In June and July I had the opportunity to lead a photo workshop for National Geographic Student Expeditions in Prague. Four leaders, one Czech expert, and one National Geographic expert extraordinaire hit the streets of Prague with the challenge to inspire and encourage thirty-five students to take their photography to the next level. It was fantastic to see the students stretch their comfort zones through a mix of photo talks, critiques, in-field assignments and newly gained Czech language skills. Our Nat Geo Expert, Matthieu Paley joined us for the entirety of the workshop and provided a mix of both witty humor, photographic genius, and unstoppable acro-yoga skills. As I said goodbye to the last student at JFK at the end of the trip, I had to stop and pinch myself to make sure what just happened was real. Sometimes I feel like I'm living a dream. I love this job with all my heart.
Here's a sampling of random images from Prague...more to come from the beautiful area of Southern Bohemia - specifically the towns of Zdikov and Cesky Krumlov.