Prague Photo Workshop
- Develop your artistic vision with the help of a National Geographic photographer.
- Go on photo shoots in the forests and medieval towns of Bohemia.
- Hone your photography skills through field-based classes and seminars.
- Curate and display your work at a public gallery opening.
On Assignment: Photography
Through assignments in the field, classes, and critiques, this special workshop will challenge and inspire students to take their photography to the next level.
Itinerary 12 Days
Prague is a visual feast where Gothic, baroque, art nouveau, and cubist architecture mingles with weird and witty modern sculpture, and a creative energy fills the streets. Our base in this captivating city is at the junction of the Old and New Towns, just steps from the National Theater. Spend time in our classroom each day, learning how to develop your eye and improve your technical skills. Then take to the streets in small groups, practicing what you’ve learned on photo shoots. Climb up to Prague Castle at the “golden hour” to capture the iconic Prague skyline, punctuated by a multitude of spires. Ride a boat down the winding Vltava to catch the city from a different vantage point. At Letná Park, perched on a hilltop overlooking Prague, frame skateboarders in action and panoramic views of the city.
In the evenings, review the day’s work or attend seminars by our National Geographic photographer and instructors on their professional experiences. Then head out to photograph the city at night. Document street life against the dazzling lights of Wenceslas Square or train your lens on the illuminated arches of the Charles Bridge as they cast reflections on the river below.
Retreat into the wooded hills and storied villages of southern Bohemia on a two-day photo assignment. Stay in a 13th-century hunting estate and work on your landscape photography while hiking through the Šumava forest and canoeing pristine rivers. Capture the faces of our village neighbors and step back in time on a shoot in the labyrinthine medieval city of ˇCeský Krumlov.
Throughout the workshop we will prepare for a final gallery opening of large-print photos of the group’s best work. Help organize, curate, and promote the exhibit, and share your images with the public on our final night.