My name is Jan Miřacký, and Johnny is my nickname – sorry for the confusion 🙂 I am a professional landscape and travel photographer, born and raised in Prague, and I will be your tour leader.
My tour participants particularly value my tours for my – their words, not mine – easy-going and engaging personality, willingness to share my knowledge, and useful photography guidance I provide.
I am a big believer in long-term education. Getting from good to great takes time (about 10,000 hours, to be precise). I strive to achieve that the learning bits go well beyond our tour and blend with participants’ skillset to improve their photography in the long-run, little by little but continuously.
I supply my travel photographic work to the world’s most respected agencies in the industry. I’ve been published in the best selling newspapers and travel magazines in the Czech Republic. However, I’m especially proud to have my photo published on National Geographic Traveller UK’s cover. I have also exhibited my work on multiple occasions in Prague as well as internationally.
With Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours, I have won several awards and my continuous hard work recognized by my clients has resulted in two TripAdvisor’s Certificates of Excellence.
I don’t have a formal photographic education. I am an IT engineer by profession, but the passion for photography took over before I could get a job in IT. I can’t say that I regret that since I do what I love and have more time to spend with my family.
When I’m not in Prague, I most likely lead an adventure/photo expedition abroad with Zirhamia, a travel agency for Czech and Slovak travelers I co-founded in 2013. Besides these, I also run various international photography tours and workshops.
If you want to get to know me before the tour, feel free to swing by my personal Instagram or Facebook, and hit Follow.