In the facilities of the former Mooste manor’s vodka factory, the Phototourism Centre of Estonia will be opened on 16th October. The purpose of the Centre is to develop phototourism in Estonia and to offer local as well as foreign photography enthusiasts a possibility to enhance their skills.
The Centre is aimed at beginner as well as more knowledgable photographers. The guests are offered seminars, phototrainings and photo hikes.
“Our goal is to become the leading phototourism centre in Estonia and the neighbouring countries. A historical vodka factory, top level photography coaches and the beautiful South-Estonian nature create an amazing opportunity for this,” said Minna Jõgeda, manager of the Phototourism Centre of Estonia.
Among others, trainings will be held by Urmas Tartes, Arne Ader, Remo Savisaar and Sven Začek.
The centre includes a professional photostudio and photographing from a shelter will be on offer in the near future as well.
“There are no similar centres nearby. Phototourism does exist in Finland and Russia but the focus there usually lies in capturing one certain animal or bird species, whereas we offer a broader range of options,” added Jõgeda.
The Phototourism Centre of Estonia is based in the historical vodka factory of the Mooste manor facilities and was built in 1909. The building applies for Heritage Conservation and has been renovated for the past three years.
The foundation of the Phototourism Centre of Estonia has been supported by Enterprise Estonia and PRIA