"Well balanced combination of creating awesome pictures, learning new things and having fun."
High level of organization
Interesting shooting locations
Well experienced models
Small groups of photographers
6 photographers in total
2-3 photographers per model
PHOTOHOLIDAYS are “hands-on” model photography workshops where lector is always on hand if photographer needs his help. Therefore, our workshops are suitable for less experienced as well as for well experienced photographers. In any case, photographers participating in our workshops need to have at least basic knowledge of working with their DSLR camera (eventually, film camera). Our goal is not to tell the photographer what exactly he has to do. Our goal is to help him to create his own picture of which he can be proud of. If the photographer is well experienced and knows what he wants, we let him work on his own.
Because QUALITY is more important than QUANTITY for us, the maximum number of participants on our workshops is 6. Photographers are usually divided into 2 groups. Each photographer should have enough time and space during the shooting, because there are always only 2 or 3 photographers in a group.
We offer workshops on various locations. On outdoor locations we usually work with natural light, on indoor locations we combine artificial light and natural light. It always depends on the location itself, on the tutor and preferences of participants.
Go to section “WORKSHOPS” and choose the one (those ones) that captivates your attention the most. If you don’t find any of those workshops (which are currently available) interesting, please contact us with your inquiry. We can organize a private workshop or a private shooting just for you. You can choose from various locations in/around Prague and Brno and also from different models.
Founder of Photoholidays / Event organizer / Professional model
„I have been working in modeling on international level since 2010. Within those years I got many opportunities to pose on workshops & photo events all around the world and met lot of interesting people. Some of them inspired me and others gave me a perfect example of what to avoid.
I am positive, sociable and ambitious person who likes creativity and fun but also order, precise work and focus on detail. Thanks to combination of these things I love what I do and I always try to do the best I can.
To register for a workshop, you must fill in an application (related to the particular workshop) and submit a deposit 50% of the price of the workshop. Rest of the payment has to be proceeded no later than 4 weeks before the workshop.
2. TRAVEL EXPENSES
Only travel expenses that are paid and arranged from our side are transportations between hotel and shooting locations during the workshop days. For all other travel expenses (such as airfare, taxi from the airport to the hotel etc.) participants are responsible by themselves.
We always recommend our participants the most convenient accommodation. However, the payment for the accommodation has to be covered by participants themselves and paid directly.
4. OTHER EXPENCES
Price of workshop INCLUDES: food & drinks during the workshop hours, shooting locations, transportation between a hotel and shooting locations, fees for models and organizers and light equipment.
Price of workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE: accommodation, food & drinks aside from the workshop hours, private booking model fees and travel expenses (as mentioned at point 2).
5. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Maximum number of participants on our workshops is 6 (usually divided into 2 shooting groups).
Each workshop must meet a minimum number of participants to cover expenses. If the workshop cannot be realized because there are not enough attendees, we will refund the money we received.
6. CANCELATION POLICY
Your deposit and remainder payment are non-refundable (only exception is mentioned at point 5). However, you are free to find some other photographer to fill your seat (to represent you) in case you can´t participate.
7. LIABILITY POLICY
We assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We reserve the right to change any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. By participating in our workshops you acknowledge that you have read the information concerning responsibility.
8. POLICIES REGARDING TO MODELS
It is very important for us to create a pleasant atmosphere during each workshop and make everyone present feel comfortable and relaxed. The same applies for photographers as well as for models. We ask all present workshop participants to respect the following rules:
It is not allowed to take pictures or videos with your phone, unless you ask those who are involved if it is ok for them
(especially during the breaks and when the models are nude).
It is not allowed to touch the models. If you need to correct for example model´s hair or clothes during the shooting, ask them politely at first.
Jacques Miller_Australia, Melbourne
“I was delighted to be able to attend a photographic workshop organised extremely well by gorgeous Ivana in castle Loucen. It was a wonderful experience as we not only met highly professional photographers and lovely models, but also discussed with them various strategies regarding what poses and backdrops would be ideal in diverse situations. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the exchanges we had were most helpful. We also had great moments of relaxation and as a result of all this we made new friends and returned home enriched and with only one wish – to have another opportunity to experience again one of Ivana’s stellar workshop!”
Otto Bruckner_Austria, Vienna
“PHOTOHOLIDAYS from my point of view: (P)rofessional (H)ot (O)rganized (T)op L(O)cations (H)elp (O)ut (L)augh (I)vana (D)reams (A)tmosphere (Y)esss (S)atisfied.”
“It was again a pleasure to join you and your team on this more than very good organized workshop (SAINT & SINNER). Every photographer should at least once in his lifetime book your professionality for a shooting or better during a workshop to see the difference between a hard working ‘real’ professional model and a ‘self-called’ professional model which is maybe only pretty! I love to work with you and I am looking forward for the next shooting!”
“I have attended Beauties of Switzerland session of Photoholidays. It has been a memorable experience which nicely combined three days of intensive photo activity with moments of relax and social activities. To put it into a nutshell, it provided an excellent chance of 'cross pollination' among photographers, which one can hardly get through a workshop or social media. The organization by Ivana, together with Christa and Reto, was excellent, and even able to adapt to some personal needs. I met wonderful people among photographers, models and organizers. There was a great atmosphere during the entire duration of the event. We all keep in touch through social media. I came back enriched not only as a photographer but also personally. Based on this experience I strongly recommend Photoholidays.”
Marc Poelmans_Belgium, Dilbeek
"The Switzerland workshop was well organized: the locations were excellent, the timing was respected and transport was arranged. The models were professional, not needing constant guidance from the photographers (which works well in workshops, I think). I returned as a happy photographer! "
Ludwig Maling_Germany, Münich
“Photoholidays kann man nur weiter empfehlen. Ivana ist eine perfekte Gastgeberin und Organisatorin mit Gespür für places und perfekte models.
Nicht zu vergessen, sie selbst ein Model der Extraklasse gerne immer wieder.”
Kerry Bellerose_Denmark, Copenhagen
“I had a great time, got amazing pictures, and learned a lot during the PHOTOHOLIDAYS workshop. The locations were inspiring and the models were beautiful, very professional, and enjoyable to work with. I would highly recommend future workshops and I hope to attend myself as well!”
Jan Valeur_Denmark, Copenhagen
"Participating in PHOTOHOLIDAYS was a very positive experience. The organization was good and professional and so was the information level about the arrangement. Working in small groups with just 2-3 photographers made it widely possible to work individually with each model to create the optimal image results. The models were all attractive, positive and experienced, and the possibility to book additional, private shoots in advance with them was super. Highly recommended arrangement!"
Mark Joyce_UK, Isle of man
"The workshop in Brno was very well organized with interesting and varied locations for shooting with some excellent models. Good advice was always on hand - I certainly achieved my goal of learning more about lighting and came away with a renewed enthusiasm and many new ideas for future photography. Recommended."
Bruno Mostien_Belgium, Hoboken
“I will remember PHOTOHOLIDAYS as an opportunity to work with stunning models on different surprising locations, in private or together with a small bunch of photographers, sharing their skills, enjoying serious model photography.
The 4-day workshop was very well organized: a clear briefing, enough time to work with each model in different settings, coaching by professionals (PRIOLITE), delicious food and drinks in between the shooting, convenient transport to and from the locations, a nice wellness-hotel to stay.
The program Ivana prepared for this event surpassed my expectations. After the workshop I went home with just one question: When are we going to do this again?”
Roberto Döhring_Germany, Strausberg
„PHOTOHOLIDAYS were quite an experience! Nice locations with various level of difficulty. It was possible to test out shooting in an illuminated studio as well as in dark wine cellar. Organizational-wise the PHOTOHOLIDAYS went well without any hitch. Come to PHOTOHOLIDAYS and enjoy yourselves. You will meet beautiful models and a perfect organizer - the gorgeous Ivana!“