Autumn colours in Slovenia
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Ian Middleton Photography - Weekend Photography Workshops

2½ Days

easy-moderate

October 2020

An autumn photography workshop and course in the beautiful alpine region of Slovenia

Join me, Ian Middleton, for my Autumn Colours in Slovenia photography workshop in the stunning alpine region of this amazing country. We’ll visit two beautiful glacial lakes: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, and travel through stunning alpine valleys and mountain vistas, visit waterfalls, rapids and gorges. We’ll photograph lovely castles and churches, on lakes, beside lakes and on hilltops, all with magnificent backdrops.

 

The autumn colours in Slovenia are incredible and on this workshop you can photograph beautiful mountains and gorgeous Fall Colours in Autumn. We’ll visit Vintgar Gorge and learn how to photograph fast flowing water effects, and, weather permitting, can also take the cable car up to Vogel Mountain to photograph the Bohinj Valley and Julian Alps from a stunning viewpoint.

 

We will be based at Lake Bled. The course will begin on the afternoon of the first day with a sunset and dusk shoot, then two full days from dawn to dusk and end on the evening of the last day. You’ll need to book your own accommodation for at least 3 nights, but I can help with recommendations.

 

Workshop will include early mornings in order to catch the dawn and sunrise.

 

Possible Locations:

Locations will depend on weather conditions:
Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Vogel Mountain (optional depending on conditions), Savica Waterfall, Vintgar Gorge, Jamnik hilltop church, Saint Thomas church view, Local villages

WORKSHOP INFO

Workshop type

Small group workshop (4-6 people)

Private workshops also available

AVAILABLE AS

2½ Days (2 nights)

dates 2020

Fri Oct 16th – Mon 19th
Fri Oct 23rd – Mon 26th (1 space left)

price per person

DaysGroup – Price per person
2½ (2 nights)£395
DaysPrivate – 1 person
2½ (3 nights)£895
Dates:
Available on request
  • 5 star review  Excellent one-to-one photography workshop at Lake Bled, Slovenia. Not just covering the techniques but also thinking about image composition and the impact of clouds on the final result. Thoroughly enjoyable and made me rethink the way I take photographs. Thank you, Shaun

    Shaun Dunphy Avatar Shaun Dunphy
    June 11, 2018
  • 5 star review  Captivating scenery, always fresh perspective, photography with passion, dedication and style!

    Nika Middleton Avatar Nika Middleton
    July 11, 2015
  • positive review  I am a solo female traveller who enjoys landscape photography as a hobby and because this was my first trip abroad on my own I decided to book a one to one workshop with Ian, not just for the tuition but also to enable me to photograph in areas I would not otherwise have been able to get to and Ian also provided Hotel pick up and drop off. I attended the workshop on 23/10/2019 around Lake Bohinj in Slovenia. The workshop was originally planned for a Sunrise, however due to Ian’s knowledge he informed me the day before that storms were forecast for early morning, therefore recommended we changed to an 11.30am pickup instead and then stay out later for Sunset and the Blue Hour. When we arrived at Lake Bohinj, Ian took me a walk around various possible composition points and he was very informative in what to look for in a composition and how to research where the best light will be depending on the time of day. He gave me details of Apps he recommended for accurate weather forecasts and to advise on where the sun would rise and set etc. Although the heavy storms had passed, the sky remained very grey and cloudy most of the day, therefore Ian took me to two lakeside locations and a beautiful waterfall quite high up in the mountains where we could make the most of the moody conditions. Unfortunately the cloudy weather did not improve enough for me to photograph a Sunset, however Ian took me to a spot where I was able to photograph in the Blue Hour that follows Sunset which was a new experience for me and I learnt such a lot. Throughout the day Ian allowed me to set up my own compositions and then would advise on focal point, aperture, ISO etc. and if filters could improve the exposure depending on the light. He also gave advice on long exposures, when and when not to try them depending on the movement of the clouds and water and also how to reduce the exposure time by changing other settings on the camera. Ian’s method of teaching is excellent and he answered all my questions in an easy to understand way. Ian is a very friendly and easy to talk to guy and his expertise in landscape photography is evident. I would not hesitate to book another workshop with him.

    Lynn McIlhone Avatar Lynn McIlhone
    August 26, 2019
  • 5 star review  Always look forward to Ian’s work! Absolutely stunning visual images that take me to faraway places every time.

    Rhonda Malec Avatar Rhonda Malec
    July 11, 2015
  • 5 star review  We spent 1.5 days with Ian covering Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and the surrounding areas. Ian knows the area incredibly well and was able to take us to the right places at the right times for the right light and did a great job of dodging the bad weather! He was incredibly helpful and informative and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend one of his workshops.

    Kirsty Simpson Avatar Kirsty Simpson
    June 11, 2018
  • 5 star review  Excellent photographer, great at spotting the smaller details that make an great picture even better and is very passionate about what he does. Ian is also a great teacher – after spending a half day workshop with him I have taken away many tips and techniques that will stay with me for a very long time. Ian was very patient and explained everything in good detail

    Alex Taylor Avatar Alex Taylor
    August 16, 2016

included in the price

All transport on workshop days

All tuition and guidance

Free ebook guide to photography

not included in the price

Accommodation in Bled: 3 nights
(I can help with recommendations if required)

Flights

Lunch and Dinner

Travel insurance
(Guests must ensure they have their own travel insurance)

Suitable for:

Beginners to intermediates. DSLR users ideally (but some advanced compact or bridge SLRs may suit. Contact me to discuss whether your camera is suitable or not).

difficulty level

This workshop involves a fair bit of walking on grassy terrain which could likely be wet and muddy. Good sturdy, water resistant boots are advised.

equipment needed

Camera (Obviously)

Tripod.

Remote shutter release cable.

Spare batteries.

Raincover (or umbrella).

equipment desired

Polarising filter

Neutral density filter

ND grad filters

Head or hand torch
(for working, and getting back to the car in the dark)

getting to slovenia

(If coming from the UK I recommend Wizz Air, which flies from Luton to Ljubljana direct. Easyjet also flies direct from Gatwick and Stansted to Ljubljana. (Otherwise contact me for advice)

getting to the location

We will be based at Lake Bled. Bled is a 20-minute drive from the airport, or a 30-minute drive from Ljubljana. From Ljubljana or  the airport I recommend you take the Go-Opti shuttle. Use this code to get a 5 euro discount on your first booking: RFLIBK8ABCQA

what to wear

It will be autumn and the days will be quite chilly, but the mornings and evenings colder, so warm clothes. Ideally layers that can remove or put on as we’ll either be shooting before sunrise or after sunset, in the dark, when it will be colder. You will also need a raincoat.

Group bookings

Group bookings are available on request.
Contact me for more info

Booking

If you are interested in this workshop then you can enquire or book via the contact form below.

Payment

Once a booking is agreed you will be sent an invoice for payment, a deposit of £100 is payable upon booking and the balance is due at least 4 weeks before the workshop date, unless otherwise agreed or booking was made closer to the date. Payment can be made by bank transfer, paypal or personal cheque.

cancellations

If your workshop is cancelled for any reason by me then a full refund will be given, or you will have the chance to join another group. Should you cancel for any reason after payment has been made then a full refund will be given up to one week before the workshop date, but after that a full refund will only be given if I have a minimum of three people on the date of your booking.

detailed ebook

I know how hard it can be to try and scribble down notes at any kind of lesson or workshop, so to this end I have created a detailed ebook that is totally free.

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