Wanted to tour Plitvice Lake National Park and found Igor Nobilo's company Croatia Photo Tour (contact 385-98411171). Had a wonderful day of photography, tour of the best vantage points in Plitvice Lake for taking photos, even went off road to check out a farm, and learnt about Croatian modern life while chatting with intelligent, thoughtful and highly experienced photographer Igor. And for a very fair price.
Igor emailed answers immediately, and was 10 minutes early to pick me up - responsible and responsive - thank you so much !
He tailored the tour to suite my photography experience and elevated my almost nil technical know-how. From overexposed shots, he got me taking long-exposures of the falls, creating a silky effect using my dinky four-thirds frame GX7 Panasonic Lumix. Igor is patient and thoughtful. Never once made me feel foolish even when I was on the wrong setting initially. He gently suggested how to frame some shots, select the metering and the focal point of the composition to visibly improve all my photos, only when asked. He was never pushy and respectful of the individual's personal vision. PLUS he knew the best vantage points of the lake, and those fitting the season (I visited late fall, 15 days too late for the foliage change - darn! - but the water level is now is high and the falls gorgeously robust) .
He also took me off road when I asked to visit a farm, and we ended up in the midst of a herd of lovely and curious milk cows. I'd never been checked out by a bovine and it was the most fun experience.
I also asked him for an extra long lunch break so we could try a nationally famous restaurant near the lakes (he helped me pick a really delicious dish which 6 hours later I am still drooling over).
Note - the tour began from an 8.45am pickup, included a two hour drive each way (extra hour on the way there for farm and a short photo opp at Slunj watermill village stopovers), 2 ferry rides one at the middle and another to the lower portion of the park, 2 hikes (longer at the middle lake portion and shorter at the lower because of early dusk) and a shuttle back to the carpark. Dropoff at hotel.
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