Location: Plitvice Croatia
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Join the Tatra photography team in Croatia’s breathtaking natural splendour of Plitvice lakes & waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes are composed of 16 interlinked lakes and 25 hectares of woods, lakes and waterfalls surrounded by the mountains of Mala Kapela and Pljesivica, Plitvice lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colours change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.
We will use the eight km of pathways and wooden walking trails around the lakes to photograph this outstanding location. The trails descend from an altitude of 636m to 503m above sea level. The lakes that are formed by natural dams are separated into upper and lower lakes providing fantastic photographic opportunities.
Tatra photography provide photographic tuition with British professional photographer Nick Jenkins, during the workshop you will be able to learn all the different techniques to photograph the lakes & waterfalls and come home with some outstanding images. Over the four days, you can expect a packed workshop of great photography, great company and great food in the beautiful surroundings of the lakes & mountains of Croatia.
Your tutor for this workshop is Fran Halsall. Having worked as a professional photographer since 2004 Fran is passionate about documenting the world around us. Growing up on the edge of the countryside meant that, from an early age, Fran was inspired to record what she saw.
What began with detailed drawings of flowers and trees evolved when her photographic interest was kindled by her grandfather in her teenage years. Going on to complete a degree in fine art, Fran studied not only formal aspects of composition and lighting but also the effects of sensory perception and how we process visual information. This is where Fran’s obsession with light, and its ability to influence emotion, began.
Fran’s first book “The Peak District” explored the history and environment of the UK’s first National Park and cemented her reputation not only as a photographer but also as a writer on landscape studies. Her research into the richly varied geology and fascinating landscape myths of Britain and Ireland led to the publication of her third book “Shore to Summit” – a recommended text for anyone who wishes to know more about ‘reading’ landforms. This academic interest led Fran undertake an MA in landscape architecture where she deepened her understanding of both ecological processes and the often complex aesthetic responses to natural and designed environments.
As a regular contributor of articles to leading photographic magazines Fran is known for her holistic approach, being equally at home producing guides to camera technique as writing about interpreting the landscape’s character or explaining the interaction between weather and lighting. This broad knowledge base, combined with many years experience as a photographic tutor, makes Fran an invaluable guide to what to photograph, where and when to find it, and how best to record it.
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.
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