Lake Baikal Photo Tour

16th February 2020
Irkutsk, Russia
US $4950
10 Days
Group of 10
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We invite you, the amazing adventurist, to join ace photographer Tim Vollmer on this engaging Lake Baikal Photo Tour. On our 10 day tour, we will have a first-hand feel of the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world which contains about 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water.

This thrilling tour offers the greatest chance to Climb the cheeky Mountain, explore the Olkhon Island, the Buryatian shore, and Arshan. Combining the history and natural beauty of this rich and fascinating rift lake, this tour hopes to relief you of the worries of day to day life, bringing back fun and excitement.

Tim looks forward to sharing his love for this amazing place; its Landscape, culture, nature, people and the detail Ice on the frozen Lake Baikal, and the stunning view of the Ice sculpture during this photographic journey.
During this tour, we will be having small groups with 2 instructors on 6-10 people making a ratio of 1:4 or 1:5. This helps us to have enough time for every individual. During the day, there will be photographic opportunities where we teach all the basics of photography and the advanced art of seeing the image, composition, etc. While the evening activities include reviews and discussions.

On photo tours, I try my best to help the participants see the beautiful nature of the environment while learning about the culture and way of life of the people. I also provide photo instructions which can be adjusted depending on your needs. I look forward to seeing you on our tour. During our past tours. we had pretty “warm” temperatures, reaching the low point at around 14°F/-10°C. While we were out shooting, the nicely heated cars waited for us. It was an overall excellent and exciting experience from both a photographic as well as a cultural perspective.

Why Choose this Photography Tour/Workshop?

Any level of photographer is welcome.
All camera formats are welcome: digital, handy-cams, scoping with iPhone large format, film, etc.
Professional photo instruction available when requested [included].
Photograph Frozen Lake and Ice masterpieces.
Activity level varying from leisurely to moderate.
Provided transportation: (Jeep-type cars on and around the lake)
Small group size means quality, in-depth time with your workshop leader.
All questions are welcome and encouraged throughout your adventure!
Each evening, we will discuss our best shooting options with our weather conditions in hand, so that we will be well prepared.
2020 represents the 5th year your photo workshop guide has been leading photo tours on the frozen Lake Baikal.

What’s Included

This Lake Baikal Photo Tour includes:

– English speaking guides/translators
– All meals
– All accommodations during the tour
– Transportation (Jeep-type cars on and around the lake)
– Transfers to and from Irkutsk airport
– All fees for national parks and museums
– Two professional photographers/instructors
– Winter outfit (warm jacket/pants, insulated boots)
– Invitation letter for the Russian Visa

Not Included:
✗ International flights to/from Irkutsk
✗ Optional tours
✗ Sodas/alcohol
✗ Tips
✗ Travel insurance

Equipment Needed

Camera, memory cards, batteries, filters & computer

Additional Info

The Lake Baikal Photo Tour Itinerary can be found on the workshop website.



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