23 - 28 Oct 2023 : Fully Booked
23 – 28 Oct 2023
Slovenia provides a host of amazing photographic opportunities. Yellow foliage and the chance of misty atmospheric mornings. Slovenia has an amazingly diverse range of shooting opportunities. Monasteries, hilltop churches, gorges, forests, towering mountains, and more. This workshop will work great for people that like big epic views and a more minimalist approach. It has it all.
Join us in October for our Slovenia Autumn photography workshop. We will guide you to some of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes: Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, Triglav National Park & the Soca River Valley plus loads more along the way.
Our 6 day workshop is designed to let you enjoy your photography while we look after the locations and any instruction that might be needed. Our goal is for you to have a great time, get a genuine flavour for the Slovenian landscape and culture, and come away with a body of stunning images. Jelena will also be on hand to help with the language and explain a bit more about the culture.
Our Slovenia photo tour departs from Venice airport. Direct flights available internationally.
We will spend the first 2 days based out of Bled. The nearby lakes of Bohinj and Bled will provide us with some great chances to catch some mist and reflections. A short drive takes us to the surrounding picturesque villages where you’ll have the opportunity to capture traditional agricultural architecture including the landmark hayracks of Slovenia, the Vingar Gorge plus some stunning hilltop churches.
We will then travel further west exploring locations like the Soca River Valley. Our route will take us over the Vrsic pass, the highest pass in the Julian Alps with incredible views across the Slovenian Alps. We will travel down to the Soca River Valley to explore more of Triglav National Park and capture the incredible emerald waters of the Soca and discover gorges and waterfalls. Also, expect a short visit over the border to Italy to capture some unique glacial lakes.
We will visit different locations each day always starting with a sunrise shoot. After our sunrise shoot, we will return to the hotel for breakfast. There will then be some time for downtime, a little sleep or to explore your surroundings a bit more. The afternoon shoot followed by sunset and dinner.
There will be a webinar to help you edit your images post-workshop. You send your pictures to your instructor and a section will be edited live. The webinar will be recorded and sent back to you so you will have a route map to help you make the most of your images after the workshop. We will also offer discounted rates on our online photography courses plus we have a range of free courses you can access so you’re ready to go before you even arrive.
The cost of Slovenia Photography Workshop is €2350 for single occupancy. For this fee you will receive all tuition and location guide as described above. Accommodation is included in the price, as well as transportation costs (from accommodation to shoot locations) and 2 meals per day. Alcohol and snacks are not included.
It’s an inclusive package so all you have to do is worry about making beautiful images and learning great new skills.
FLIGHTS are not included.
It is not advised to book flights until we confirm we have adequate numbers for this workshop to go ahead. In the event of the workshop not going ahead, we will refund deposits in full. However, we will not compensate flight costs.
- On Location Guidance
- Compositional Instruction
- Post Processing Instruction in Free Webinar
- Understanding Exposure Triangle
- Modes of Exposure
- RAW, White Balance and Filters
- Why is the angle of the sun so important – Understanding Light and seeing like your camera
- Using Graduated Neutral Density Filters
- Sharpness From Here to Shanghai – Understanding Depth of Field
- Choosing the Correct Shutter Speed to get the best Outcome
- The Importance of Composition – Using Lines and Texture
- Histograms ExplainedExposing to the Right for Maximum Details
- Spare batteries for camera if possible or the battery charger essential
- We will be shooting both wide angles and intimate details so focal lengths from 17mm to 200mm will be of use. Longer lenses essential and if you have longer than 200 or a tele converter this would be of use.
- Tripod (essential)
- Shutter cable release if possible but we can also use your timer if you don’t have a cable release.
- Camera Manual (just in case)
- Filters – Circular Polariser , ND’s and grad ND’s will be of use
- You will need warmer clothes for the morning. Expect temp around 4 or 5 degrees celsius with temp up to 20 / 25 c during the day
EASY – There are no long walks on this workshop with locations typically within 5 minutes of the car. All workshops require walking on uneven ground on beaches or lake edges for example.
Our team is dedicated to getting you the best images possible on every trip. We are an experienced team of leaders and always willing to go the extra mile for our participants. Ask our repeat customers. Most workshops have 50% or higher returning customers.
We will get you to the right place at the right time of day to maximize your chances of making great images. That’s the core focus of every trip. What drives us forward. We love the light as much as you do and our primary goal is always to give you the best chance possible of bringing home special images.
We have small groups and a really high teacher to pupil ratio. Most workshops are only 6 or 7 people. Our max is 9 and there will be 2 instructors. This means that there is always time to give advice and help when on location. It also means we always travel in comfort with 2 people to a 3 seat berth. We take your comfort seriously with single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms as standard. We also have a dedicated office team managing logistics so you have a point of contact for your arrival and departures or other logistical questions you might have around the trip.
Every workshop of 3 days or more comes with a free follow-up private webinar for the group. 2 hours of post-processing of the images from your trip. Recorded live and emailed back to you so you have a road map through the edit of the whole trip.
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“On a workshop with ExploreLight, there are always laughs, but there are always great photographs too. Peter and his team go to great efforts to ensure everyone gets the shot they want at a location – whether it’s the continuous checking of local weather conditions, to in depth knowledge of each location, to prepping the group prior to arrival at the location by showing past shots, to walking among the group during the shoot, offering advice and sharing their own shots, total dedication to the client. I’ve taken some of my best shots while on ExploreLight workshops and that’s no coincidence.
The aftercare is second to none, with a private Facebook group where you are encouraged to share your shots (and where you can receive suggestions for improvement) to social nights out and emails on upcoming workshops, editing sessions, etc. Peter is building a community of photographers who return again and again.”
“Something deep within tempted me to attend an ExploreLight fundamentals workshop in the Wicklow National Park in March 2015. I remember coming home feeling invigorated, that a new world was about to open up for me. My photography has improved steadily so much so that I recently achieved my Associate distinction from the IPF but more importantly I have met fantastic people many of whom are now considered friends, I’ve attended many more ExploreLight workshops since and visited fantastic locations all under the expert guidance of the ExploreLight team. These guys are good and are at the top of their game and super professional. I recommend ExploreLight because they are the best Photography workshop and tour operators out there.”
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