Well!! This was my first mountain adventure for both hiking & photography and I was a bit nervous. However, Fed didn’t make me feel that even a bit during the whole trip. A thorough Gentleman and a good Human. He was more of a friend than a Tour Guide. He was very polite and answered your questions. He knows dolomites in and out and took us to breath taking spots at the right time of the day. The Accommodations were home like and very cosy. He walked us with all though the hike and even went back to and fro to help other fellow hikers despite of the accent & decent. Very knowledge about photography & camera controls. I would definitely recommit Federico to all my friends and he’ll be my pilot for all my future photo trips to Dolomiti / Lofoten / Iceland and many more. Thanks Federico and wish you the best always…. Chers mate.. Ciao.. Love, Tino
Mike Tino, Slovenia & Dolomites
I will certainly contact him again
I warmly recommend Federico Antonello for any photo hike in the Dolomites for his great knowledge of photography conditions in that area and his friendliness and readiness to help with particular requests. I went to the Dolomites in the summer of 2019 with my family and I had asked him a few week before if we would be available for a few outings together while my family was doing something else. As soon as I contacted him, he started preparing for me a tailor-made programme based on my time availability, my location during my stay and my wishes based on photos he had made of the spots in the area. He also advised me on the gear to take along, and gave me very precise information on the conditions for each hike (car distance from my place, walking time, difficulty of the hike etc.). I did two hikes with him, each time he picked me up at my hotel and drove me back afterwards. I keep wonderful memories and some nice shots of those two evenings. Federico also gave me advice of other spots I could go to without his help with very precise indication and that was very helpful. We are still in contact and I will certainly contact him again next time I go to the Dolomites. Hélène Cook
Hélène Cook, Dolomites
Federico gave me many useful tips
I joined Federico’s 2-day tour in early November. Federico is a very sincere person, before I was off to Italy, he did a very good communication with me and provided a very detailed suggestions of the places that we could visit during the tour. Although we encountered a very poor weather during the visit and some roads were closed, Federico did the best to took me to the places as much as he could under the extreme condition, a long drive was required sometimes and I really appreciate his effort. On the other hand, Federico gave me many useful tips and provided the demonstration on how to take good landscape photos. The experience overall was very impressive and I am considering to join Federico’s photography tour again next year! It is highly recommended!
Ivan Tam, Dolomites
Thanks Federico for making it happen
It was such well organised photo trip that I must thanks Federico for making it happen. Federico Knows the place very well and took us to the right spot at the right time so that we could get great shots. And I must mention the personal care Federico took during the trip. When I had to travel alone from Venice to Switzerland he arranged even every small thing so efficiently that I did not face any problem in an unknown place. Thanks a lot Federico and I am looking forward to joining your future trips.
Keya Sengupta, Slovenia & Venice
I guarantee you memories that you’d cherish lifelong
Over couple of years back I had gleaned through an image of Santa Maddalena, Val di Funes. Though at that point of time I had very little knowledge of photography, the striking contrast in the landscape, form and light of this place had consumed me wholly. And thus began my relentless research. I don’t drive and it quickly dawned on me that navigating the Dolomites isn’t easy. As I combed through some local photographers from the area who shared my passion, I accidentally stumbled upon my biggest find of the last several years – Federico Antonello. A brilliant photographer, thorough gentleman, well spoken, empathetic and yet gritty at the same time. We developed a great bond during the trip and I have never ceased to admire his intricate knowledge of the terrain and light conditions alike. I’d probably someday get back to the Dolomites just to share a toast with him as much I would for the great scenery around. A story that’d always give me courage and hope was from this trip. As we traversed through the path to Tre Cime, it turned out to be embroiled by a record snowfall, with the hiking ridges being almost non-existent through the 5 km onward journey and overlooking a nearly 9,000 feet relentless drop into a pitless gorge. The first thing that we noticed was that both of us were pretty much the only ones attempting this daredevil feat. We subsequently slipped, clawed, risked and survived it to the summit. And then several fairly awesome shots ensued. However, the road to perdition was far from over. Soon after one of my favorite pictures was clicked, the magnificent golden light was snubbed out of the skies as the satanic clouds took over and left both of us in utter darkness, with no navigation and signs to guide us back. Our eventual celebratory toast at 2:00 a.m. was over some fine Italian grappa and I’d always owe this successful journey to my dear friend Federico Antonello – one of the best photographers on the continent and a righteous man. If you have him by your side, I guarantee you memories that you’d cherish lifelong.
Som Roy, Dolomites
Ho passato 3 giorni indimenticabili
[ITA] A ottobre 2018 sono stato colpito dalle sue foto, l’ho contattato per un tour privato e a giugno 2019 l’ho conosciuto sul campo: ho passato con Federico 3 giorni indimenticabili. Prima di tutto è una bella persona, ama la natura, si nutre della bellezza della montagna, è sempre disponibile e ti fa sentire a tuo agio. Poi, è anche un fotografo eccellente che non si risparmia nel trasmettere le proprie competenze ed esperienze. Ma oltre alla tecnica, ha anche buone “scarpe”: raggiunto un posto, si sposta continuamente per scoprire nuove prospettive e dettagli e i risultati sono straordinari. Grazie Federico, sono contento di averti conosciuto!
[ENG] In October 2018 I was struck by his photos, I contacted him for a private tour and in June 2019 I met him on the field: I spent 3 unforgettable days with Federico. First of all he is a beautiful person, he loves nature, he feeds on the beauty of the mountain, he is always available and makes you feel at ease. Then, he is also an excellent photographer who does not spare himself in conveying his skills and experiences. But in addition to the technique, he also has good “shoes”: once he has reached a place, he moves continuously to discover new perspectives and details and the results are extraordinary. Thanks Federico, I’m glad I met you!
Paolo Zaccagnini, Dolomites
It is a bless to have Federico as my private guide
I had travelled to different parts of Italy in different seasons since the 90s. I had experienced good and poor weather but nothing like the extreme weather condition in my visit to Dolomites in late October and early November 2018. It is a bless to have Federico as my private guide. Under those extreme weather condition he couldn’t take me to places which he had originally planned. But he still kept checking the road condition and drove me to where it was safe to visit. He has excellent knowledge about the Dolomites. Thank you so much Federico!!
Eleanor Lee, Dolomites
Federico è un compagno di viaggio ideale
Ho conosciuto Federico grazie alla passione comune per la fotografia. Posso sicuramente affermare che Federico è un compagno di viaggio ideale, ti trasmette l’energia e la carica giusta per trasformare le condizioni più sfavorevoli in occasioni fotografiche uniche. Federico ha trovato nello straordinario contesto delle Dolomiti il soggetto principale del suo percorso professionale, la ricerca continua e le sperimentazioni in campo fotografico lo portano continuamente alla scoperta di nuove prospettive. Sicuramente chi si appresta a fare un viaggio con Federico non rimarrà deluso, anzi non vedrà l’ora di ritornare lassù in quegli ambienti straordinari dove ritrovare panorami mozzafiato. Grazie Fede.
Matteo Agostini, Dolomites
Cerca di trasmettere tutte le sue conoscenze
Con Federico ho instaurato una bella amicizia. Mi ha dato molti consigli sulla post produzione in modo da incrementare le mie conoscenze. Ho avuto anche il piacere di fare vari tour fotografici nelle Dolomiti,molti dei quali anche in tenda. E’ una persona molto disponibile,cerca di trasmettere tutte le sue conoscenze. Nella fotografia ama i dettagli, ama stupire la gente con scatti studiati ma allo stesso tempo molto semplici. Consigliato.
Andrea Baron, Dolomites
Si raggiungono posti particolarmente fotogenici
Federico è una persona semplice simpatica e professionale, capace di trasmettere con umiltà le sue competenze fotografiche e la sua passione per la montagna e per i viaggi. Grazie alla sua esperienza si raggiungono posti particolarmente fotogenici. Sono molto soddisfatta!
Irene Danieli, Dolomites & Lofoten