The Julian Alps Experience (Slovenia) Photography Workshop

Lake Bled, Bled Castle & St Martins Parish Church

Lake Bled, Bled Castle & St Martins Parish Church

The Julian Alps Experience Photography Workshop

Over the years, I have spent many days travelling through the stunning Julian Alps of Slovenia, with camera in hand. I have been lucky to witness and photograph some magical landscapes not only creating beautiful images but also wonderful memories.
Obviously it would be terribly rude for me to keep all this beauty to myself! So I’ve decided that in the Autumn of 2020 I will be delivering a photography workshop across the same breathtaking alpine scenes sharing my knowledge of the area, and assisting photographers in capturing that special photo!

The workshop will be based out of Lake Bled, the “Jewel in the Crown” of the Julian Alps. Here we shall explore the Triglav National Park with our own private mini-bus ensuring that not only do you visit some stunning vistas, but that you also enjoy the ride along the way. You can expect to see some of Europes most beautiful lakes, alpine mountains, stunning turquoise rivers, waterfalls, hilltop churches, medieval castles and much more. October is a great time to visit Slovenia, the tree filled landscapes will be transitioning from green to amber to deep reds, making for some stunning scenery.

Like any alpine location, the weather is always changing but the light should be good and, fingers crossed, even when its not, it lends to some moody atmospheric landscapes. Unless there is a threat of severe storms, we should be good to shoot in most locations adapting to what the weather throws at us. Temperatures in the area average around 18º to 8º during Oct which is a comfortable range to be out in the wild but appropriate warm weather clothing will be essential, more on that later!

Although the majority or participants will be from Gibraltar the workshop is open to anyone along as there is availability.

Church of St Thomas

Church of St Thomas

Itinerary

As mentioned above, the weather will be our “master” so a level of flexibility will be required to make sure we maximise the best of the week.

Oct 11th (Sunday)
AM - Fly Gibraltar - Gatwick
PM - Fly Gatwick - Ljubljana
Arrive Lake Bled (Basecamp)

Oct 12th - 13th & 14th
Photography Days

Oct 15th (Thursday)
Free Day (Alarm Clocks optional)
Day trip with local guide (€50pp usual price €75pp - optional)
Day trip to Slovenias capital Ljubljana (optional)
Evening dinner at Lake Bled and Social.

Oct 16th &17th
Photography Days

Oct 18th (Sunday)
AM - Editing and review of images
Check Out
PM - Fly Ljubljana - Gatwick
Overnight stay in Gatwick

Oct 19th (Monday)
AM - Fly Gatwick - Gibraltar

Photography days consist of:

  • Daily sunrise/morning session on location

  • Breakfast either on location or back at basecamp

  • Day session on location

  • Individual time to explore

  • A daily dusk/sunset session on location

  • Evening social, dinner etc.

  • Although the last day is scheduled for image reviewing and editing etc the weather may dictate when that happens, again flexibility is key.

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The Soča River

The Soča River

The Boathouse, Lake Bled

The Boathouse, Lake Bled

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj

Photography Experience & Equipment

The Slovenian Alps are beautiful but it can get cold and wet out there in October. If you are interested, you should be prepared for lots of walking and ensure you are equipped to tackle the environment. You should therefore have a good level of fitness and come with clothes and footwear suitable for the environment.

No matter if you are an absolute beginner, enthusiast or professional, this workshop caters for all skill levels. As for photographic equipment, you can bring as much as you can carry but a minimum of a tripod & Lens(es) suitable for Landscape photography is important. In addition, filters and other items are welcome. If you are unsure about your equipment please contact me for advice.

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Ok, so you’ve made it this far, you must be interested!

 

What’s included & what’s the damage?

Included

  • ALL Flights from Gibraltar return (inc. 1x hold bag & 1x cabin bag)

  • ALL Transport in Slovenia

  • Accommodation (inc. Gatwick overnight Oct 18th)

  • Breakfast

  • ALL Entrance Tickets during Photography Days

  • Only x8 placements available


Price

£1,500 per person (from Gibraltar)
£1,300 per person (from UK)

In order to reserve your placement, a non refundable deposit of £500 must be paid no later than 1st August 2020, with the remaining amount paid no later than 1st September 2020.
Discounts are available for group bookings and on participants sharing a room. Please contact me for further information.