Photograph the Beauty of Croatia
Join Randy Hanna and Ana Pogacar in Croatia, with a wealth of photographic possibilities and the chance to stretch yourself creatively in some of Europe’s most stunning locations. You’ll return with an impressive portfolio of travel shots as well as some incredible memories of the Adriatic coast and the historical region of Dalmatia.
We start in the charming old town of Rovinj on the Istrian Peninsula including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre at Pula. Get close ups of stunning architectural details and capture the colour and bustle of life in the enchanting cobbled streets. Try creative long exposures to capture waterfalls and stunning reflections at Plitvice National Park, the ‘lake district’ of Croatia—don’t forget your polarizer for this part of the workshop! Capture the contrast of seascapes against the old city of Dubrovnik. Walk the city, camera in hand, and capture medieval to Austro-Hungarian architecture, café culture, trams, markets, and rooftop views over lively squares. There’s something in this city for everyone.
This workshop is very diverse and involves a lot of outdoor photography; we will shoot from scenic vantage points, which we can either drive to, or some require a short walk. Dubrovnik is notorious for its steps and the city walls require about two hours walk. Plitvice Lakes National Park is all outdoors and there are some moderate elevation changes. You should therefore have a moderate level of fitness and come with suitable clothes and footwear. All levels of photographer, from beginner to pro, are welcome. This is a workshop that won’t disappoint!
October 17–24, 2017
By Invitation Only
Itinerary and General Information
October 17, 2017: Arrival at Rovinj
Late afternoon arrival in beautiful Rovinj in time for a sunset shoot in the old town.
October 17–19, 2017: Hilltop towns & Rovinj
Two full days to explore Istria. Having made the most of early morning light in Rovinj, we’ll drive out to visit some of the many charming Istrian hilltop towns, making the most of our vantage point to capture stunning panoramas. We’ll return for an evening shoot in Rovinj and to soak up the atmosphere of its bustling harbour, winding narrow streets, and lively squares.
October 20, 2017: Rovinj & Plitvice Lakes NP
After breakfast, and another chance to capture early light in the old town, we leave Rovinj and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. We arrive in time for a late afternoon walk in the national park to capture stunning lakes and waterfalls.
October 21, 2017: Plitvice Lakes NP
We’ll have a full day to photograph the lakes, waterfalls and caves in this incredible UNESCO world heritage site. Here you’ll have the opportunity to try different photography techniques using tripods and long exposures as well as work on composition. Enjoy free time exploring the lakes alone before meeting late afternoon to make the most of the play of golden light and reflections in the water.
October 22, 2017: Plitvice Lakes NP & Trogir
Early morning photography at Plitvice Lakes NP. After late breakfast drive to the Dalmatian coast to Trogir, a UNESCO town built on a small island. Here we will visit the famous cathedral and capture aerial views ofthe town from its bell tower. Afternoon and evening photography in the old town.
October 23, 2017: Trogir & Dubrovnik
Morning photography in Trogir. After breakfast drive to Dubrovnik. Explore the old city with its narrow streets, street performers, diverse architecture, and well-preserved medieval walls. You’ll have some free time to do some sightseeing in the afternoon before meeting up for a late afternoon shoot. The medieval walls offer spectacular views of the city, the sea, islands and mountains and we’ll use this vantage point to make the most of the light for some creative long exposures and blue hour shots.
October 24, 2017: Dubrovnik We will have a full day to explore Dubrovnik and its highlights. There will be enough time to take photos of the old city center and its streets, which are still permeated with the medieval spirit and the grandeur of the Republic of Dubrovnik. It will be possible to visit the nearby islets, ideal for a relaxing break in the gentle sea breeze. In the evenings we can listen to the music played by street performers and indulge in seafood at one of the numerous great restaurants.
October 25, 2017: Departure from Croatia Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to departure airport. End of workshop.
Note on Air Travel: There are several options, and we will discuss these with you to determine which is best. Also, keep in mind that this workshop pairs up perfectly with our Italy workshop the week prior!
- Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
- All meals, soft drinks and snacks during the workshop
- All transportation during the workshop
- Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction
- Fun, inspiration and a great time