Autumn Colors in Slovenia and Croatia, a Landscape Paradise

October 10 – 22, 2025

Join us for Autumn in Slovenia and Croatia! Discover these beautiful countries with your camera in hand and capture stunning images of mountain landscapes, glacial lakes and rivers, breathtaking waterfalls, as well as scenes of everyday life in traditional villages. 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. Contrast this with the more tranquil but equally inspiring Lake Bohinj in the heart of the Julian Alps. We’ll shoot creative long exposures to capture fast-flowing rivers and waterfalls at Vintgar Gorge and travel through many picturesque villages to shoot traditional hayracks and agricultural details and document a slower pace of life. We’ll photograph the vineyards, stone-built villages of Karst, salt pans, and seacoast. Finally, we discover the warmth and charm of Ljubljana with its contrasting styles of architecture, café culture, and bustling riverbank and markets, each day capturing amazing sunrises, sunsets, and night sky as well.

Our next destination is the world famous Plitvice Lakes National Park with its exceptional waterfalls and lakes. Autumn is prime time to visit the park; there are fewer tourists, the sun is lower creating nice angles, and forests are ablaze with every colour imaginable. With our expert knowledge you will have access to the best viewpoints at the best times to capture memorable images from both parks.

During this workshop, you will learn the finer points of composition and the art of “seeing. ” We will also spend time in the field helping you with long exposures, panoramas, and night photography. We will also spend time in the classroom doing image reviews and post-processing with Lightroom.

Gorgeous cover photograph courtesy of Ana Pogacar.

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Location

Slovenia and Croatia

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Tuition

$11,995

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Dates

October 10 – 22, 2025

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Availability

Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests

Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.

October 10, 2025: Arrive at Ljubljana airport and transfer to Bled. The adventure starts with an afternoon shoot to capture ‘golden light’ at the iconic Lake Bled. Evening get-together for a welcome dinner and to discuss plans for the tour.

October 11–12, 2025: We’ll take 2 full days to explore the beautiful Gorenjska region, starting with a sunrise shoot at the shore of Lake Bled. 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, which has a 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.

October 13–14, 2025: Our route takes us over the Vrsic pass, the highest pass in the Julian Alps with incredible views across the Slovenian Alps. We travel 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. We 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 the highest mountains in Slovenia, offering incredible views across Slovenia and into Italy.

October 15–16, 2025: After breakfast, we will drive northeast towards the wine-growing region. On the way, we will stop at Ptuj town to photograph one of Slovenia’s most picturesque medieval towns. We’ll have two days to explore the beautiful countryside dotted with vineyards and hilltop churches. We can start our day by capturing sunrise and possible mists over glowing vineyards. We will also taste some of this welcoming region’s best food and wine, all locally grown and organic. We will explore some of the hidden gems of Slovenia that not many foreign tourists ever heard of.

October 17–18, 2025: We leave the vineyards and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a gem of a city. 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 try our hand at some street photography and candid portraits in Ljubljana’s bustling marketplace and along the café-strewn riverbanks. We also travel to the nearby hills to photograph hilltop churches at sunrise if the weather allows. With a little bit of luck, with morning mists.

October 19, 2025: After breakfast, we say farewell to Slovenia and drive to a stunning national park in Croatia—Plitvice Lakes. We’ll head to the park after check-in for our evening photography and sunset shoot.

October 20–21, 2025: We’ll have a full day photographing this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site’s lakes, waterfalls, and caves. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to try different photography techniques using tripods and long exposures and work on composition. Enjoy free time exploring the lakes alone before meeting in the late afternoon to make the most of the play of golden light and reflections in the water.

October 22, 2025: Morning photography in the park. We will visit one of the sunrise locations at Plitvice Lakes or head to Rastoke village, where the Korana River created another set of beautiful waterfalls and cascades. Transfer to Zagreb airport (2hrs) to catch your flight home. Transfer to Ljubljana airport is also possible (4 hrs).

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Fitness

Moderate: Long days, and there will be hikes and walks of up to a couple miles.

Flights

Arrive Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), Ljubljana, Slovenia before 1:00 PM on October 10, 2025. Depart Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG), Zagreb, Croatia after 3:00 PM on October 22, 2025. Air travel delays are common. Please arrive early, possibly even the day prior, so you don’t miss any of the workshop.

What to Bring

Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $1,000 supplement.
  • All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop.
  • All permits and park fees.
  • All transportation during the workshop.
  • Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides.
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros.
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
  • Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Not Included

  • Travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia and from Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Unscheduled airport transfers.
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
  • Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
  • Anything else specifically not listed as included.
  • Single rooming available for $1,000 supplement.

Payment Terms

  • Your deposit of $4,995 will hold your space in this workshop.
  • Further payment of $4,000 is due by March 1, 2025.
  • The balance is due not later than July 1, 2025.
  • All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.

Testimonials

“If you love photography and travel go to Muench Workshps and book a trip with them. This was my 7th trip with them and it was amazing! ”

— Daniel Chrenka, Slovenia '16

“Andy is an exceptional workshop leader. It takes a particular skill set to be able to manage both the details of the workshop as well as the personal/interpersonal dynamics of a group of adults who don't know each other. He is an excellent leader and I enjoyed traveling with him very much. Thank you Andy! ”

— Debbie McIntosh, Mongolia Winter Migration '19

“Andy was a great instructor. I really appreciated all of his tutoring throughout the workshop, both in the field and with image reviews. He was constantly reviewing images with me and the rest of the group, and day by day my photography improved. ”

— MJ Veverka, Morocco '23

“Andy - I wanted to thank you for putting on such an amazing workshop. I learned a lot from you and feel much more confident about my photography going forward. And what a great group! I had so much fun with everyone. It was a memorable trip for me and I appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into making it such a success. ”

— Joan Heinkel, Croatia '23

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