Austria Photo Tour | The hills are alive with the sound of shutters!

Austria Photo Tour | The hills are alive with the sound of shutters! 2017-09-23T02:20:43+00:00

Austria Photo Tour Details

• July 17 to July 25, 2018 (8 nights)
• Group size: min 5, max 12
• Cost: $4,995, single supplement $650
• Tour starts in Klagenfurt and ends in Vienna 

Join us to photograph the beautiful castles, lakes, abbeys, alpine villages and rolling vineyards of this small country with its powerful history in the heart of Europe.

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Enchanting Austria: Historic Castles, Beautiful Lakes and Rolling Vineyards. Austria is small but it is incredibly versatile and full of rewarding photo ops. Visit and photograph lovingly restored medieval towns, charming alpine villages, chapels and churches around each bend, grand castles and abbeys, vineyards cascading down the slopes toward the majestic Danube river (brown, by the way), beautiful lakes, breathtaking mountains, window boxes bursting with colorful flowers, alpine charm, the architectural imprint of a long glorious history and a wonderfully irresistible cuisine: Sacher Torte, anyone?

Join us for this 9-day photographic journey through Austria — experience the charm!

  • Meet us in the beautiful bishops seat of Klagenfurt in Carinthia with its colorful medieval center, surrounded by high mountains, lakes and picturesque villages.
  • After exploring Carithia, we will travel to Salzburg with its magnificent castle and parks and visit the charming village of Halllstatt.
  • Next we’ll move on to Tyrol and it’s colorful capital of Innsbruck and further north to lower Austria, Vienna and Styria.
  • We will also take time to share images and learn post-processing and in-the-field techniques.
  • In addition to great photography opportunities we will have time for photo sharing and critiques. We will also be lecturing on photographic topics including:
    • Composition
    • Digital Workflow
    • Panoramic Photography
    • Depth of Field calculation
    • Focal Blending
    • Blue Hour Photography
    • Filters, Neutral Density and Neutral Density Grads
    • Photoshop Tips and Tricks
    • Nik software
This is a sample itinerary which is subject to change depending on weather and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the itinerary are always made to provide the best possible experience for our clients. 

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Dates: July 5 to July 13,  2017 (9 nights)

Cost: $4,995 | single supplement $650

Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more.

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What is included?

  • 9 nights lodging.
  • All breakfasts
  • All entrance fees.
  • Jim’s & Magrit’s expertise in guiding and photographic instruction

Level of physical difficulty: 4 out of 5

Involves a fair amount of walking – not long distances but uneven terrain.

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Currently, we don’t offer an extension to this tour as it is our last spring/summer tour. We’re adding new tours each year, so please stay tuned.

Take 5% off of the total costs of any tours when you sign up for 2 or more.

Personal Items and Weather Conditions

Temperature range for this time of year: 65-90 degrees F.

Average monthly rainfall for this time of year: 2.5 ”

Try to pack light, as you will have to transport your luggage from where the boat drops you off, either a private water taxi or a public vaporetto, to the hotel. Most airlines are now charging for more than one piece of checked baggage. I love the Osprey Ozone series of lightweight wheeled luggage. Magrit used the Ozone 28 for 2.5 months on the road and found it perfect. You will appreciate the lighter load when you have to haul your luggage up steep streets or stairs.

Two pairs of shoes: One sturdy pair for in the field that you can get wet if we have a rain day. One pair for evenings.

Light weight rain jacket and rain pants. You don’t have to go all out here, but if we have some wet weather and it is not raining too hard we can still go out and get some good photos. * I really suggest a rain jacket if nothing else. We have worn cut open Hefty bags as skirts and they work great when we did not have rain pants. The rain gear will keep you dry when walking in tall, wet grass.  Montbell makes an excellent parka and pants that are extremely lightweight.

Small umbrella for rain and shade. I use an umbrella often to block the sun from hitting the front element of my lens. Black is best. I have recently begun using a handsfree telescopic umbrella which I love. You can watch a video of my review at PhotographyTravelTours.

Sweater or light jacket for possible chill on early morning shoots. A light layer underneath a rain jacket can be surprisingly warm.

Hat for sun and rain protection.

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