Slovenia winter photo workshop

Some of the most powerful images of Slovenia can be taken in the Julian Alps in winter.

Our base for this 6-day winter photography adventure will be Lake Bled and the Triglav National Park. This usually stunning area becomes even more magical and striking with its snowy mountain peaks, turquoise rivers, frozen waterfalls and glacial lakes, all of which we will capture. At this time of year, the light is good all day; sunrises come later and sunsets earlier so we aim to capture both every day.

One of the exciting aspects of this workshop is the challenge posed by the weather, which can be changeable and means that we could be photographing in bright, clear conditions or battling snow blizzards. We’ll focus on camera manipulation adapted to winter conditions and will keep a flexible itinerary to capture the best the weather brings us. You will be able to try your hand at creative compositions using tripods and long exposure techniques. If the skies are clear we’ll also try some star trail photography from a mountain plateau. During the winter evenings we’ll retreat to our warm and comfortable accommodation to review our shoot and discuss post processing.

This workshop focuses on outdoor photography in the Slovenian Alps and you should be prepared for lots of walking, often with moderate elevation changes. You should therefore have a good level of fitness and come with clothes and footwear suitable for the environment. All levels of photographer, from beginner to pro, are welcome. You will need a tripod and a polarizing filter to make the most of the techniques we’ll incorporate. A cable release and a macro lens are desirable but not essential. Don’t forget plenty of spare batteries as they drain faster in colder conditions.

What’s included 

Half board accommodation (double room), airport transfers and all transportation during the workshop, expert photographer guidance. And hot tea.

Tour details

Dates
Jan 23 – 28 2018 – confirmed

Cost
€1190 / $1390
Single room: €190 / $220

Duration
6 days / 5 nights

Group size
3 – 6 guests

Difficulty level
This workshop involves moderate walking on hiking trails. There may be a limited amount of uphill walking. Sturdy hiking boots are advised.

Questions?
Please contact us by email with questions relating to this tour (itinerary, accommodation,..).

Photography leaders

Luka EsenkoLuka Esenko

Slovenia is Luka’s home and there is no one who would know photo locations more intimately. With his experience and expertise even the worst weather will not prevent you getting great shots. Read more…

 

Dan BriškiDan Briski

Dan is an expert outdoor photographer. His work regularly appears in exhibitions at home and abroad and has received several prizes at international salons of photography. Read more…

 

 

Testimonials

Donna JuddDonna Judd, California, USA

My week with Luka was the best photographic experience of my life! Luka seemingly knows every inch of Slovenia and Croatia, so that whatever shot I wanted, he know where to go, and the best time of day to shot for whatever desired effect. Luka is a fabulous photographer, and an excellent teacher, a talent many gifted people do not possess. More testimonials…

Niki KallenbergerNiki Kallenberger, Sydney, Australia

We appreciate your professionalism, experience, knowledge, enthusiasm, photographic expertise, your warm personality and (last but not least) your sense of humor. As you said, travel is really about people, and your people skills ensure you connect with people very effectively. We’d love to travel with you again. More testimonials…

 

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