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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 third 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.
April windmill

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

April 5 - 8, 2024
April 12 - 15, 2024
April 19 - 22, 2024

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

May 24 - 27, 2024
May 31 - June 3, 2024

The May date focuses on clover incarnate, the May/June date on poppies.

October 11 - 14, 2024
October 18 - 21, 2024
October 25 - 28, 2024

In October we focus on the colouring trees and vineyards.

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.
Evening mood

Lecturer

Emil Čelustka, website, galleries

Price

CZK 3.990 (EUR 175)

Price includes: Expert guidance in photography, personal consultation, 2 hours of theoretical explanation, lecture on tripods and demonstrations of the lecturers' work.
Price excludes: Transportation to and during the workshop, accommodation or local fees, meals or insurance. These costs are the responsibility of each participant.

After registration, you will receive a call for payment of CZK 500. By making this payment, your registration will be complete and your place at the workshop will be secure. You will be asked to pay the rest to the workshop fee one month before the workshop.

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.
Hunting tower on the waves

Cancellation policy

The payment of CZK 500 for the registration confirmation is non-refundable. But the good news is that if you decide on another of the offered workshop dates in Moravian Tuscany, I will transfer your registration to the chosen workshop and date free of charge. You will not lose anything.

If you have already paid up to the full price of the workshop on the basis of the second call, i.e. cancellation is made in the last 30 days before departure, I will be forced to deduct the amount for your share of the accommodation (up to CZK 2700) from the workshop price and the remaining amount will be refunded to you. For this case I recommend to take out commercial insurance in case of cancellation in the last few days before departure.

If you do not respond to the call for payment of the workshop price within the next 10 days and do not make payment of the balance, 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.

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
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