Explorer Day

Explorer Day: From sea to summit in Bavaria

Explorer Day dates: June 2020 — exact date will be communicated in time.

Priceon request

Location: Chiemsee area in Bavaria/Germany.

Schedule: We will have 4 photo session from sunrise to sundown: in the Chiemsee lake, in front of the mountain scenery, in a castle scenery and in a forest. We will need to drive in between around 30 minutes to each locations. It makes sense to team up for the drive and share cars. We will start in Seebruck, circle the Chiemsee lake and end in Aschau and have a total driving distance of ca. 80 km, and back to first location a total of 100 km.

  • 05:00 h in the morning (sunrise) — lake session (twilight starts 4:45 h, sunrise at 5:20 h) in Seebruck.
  • 9:00 h — castle session
  • 12:00 h — lunch break
  • 16:00 h — forest session
  • 19:30 (till sundown) — mountain session (sundown at 21:10 h, twilight ends 21:50 h) in Aschau.

Spots available: 8

Topic: This is a true Bavarian “Heimat” experience: in one day we will discover the best locations around the Chiemsee lake: from sea to summit. The lake is also called the Bavarian sea and with a session in the sunrise we will have horses in the lake with the Bavarian alps in the background. Later we will visit a castle and take pictures there, then in a forest, which filters the hard sunlight. The sundowner will be in alps scenery again, but this time closer to the mountains.

Photo equipment: I generally recommend a portrait lens or a zoom with at least 100 mm or more, e.g. 70-200 mm. Since we are surrounded by nice landscapes, it may be a good opportunity to experiment with wider angles like e.g. 35 mm or 24 mm.

Outfit and tack: It is July and we will spend much time outdoor. So prepare for summer heat, but since we meet at sunrise and stay till sundown, it might be chilly. Important is to bring good shoes because we will walk a lot. In case you want to get a position in the lake, bring swimming/bathing gear 😉 And in any case, bring sun protection as sunscreen or a hat.


The best of equines and breathtaking locations


Join me and fellow photographers for a unique one or two day challenge. I will arrange photo locations and models and we will photograph them as a group. Some Explorer Days are bootcamps and we will spend the day morning to evening in one location photographing and editing. And some Explorer Days have several locations in a certain area, so we can capture a wide spectrum of sceneries.

The Explorer Days are pretty unique and cover a large variety of sceneries, topics and models and give you a perfect opportunity to build a large portfolio.

  • 1 or 2 day bootcamps
  • Around 2-4 photo sessions a day
  • Perfect to build a large portfolio
  • Each location and session is a highlight
  • Experienced and interesting models
  • Theme based models and outfits
  • Group size 6-10 persons depending the location
  • Some may include theoretical sessions, some are pure hands-on photo session days

Exciting and intense

The Explorer Day is no wellness day 😉 depending on the theme and locations I will organise 2 to 4 photo sessions a day. This can be exhausting and we might also spend some time on the road. The small group size ensures that everybody gets a good spot for photographing and best views on the landscape. Each Explorer Day is unique, individual and a small adventure.


Horses & Landscapes

The goal of the Explorer Day is that you will make a rich portfolio during these 1-2 day bootcamps. My focus lies on wonderful landscapes and experienced horse models, so you can get the maximum of photos. In fact, an Explorer Day is just the 1-day experience of an Explorer Tour or Expedition. I have inspected all locations in accordance to the perfect daylight and met with all models before, to ensure the best session experience with you.

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Upcoming Explorer Days

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Basic Conditions

Each Explorer Day is highly individual so it is impossible to make a general schedule. I focus on unique landscape experiences and interesting, well trained horses, therefore it is possible that we change locations during the day and need to drive a few minutes.

The Explorer Day will take place in any weather, only in case of unbearable weather conditions (e.g. heavy rainstorms) we might postpone the day.

Please check the detail page of each Explorer Tour for detailed schedule and conditions.

Camera & gear

You should bring clothing and footwear according to the weather and landscape conditions.

  • Camera with battery and flash cards
  • Portrait lens with min. 100mm (e.g. 70-200 mm)
  • You may have opportunities to experiment with wide angle (e.g. 24mm or 35 mm)
  • You should be experienced to handle the camera in manual mode
  • You may bring your laptop, some Explorer Days will have an opportunity to edit

Use of photos

All Photos can be used for your portfolio, your website, social media accounts and your private usage. For the owners and models you can to send edited photos, but it’s not obligatory.

Do you want a commercial use? Commercial use is possible, if you send 10 photos per session for owners and models not later than 3 months after the Explorer Day.


  • each Explorer Day has an individual price, please see details page of each date
  • booking deposit 1/3 of full price and non-refundable to hold your spot, not later than 14 days after booking
  • full payment via bank transfer or PayPal 14 days before the Explorer Day


  • Well trained photo models
  • Outstanding locations
  • 2-4 photo sessions per day
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Discussions & inspiration
  • General performance and instructions

Additional costs

  • Accommodation
  • Food and meals
  • Arrival / travel expenses to Explorer Day

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