Capture Slovenia at its most colourful
Discover Slovenia's Julian Alps at their most beautiful. You can leave it to us to get you to the best locations to capture autumn colours at their finest. The focus of this tour is spectacular landscape scenes as we follow nature’s colours around the unspoilt Alps, valleys, lakes and rivers of Slovenia.
We’ll explore Lake Bled and its iconic church on Bled island, starting with sunrise at the shore and ending with sunset from a stunning vantage point. You’ll also discover the more tranquil but equally inspiring Lake Bohinj in the heart of the Julian Alps. Together we’ll try creative long exposures to capture fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls at Soča river valley. We’ll visit some of Slovenia’s most picturesque villages to shoot hilltop churches, traditional hayracks and document a slower pace of life. You’ll discover the charming capital, Ljubljana, with its contrasting architecture, café culture, bustling riverbank and markets.
Experience a range of incredible photographic locations and experiment with a variety of photography techniques on this 8-day tour where you’ll travel in a small group, stay in well-chosen high quality accommodation and be guided and assisted by one of our experienced photography tour leaders.
Oct 11 - 18, 2020
8 days / 7 nights
3 – 6 guests
This workshop involves moderate walking on hiking trails. There may be a limited amount of uphill walking. Sturdy hiking boots are advised.
Arrive in Ljubljana and transfer to Bled. The adventure starts with an afternoon shoot to capture ‘golden light’ at iconic lake Bled. Evening get-together for a welcome dinner and to discuss plans for the tour.
Arrive at Lake Bled
Day 2 & 3
Lakes Bled and Bohinj
We’ll take 2 full days to explore the beautiful Gorenjska region starting with a sunrise shoot at the shore of Lake Bled. From Bled Castle perched up on the cliff top we’ll capture superb panoramas of the lake with its island and Baroque church. Visit the spectacular Vintgar Gorge the perfect location to experiment with capturing fast-flowing water and try out some long exposures. Our second glacial lake is Bohinj and has a very different feel. Here we’ll take time to hone our composition skills at the lake shore and capture creative 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, as well as scenes of rural village life. Cap off the evenings with a sunset shoot at the lakeside.
Day 4 & 5
Soca River Valley and
Triglav National Park
Our route takes us over the Vrsic pass, the highest pass in the Julian Alps with incredible views across the Slovenian Alps. We travel down to the Soca River Valley to explore more of the Triglav National Park. Capture the incredible emerald waters of the Soca and discover gorges and waterfalls as we hike along the riverbanks. As well as capturing stunning landscapes, we may be lucky with some wildlife photography and will also take the opportunity to photograph the historical World War I remnants along the trail. Our route will take us on an exciting tour of some of highest mountains in Slovenia offering incredible views across Slovenia and into Italy.
We leave the Alps and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a gem of a city. During the next 2 days we’ll wander the charming streets of the old city camera in hand and capture the highlights of Ljubljana including baroque churches, diverse architectural details and the castle as well as trying our hand at some street photography and candid portraits in Ljubljana’s bustling marketplace and along the café-strewn riverbanks. We’ll also make a half-day trip from the city to capture one of Slovenia’s many scenic locations.
Departure from Ljubljana
Transfer to departure airport.
Included: Accommodation (7 nights) double/twin rooms sharing (singles available upon request), all meals (three per day) and drinks, airport transfers and all transportation during the tour, photography tuition, entrance fees and all local taxes.
Spend two additional nights discovering the stunning vineyards of north eastern Slovenia. Explore the rural wine routes where we’ll focus on nature’s patterns, light and mists, reveal the hidden “heart road” and of course sample some of Slovenia’s finest wines and great food that this region is renowned for.