Photograph the Amazing Scenery and Culture of Slovenia
June 9 – 19, 2024
Experience a range of incredible photographic locations and experiment with various photography techniques in this 9-day workshop. With fantastic photo ops all day and night, we’ll travel by comfortable minivan, stay in well-chosen, high-quality accommodations and eat excellent food.
Discover the beautiful country of Slovenia with your camera in hand and capture stunning images of mountain landscapes, glacial lakes, and rivers, 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.
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.
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.
June 9, 2024: Arrival to the airport of Ljubljana and transfer to the hotel for check in. Afternoon time for photography. At our welcome dinner we can further discuss following days and get to know each other.
June 10, 2024: Today we will spend the entire day in the 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.
June 11–14, 2024: We’ll take three 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.
June 15–16, 2024: 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 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 the highest mountains in Slovenia, offering incredible views across Slovenia and into Italy.
June 17–18, 2024: We have two full days to explore the beautiful Slovenian coast. We can start our time here by capturing sunrise above Piran, one of the classic Adriatic experiences. Secovlje saltpans are one of the oldest in the Adriatic, and you can still witness traditional salt production methods. Saltpans are also great for landscape photography, especially in the warm afternoon sun.
June 19, 2024: Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will transfer you to Ljubljana airport to fly home.
Moderate: You are able to handle hikes up to two miles with elevation gain.
Arrive Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU), Ljubljana, Slovenia before 11:00 AM on June 9, 2024. Flights out can be made after 12:00 PM on June 19, 2024. 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.
- Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $750 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.
- Multiple image reviews and post-processing sessions.
- English-speaking local guide throughout the workshop.
- Photographic guiding and instruction from 2 pros.
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction.
- Travel to and from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- 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 $750 supplement.
“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! ”
“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! ”