As a semi-pro photographer I usually like to explore cities on my own and like to get lost on purpose. Johnny’s Photo Tour however was the best decision I ever made! Not only did Johnny take me to some great locations, he is an amazing person and great company. Despite working as a photographer I learned a few tricks that helped and will continue to help my photography. I am proud to now consider him a friend and look forward to returning and taking another tour and hope to stay in touch with him in the future!
If you’re in to photo and going to Prague DO THIS TOUR! A great guy and he knows what he’s taking about and where to go to make the pictures. I did the morning tour and it was really great even if it was early in the morning. To see Prague waking up in the sunlight and make really nice pictures of it with “Johnny” was great. What a lovely morning it was. He also has an evening tour so check this out!
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!
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 knew all the good spots to go to. I would definitely recommend!
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 a half day tour with Johnny this July and and has a fantastic time!!! Johnny and I set out for our dawn session through the streets of Prague and we were able to capture some goodnight in iconic places in Prague. Johnny takes an effort to understand the skill level and knowledge of his customers and makes you feel comfortable throughout the session. The daylight session with him also let me cover the touristy sights of Prague and his insight on the best locations and times to approach the the sights was really helpful.. Overall great tour.. A lot of great advice from him!!!
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 personalized walking photo tour was a highlight of my time in Prague! Johnny’s thoughtful approach to make each photographers experience meaningful made for a very enjoyable and productive (early) morning! I am thrilled with the photographs taken and I would not have been able to capture them on my own… not just because of the well timed access to good locations but because of the helpful guidance and feedback on exposure, composition and depth of field. Johnny gave me tips on where to go and how to approach night shots in Prague as well, which I did, am happy with the results, encouraged and motivated to work on photography more! This tour is Highly Recommended!
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.
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!
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 thoroughly enjoyed a dawn photo tour with Johnny. We saw a huge part of the old city when the streets were not crowded and the light was fantastic. I came home with the best souvenirs possible, dozens of great pictures of the beautiful city of Prague. Johnny is very knowledgable about his city and is very generous with his ideas for making great travel photos. From history to interesting anecdotes, to photo tips, you will learn so much. While it’s never easy to get up before the sun rises, I can guarantee that you will be happy that you did!
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 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.
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 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.
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! 🙂
It was great being able to explore part of Prague with Johnny, both because he knew his way around the city and his way around a camera. My only wish is that we’d had more time to go off the beaten path and take pictures of some lesser known attractions.
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 found Johnny thru internet. He was a great guide. We walked around old Prague. Even though I had discovered several stops in my earlier Prague visits, he still managed to surprise me showing unexpected locations to shoot. Light was not good that morning I had taken the tour. I got some good photos thanks to Johnny though. I suggest this tour to first time Prague visitors. He is a great guide and company.