6 Day Private Winter Photography Workshop in Slovenia
Join Matthew Storer for a Slovenia Winter Private Photography Workshop, as we explore Lake Bled and the Triglav National Park. A workshop offered in six or four days, both workshops we’ll be photographing, snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and 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.
Finally, we will offer post-production techniques and workflow in lightroom. As a result, we will have an image review session allowing us to learn the photography process from a different perspective.
Dates: 2021 – Dates that suit you!
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
4 Days/ 3 Nights
Location: Lake Bled – Slovenia
Group Size: Private Tour
Pro Guide: Matthew Storer
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Please note: 15-20 minute moderate inclines at some locations, other photography locations can be advised depending on situations at the time.
Slovenia Winter Private Photography Workshop
The Private Winter 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 6-day workshop.
6 Day Tour – Price Per Person
1 Person – 18
2 People –
3 People –
4 People – 1199€p/p
THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR RANGING FROM 1-4 PEOPLE. PRIVATE ROOMS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO EACH PERSON. TOUR DATES ARE WHAT BEST SUIT YOU, OR YOUR GROUP.
(PARTNERS WELCOMED FOR DOUBLE ROOMS)
4 Day Tour – Price Per Person
1 Person – 1399€ p/p
2 People – 1199€ p/p
3 People – 999€ p/p
4 People – 899€ p/p
Day 1 (Dinner)
Arrival at Brnik Airport in Slovenia before an included private transport from the airport to the apartment in Bled where you can settle down, unpack and rest before our sunset shoot.
Additionally, a sunset shoot can be arranged depending on arrival flight and sunset times.
After that, a welcome dinner to get to know each other and concluded our first day.
Day 2 (Breakfast)
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.
Viewpoint is a 20-30min incline before sunrise – medium fitness level required.
From here, we will walk back around the Lakes edge to capture unique images of Lake Bled, and it’s surroundings by using different focal ranges.
Lastly, sunset will be overlooking the Julian Alps from a viewpoint that requires no hiking.
Day 3 (Breakfast)
Sunrise shoot at Jamnik Church, one of the most iconic churches in the whole of Slovenia!
Pericnik waterfall a truly unique location and a hidden gem of waterfalls in Europe. Requires a 25min incline walk to reach the viewpoint and walk behind the waterfall.
We are finishing the day at an alpine lake, Lake Jasna. A Lake that looks onto the Julian Alps a picturesque location to finish off an epic day of photography.
Day 4 (Breakfast)
Lake Bohinj, the often overlooked but equally as beautiful (if not more). A glacier lake, surrounded by 2000+m mountains making this location a must for any photographer.
After that, we will venture to Mostnica Gorge to change our focus from epic vistas 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 (Breakfast + Farewell Dinner)
Firstly on day five, sunrise overlooking Zelenci a natural spring with jawdropping 3000m mountains in the background.
Secondly, after sunrise, we will make the journey to the Soca region over the highest mountain pass in Slovenia. From here, we can access the Soca River, one of Europe’s most iconic rivers. We are focusing our photography at the Soca on long exposures, colour separation, and concentrating on enhancing the photos.
Finally, sunset is at Log Pod Mangartom a village nestled in the northern part of Slovenia.
Day 6 (Breakfast)
Farewell breakfast and coffee before your departure flight. After that, a private transport back to Brnik airport at your scheduled departure time.
Besides, a sunrise shoot is possible if you have a late flight out of Slovenia
Additionally, extra days before or after the workshop are possible. Please let Matthew know before your arrival, additional tours or locations around Slovenia will be advised.
Slovenia Winter Workshop Highlights:
To conclude, The Slovenia Winter Private Photography Workshop will cater to private individuals or private groups. Therefore, the itinerary is only a guideline to what Slovenia has to offer. In conclusion, if you request or wish to change location to fulfil your photography style, this is possible.
The workshop will concentrate on:
- Camera settings
- Composition & Framing
- Long exposure
- Filters or Exposure Bracketing
Once again, this will depend on your shooting capabilities and what you desire to focus on in your photography.
In conclusion, this tour is private. Therefore it’s aimed at any photographers, beginners or experts.
Weather in Slovenia Winter?
January-March is the coldest months in Slovenia where you can expect snow in the valleys, frozen lakes and waterfalls if the weather conditions have been severe enough. During the Slovenian winter, we may battle against weather condition, but for these reasons, it’s also perfect for photography.
Advisement list of warm clothes throughout the workshop – top & bottom underlays (thermals), hat, gloves and over ankle hiking boots. Photographing in the valleys, or driving to higher altitudes in the National Park a heavy winter jacket may be prefered
Light to moderate walking during the workshop is optional, a recommendation of shoe crampons or shoe chains in icy conditions. (Can be purchased in Slovenia – other locations are optional if conditions are severe)
WHAT YOU NEED
- DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge Camera
- Wide Angle Lens
- Standard Zoom Lens
- Telephoto Lens*
- ND & Polarize Filters*
- Shutter Remote*
- Down/Winter Jacket
- Hiking/Winter Shoes
- Return Airport Transport
- 3 or 5 Nights private accommodation
- All transport to photography locations
- Breakfast + Farewell Dinner
- Entrance Fees + Local Taxes
- Additional Meals
- Alcohol & Beverages
- Flights (help can be provided)
- Camera Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Winter clothes
Please Note: Camera Equipment can not be hired, borrowed or loaned whilst on tour.
- 25% deposit of total amount to reserve.
- 100% refund of deposit if Matthew Storer cancels.
- 0% refund of deposit if customer cancels.