Location: Tatra national park, Slovakia
Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Moderate
The Tatra Mountains Slovakia has everything a photographer could wish for, unique culture, historical architecture, friendly people & of course spectacular landscapes.
Tatra photography have carefully handpicked the very best locations in the Tatra Mountains national park for you to enjoy providing you with one of the best photography holidays in Europe.
We have thoroughly researched where the sun rises & sun sets to take you too locations at the right time of day. The only thing left for you is to take as many outstanding photographs as possible.
During the week of your photography workshop in the Tatra mountains we will take you to locations of breathtaking beauty for you to photograph which will include, the Tatra mountain landscapes, emerald lakes & valleys, UNESCO Castles, giant mountain waterfalls and sunrise and sunset shots.
You will also receive a masterclass in photography landscape tuition from our professional photographer which includes, composition, shutter speeds, apertures & understanding histograms.
All levels are catered for with digital & film so whether you are new to photography, an enthusiast or a seasoned pro looking for a new photography holiday The Tatra Mountains Slovakia is an oasis of breathtaking scenery which makes this national park a photography paradise.
Unique to the Tatra Workshops
On this Tatra workshop we will have two evenings overnight in remote mountain cottages. During the week we will walk (3 hours to location) to a remote mountain cottage located in one of the valleys of the Tatra national park. This location is surrounded by the beautiful mountain valleys, rugged Tatra peaks and three lake locations perfect for reflections and sunrise shots. The mountain saddle will provide us with plenty of sunset opportunities.
We will take you too one of the most stunning places in Europe, Lomnicky Peak 2635M, a gondola will take us directly to the mountain peak to photograph the neighbouring peaks and valleys of the Slovak & Polish Tatras, this unique opportunity for mountain shooting is not to be missed.
Your tutor for this workshop is Lee Pengelly. Lee is a professional photographer specialising in landscape & nature photography. Lee started taking pictures in 1996, after a college course and Bureau of Freelance Photographers study course. Between 1996 and 2000 he honed his skills and built up a range of clients for his work. By late 2000 he had given up the day job and turned pro.
His clients include the Landmark Trust, B&Q, Ordnance Survey, Daily Mail, Kodak, National Trust, Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, The National Grid and the Britannia Group.
Lee’s work is also represented by Corbis, Alamy, Britain On View,(Photolibrary), Loop Images and Imageclick picture agencies and sold worldwide in books, newspapers, magazines, calendars, cards and travel guides.
In 2007 Lee began running photography lectures for clubs and societies, focusing on photographic technique and his style of photography. He is an experienced course leader, running UK and overseas workshops.
“I have a passion for the landscape and it’s the subject that got me to pick up the camera, I will always love it and always return to it. I love to be out in the great outdoors in all weathers capturing the changing light.
The landscape workshops with Tatra Photography are sponsored by Lee Filters and Robert White Camera Suppliers.
Lee Filters have kindly donated a landscape filter set including various grads, ND filters and the BIG 10 Stopper, Lee have also provided a range of holders and rings, all of which will be available to use to participants on the workshops and will be demonstrated by the Tatra photography award winning tutors.
Any customers wanting to purchase their products can then buy from Robert White cameras or direct from Lee filters.
“I can now attest there are few pleasures more wonderful than being slowly warmed by the rising sun in a sweet-smelling meadow. The gentle buzz of insects gradually coming to life was the only noise bar the sporadic shutter clicks of seven cameras.”
“So what have I learned in my days on the frozen Slovakian mountainside? That once you’ve managed to thaw out your frozen fingers, landscape photography is a lot of fun. That you can learn more in three days on location with a professional photographer than six months in the classroom. And that, in order to produce impressive images, you need patience, dedication and a certain amount of skullduggery.”
Pension Biela Voda has a prime position in Velka Lomnica the gateway to the Tatra mountains – one of the East Europe’s only alpine mountain range. Pension Biela Voda offers accommodation in spacious double rooms or apartments with en-suite facilities. There is wi-fi throughout the whole pension free of charge. The Pension also has a nice terrace for those who wish to relax after a day in the mountains and an outdoor BBQ sitting area for nice warm summer evenings.
Mountain cottage - The cottage offers typical mountain accommodation with an unforgettable atmosphere. Accommodation is in shared bedrooms with comunal showers and hot running water. The cottage is supplied with its own green electricity created localy using the force of the mountain stream. You will be able to enjoy the peacefull evenings on the outdoor terrace with fantastic views of the lake and valley listening to the sound of the nearby waterfalls sipping tea made by local herbs.
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