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2017 Croatia Photography Tour announced

Posted by on 12. November 2016 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on 2017 Croatia Photography Tour announced

2017 Croatia Photography Tour announced

Details and pricing for the 2017 Croatia Photography Tour have been finalized. Join me for a two-week photography adventure tour to Croatia, one of the most beautiful regions of southern Europe. Explore and photograph majestic medieval castles, ancient Roman palaces, turquoise waters of Plitvice Lakes National Park, charming coastal town of Rovinj and the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the walled city of Dubrovnik. We will visit and photograph six out of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites present in Croatia. When: October 2 – 14, 2017 Cost: Cdn$ 3,250 per person (based on double occupancy, all taxes included). Single room supplement is Cdn$ 400 Group size: minimum 8, maximum of 15 participants Registration deadline: March 15, 2017 Visit the 2017 Croatia Photo Tour page for more information.     One more announcement: next Tuesday, November 15, 2017 (7 – 9 pm) I will give a presentation for the Regina Photo Club titled “Photography with a purpose – reflections by a conservation photographer” I will share my experiences working in the field of conservation photography; efforts to capture hearts and minds and inspire deeper connection with nature. As part of the presentation, I will play several slide shows of Saskatchewan landscapes set to music. Open to the public. Location: St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 3337 – 15th Avenue (corner of 15th Ave and Montague St) in Regina, SK. Please note: the meeting room is only accessible from the Montague St. entrance. There is no dedicated parking lot; park on the street anywhere in the area at no cost....

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“Croatia from Above” photography exhibit opens in Zagreb

Posted by on 11. June 2016 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on “Croatia from Above” photography exhibit opens in Zagreb

“Croatia from Above” photography exhibit opens in Zagreb

“National Geographic – Croatia from Above” photography art exhibit re-opened a few days ago in my hometown of Zagreb, Croatia. To make the artwork more accessible to citizens and visitors, the outdoor displays have been set up in one of the most beautiful open spaces in downtown Zagreb, city park Zrinjevac. This is a major photography art exhibit, a culmination of seven years of intensive field work and preparation by the author Davor Rostuhar. Rostuhar used aeroplanes, helicopters and drones to capture Croatia’s natural and cultural beauty. The exhibit had its premiere two years ago; it was since set up in 19 Croatian cities as well as in Milano, Italy during the EXPO 2015. Croatia from Above has been seen by over 1.2 million viewers, and has become the most visited Croatian photography exhibition. After the Zagreb showing closes on June 28, 2016, the exhibit will be displayed in several other Croatian cities: Porec, Veli Losinj, Zadar, Korcula and Samobor (full schedule is listed here: www.croatiafromabove.com/#events). If you happen to travel to Croatia this summer, you should definitely include it in your itinerary; I might be able to see it when I go home this October. You can view some of the stunning aerial images on the project web site at www.croatiafromabove.com or watch a 4 minute video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZTs0l5qwlk There is also a photography monograph with 200 of the best images printed in 18.9 x 12.6 inch (48 x 32 cm) format at the respected National Geographic publication quality. Each photograph is accompanied by a text describing that specific geologic, historic, economic, ecological, and cultural vignette. The publication cost is 29 euros (approximately Cdn$ 42 / US$ 33)....

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Photography tour to Croatia

Posted by on 3. February 2015 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Photography tour to Croatia

Photography tour to Croatia

There is only one month left to take advantage of the ‘early bird special’ rates for the 2015 Photography Tour to Croatia (September 28 – October 10, 2015). Renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage, Croatia is rapidly gaining popularity as a travel destination. Join me in September of 2015 for a 13-day photography tour to some of the most beautiful natural and historic sites: we will visit and photograph six out of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites present in the country. Croatia offers diverse culture, great food, ancient walled towns and medieval castles. We will visit baroque city of Varazdin, Veliki Tabor and Trakoscan castles, Roman amphitheatre in Pula (one of six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world) and finish our trip in the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – the walled city of Dubrovnik. Our journey will take us through rugged mountains and natural jewels such as the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with 16 turquoise lakes, hundreds of inter-connected waterfalls, and spectacular karst formations. Here is a two-minute video with images from places we will explore on the tour (make sure the sound on your viewing device is turned on):   http://branimirphoto.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Wonders_of_Croatia_web.mp4   Dates: September 28 – October 10, 2015 Group size: maximum of 15 participants Price: Cdn$ 2,950 (‘early bird’ rate until March 2, 2015) Single room supplement: Cdn$ 445 Deposit: Cdn$ 300 Tour fee includes: accommodation, ground transportation by van / bus with a driver, entrance fees to historic buildings & national parks, English-speaking local tour guides and meals as indicated in the itinerary, and photo tour fee. Lunches are left open so you are flexible to plan the meals to fit your schedule and interests. We will recommend the best places to sample the local cuisine. If requested, we will do our best to find a suitable roommate for individual travellers. What is not included: airfare to and from Croatia, travel insurance, any meals not included in the photo tour itinerary, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, and items of personal nature. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, and I will be on-hand to answer your questions at all times. Come with an open mind and a passion for photography and travel. Participants should be physically able to take part in walking tours around towns and fit to walk on boardwalks in national parks. For more information visit the 2015 Croatia Photography Tour page....

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‘Wonders of Croatia’ presentation at the Frame by Frame PhotoForum

Posted by on 14. August 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on ‘Wonders of Croatia’ presentation at the Frame by Frame PhotoForum

‘Wonders of Croatia’ presentation at the Frame by Frame PhotoForum

I will be presenting at the ‘Frame by Frame PhotoForum’ in Regina, Saskatchewan (November 1-2, 2014). This two-day photography festival is packed with fantastic, well-known speakers from across Canada. The PhotoForum is a great opportunity to get inspired and learn about photography from some of this country’s finest photographers. My presentation ‘Wonders of Croatia’ is on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage, Croatia is rapidly gaining popularity as a travel destination. For a good reason, as it is home to some of the most beautiful natural and historic areas of Southern Europe. The country offers diverse culture, great food, ancient walled towns and medieval castles (such as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – the walled city of Dubrovnik), coastal towns with stunning architecture, pristine beaches, and over 1,000 islands along the Dalmatian coast. Croatian interior is rich with forested mountains and natural jewels such as the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with 16 turquoise lakes, hundreds of inter-connected waterfalls, and spectacular karst formations. I will show images from many locations that we will visit during the photography tour to Croatia. Other presenters at the 2014 PhotoForum: Freeman Patterson: Embracing creation Mike Grandmaison: Meditations Dennis Fast: Wildlife as I see it Susan McGillivray: Music with pictures Mufty Mathewson: Rehabilitation patients at work Larry Easton: Sacred places in rural Saskatchewan & art of architecture Darlene Young: Introduction to liquid art photography Early Bird registration fee of $95.00 has been extended until August 30, 2014. After August 30, the registration fee is $120.00 The ‘2014 Frame by Frame Photo Forum’ will take place at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Corner of Albert Street & College Avenue in Regina, Saskatchewan. You can register by Phone: 306-584-1281 E-mail: lakeviewoffice@sasktel.net Or by mailing in this registration form with your payment  ...

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Update on the photography tour to Croatia

Posted by on 6. February 2014 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Update on the photography tour to Croatia

Update on the photography tour to Croatia

A short update on the photography tour to Croatia in September of 2014. My tour agent reserved additional rooms in a new place close to the boundary of the Plitvice Lakes National Park (days 6 and 7 on the photo tour itinerary). There is a chance that we will not be able to keep reservations for accommodation in a hotel within the boundaries of the national park; hotel rooms are going very fast and we do not have enough people with confirmed registration to make a deposit. Tourist centre “Marko” is located about 10 km north of the centre of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is a 3 star hotel (like many places that we will be staying at) in a beautiful natural setting of forested hills and meadows. The medium-sized complex has an on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, badminton court, and bike trails with an option for bike rentals. Check out their web site for images and hotel details.     There is also a new map with locations that we will be visiting during the photo tour, thanks to the Saskatoon photographer Nina Henry who put it together....

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