• 5 – 10 April 2022
- 1449 EUR based on twin/double occupancy
- 1549 EUR based on single occupancy
Moravia is one of the most beautiful lands of Central Europe, and the view of peaceful fields stretching to the horizon is a rest for the eyes. The surroundings of Kyjov, recently known as Moravian Tuscany, are particularly beautiful. It is a land of idyllic images, looking like from the Pienza area, but with fruit trees instead of cypresses. We will also visit historic wine cellars (after all, in Moravia wine is as important as beer in the Czech Republic), the vineyards themselves, limestone hills and many other attractions. It is a place where you are always happy to come back.
We will be in good hands during our photo tour. Our guide is not only a photographer, but also the author of the practical guidebook to the Czech Republic for Pascal publishing house and the co-author of the practical guidebook to the Czech and Slovak Republics for the English publishing house The Rough Guides (2006 edition).
- Prague at dusk and at dawn
- Moravian Tuscany – famous among photographers undulating fields with picturesque rows of trees and charming village chapels.
- Palava – a limestone plateau with castles and vineyards.
- Mikulov – a town like from a fairy tale.
- Historic windmills among fields.
- Idyllic landscapes at every turn.
- Exercises in frame composition.
- Camera settings in different situations.
- Nice and good quality accommodation.
- Lots of Moravian wine
- And more.
- Group size: 3 to 7 persons (3 persons is the minimum).
- Number of shooting locations: at least 20.
- Difficulty level: Easy and moderate, short walking.
- Terrain: Gently rolling hills.
- Weather conditions in September: Moravian spring, a mix of sunny and cloudy weather, rather little rainfall. Temperatures from 4–5 °C at night to about 15 °C during the day.
Prague for a good evening
The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And thus – the most photogenic. As a welcome, we will take a photographic walk around the Old Town and on the Charles Bridge. On the first day we will be photographing at golden and blue hour. After sunset, the lamps will light up and the city will show us its most beautiful face. We will also visit the Charles Bridge at dawn, when it is almost empty and the light can work wonders…
Tuscany? Palouse? No, just Moravia
The term Moravské Toskánsko has become popular in recent years, when photographers discovered the vicinity of Kyjov. The local fields, with homogeneous large-scale crops, allow you to compose extremely clean frames. Pictures taken with the right light look like green or brown carpets, or like landscapes from another world. There are so many photo opportunities here that everyone will return home with their own unique compositions.
In the Palava hills
In the very south of Moravia, just before the Austrian border, a high plateau rises from the plain. With a little imagination, it resembles a lonely island. This is Palava: a land of vineyards, limestone rocks and romantic castle ruins. Wandering between the hills, we will find a lot of different frames for ourselves. Some places can be reached by car (asphalt roads lead to the top), others involve a pleasant walk.
OUR DRAFT ITINERARY
- Meeting at Prague Airport in the early afternoon.
- Transfer to hotel and meal.
- A photo walk around the city until sunset (and beyond).
- Sunrise on the Charles Bridge.
- Breakfast at the hotel.
- Transfer to Moravia, hotel accommodation and meal.
- Evening shooting in the fields.
Photographic action among Moravian fields. The most useful lens here will be a telephoto, which allows you to compress the space and select its most interesting fragment. The exact program depends on the weather. It may happen that we visit the most attractive places several times to find the best light. We will spend one day on Palava, among the limestone rocks and vineyards, and at sunset we will photograph the extremely picturesque Mikulov. The schedule for each day will look like this:
- Departure for the morning session so that we are there about half an hour before sunrise.
- Shooting at and after sunrise.
- Return to the hotel.
- Breakfast and a little rest.
- Further action among the fields and hunting for light, which is also attractive during the day at this time of the year.
- Shooting in the late afternoon and at sunset.
- Return to the hotel.
- Sunrise in the fields.
- Transfer to Prague Airport and return home.
What is included:
- Accommodation in single and twin/double rooms.
- Five breakfasts (buffet or individual portions, e.g. bread, cheese, sausage, eggs or vegan options) and five second meals (in the lunch or dinner time, depending on our activity).
- Guiding to the right locations at best time allowed by weather.
- Both Prague Airport transfers.
- Private transport during the whole tour.
- Five sunrises.
- Five sunsets.
- Daytime shooting.
- One-to-one tuition in any necessary situation during the action in the field (and beyond).
What is not included:
- Flight / transfer from your place of residence to the airport in Prague.
- Other meals.
- Alcohol and other drinks.
- Insurance (travel and equipment).
- Post-processing tuition.
- An SLR or mirrorless camera.
- A sturdy tripod.
- Recommended lenses: widest focal length range, from wide angle to telephoto. The latter is best for field photography. Focal lengths from 100 to even 400 mm will be useful.
- Recommended filters: (polarizing, ND filters for long exposure times, grad ND filters).
Clothing and others:
- Comfortable shoes.
- Warm clothing, preferably thermoactive, rainproof. The mornings can be cool.
- Some snacks to survive the time between meals.
• 500 EUR to reserve a spot.
• 1549 EUR full payment (double/twin occupancy).
• 1649 EUR full payment (single occupancy).
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