April & May 2020
A weekend photography workshop and course in the beautiful alpine region of Slovenia
Join me, Ian Middleton, on my Spring in Slovenia photography workshop in the stunning alpine region. 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.
On this photography workshop you can photograph beautiful snowcapped mountains and blossoming trees in spring. In April the mountains are often still snow covered from the winter. In May the colours are starting to change and the landscape is awash with different shades of green.
We’ll visit Vintgar Gorge and learn how to capture 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.
In Slovenia there is a church on nearly every hilltop, and all mountain views come with one. On one day we’ll start with the famous Jamnik Church at dawn, then move on to some other lesser known gems.
We will be based at Lake Bled. This Slovenia photography workshop 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.
Small group workshop (4-6 people)
Private workshops also available
2½ Days (2 nights)
Fri Apr 17th – Mon Apr 20th
Fri May 15th – Mon May 18th
price per person
|Days||Group – Price per person|
|2½ (2 nights)||£395|
|Days||Private – 1 person|
|2½ (3 nights)||£895|
Available on request
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)
Lunch and Dinner
(Guests must ensure they have their own travel insurance)
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).
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.
Remote shutter release cable.
Raincover (or umbrella).
Neutral density filter
ND grad filters
Head or hand torch
(for working, and getting back to the car in the dark)
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 spring and the days could be quite warm but the mornings and evenings quite chilly, 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.
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.
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.