7 Day Autumn Landscape Photography Workshop
Join Matthew Storer for a Slovenia Autumn Photography Workshop, as we explore Lake Bled, Soca and Triglav National Park. During our seven days, we’ll be photographing, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, and more!
Throughout the workshop, each location will offer different possibilities to learn unique skills such as composition, focusing, exposure bracketing, panoramas, slow exposures, and more.
To maximise the conditions, we promise to be on location before the optimal conditions to capture the best possible photos. As a result of this, expect to be up early, out late and with clear skies, the possibility to even photograph the night skies!
Throughout the tour, we will offer post-production techniques and workflow in lightroom. Regarding this also an image review sessions to learn the photography process from a different perspective.
Dates: 18th – 25th October 2020
17th – 24th October 2021
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Group Size: 3 – 6 People
Price: 1899€ per person
Single Room: 250€
Guide: Matthew Storer
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (hiking boots advised)
Please note: Moderate inclines at some locations, other photography locations can be advised.
Slovenia Photography Workshop
The Autumn Photography Workshop is not a fixed program. It is resulting in possible changes throughout the trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, the itinerary below is an overview of what to expect during our 7-day workshop.
Day 1 – Lake Bled
Arrival at Brnik Airport in Slovenia at your desired time. Transport from the airport to the apartment in Bled where you can settle down, unpack and rest before our possible sunset shoot.
Sunset will be capturing unique images of Lake Bled island, church and surrounding mountains!
After our sunset shoot, we will have a meet and greet dinner to conclude our first day in Slovenia.
Day 2 – Lake Bled
Nothing says Slovenia more than Lake Bled! Our first location on day two will be shooting sunrise at Lake Bled either from the lower boardwalk or incredible panoramic viewpoint.
After sunrise, we will walk back along the Lakes edge to capture the unique details of Lake Bled using different focal ranges.
Sunset will be overlooking the Julian Alps from a viewpoint that requires no hiking.
Day 3 – Lake Bled
Sunrise shoot at Jamnik Church, one of the most iconic churches in Slovenia!
A day session at Pericnik waterfall, a truly unique location and a hidden gem of waterfalls in Europe. As a result of this, it does require a 25min incline walk to reach the viewpoint and walk behind the waterfall.
After this, our day is topped off with an alpine lake, Lake Jasna looking onto the Julian Alps a picturesque location to finish off an epic day of photography.
Day 4 – Lake Bohinj
The often overlooked but equally as beautiful (if not more) Lake Bohinj will be our Sunrise mission. Surrounded by 2000+m mountains in a glacier valley this Lake is a must for any photographer.
After sunrise, we will venture to Mostnica Gorge to change our focus from epic landscapes to details in the scenes.
Sunset will be another iconic church, one of almost 3000 churches in Slovenia. Sveti Tomaz, nestled on a hill with a mountainous background this yet again caps off another perfect day of photography.
Day 5 – Vršič Pass to Soča Region
Sunrise will be overlooking Zelenci a natural spring topped with 3000m mountains in the background.
After sunrise we will make the journey to the Soca region over the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, photographing one of Europe’s most iconic rivers – Soca River.
Here we will be focusing on filters, focusing on long exposures and polarisers to enhance the photos.
Sunset will be at Log Pod Mangartom an ideal village nestled in the northern part of Slovenia.
Day 6 – Bovec (Soča Region)
Today we have a well deserved morning off enjoying a rest before another big day of photographing around the Soca region.
Today we will be photographing waterfalls and rivers with a heavy focus on composition and framing. We’ll learn how to use a wide-angle lens in different situations to find foreground elements, leading lines and use colour to our advantage.
Sunset will see us drive to the highest road that Slovenia has to offer at 2055m. Here we will feel surrounded by the highest mountains in Slovenia. This location is weather dependant on, other locations are available.
Day 7 – Lake Bled
Farewell breakfast and coffee before your departure flight. Private transport back to Brnik airport at a scheduled time arranged beforehand.
Sunrise shoot is possible if you have an afternoon flight or booked extra days.
Extra days of shooting are possible in other regions of Slovenia but need to be arranged prior to arrival.
Photography Workshop Highlights:
The workshop will concentrate on:
- Camera settings & Focusing
- Composition & Framing
- Lighting – Natural & Artificial
- Long Exposure
- Filters or Exposure Bracketing
Throughout the Slovenia Autumn Photography Workshop, we will visit numerous viewpoints, rivers, waterfalls, churches and mountains.
Photography at these particular locations will offer the ability to improve many photography skills. Additionally, our week-long workshop will demonstrate many diverse photography techniques in landscape photography.
In conclusion, Slovenia is an ideal blend of travel, delicious food, and improving our photography skills in one of Europe’s hidden alpine gems.
- Untouched Alpine landscapes!
- Small country, but incredibly diverse!
- One of the cleanest & happiest countries in Europe!
- 3rd greenest country in Europe!
Slovenia may be one of the smallest Alpine countries in Europe but packs a considerable punch for its size. With over 27,000kms of rivers, over 60% of the country is forest and the third greenest country in Europe!
In conclusion, the Slovenia Autumn photography workshop will provide for every photographer from amateurs to experts. Therefore, each place will offer the opportunity to learn the desired photography skill. At each location, we will progress and expand a particular ability that you wish to learn and master.
WHAT YOU NEED
- DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge Camera
- Wide Angle Lens
- Standard Zoom Lens
- Telephoto Lens*
- ND & Polarize Filters
- Shutter Remote*
- Hiking Boots
- Warm Clothes
- Return Airport Transfers
- 6 Nights PRIVATE accommodation
- All transport to locations
- Tea & Coffee
- Farewell Dinner
- Entrance Fees + Local Taxes
- Lunch + Dinner
- Alcohol & Beverages
- Flights (help can be provided)
- Camera Insurance
- Travel Insurance
Please Note: Camera Equipment can not be hired, borrowed or loaned whilst on tour.
- 400€ deposit to reserve a spot.
- 100% refund of deposit if Matthew Storer cancels.
- 0% refund of deposit if customer cancels.
*Minimum 3 People – Price based on private accommodation*
Phone: +386 69 632 050