Prague Photo Workshop:
Stories from the Field
Curating a Gallery Show in Prague
July 9, 2015
As the days wind down, we all are collecting our favorite images from our days in Prague and Southern Bohemia, working with our trip leaders and Matthieu on critiques and editing, and narrowing down the top images for each student that we will display in our final gallery show! Our days have been filled with good laughs, great food, awesome pictures, and amazing instruction from our group leaders as well as Matthieu.
Boat Cruise on the Vltava River, Czech Food, Petrin Hill, and More!
July 6, 2015
On our first evening in Prague, we hopped on the top deck of a boat, enjoying the beautiful night and our new friends as the city of Prague floated alongside us. The warm sun set over the colorful buildings of Prague and an accordion played in the background. As we neared the end of the night, the nearly full moon rose above us and the sky turned a rich shade of azure. It was a spectacular time, and we even started talking to National Geographic Expert Mattieu Paley about what makes for a good photo.
Justin’s College Photo Portfolio, London and Prague Photo Workshops
February 9, 2015
Justin Jordan, of Fullerton, California traveled with NGSE on our 2013 London photo workshop and 2014 Prague photo workshop. Currently studying at the Art Institute of California, Justin put together a website portfolio of photographs in preparation for admission, which features photos from his two NGSE trips. Since traveling with NGSE, Justin shoots photos every day and hopes to transfer to the Savannah College of Art and Design this year. See a selection of photos from Justin’s portfolio below.
Celebrating America through Night Photography
July 7, 2014
Happy Fourth of July from NG Prague! We all spent a wonderful day in a small town outside Prague called Kutna Hora, famous for its Bone Church and idyllic streets. Kutna Hora is best known for its spooky Sedlec Ossuary, a small Roman Catholic Church that is decorated from top to bottom with real human bones. Built as a way to celebrate life and humble oneself with the inevitability of death, this church — recently named by Yahoo as one of the top 20 scariest places in the world — was a fascinating thing to photograph.