Photos of the workshop participants
Here you can view the photos, taken by the workshop participants. These are the best works, selected by the master in the process of joint discussions.
© Zlatnikova Galina
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Professional photographer, specialized in landscape, genre and travel photography. Has publications in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Mail Online, etc. Leads several publishing projects. Is engaged in organization in off-site photo-tours since 2010.
List of participants is visible to the club members, who have attended at least one workshop.
About the workshop
We invite you on photo journey in the mountains of lake Issyk-Kul. Photographer and traveler Vladimir Trofimov will lead the group. Early summer is the best time to go on this trip. Down below mountain valleys are carpeted with grass and flowers, while summits are still white with snow. It is a fleeting moment. In two-three weeks the sun’s harsh glare will burn down the growth and melt the caps.
Together we will visit the most picturesque gorges and valleys, climb up on a syrt (plateau) to the source of Naryn river 3800 m above sea level, firmly in the grip of winter this time of the year. We will spend two days at Song-Kul lake high in the mountains just as shepherds begin to drive their flocks there and set up their yurts (tents). We too will sleep twice in a Kyrgyz yurt, for the rest of the trip comfortable hotel lodging will be provided.
Costs not included:
— plane ticket to Bishkek (about $550 from Moscow);
— alcohol, private expenses.
You need to bring along your own set of photo equipment: a camera, lenses, a tripod. A notebook is recommended for picture reviews, time has been set aside for them in the schedule. Contact me for suggestions on equipment.
We will spend the entire journey at middle-range mountain heights, 1500 to 3000 m above sea level. After full 4 or 5 days to adopt we will proceed to 4000 m for 1 day, no overnight stay. Healthy people should not even feel any discomfort, at most you may be slightly out of breath after active hiking. Those with high blood pressure or possible heart trouble should bring medication.
Also at these heights UV radiation is very strong and may give you a quick sunburn, even in cloudy weather (depending on your skin type). Sunscreen is recommended for everyone, especially if your skin is sensitive, and sunglasses are also a good idea.