I usually never write a review on TripAdvisor but this time I have to show my appreciation to Johnny who really was spot on in this photo tour. He’s a friendly experienced photographer, who will take you to the best spots to shoot in Prague and will also give you hints about your photography skills). I spent two days in the evening tour and each one had its own beauty and challenges. I totally recommend this tour! Thank you very much.
I did an early morning tour with Johnny, really enjoyed it and thought it was excellent value for money. The tour was a very small group – just myself and one other person, so we both got a really good amount of hands on advice. Despite being a Prague resident, his advice on composition, lighting and technique helped me to get the best pictures that i have ever managed. It has certainly encouraged me to spend more time on photography and I would thoroughly recommend his tours.
This tour made me a better photographer, no doubt. For that alone, I would have given 5 stars. But in addition to that, Johnny went out of his way to be a great and friendly guide for me during my short stay in Prague. We had drinks and had lunch a couple days later to talk more about travelling, Prague, and photography. So overall, highly recommended!
If anyone’s interested in the photography aspect of the tour a little more, and also looking to improve their shooting, I can say that having Johnny advise me while shooting definitely helped. I had been shooting for a couple years with my d40 trying to create some more interesting shots, and consider myself an early intermediate. For the most part, my knowledge has been from watching a few youtube videos and visiting websites such as cambridgeincolor. Those have been great resources, and I recommend everyone starting or refreshing their photography skills to look into them at least before a photo tour like this. They prepared me with the basic knowledge on exposure, depth of field, composition and such that Johnny later elaborated on while we were shooting. But It’s one thing to know the theory but having someone more experienced provide critiques immediately after really reinforces good technique and helped me get rid of some of my bad habits.
Last but not least, Johnny’s great attitude encourages me to continue photography with new interest. I’m stoked to go out more in my local area to have fun shooting – and dare I say – even wake up for those sunrises when I can 😉
Thanks again, Johnny!
I don’t often write reviews either – even as a tour operator myself and for hotels (unless negative) however, this one is worth every 5 star I can possibly give it.
We are back home in the USA – Johnny, I can’t thank you enough for your valuable insight and expertise advise on our tour to your beautiful part of the world. As a photographer for many years and to ANYONE thinking of taking a tour in Prague, Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours is a MUST! Jan Miřacký (Johnny), not only shares his beautiful city in a likable, social, easy to get to know friendly way but at the same time has invaluable tips on photography itself – from filters and exposures to the best lighting and time of day and viewpoints.
After much research which began weeks before my actual trip to Prague and countless questions in various websites I became overwhelmed with the countless “must have’ photo views of Prague. Thanks to Johnny I managed to get those and several others I’d not read about. Additionally, as Prague was in the beginning of our 5 & 1/2 week tour throughout Eastern Europe I was able to use his tips and suggestions during the remaining time I spent on the road.
Johnny, I will be forever grateful and truly count you as one of the major highlights of our trip as well as now, a friend.
Hooked up with Johnny in order to get a local perspective on Prague and hopefully pick up a few photography tips along the way. Well, I wasn’t disappointed! What a great guide he is. I ended up booking an evening and a morning tour. Johnny took me to loads of great locations and the photos I took surpassed my expectations. In addition to this he is also great company. Highly recommended!
Talk about personal touch……Johnny’s Prague photo tour has little reviews on trip advisor but if your looking for a one on one photo tour with a knowledgable professional this is the tour to take! He shows you places only locals know, he helps you compose shots, he does it all at a very fair price for personalized tour, I highly recommend him if your looking for the total package!!!
Our photo tours with Johnny were the highlight of our time in Prague.
Johnny is personable, speaks English very well, and knows his stuff in photography. We booked both morning and evening tours with him–both funtastic! The photo shots of the St. Charles Bridge are beyond great, especially as at 7:30 AM there were few people on the bridge. In other parts of Prague I’m sure we saw much that was not on regular tours.
Johnny mentioned that is he planning on doing other travel photography tours. I’m definitely interested.
Due to a schedule conflict Johnny wasn’t in Prague during our visit. However, he kindly arranged for Martin to take me on the photo walk. Both Johnny and Martin were very helpful in preparing for the trip. They took care to check what equipment I was planning to bring and to recommend various elements of the walk depending on my particular interests.
Martin was an excellent guide, offering advice (and even loaning me a lens on a couple of occasions) and suggestions for optimal locations and settings. For me this was a special experience since I don’t often get the opportunity to spend time with other photographers, and when I do there is sometimes an undercurrent of competition. Not so with Martin. He is a true pro and and a nice guy as well!
Booked an evening tour (3,5 hours) from Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours – what an excellent choise! Photograhpy is my passion and I’m always keen to learn something new. Jan Miřacký met me exactly at time at my hotel and we made a good four hour tour by walking around the old town of Prague.
I took some images at the Old Town Square where he lent me his filter and taught how to take blurry images of the street performers. It was so much fun! Up from the tower we had a great view and Jan explained me how to get the best light and composition. I actually noticed that my images are often too dark, so that was a good lesson! He kindly carried my tripod the entire evening, lend me his polarizor and was so helpful in every way. While walking he told me about Prague, the history and the sights. We ended our tour by shooting the traffic lines at the bridge.
Well, what can I say? Jan is a great photographer, absolutely a wonderful guy, honest and so friendly. He has a wonderful sense of humour and most of all, he has excellent knowledge about photography – the technique and the composition. Highly recommended!
Took a last minute tour on our vacation to Prague last week. Johnny’s communicate was quick and helpful. The tour was fun and he new all the good spots to go to. I would definitely recommend!
Great tour with Jan, I did last week, Jan is a great person with a very good knowledge of photography, I had the chance to keep learning, sharing opinions and photo tricks and tips. He will take you to the best places in Prague. I strongly recommend Jan for your next photo trip in Prague.
My girlfriend, small dog and myself went on the photo tour with Johnny. We had high hopes and expectations, and he simply surpassed them! I am a pretty serious photographer, but he still managed to give more tips and tricks and show me some new things along the way… He also has a good photographers’ eye, which is why he takes pictures which others wouldn’t think of… Not only that, but he planned a personalized trip, as we already were on a sightseeing trip the day before, so we wouldn’t have double shots and see a different side to Prague… He even accounted for the dog, which couldn’t go into every building!
Next to that, Johnny is an amazing guy, who could easily become a really good friend!
Also if you are a beginner to photography, or go around taking pictures with your smartphone, he is my recommendation!
In short, if you are into photography, stop hesitating and add Johnny’s Prague Photo tours to your list of things to do in Prague, it is MORE than worth it and you will not be disappointed!
A friend and I recently visited Prague and, after doing some research online, decided to arrange a morning & afternoon tour with Johnny’s Photo Tours during our first couple days there. We are both novice photographers and liked the idea of taking a small (just the two of us) “learning tour” with a resident photographer who could help us capture some great pics to chronicle our trip. From our first email contact with Johnny, we knew our decision was a good one.
He took great care to assure our tours were structured to meet our individual interests & experience. Not only did we bring home many beautiful pictures, we enjoyed learning more about photography from a very patient, gracious young man. It was a great way to start our vacation! Highly recommend!!
I am so glad to come across Johnny in search for a photography tour in Prague. He took me very early in the morning. We walked through many scenic and hidden places which I couldn’t make it solo, and not to forget to mention about the many wonderful pictures we have taken! He is down to earth and nice to chat. Thank you for the good guide in every way.
My husband and I love to travel. While in Prague we spent an enchanted evening with Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours. My husband has mobility problems and Johnny respectfully and compassionately amended his tour to meet our needs. We walked slowly and he found places with lift access. Johnny connected with me prior to meeting and clearly listed the equipment I needed for the three photo tour My husband and I both enjoyed seeing views of Prague from an insider’s perspective.
I was pleased with Johnny’s photo tips. And since we were in Prague for a longer period of time Johnny made some excellent suggestions of other places we could visit off the beaten path. It is obvious that Johnny has a both a passion for travel and photography. As a recent university graduate Johnny decided to combine his two loves into being self employed. Yes indeed, life is way too short doing something that doesn’t feed your passions. I highly recommend this tour.
I went with Jan a few days ago and we had a gorgeous sunrise view of the Charles Bridge, the castle and the whole waterfront. He showed me some awesome spots to shoot from, helped me learn how to perfect the blurring people moving effect that has been helping me take cool shots in all the tourist packed places of Prague, and made suggestions for night time photo spots and even a camera store to get one thing on my camera looked at for the rest of the trip! Was super informative, relaxed and fun! Thanks! 🙂
We are a family of four, visiting Prague for the first time. We had previously done a private photo walking tour in Venice, and loved it so we decided to search for one in Prague, and found Johnny’s on Trip Advisor. My husband and I enjoy taking photos, but are far from experts and have a pretty basic SLR camera. My 14 year old daughter is in the photo club at school, and loves working on composition.
Johnny was easy to contact by email, met us in the early evening and took us to Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and the river. He was friendly and professional and very easy to talk to. His English was excellent. We spent most of the time talking photography, what makes a good photo, composition, and some technical tips. It really was all about the photography, and not really a tour of Prague at all. He took us to a few of his favourite spots, and showed us some tricks for street photography, and long exposures using a tripod. He was very patient with the kids, and open to whatever we wanted to try. All in all a very nice evening, and we got some great family photos from him as well. Definitely worth it if you enjoy photography.
Johnny not only knows all of the cool venues, but works with you to “get the shot”. There were 3 in our party with varying degrees of experience and varied equipment. He worked flawlessly with us all. Highly recommended if you want to come away with fabulous images of Prague – and meet a really nice guy – Johnny.
I found out about Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours just before leaving for our trip and was still able to get a tour scheduled. Wish I could have done both the dawn and evening tour, but it was not to be so I opted for the evening tour with Johnny’s assistance. He is very knowledgeable about the city and the photogenic spots to capture great memories of your trip. He took time to understand my knowledge level and to share tips on how to capture that perfect shot. He also took a couple pictures of my husband and I on the tour. I would definitely recommend Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours for your upcoming trip.
I took a four hour evening photo tour with Johnny. He has a wealth of knowledge to match his engaging personality. If you want to find great places to photograph Prague and also have someone give you helpful pointers on how to make the best shot, he’s your man. If I have the opportunity to return to Prague in the future the first thing I’ll do is get in touch with Johnny for another photo tour.