Soleil is a lovely hotel right on the piste with lovely facilities and amazing breath-taking views.
To see the complete gallery of alpine landscapes taken on this trip please go to the landscapes gallery pages: www.blog.demuthphoto.com/landscapes