Photographic Tours > Prague in Winter
Monday 14th January 2019 - Wednesday 16th January 2019
Although Prague is not a big city, it is incredibly easy to get lost due to the myriad of cobbled, medieval lanes and alleyways. Why struggle to get your bearings and seek out that perfect vantage point at sunset when you can have someone take you straight there!
The dates have been chosen not only to maximise our chances of encountering fog, frost and snow but through avoiding peak times we can take advantage of lower air-fares and fewer tourists.
The weather will dictate the order of the day but on either of the days I will take you around the winding lanes of Mala Strana (Little Quarter) which has changed little in 200 years, to Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral. We will shoot church interiors, the historical fort of Vysehrad, Old Town Square and capture the city at night.
As you can see, this is a short break, so why not stay on for a further day or two or arrive the night before? Afterall, once I have shown you around all the best places, you'll know where to go for the remainder of your visit!
The workshop will begin mid afternoon (time TBC) on the 17th and finish on the 19th at, around, 15.00 hrs.
For a cost breakdown including flights and hotel please see Itinerary under Downloads.
Please note: Although you are welcome to bring a non-participating partner or friend along, I am afraid they cannot join us on the day’s activities. The reason for this is that Prague, in places, can be a chaotic city and it is my responsibility to make sure that everyone is together and that we all alight and depart trams. They are, however, very welcome to join us for the evening meal. Alternatively, should they wish to participate throughout the duration of the workshop they will be included in the group and are therefore liable to pay the workshop's full cost.
How To Book
To book a place, simply download and fill out the booking form (see Downloads on the right) and return to Robert either by post or email. Your place will be confirmed upon receipt of both the booking form and deposit.
Robert will advise which flights and hotel to book.
“This short break in Prague was my photographic highlight of the year. The comfortable hotel chosen by Rob was just a short walk from the many attractions of this beautiful city. Rob’s planning ensured that our shutter fingers were always busy but there was still time for coffee and cake. The evening meals were excellent and the beer was cheap. I recommend the pork knuckle if you like your meat. The group was small and, most importantly for a photographic tour, Rob was always on hand to give advice and encouragement. If you are able it is well worth staying on for an extra day or two to explore the city. I have been on several tours and workshops run by Rob and have no hesitation recommending him for any level of photographer”.
"Having been one of the lucky people to have secured a place on the trip to Prague, I can only say how much I enjoyed the tour, put together, as always, so well by Rob. With his knowledge of the city, we visited some places which were not overrun by other tourists, giving us the best chances of securing some good images. I fully recommend this tour to anyone who likes architecture, street photography and townscapes, because this tour has it all! Accommodation and food were both excellent, and the other members in the group were very pleasant to work with. So, thank you everyone, for contributing to a superb photo tour. Finally, a word to say a big thank you, to Rob, for all his hard work in the organisation and research into flights and hotels, which made booking so much easier".
"Prague is a beautiful city - and three days is barely long enough to do more than take an overview with Bob giving us the benefit of his considerable knowledge of the city. In retrospect I should have taken an extra few days, as some other members of the group did, and stay on to enjoy the ambience of the city - but even then, that wouldn’t have been enough time to really get to know the city. Bob was an excellent guide as usual - he knew the best places to take us to tickle our photographic fancies. After the dreadful Spring we had had at home, it was a delight to find everything in Prague in bloom as it should be - horse chestnuts in full spring regalia, spring flowers everywhere - a beautiful time to visit the parks and enjoy the magnificent views of the so colourful city.
We spent an evening taking night shots over the Charles Bridge - you could spend a week there, day and night, and still not exhaust the possibilities. We had one good day of sunshine, and the next was raining, but Bob turned that to our advantage by popping us into a covered arcade overlooking the streets in the centre of Prague for street photography in the rain, and we stayed bone dry. Such was the pace of the trip that most of the time, and even afterwards, I was not quite sure where I was, but that was more due to advancing age than the quality of the guidance by Bob. Another enjoyable trip, excellent restaurants found by Bob, well worth the trip. I am left with an overwhelming sense of the colours of the city".
"I have recently returned from my first photographic workshop abroad courtesy of Robert Canis. I was impressed by the professional way Robert conducts his business from booking to departure everything was planned with fine detail ensuring you make the most of your time. We had plenty of breaks for refreshments and the restaurants and cafes Robert chose were excellent.
Robert keeps the groups small and ensures everyone gets advice on camera settings and suggestions for composition. My photography has improved greatly following my trip.
This is a fabulous way to meet like minded photographers and enjoy being in the right place at the right time with a professional photographer. I will certainly be booking again".
"We had an excellent photography tour in November. We arrived at our hotel to find that our room had views of Charles Bridge and the River Valtava. The trip then got better. Our photography days were superbly organised taking us straight from one amazing sight to another, always with a good vantage point; with carefully organised stops for dinner or coffee and cake. It was so good to be taken round this beautiful city by someone with such knowledge of Prague; we could not have fitted so much in if we had spent a week there on our own. Rob's guidance was of great benefit both to me, as a novice photographer, and to my husband who is a much more accomplished photographer".
Fiona & Steve Harrison
"One of the highlights for me in 2014 was attending a great workshop in Prague with Robert. his Knowledge of the city and willingness to pass on his photography skills ensured we all walked away with a nice collection of photographs, of this lovely city. The hotel was first class as was the restaurants that Robert picked for us each night. I would like to thank you for a well organised and enjoy trip. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who enjoys their photography".
"Thanks for the experience. I had a fantastic time with great photo opportunities. All in all an inspiring trip. I have loads of images to work on when I get the time to do so. I learnt a lot, consolidated a few techniques and discovered many more. Would recommend the trip to everyone. Looking forward to my next one"!
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Monday 14th January 2019
to Wednesday 16th January 2019
Price : £245
Group size : 6
Maximum group size: 6
Minimum group size: 5
Guide: Robert Canis.
Cost includes: Tuition, guiding, tram tickets and welcome drink.
Cost excludes: Flights, accommodation, meals, entrance tickets into places of interest and airport transfers. For a price break-down please see the Itinerary under Downloads, above.
Accommodation: We will, all, be staying in a very comfortable 3* hotel situated just 200m from the famous Charles Bridge. With WiFi.
Level of fitness: Moderate. The best way to see and photograph Prague is on foot though we shall be using Prague's highly efficient tram system to get around to the more out-of-reach destinations. Approximate total distances. Day 1:1km. Day 2:5km. Day 3:2.5km. This will be at a leisurely pace with stops for lunch.
Experience level: Beginner upwards.
Equipment needed: A full check-list will be given upon booking of this trip but the following will give you an idea. Aside from your camera, wide-angle, telephoto-zoom and a tripod. Filters such as polarising and ND Grad would be useful though by no means essential.