The Very Best of Slovenia

Situated to the southeast of Central Europe, Slovenia touches the Alps to the northwest, and the Mediterranean to the southwest. Historically at the crossroads of many important European trade routes, Slovenia’s language, culture and architecture draw from many influences. In Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River. Slovenia’s terrain is largely mountainous, and the country is known for its alpine forests and lakes. The town of Bled, on spring fed Lake Bled, boasts a church-adorned island and a cliffside medieval castle. Other lakes, such as Bohinj, offer equally scenic views of the Julian Alps.

Our 10-day Slovenia Workshop is led by Randy Hanna and Luka Esenko. Both are well-versed in Slovenia; Luka lives and guides in the country full time. We’ll be traveling by comfortable minivan, staying in well-chosen high-quality accommodations, and eating wonderful local foods. We’ll be photographing a wealth of natural features, as well as the agricultural lands, markets, culture, and architecture of this varied land. Along the way, you’ll learn the finer points of composition and the “art of seeing.” We’ll spend time in the field helping you with long exposures, panoramas, HDR, and night photography too. We will also spend time in the “classroom” where we’ll do image reviews and post-processing with Lightroom. Expect to work hard, and to learn a lot! 

Location:
Tuition:

$6,995

Dates:

June 12–19, 2020

Fitness Level:

Moderate
Some hikes of a few kilometers
with elevation gain

Your Pros:

Randy Hanna
Luka Esenko

Availability:

Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Guests

Slovenia is a beautiful country and Muench Workshops led me to great shooting locations, everything I hoped for! Lodging and food was super!! Our local guide was great with knowledge of Slovenian history, vision for catching the right shot at the right spot and a love of photography! A great week of photography with times and locations that created masterpiece photos that could be hung on any wall anywhere! Muench Workshops are fun, educational, technical and an experience of a lifetime!
— Dan Chrenka, Slovenia '16, and seven other Muench Workshops

Itinerary and General Information

June 12, 2020: Arrive this morning in to Ljubljana, and transfer to Lake Bled. The workshop will begin with an afternoon “golden hour” shoot at scenic Lake Bled, followed by a welcome dinner.

June 13-14, 2020: We’ll take 2 full days to explore the beautiful Gorenjska region, starting with a sunrise shoot along the shoreline of Lake Bled. From a cliff top perch at Bled Castle, we’ll capture superb panoramas of the lake, its island, and the Baroque church. We’ll visit the spectacular Vintgar Gorge— the perfect location to experiment with capturing fast-flowing water with long exposures. We’ll visit a second glacial lake, Bohinj, with a very different feel. Here we’ll take time to hone our composition skills with reflections. Later, a short drive will take us to the surrounding picturesque villages where you’ll have the opportunity to capture traditional rural architecture and agricultural scenes, including iconic hayracks. We’ll cap off both evenings with sunset shoots at the lakeside.

June 15-17, 2020: Soča River Valley and Triglav National Park
Over the next few days, our journey will take us up over the Vršič pass, the highest in the Julian Alps, and down into the Soča River Valley. Along the way, we’ll enjoy expansive views across the Slovenian Alps and into Italy. As we hike through Triglav National Park, we’ll take time to capture the clear green waters of the Soča river, and explore its gorges and waterfalls. We may also get lucky and see some local wildlife along the river, as well as World War I remnants.

June 18-19, 2020: Ljubljana
We’ll leave the Alps and head to Ljubljana, the lovely capital of Slovenia. Over the next 2 days, we’ll wander the charming streets of the old city, looking to capture her baroque churches, diverse architectural details, and the castle. We’ll also get a chance to practice street photography, and candid portrait techniques, in Ljubljana’s bustling marketplace and along the café-strewn riverbanks. We end after lunch on June 19, 2020, after which we’ll take you to the airport for flights that can depart anytime after 4:00 PM.

What’s Included

  • Double-occupancy lodging (single available, just ask)

  • All meals, soft drinks, snacks during workshop

  • All transportation during the workshop

  • Photographic guiding and instruction

  • Image reviews and post-processing sessions

  • Fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Travel to/from your home to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Passport and visa fees, if applicable.. Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended). Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included. 

Payment Terms

Your deposit of $2,995 is due at sign up and will hold your space in the workshop. The balance of $4,000 is due by March 1, 2020. All of our standard terms and conditions apply. Need special payment arrangements for your deposit? No problem, just ask us.

Additional Information

This workshop is limited to only 8 guests, so don't wait! click the "Sign Me Up! button and we'll see you in Slovenia! 
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