Do you want to take really good photos instead of just snapshots? To have fun learning how to focus on the important things in a photograph, how to find exciting perspectives, and how to captivate the viewer by pulling them into your picture? In this workshop, you will sharpen your eye for a good composition and for what really makes a good photograph. You'll learn a new way of seeing and get an idea of why some photos work and others don't. Using your own camera or one we provide, we will take a lot of photographs on the Schloss Elmau grounds and in nature, and you will receive 1,000 valuable tips and tricks on how to get attractive and dynamic pictures.
This photography workshop is led by Micha Pawlitzki, one of the most-published photographers in Europe. Micha Pawlitzki has received many international awards for his art books and calendars; his pictures are used by companies such as Apple, Samsung, Google, BBC, BMW, GEO, and the G20 Summit. Every year, he leads more than 100 photography workshops for adults, and dozens of photo classes for children and teens, including for Porsche and Mercedes in Stuttgart. And now exclusively at Schloss Elmau, as well!
3 – 7 August 2020 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. from ages 12 10 – 14 August 2020 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. from ages 8 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. from ages 12
Please note that you must register your child with the Hospitality Desk one last time and in person, and give Schloss Elmau written permission to look after your child, before the start of the program. For the first unit of the program, the child must be personally handed over to the Kids caregivers by a parent or guardian.
Schloss Elmau is located in a natural preserve and makes every effort to reduce its CO2 foot print to a minimum. For this reason, we heat Schloss Elmau by burning wood waste from the surrounding forests in our 1 MW wood chip power plant. As a backup and to cover peak demand we use our own combined heat and power cogeneration plant (CHP) which is fired by gas and generates 50% of our electricity. Our own hydroelectric power station, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, contributes another 15%.
In addition we have reduced electric power consumption by using LED lamps developed in-house and using software to limit peak demand. We dim halogen ceiling spots – which are still necessary for aesthetic reasons – to just 2% of their possible output. Plastic straws have long been replaced with bamboo straws and plastic bottles with glass bottles. To reduce CO2 emissions by transports, we only use and offer drinking water from our own high quality and mineral rich mountain source.
All our meat and dairy products are produced by farmers in our region. Food waste is disposed of in a biogas plant nearby. Waste glass and waste paper are recycled. Insulation of both hotels, which were build in 2007 and 2015 with local construction companies, exceed the European Energy Conservation (ENEV) Criteria by more than 20%. By 2021 all our cars will be powered by electricity.
Recent awards & accoldades
Guide Michelin (2020) two stars in a row for our Gourmet Restaurant Luce d'Oro Handelsblatt CH 2020, Best Spa in the Alps, Conde Nast US & UK 2020, Gold List, Spa Guide Bilanz CH 2019, # 2 in the Ranking of the World´s Best Spas Travel & Leisure USA 2019, # 1 Best Destination Spa in the World Wellnessheaven D 2019, # 1 Best Wellness Hotel in Europe