This weekend I have been teaching a photo workshop in Prague. Prague is maybe one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a dream for most photographers, whether professionals or just enthusiasts. That fact is even a challenge in itself when visiting Prague, because everywhere you go there are plenty of other photographers or tourists with cameras exploring every corner of the city core.
It’s hard to capture the authentic life in of people living in Prague, at least if you don’t venture out of the old town, away from the famous bridge or the equally famous castle. On the other hand, photographing tourists can be another way of capturing Prague as the attractive city it is. Still, as the participants of my workshop has experienced, you don’t have to venture far out from the tourist drag to find where the locals gather. Prague is renowned for its café life, and every local has a preferred café or pub.
For me it’s been really inspiring to see how the participants of the workshop have been working hard and found they own way of capture the Czech capital where they are making photos that are telling the stories of locals or photos telling stories about the massive tourist invasion.
When teaching a workshop I don’t have much time to shoot on my own, but nevertheless, here are a few impressions of my own during this visit of Prague.