Slovenia - Alpine Wonders Weekend Photography Tour

  • Visit Lake Bled, one of two beautiful glacial lakes
  • Photograph its dramatic sunsets
  • And its sunrises
  • Capture Lake Bled on a misty morning Lake Bled's fairytale island church provides some magical photographic opportunity on misty mornings. I'll take to some of the best viewpoints to help capture the magic. Capture Lake Bled's famous island church in the morning mist
  • Students learning the art of freezing fast moving subjects at Lake Bled
  • I'll take you to the best viewpoints around the lake
  • Learn how to utilise your white balance to capture the twilight blues at dawn or dusk
  • Photograph the blue hour The twilight of Dawn and Dusk, the hour before sunrise and after sunset, is known as the Blue Hour. I'll show you how to capture the blue by setting the correct white balance. Dawn or dusk is the best time to capture churches when they are lit
  • Learn how to overcome the extremes of brightness that your camera cannot ordinarily handle
  • Capture a rainbow, if you're lucky enough
  • Learn how to smooth out the water and reflections
  • You will stay in a lovely hotel close to Lake Bohinj
  • Capture beautiful sunset views across Lake Bohinj to the Julian Alps
  • Learn how to use white balance to get different effects
  • Capture the lake in its many moods - through the mist at dawn
  • And later in the morning when the mist clears
  • Capture perfect reflections on still mornings
  • Take the cable car up to Vogel mountain for stunning views into the Bohinj Valley
  • Capture the beauty of the lush green Bohinj Valley
  • Learn how to capture smooth, silky flowing water at Vintgar Gorge
  • See how varying your shutter speed can produce different effects
  • See how varying your shutter speed can produce different effects
  • Students learning long exposure techniques at Vintgar Gorge
  • Capture its many colours
  • Capture its many colours
  • Learn how to convert your photos to produce compelling black and white images
  • Upon arrival you can capture beautiful vistas from just outside the airport
  • Or views of the Kamnik Alps with churches sitting in its shadow
  • Some of the best perspectives are further away than you think
  • Photograph Slovenia's beautiful hilltop churches
  • Or with stunning mountain backdrops
  • Get blue hour shots of these magnificent churches

Slovenia Weekend Photo Tour and workshop                

A three day photography tour of the beautiful alpine region of Slovenia -
Join me, Ian Middleton, for a weekend photo holiday and workshop in the stunning alpine region of Slovenia. We'll vist 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.

We will be based at Lake Bled. The course will begin on Friday afternoon with a sunset and dusk shoot, then two full days from dawn to dusk and end on Sunday evening. Accommodation will be included from Friday to Monday (3 nights), but should you need or want to arrive earlier or stay longer, then I can arrange extra nights for you.

Suitable for: beginner to intermediate

Small group tour

Price per person:
UK£495 - 2-3 people

Dates (2017):
- Fri Mar 31st - Mon Apr 3rd (2 spaces left)
- Fri May 26th - Mon 29th (FULL)
- Fri Jun 16th - Mon 19th
- Fri Oct 13th - Mon 16th
- Fri Oct 20th - Mon 23rd
- On request


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Lake Bled

Lake Bohinj

Vintgar Gorge

Pivka Lakes

Durdle Door

Portland Bill


Private/individual tour

Private one to one: UK£1350

Available on request

Included in the price:
- Accommodation: 3 nights bed & breakfast in a single room (extra nights can be arranged if required)
- Pick up and drop off at Ljubljana airport
- All transport on tour days
- All tuition and guidance
- Detailed beginners handout (if required)

Not included:
- Flights (Although I will offer some advice and help on how to get here from your country)

- Lunch and Dinner
- Travel insurance (Guests must ensure they have their own travel insurance)

Equipment needed:
- Camera (obviously), ideally SLR, but also bridge or advanced compacts may suit. (Contact me with your make a model for confirmation)
- Tripod ( I'll have one or two spares people can borrow, but it's best to have your own)
- Remote shutter release cable

Extra equipment desired but not necessary:
- Polarising filter
- Neutral density filter
- ND grad filters
- Laptop for processing

Bookings are now being taken. If you are interested in this tour then please contact me.


The exact itinerary might change slightly depending on the time of year and conditions, but will take in some or all of the following locations:
Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Vogel Mountain (optional depending on conditions), Savica Waterfall, Vintgar Gorge, Jamnik hilltop church, Local villages

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