Friday, June 03, 2016

Prague Portrait Power

Your Custom Portrait Session in Beautiful Prague

Not everyone gets to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But you can, if you want to. In the meantime, you will want to visit Prague. And when you are there, you will be astounded at how beautiful the city is—unless you succumb to heavy overdoses of fine Czech beer and stay in your hotel room for the entire visit. But that's ok too. You'll be back. Kafka says so.

Recently I took Gabriela's portraits in Prague. It was her first trip to Europe and she wanted more than photos from a selfie stick held at arm's length to remember her trip. She wanted the full-on Prague portrait experience, and I was happy to provide this service for her. Prague just can't be beat for the sheer number of beautiful backdrops for portraits—you can chuck a 10 crown coin almost anywhere in Central Prague and get a good shot from the spot where it lands.


We started in one of my favorite hidden garden spots off the beaten path. Then we worked our way through the gardens and over to Prague Castle. The Prague Castle Steps are a great location to capture the spirit of Prague Mala Strana (Little Quarter) rooftops and classic architecture.

From there we continued down to the river, where we had the most stunning view of Prague, a riverbank, the Charles Bridge and swarms of swans. I timed it to arrive exactly at sunset in order to get the 'sweet light' every photographer craves.

Gabriela was impressed by the orange tint of Prague's ubiquitous street lamps. Where she comes from, all of the street lighting is a dull white. So for a few final shots, I sent her home with memories of the Old Town Square awash in a sea of orange.

For more information about your personalized Prague portrait tour, contact me today!


Gabriela Vilela said...

As Craig describes, we had a perfect photo shooting day in beautiful Prague. I have brought to Brazil amazing photos wich I would never have without a nice photographer like him. Wish I could be back soon with all my family to take another picd with Craig. Thank you a lot.

Craig Robinson said...

Thanks, Gabriela. It was my pleasure to take your portraits in Prague!