I have now visited Prague four times, three of them in the last three years. It’s always a pleasure to be back in this beautiful city. There’s just so much to love about this place. In this short article I want to focus on some of the aspects that make Prague the perfect destination for photographers.

First there’s the river Moldau with it’s countless bridges, the most famous of them being Charles Bridge. No matter from what shore you are photographing, the views are always picturesque. This also means that Charles Bridge is the perfect photo location during both sunrise and sunset.

Colorfull skies over Prague and river Moldau

Prague Vista : Prints Available
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 | Lee 0.6 hard GND + Lee 0.6 soft GND
Exif: f/11 | 74mm | ISO 100 | 9s and 32s blended

Nightly view towards Prazsky Hrad

Prague Night
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Tamron 24-70 mm f/2.8 | Lee 0.6 soft GND
Exif: f/11 | 42mm | ISO 100 | multiple exposures between 5s and 90s blended

One of my favourite times to explore Prague is during blue hour. In the evening the steady flow of people is great to create interesting long time exposure photos with the masses flowing by as ghosts. The beautiful streets and alleys provide the perfect backdrop for such photos.

Longtime exposure of a historic street during blue hour

Prague City Lights
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Exif: f/11 | 172mm | ISO 100 | multiple exposures between 3s and 30s blended

Another thing that makes Prague special are the multiple towers throughout the city. Not without reason is it also called the city of a hundred spires. The best thing about those towers besides them being a great subject in photos, is the fact that you can access many of them. There are a lot of great views over Prague to be had from it’s roofs and towers.

Bird View over Charles Bridge towards Mala Strana

Charles Bridge Tower View
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 | Lee 0.6 hard GND + Lee 0.6 soft GND
Exif: f/11 | 54mm | ISO 100 | 8s and 20s blended

View from one of Pragues towers over the City

Prague View
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 | Lee 0.6 hard GND + Lee 0.6 soft GND
Exif: f/11 | 51mm | ISO 100 | multiple exposures between 0.5s and 20s blended

Soft evening light caresses the city of towers

Prague Towers
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 | Lee 0.6 soft GND
Exif: f/11 | 58mm | ISO 100 | 1/4s

And even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can get great photos in this city. The historic architecture lends itself perfectly to the creation of some more gloomy photos. If there’s a grey sky the option is always to go for black and white, which in my opinion captures the historic character of this city very well.

Nightly View slong Charles Bridge

Dark City
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 | Lee 0.6 soft GND
Exif: f/11 | 54mm | ISO 100 | 89s

Those are just a few reasons to visit Prague as a photographer and the photos in this article show only a very small part of Pragues beauty. Best is to visit and see for yourself.

* This workshop will be held in german as main language. Besides photography tuition it will also contain a detailed post processing session.

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