Location: Krakow / Poland
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Join Tatra Photography in Krakow the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Its architecture spans many centuries and styles with a square full of interest. Encircled by cobbled streets, cafes and shops the square also plays host to St. Mary’s cathedral and the famous Market in the heart of Krakow Old town square built in 1257.
We will have plenty of time to really explore this diverse city with our cameras during sunrise, sunset & the blue hour. We will seek out interesting nooks and crannies as well as the better-known and more iconic sites around the city and its magnificent castle & churches. We will concentrate on looking upwards as well as at eye level. Our aim will be to give you ample opportunity to really capture Krakow with its myriad architectural opportunities and help you get to grips with urban photography – what a location in which to learn!
During the Krakow photography tour we will also visit the Salt Mines, Magnificent chambers chiselled out in rock salt and amazing underground saline lakes, majestic timber constructions and unique statues sculpted in salt. Almost 3 kilometres of meandering corridors, 800 steps to climb of which 350 have to be descended to reach the depth of 135 meters underground.
A trip to Krakow would not be complete without a trip to Auschwitz – this will be a profound experience, with a chance to photograph with thought and sensitivity. Auschwitz Birkenau is the site of the gravest mass murder in the history of humanity. It remains a memorial that can serve everyone as a mirror of the human soul and a prism for looking deep within ourselves. Auschwitz Birkenau was the largest of Nazi Germany’s death camps and was the site of the worst human atrocity of modern times where it is estimated that 1.1 million people were executed in the 2nd World War according to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State museum.
As well as having extended and flexible time in Krakow, 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, where 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 Andy Farrer. Andy Farrer recently won the prestigious title of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015. His captivating compositions have earned him a reputation as one of the UK’s leading outdoor photographers. Andy has previously also been commended in national and international competitions and won a category of International Garden Photographer of the Year in 2013.
His photographs regularly feature on the cover of magazines and books and he often writes photographic articles for camera magazines. He has shot images for a wide range of clients including; HTC, National Trust, Dorset Life, Amateur Photographer and Photo Plus.
Andy has worked as a professional photographer for much of his working life after completing a two year full time photography course in the early 1990’s. It was the early years before college, processing film and printing under a red light, however which gave Andy the photography bug. Now firmly entrenched in the digital age, Andy shoots with Canon DSLR’s and enjoys the benefit’s of RAW processing and a digital workflow.
His passion for the great outdoors and landscape photography are the driving force that allows him to compose such incredible images in such a wide array of settings from the Outer Hebrides to Northern Norway as well as closer to home on The Jurassic Coast. Andy`s attention to details has enabled him to scout some of the most amazing locations to capture the magical and simply stunning illuminations of the aurora borealis as well as the incredible wildlife of Scandinavia.
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.
The Batory Hotel is a family run hotel situated a short walk from Kraków’s Old Town.
All rooms are designed in an elegant and timeless style complete with all facilities, which will guarantee you pleasant and comfortable stay.
All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom, access to Internet (WI-FI), satellite TV & deposit box.
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