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Photography workshops Moravian Tuscany

Discover an area of uniquely undulating landscape, shaped by nature and man. Discover the unknown beauties of South Moravia, discover the ripples, groves, chapels, bio-belts and vineyards in the area rightly called Moravian Tuscany.

For the fifth year we offer an extended workshop format. We have added evening photography on Sunday and morning photography on Monday. This has increased the number of morning and evening shoots by a full 50%!

What are we going to show you?

Our goal is to show the participants of the workshop the beauty of Moravian Tuscany, including how to find the right compositions and the right time to photograph them. However, we want to make the most of the opportunities and possibilities that will be offered on the given date. Therefore, the workshop programme below is only indicative, each day we will adapt to the weather, light and the ever-changing conditions of the spring or autumn fields as good landscape photographers.
Alley with crimson clover
Crimson clover alley

And why with us?

We know the landscape of Moravian Tuscany perfectly.

In the theoretical part we will show and explain what makes photography in Moravian Tuscany unique and how it differs from other landscapes. We will explain what physical factors make the waves in the photographs so amazing.

Moreover, we are the only ones who have been intensively promoting the Moravian Tuscany region to the general public for six years. We have spent thousands of hours selecting photos, writing texts, searching maps, preparing Facebook posts, preparing the annual photo contest, preparing lectures, calendars and, most recently, postcards. We don't want to just "mine" the area. We really love Moravian Tuscany and invest in it the most precious thing we have - our time!

Workshop dates

Crimson clover and poppies May 31 - June 3, 2024



The May date focuses on crimson clover, the May/June date on poppies in the fields.
Colouring trees and vineyards October 11 - 14, 2024
October 18 - 21, 2024
October 25 - 28, 2024

In October we focus on the colouring trees and vineyards.
Flowering trees and bushes April 2025 dates will be announced in July 2024.


April dates are focused on photographing spring greenery, flowering trees and bushes.

Workshop programme

Day 1 (Friday): 15:00 - 17:00 meeting time depends on the time of the year, check-in, first evening photo session
Day 2 (Saturday): morning photo shoot, photography theory, visit interesting locations, evening photo shoot, sitting with photos and wine
Day 3 (Sunday): morning photo shoot, practical exercises, visit interesting locations, evening photo shoot, sitting with photos and wine
Day 4 (Monday): Morning photo shoot, 9:00 am end of workshop

Recommended gear

- mirrorless or DSLR with interchangeable lenses
- lens(es) with a focal length of 70mm or more, ideally a 100-400mm lens on a full-frame body
- proper tripod and remote trigger (cable, IR, BT)
- graduated ND filters are an advantage, but not strictly necessary
- field shoes and a plastic bag or sack to put them in after changing

New! As of this season, there is the option of renting photography equipment so that this service will save you time and improve your first experience of landscape photography with telephoto lenses. More on Photo gear rental. If you are interested in the service, the best way to do this is to add a message to the registration note.
Poppy field with clouds
Poppy field

Lecturer

Emil Čelustka, website, galleries

Price

CZK 3.990 (EUR 175)
Price includes:
- 3x evening photo session
- 3x morning photo session
- visits to photo locations during the day
- exper guidance in photography
- personal consultation during the photo shoot
- lecture on the theory of photography
- lecture on tripods
- lecture on photo management
- lecture and demo on photo processing
- detection of manipulated photographs
- practical packing list
Price does not include:
- transport to the venue
- transpor during the workshop
- accommodation cost and local fees
- meals and drinks
- travel insurance
What is the progress:
- you’ll be asked to pay the deposit CZK 500
- this payment will secure your place at the workshop
- 30 days before WS you’ll be asked to pay CZK 3,490
- if you register in the last 6 weeks before the workshop, you will be asked to pay the full fee at once

Transportation

You can travel to the workshop venue by your own car or by public transport. At the Place, we will arrange then we travel by as few cars as possible. It is a good practice to agree with the owner of the vehicle to share the cost.

If you will be travelling by public transport, you can take advantage of a free carpool from Brno and on the day of the workshop also travel to Brno. Please note that this offer is limited to the number of seats in the car and is valid only for the first registrants.

Accommodation

For the participants of the workshop, we arrange accommodation reservations in the Moravian Tuscany area, so that it is not necessary to travel long distances for the photo shoot. Double rooms are reserved, any request for a separate room must be notified at registration. However, we cannot guarantee a separate room, you need to ask. There's a better chance if you register early, there's less chance at the last minute...

If your accommodation requirements are higher, you can arrange your own accommodation and commute to the morning meeting. You can find hotels in Kyjov, Čejkovice and Velké Bílovice.

Meals

We have breakfast together at the guesthouse after returning from the morning shoot. Depending on the current offer of the guesthouse, we will either use the breakfast offered by the guesthouse (about 130 CZK) or we will have the opportunity to buy from the baker or in the shop. Lunch and dinner by agreement in the restaurant, or we can order delivery to the guesthouse.
Couple in crimson clover
Crimson clover in Moravian Tuscany

Cancellation policy

A lot of things can happen in life, so it is important to know the cancellation policy. More informations...

If you have not yet paid to the full price:
The payment of CZK 500 for the registration confirmation is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend on the intended date and decide to attend another workshop date in Moravian Tuscany, I will transfer your registration and deposit to the new date free of charge. You will not lose anything.
If you don't pay up to the full price:
If you do not respond to the call for payment within the next 10 days and do not make the payment to the full price, I will be forced to consider this as a cancellation of your booking and will offer the place in the workshop to another participant. In this case, the amount of CZK 500 will be forfeited.
If you have already paid to the full price:
Then cancellation is made in the last 30 days before departure and I will be forced to deduct the amount for your share of the accommodation from the workshop price. I will refund the positive difference, and require you to pay the negative difference. I recommend taking out commercial travel cancellation insurance for these cases.

We always have something extra for you

We have prepared an interesting gift for each participant.

We go with you to shoot sunrise and sunset, in the best possible and often absolutely luxurious conditions. And if you need us, if you have questions, we're there for you at the best of times...

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The following photos were taken during our workshops.
Taking photos in Moravian Tuscany
Taking photos in Moravian Tuscany
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