A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a natural spectacle which is second to none. First and foremost, I was there to photograph the house of a good friend and his family, which they rent to tourists. But, as life goes by, you do not spend your time in a beautiful national park without taking your time into landscape photography. So it happened that I shot on two days, on the one hand a real estate shooting for the friend and landscapes and nature photos for my portfolio. And as it is, when I am in a beautiful environment, ideas and new plans emerge. I like to write more about this at the end of this blog post.
What is it about the Plitvice Lakes and why are they so fascinating for a photographer? Well, I like to describe my opinion here.
It is the countless small and large waterfalls and lakes in the midst of a vast forest which offer countless possibilities for a landscape photographer. But also classic nature photographers and travel photographers can take home great photos from the park. In my view, there is something very important to note, not just to take beautiful photos, but to end the stay in the park with exceptional photos. And that’s the time factor.
It is usually the case that tourists simply do not plan enough time for the park. Of course you can visit the park in one day and take pictures at different spots. But, just this rush and self-imposed hustle and bustle is not the right way to visit this National Park. How can anyone look at a natural wonder in a single day, which took over hundreds of years in its creation. That just does not do justice to this park.
So I thought, I could give you some recommendations on the way, so you can on the one hand experience the park without any hassle and on the other hand can take the great photos you want.
Here are my tips to enjoy the Plitvice Lakes National Park as a photographer.
I would be very happy to welcome you to one of my photo tours and workshops in the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. The exact dates and further information for the first tour are still in planning and will be published on the website as soon as possible. If you want more information in advance then just contact me via email. Of course I am at your disposal.
I hope you like this blog post and maybe it will help you if you want to visit the Plitvice Lakes with your camera on your own.
Below is a list of useful links regarding the National Park.
Where to sleep? I can highly recommend following Guesthouses!
Here are my recommendations for your stay: