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Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - Tue, 26 Oct 2021
       £2295.00 per/person (£400.00 min. deposit per/person)
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Turn your photographic castles in the air into stunning images and improved shooting skills on this exclusive nine-day workshop, focusing on southern Germany’s most spectacular castles.


Our October itinerary ensures evocative low light to enhance ancient (and some surprisingly more modern) stone facades against the rich tones of autumn foliage, and it’s also far less touristy than the high season, giving you ample time to experiment with different angles and techniques, so you can shoot at your own pace.


  • After meeting at Stuttgart Airport on Tuesday October 20, we’ll spend the first evening in the charming medieval town of Tübingen, famous for its half-timbered houses, red-shingled rooftops and cobbled streets. Then it’s an early start on our first full day for nearby Hohenzollern Castle, whose neo-Gothic towers of command the landscape from a steep hilltop on the edge of the Black Forest, making it perfect for atmospheric sunrise and sunset images – and there’ll be plenty of time for both.


  • We’ll also be visiting Lichtenstein Castle, a tiny Gothic homage to the Middle Ages constructed in the mid-19th century on the site of the original fortress. In contrast, the enchanting Sigmaringen Castle is the second largest in Germany, and its position high above the banks of the Danube creates great opportunities for reflective images.


  • For the next two nights we’ll be based near the historic island town of Lindau, taking in Germany’s oldest inhabited castle, Meersburg, which stands sentinel high above Lake Constance. We’ll also have time in our schedule to focus on the lake itself, with its spectacular mountain backdrop, and the picturesque baroque church at Birnau.


  • We then head deeper into Bavaria, to photograph three castles inextricably linked to the “Fairytale King”, Ludwig II. The most famous is Neuschwanstein, his storybook fantasy retreat, created with the help of a theatrical set designer, that later became the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Set against an enchanting backdrop of wooded hills and soaring Alps, it looks down on the warm honey stones of Schloss Hohenschwangau, Ludwig’s childhood home.


  • Less than an hour away, Ludwig’s elegant Linderhof residence is a diminutive, Rococo-style palace modeled on Versailles. The surrounding baroque and Italian Renaissance-styled formal gardens, dotted with intriguing Oriental-styled architectural features, provide a stunning frame for the palace itself, which nestles against the forests of the Ammergau Mountains.


To ensure I can provide quality time for individual tuition, there are just five places available, so do book early to avoid disappointment.


One-to-one and group tuition with Tom, 8 nights’ accommodation, private rooms (no single supplement), breakfast, airport transfers from/to Stuttgart Airport, transport during workshop
Flights, lunches, evening meals, travel insurance