Montenegro Photography Holiday
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- Experience the top sights of Montenegro & develop your photography skills on this guided holiday.
- Enjoy 3 full days of photography-focused excursions accompanied by expert tutors.
- Spend 1 night in Dubrovnik, Croatia & have free time to explore the historic Old Town.
- Visit Kotor Old Town, Skadar Lake & Lovcen National Park
- Watch the sunrise on Budva beach & the sunset in Sveti Stefan on a photo shoot.
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Your Guided Montenegro Photography Holiday
Travel with us on this incredible guided holiday to Montenegro. Located just to the south of Croatia, Montenegro is an Adriatic gem offering numerous beaches, forest-cloaked mountains, crystal-clear lakes and centuries-old towns with influences ranging from Venetian to Ottoman, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to practise their landscape, documentary and street photography skills. We’ll spend a day and night in the spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, before travelling to the historic coastal town of Budva, which will be our base in Montenegro for the next three nights. As well as enjoying a boat trip around the breath-taking Boka Bay and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor, there will also be ample opportunities to photograph some of Montenegro’s most impressive natural landscapes, from beautiful islands and crystalline lakes to imposing mountains and a dramatic river canyon. On this photography holiday, an award-winning photographer and an additional tutor from the Dublin Photography School will join us to give us tutorials, demonstrations and tips; so we’ll capture memories to last a lifetime.
Activity Level: Active
Travel to Croatia
Arrive to Dubrovnik
Let’s begin our photography adventure to capture the beauty of the fascinating and undiscovered country of Montenegro
First let’s travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia. where we will meet our local guide and check into our hotel.
Explore Dubrovnik Old Town
You will have the evening at leisure to get to know your surroundings. Why not stroll through the many beautiful and meandering streets in Dubrovnik with your camera to capture the hustle and bustle of daily life. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianised main street, Stradun, is lined with shops and restaurants, so this is the ideal time to independently practise your documentary style photography and see the city light up at night.
Perast, Kotor & Sveti Stefan
Travel to Montenegro & Photograph Perast
This morning let’s leave Dubrovnik and travel to Montenegro, this Adriatic gem offers numerous sandy beaches, forest-cloaked mountains, crystal-clear lakes, as well as centuries-old towns with influences ranging from Venetian to Ottoman.
As we cross the border, let’s travel to Perast, an old town on the beautiful Bay of Kotor. (Approximate transfer distance: 95km) where we will arrive the early afternoon in time for some street photography. Despite having only one main street, the tiny town of Perast boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palazzos. Here, we will have time to develop our documentary/street photography where our two Dublin Photography School tutors will be on hand to ensure we get the most out of our photographs.
Cruise to Our Lady of the Rocks and shoot in Kotor
Afterwards, let’s enjoy a guided boat cruise from Perast to the Island of Our Lady of Rocks, for a photo shoot in two locations, looking out over Our Lady of the Rocks as well as ample time to photograph the nearby St George’s Islet. At these locations we will be learning the principles of composition and how to shoot creatively.
Following this there will be street and documentary tuition around the meandering streets of Kotor's Old Town as well as a sunset photo shoot overlooking Sveti Stefan.
Afterwards let’s travel to the historic seaside resort of Budva on the Montenegrin Riviera where we will be based for the next 3 nights.
Boka Bay & Skadar Lake
The Serpentine Road & Lovcen National Park
After breakfast, let’s explore more of Montenegro's beautiful scenery.
First let's leave Budva and travel via the impressive Serpentine Road that winds through the landscape. Here let’s capture the Bay of Kotor, also known as Boka Bay, from an elevated position. Hemmed in by commanding cliffs and scattered with photogenic medieval towns, the Bay of Kotor is something we will not want to miss!
Next let's stop for a photo stop at the Lovcen National Park, located in the rocky region of the Dinara Alps and known for its commanding panoramic views.
Scenic photography at Lake Skadar
After let’s continue our day’s photography as we travel to the beautiful Lake Skadar. Lying on the border of Albania and Montenegro, Lake Skadar is the largest lake in Southern Europe. Here we will have the chance to shoot iconic images of this scenic lake from an elevated position. Following this, let’s explore the lake from a different angle as we take a guided boat cruise to the village of Virpazar, where you will have some time to at leisure to explore. Why not explore the Besac Fortress for more views of Lake Skadar?
Our Dublin Photography School tutors will be with us throughout the full day, offering tips, tricks and demonstrations so we can make the most out of our camera’s settings. Photography tuition for abstract, macro, water and nature photography is also provided each day as well as so much more.
Budva Sunrise Shoot & City tour
In the early morning, let’s embark on a sunrise photo shoot at Budva beach. Afterwards we return to our hotel for breakfast and in the early afternoon let’s enjoy a guided walking tour of Budva's Old Town followed by street photography tuition. At each location and throughout the entire adventure the Dublin Photography School tutors will discuss how to get the most out of our images with the equipment that we have.
You will have the remainder of the day at leisure in Budva. Explore the streets with your camera for some independent street photography, take a stroll along the beach or embark on some last-minute shopping and sightseeing.
It’s time to say goodbye to Montenegro, as we cross the border back in to Croatia towards Dubrovnik Airport for our return flight home with our camera filled with memories of our wonderful time capturing the sights of this beautiful Balkan country. Approximate transfer time: 2 hours
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each countries entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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