Catch a sunrise in a wild and magic bog

Riga, Letland

Ervaring georganiseerd door Philip

4 uur, Gegeven in het Engels en Russisch
Veiligheid staat voorop
Deze host houdt zich aan de COVID-19-veiligheidsrichtlijnen van Airbnb.
Maximaal 3 personen
Inclusief eten, drankjes, vervoer en uitrusting

Wat je gaat doen

Catching early morning light in a wild swamp has always been one of my personal favourite moments. We are going to visit Kemeri bog just in time for sunrise - be prepared to get up really early. It is also possible to start in the evening and catch the last light of the day - you choose! Kemeri bog is a part of Kemeri National Park - 3rd largest in Latvia and is a haven for important species of flora and fauna. Bog itself has a boardwalk, which helps to visit it in a safe way.

While getting lost in great outdoors and experiencing mind-blowing landscapes, you will expand your knowledge and improve practical skills on landscape photography. You will learn how to create outstanding photographs of your own unforgettable travel experiences.

We are going to focus on mastering the following aspects of photography:

- Using the camera
- Composition
- Filters in landscape photography

This workshop is suitable both for beginners and more advanced photography enthusiasts, I had professional photographers taking part in my tours, who wanted to get an insight into a different field of photography.

Itinerary:

- Pick up at your hotel (any location in Riga or nearby - e.g. Jurmala)
- Drive to Kemeri (around 45min-1h)
- We will spend at least 2 hours walking and photographing in the bog (the walk itself is around 5km long)
- Have a tea break
- Drive back to Riga

Total duration: ca 4h
Catching early morning light in a wild swamp has always been one of my personal favourite moments. We are going to visit Kemeri bog just in time for sunrise - be prepared to get up really early. It is also possible to start in the evening and catch the last light of the day - you choose! Kemeri bog is a part of Kemeri National Park - 3rd largest in Latvia and is a haven for important species of flora and fauna. Bog itself has a boardwalk, which…

Wat er is inbegrepen

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  • Eten
    Light snacks like biscuits to keep us going
  • Drankjes
    Tea or coffee to keep us warm in the early morning. You can let me know you...
  • Vervoer
    I will pick you up in a car at your hotel in Riga or around
  • Uitrusting
    If you do not have a tripod, I'll lend you one of mine. I also have some sp...

Dit is je host, Philip

Verhuurt sinds 2014 op Airbnb
  • 6 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
I am professional photographer based in Riga, Latvia. My fascination with landscape photography started in 2003 when I was living and studying in Estonia. After working on photographic projects in Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Israel, Portugal, India and Scotland, I have discovered that North has found a special place in my heart and settled there firmly - nothing is quite like exploring the rugged and pure beauty of Northern landscapes. I have spent 8 years living in Scotland, getting lost in the Scottish landscapes and leading landscape photography tours-workshops, where I would not only take my clients to epic locations, but also help them to master art of landscape photography. Back in Latvia I am enjoying the wonders of a rich and unique nature - wild swamps and forests, pristine coastline and mysterious lakes. Instagram @lostinnorth
I am professional photographer based in Riga, Latvia. My fascination with landscape photography started in 2003 when I was living and studying in Estonia. After working on photographic projects in Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Israel, Portugal, India and Scotland, I have discovered that North has found a special place in my heart and settled there firmly - nothing is quite like exploring the rugged and pure beauty of Northern landscapes. I have spent 8 years living in Scotland, getting lost in the Sc…
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Waar je naartoe gaat

Our aim is to be at Kemeri bog just in time for sunrise, it often gets foggy and together with a rising sun the place looks just magical! However, it will mean getting up very early - 4-6am in summer/spring and 6-8am in autumn/winter. Sunset option is possible for those who like to stay in bed longer. Suitable for people who can hike 5km on mostly even surface (a bit of a forest road and then wooden boards).

Beoordeeld met een 5,0 uit 5 op basis van 6 recensies.

Esra
juli 2020
This was a magical couple of hours thanks to mother nature and Philip. He was very kind and passionate about both nature and photography with great communication talent. It was calm, peaceful, magical moments of paradise within wild nature with a talented guide. Thanks Philip!
Kavita
januari 2020
Philip was one of the most wonderful person I met in Riga . I had a great time taking this trek thou we did not get a sunny day it was full of travel stories and tips we shared . He took some nice pictures for me and also got some nice coffee and breakfast. He made my stay in Riga memorable and I will highly recommend him to others too .
Kaitlyn
november 2019
From the moment we booked the tour we were impressed with Philip and his attention to detail. Especially with keeping us informed about the trip and the weather conditions so we were properly ready for the adventure. The landscape photography instructions were beneficial to capturing the best of the forest and bog.
Marie
oktober 2019
What a great experience! Every step before the experience was simple and the communication was excellent. We went to Kemeri on a rainy day, but Philip managed to make the weather even more interesting than a typical sunny day and made it as comfortable as possible for me. Philip is passionate about his work, he took time to explain every technical details and was super helpful in guiding the shots. As a beginner in photography, all his advices were really helpful and I can already see the progress in the photos I'm taking now. Learning photography through Philip' creative view was really pleasant. The location is also one of the most beautiful place I've seen in Latvia. It was a pleasure to meet such a nice person and to learn about photography with him!
Michelle
september 2019
I cannot speak highly enough of Philip and this tour. Philip ensured that I had the best possible experience from start to finish. He picked me up from my accommodation, generously loaned me a tripod and neutral density filter, and provided coffee and delicious snacks. Philip was engaging and enthusiastic when we explored the bog and helped me to achieve some excellent shots. His expertise and love of photography would benefit someone of any skill level. At the end of our morning together, Philip gave me some top notch recommendations for the remainder of my stay in Riga. He also offered to send some photos he’d taken of me. Book this tour; you won’t regret it.
Anna
december 2019
It was an amazing experience!! Thank you Philip!

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Dingen die je moet weten

Annuleringsvoorwaarden

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Geldig Legitimatiebewijs

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Vereisten voor gasten

Er kunnen maximaal 3 gasten van 18 jaar en ouder deelnemen.

Wat je mee moet nemen

Camera (make sure you have plenty of space on your card and battery is fully charged).

Tripod (I can lend you mine if you don't have one with you).