What is included
- A entertaining and helpful photographer / guide
- Soviet era analog camera
- Film and post-tour film development
- Flexibility to create a route to fit your photographic interests
- 2 – 3 hour tour, beginning at a time that suits you
- Pick-up from your accommodation (Riga old town and central district)
The Soviet Photography Tour is as much about history and culture as it is about taking great pictures. If you like, we’ll take you into the less developed parts of the city to give your photos that vintage look. Soviet areas, markets and the old workers’ district are available for you to capture a unique shot of Riga. Of course, if you are interested in other parts of the city, our guide will be happy to lead you there.
You will be given a briefing on how to use the camera, some basics on photography and composition as well as encouragement and support throughout the tour of Riga to create some memorable images.
If you are not interested in soviet film cameras we may provide some western alternatives as Canon AE1 or similar – or join our brand new urban and street photography tour.
If you would like to prepare yourself for the tour or you are just interested in Soviet cameras, feel free to read our short guide on how to use Zenit cameras.
This is great for art students, school groups or private groups alike. It really does not matter what your background is. If you like the idea of taking pictures in a traditional way, using retro Soviet cameras and of having negatives and a CD of your pictures at the end of the tour, then this is a different and interesting way to explore Riga.