Photographing water is the main theme of this photography workshop. Join us on this fantastic tour where you’ll be photographing water for a week in two of the most amazing national parks in Croatia and Bosnia. Learn and practice your long exposure photography skills on the thundering waterfalls, rivers and rapids you’ll see on this trip.
Una National Park is the first place we’ll visit. This stunning region is one of Bosnia’s hidden treasures and comprises three beautiful rivers each having created deep canyons, wild waterfalls and cascades. The surrounding pristine forests are a myriad of autumnal colours in the fall season. To top it all off, you can also photograph some of the fascinating medieval castles and fortresses that dot this region.
Next stop is the world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Waterfalls and lakes are in abundance here, and of course the autumn colours really set this off and is the perfect time for photographing the waterfalls. This is also the best time to visit the park as there are fewer visitors. Also, the lower angle of the sun makes the light softer and creates beautiful side-lighting, which is perfect for photographing water and landscapes. The surrounding forests are ablaze with every colour imaginable. Our expert local knowledge will ensure you get to the best viewpoints at the best times. Our expert tuition will also ensure you capture memorable images from both parks.
Day 1: Arrive at Una NP
After you arrive at Zagreb airport we’ll transfer the group to Una national park in Bosnia (about a 3-hour drive). We’ll get there in time for some afternoon and evening photography, after which we’ll spend our first evening together enjoying a hearty home-cooked dinner and the group can get to know each other.
Day 2: Una National Park
Today we’ll spend the whole day exploring and photographing water at Una National Park. Here you can learn and practice long exposure photography on the impressive waterfalls of Štrbaćki Buk and Martin Brod. We might use 4×4 cars to access more remote areas of the park. The autumn colours here contrast beautifully with the turquoise green rivers. We’ll take you to some great viewpoints around Unac and Una canyons in order to capture sweeping vistas of this amazing scenery. This area is famous for its natural beauty, fascinating historical sites and cities including old Turkish fortresses, castles and the towns Kulen Vakuf and Bihać.
Day 3: Una NP – Plitvice Lakes NP
A morning photoshoot at Una river or a sunrise from one of the viewpoints above the canyon will make a great start to your day. After breakfast, we say farewell to Bosnia and the Una river to drive to another stunning natural park – Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. After dropping off your luggage at our accommodation, we’ll head straight to the park for our evening photography and sunset shoot.
Day 4: Plitvice Lakes NP
We’ll spend the whole day photographing this incredible world of water. An abundance of lakes, waterfalls and caves make up this incredible UNESCO world heritage site. We will try different photography techniques using tripods and long exposures as well as work on composition. You can also enjoy some free time exploring the lakes on your own before we meet again late afternoon to make the most of the play of golden light and reflections in the water.
Day 5: Departure from Plitvice Lakes
For our last morning, we will visit one of the sunrise locations at Plitvice lakes or head to nearby Rastoke village where the Korana river created another set of beautiful waterfalls and cascades. Sadly, after this we’ll have to transfer you to Zagreb airport to catch your flight home.
Included in the workshop: 4 nights accommodation in a shared double/twin room (singles available upon request). All meals, airport transfers, transportation during the tour, photography tuition, entrance fees and all local taxes.
Contact us now for more information on this amazing photography workshop in Croatia and Bosnia.
The focus in on landscapes and nature photography. The main subject is waterfalls, rivers and lakes. We will be using tripods, polarising and ND filters and experimenting with a variety of lenses. The workshop leader is an expert in Lightroom and Photoshop and is happy to help with post processing as well.