Location: Prague / Czech Republic
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Join Tatra Photography in the historical capital of Bohemia, Prague is the capital and largest city in The Czech Republic steeped in history and one of the most magical places to photograph in the world. The city straddles the River Vltava the longest in the Czech Republic flowing 270 miles. The city famed for its ancient architectural landmarks, cobbled streets and towers. We will include all the famous landmarks including Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, the Astronomical Clock, the jewish cemetery and the iconic Charles Bridge & Mala Strana.
We will have plenty of time with sunrise, sunset and the blue hour to really explore this diverse city with our cameras. We will seek out interesting nooks and crannies as well as the better-known and more iconic sites around the city and really concentrate on looking upwards as well as at eye level. Our aims will be to give you ample opportunity to really capture the history of this amazing city with its myriad architectural opportunities and help you get to grips with urban photography – and what a location in which to learn!
As well as having extended and flexible time in Prague, where we will work one-on-one with each guest to hone your Urban photography skills, we will also provide demonstrations of advanced cityscape photography techniques, such as High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and night photography.
We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique, our professional tutor will discuss the art of urban photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach photography with the eye of a pro.
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.
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.
Art Hotel provides guests with spacious and modern hotel accommodation in the heart of Prague.
All rooms are fitted with the finest linens and furnishings sure to provide you with an uninterrupted and soothing nights sleep.
All the rooms have en-suite facilities, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, mini-bar, safe-deposit box, hair dryer & free Wi-Fi.