Euro 2000 or INR Equivalent
Single Supplement: Euro 650
*Book early to avoid airfare hike
● 7 days of photographing captivating Slovenia.
● Masterclass on capturing long exposures & creative compositions.
● Opportunity to shoot cityscapes, castles and churches.
● Opportunity to learn new techniques of focus stacking.
● Extensive post-processing sessions
It is no coincidence that “Slovenia” has L-O-V-E in its name, because you will fall in love with Slovenia too once you explore the storybook landscapes of pristine wilderness often referred to as “the sunny side of the Alps”. The focus of this tour is to capture this stunning landscape when the autumn colours are at its finest
Surrounded by Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia plus a stunning but short stretch of the Adriatic coast, Slovenia is best described as small corner of Europe, that brings together a picturesque blend of Alpine, Mediterranean, Karst and Pannonian worlds. As we photograph our way around Slovenia we come across spectacular lakes, majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls, alpine meadows and picture perfect villages, topped by fairytale castles overlooking this ridiculously pretty landscape.
Our tour first takes us to Lake Bled and its iconic Church of the Assumption on Bled Island, arguably the most photographed location in the whole country. With a backdrop of Julian Alps, we can indulge ourselves in creative compositions to photograph Lake Bohinj and the dainty Church of St. John. We shoot long exposures to smooth out the fast flowing waters of Soca river and waterfalls Vintar Gorge. Finally, we visit the historic capital Ljubljana (Lub-l-ana). From Roman ruins to baroque palaces, the walking only town center has many pretty compositions with the famous pink Church and the hilltop Ljublana castle overlooking the capital city. From Ljublana we include a day trip to the famous Postjana Caves and the Postjana castle cut out of a mountain.
Pre Tour Analysis:
Each registered participant will be requested to submit their landscape / portrait related images. Our panel will analyse each image to see how to guide each individual during the tour to help them enhance their skills. We will also provide individual feedback to their each submitted image and suggest improvement points.
During the Tour:
Based on the analytical data available with us post “Pre Tour Analysis” we will provide individualized attention to all and ensure they work on their weaknesses and enhance their skills. Evening Gup Shup sessions will be learning oriented and practical tips will be provided based on the mistakes committed by participants during the day.
We shall also have atleast one evening session dedicated to post processing workflow to help them become a complete photographer.
After the tour:
Each participant will be required to submit 3 of his or her best images from the tour. Each image will be analysed and constructive feedback will be provided. Best of the lot will make it to our website and blog; and will be aggressively promoted on FB.
DAY 01 (Oct 06) Arrive at Ljublana
You will be received by us at the Ljublana Airport and then transferred to the famous Lake Bled. If time permits, we will set our adventure into motion right away with a late afternoon shoot to capture Lake Bled at the golden hour. In the evening, we will get together for a relaxed welcome dinner to get you settled in and discuss further plans for the tour.
Day 02 – 04 (Oct 07 – 9) Lake Bled
We will dedicate three full days to the picturesque Lake Bled area, shooting the tear-shaped Bled Island in its entirety, along with its iconic Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary from various vantage points. These will be considered taking into account the sunrise and sunset setting on different days. Views from the boardwalk, Bled Castle and the trek up to Mount Osojnica make for some especially magnificent shots. This trek to Mount Osojnica is easy to moderate and will take atleast 3-04 hours to reach the top. A good pair of comfortable trekking shoes is required.
DAY 05 (Oct 10) Lake Bohinj & Vintar Gorge
We will start our day by taking a short drive up to Lake Bohinj, a site which boasts of a quaint old bridge and a baroque church. We will then move onto Vintar Gorge to capture fast-flowing river water using long exposures for creative compositions. We will spend the afternoon driving around the charming Slovenian villages in the vicinity to photograph rural life and look out for the unique hill-top churches.
DAY 06 & 07 (Oct 11 & 12) Ljublana, Love Road
We will arrive in the capital city of Ljublana on Day 6 and photograph its old, historic sites in various compositions. By afternoon, we will gather for a sunset shoot at Ljublana Castle.
We will begin Day 7 with a sunrise shoot of the old city, after which we will take a drive to spend the day at the relatively unknown hidden gem Love Road. We will return to Ljublana for good bye dinner for those who will be returning back after conclusion of the tour to Slovenia. For all those who also have booked for the tour to Dolomites, the fun and xploration continues.