Picture by Tenee Attoh
Jan Miřacký is an experienced landscape and travel photographer based in Prague, Czech Republic. His passion for exploring and photographing has brought him to over 35 countries all around the world and still counting.
He leads photography and adventurous tours worldwide. When he is not traveling, he shows his home city of Prague to other photographers and mentors them on his Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours. He also organizes photography courses and workshops in Prague where he founded a local photography club and is a co-founder of Czech travel agency named Zirhamia.
Jan jumped into a photography when he was 14 years old after he had curiously borrowed a book about digital photography from his friend. This moment has impacted his life ever since. His first digital camera didn’t have a colorful LCD screen, autofocus or more than 1,3 megapixels, but it did not discourage him and he kept on shooting.
As he learned and improved, one day he was offered to contribute to a photography section of one Czech printed magazine. He accepted. In 2011 he started working at the Institute of digital photography in Prague as a photographer’s assistant and the same year his parrot shot ranked 8 in the local National Geographic contest.
Two years later he made his dream come true and visited Iceland. A few months after that he exhibited his collection named Beauties of Iceland. That year he made first money as a photographer from sales of fine art prints and licensing his imagery through world’s major stock agencies.
He has always been very fond of traveling, but only in his early 20s he fully developed his passion. He documented interesting places all around the world to show his family and friends something they might have never seen in their lives and over the time, photography become inseparable part of his travels.
Nowadays Jan organizes tours all around the world and guides people to some memorable destinations like Alaska, Myanmar, Peru or Iceland. He sells fine-art prints of his pictures and in Prague he frequently teaches photography workshops and courses on various topics including landscape photography, travel photography, long-exposure and night photography, etc.
Are you organizing a photography tour in the Czech republic or Prague and looking for a local photographer to help you get things ready and perhaps help you guide your clients in the city? I am your man!
Contact me with details regarding the scope of the project and hopefully we will come up with a good arrangement.
Photography is not about gear that much, but people ask me what I shoot with often, so I decided to list all my gear here.
- Sony A7R II
- Apple iPhone 7
- DJI Mavic Pro
- Sony FE 16-35 mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*
- Sony FE 70-200 mm f/4 G OSS
- Sony FE 50 mm f/1.8
- Carbon fibre tripod Benro C-268M8 + ball head Benro B-1
- Carbon fibre tripod Benro C-0691EX + ball head Benro BH0
- Formatt Hitech graduated ND filters and 6-stop ND filter
- Lee Big Stopper
- Formatt Hitech Firecrest 100mm filter holder with C-Pol
- Think Tank Photo Perception Pro backpack
- Apple Macbook Pro 13″
- Apple iPad Pro 10.5″ with Apple Pencil
- Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 2017
- Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
- Google Nik Collection
- ON1 Effects
- Noiseless Pro
- LRTimelapse 4
- Lived 5 months in Tampere, Finland
- Speaks English, Spanish, German, Czech
- Has never been to Paris or London
- Likes venomous snakes, but never owned one
- Doesn’t like mushrooms
- Loves extremely spicy food, especially Thai cuisine
- Is not a morning person
- Has never had a bone broken
- Enjoys going to punkrock gigs