Outdoor Photography Course in the Slovenian Alps
4.8
| 8 reviews

Outdoor Photography Workshop in the Slovenian Alps

2 nights
Easy

Grab your camera and immerse yourself in the stunning and remote scenery of the Slovenian Alps

What's Included?

Small Like-minded Groups

Solo-friendly by design, join our small n’ sociable groups of up to 6 like-minded, active and outdoorsy people
From

excluding flights

What's it like?

4.8
| 8 reviews
Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyo...
April 2019
Matt
Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyo...
April 2019
Matt
Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyo...
April 2019
Matt
Outdoor Photography Course in the Slovenian Alps
Mt. Triglav
Zajamniki
Bohinj
Outdoor Photography Course in the Slovenian Alps

Discover the serrated peaks, roaring rivers and ancient mountain culture of the Triglav National Park

Work with a professional photographer to hone your skills surrounded by beautiful and inspiring subject matter

Experience Slovenian culture first hand by staying in a traditional mountain hut

Key Information

Day 1

Bohinj

Bohinj

Meet your guides at Ljubljana Airport and drive to the delightful town of Bohinj. After checking into your accommodation you'll be left to your own devices until dinner, so spend the time exploring the village, unwinding in your room, taking a dip in the lake or grabbing a cold beer before sitting down to dinner and a chance to get to know your host and fellow travellers.

Day 2

Zajamniki

Zajamniki

Wake to a Slovenian sunrise, pack your gear and head to Zajamniki, where you’ll be met by a roaring fire, some freshly brewed coffee and the sight of your mountain hut for the night. After lunch, take part in a workshop on landscape and architectural photography and then put your skills into action with a visit to Zajamnikihe town. After some serious ambling, stop for dinner and learn how to capitalise on contrasts and colour in time for sunset as well as extra skills like utilising lens flare. When ready, turn in for the night or try your hand at some night photography.

Day 3

Photograph Mt Triglav

Mt. Triglav

Get up bright and early, grab your camera and photograph the orange-hued Mt. Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak. Then it’s back to the hut for breakfast and some free time, before packing your bags and driving back to Bohinj. It's not over, however, as once there, you’ll have the chance to try Slovenian delicacies like Carniolan sausages and Žlikrofi (dumplings), finishing with a slice of Gibanica cake. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to sneak in some sauna time (entry fee not included) before heading back to the airport and home.

Day 1

Hotel · Twin share

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2

Mountain hut · Mixed dorm

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

Departure day

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

What is the food like?

Expect delectable continental breakfasts, locally sourced lunches and traditional dinners. Vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for - please just let your host know on booking.

What is the accommodation like?

Bohinj

On your first night, you'll stay in a twin-share room at a cosy 3-star hotel or apartment in the centre of Bohinj.

The mountains

Your second night will be spent experiencing traditional Slovenian culture in a mountain hut. Built using the area's long-utilised methods, these huts are comfortable but have no hot water or electricity - the perfect chance to reconnect with nature and detox digitally.

The Area

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Logistics

Starts & Ends

Ljubljana Airport, Slovenia

17:00

Transfers

Your adventure begins at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) with an airport transfer at 17:00, so please schedule your flight to arrive more than 30 minutes before this time (your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area). If you’re not able to join the transfer, you can book any flight and easily be picked up from Ljubljana Main Bus/Train Station before 15:30 or Bled Bus Station between 17:00 and 18:00. At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) or Ljubljana city centre, please let your host know your preference when booking.

Travel options

There are regular flights to Ljubljana from airports across the UK and Europe. On the final day, you’re free to book any departing flight that leaves after 19:00.

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What do I need to bring?

  • Photography equipment - digital camera and lenses, tripod, filters (recommended, but not necessary)
  • Backpack for carrying your personal gear
  • Headtorch
  • Warm clothes (plenty of layers as the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable
  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Water bottle and snacks
*Requests for optional extras can be made after booking on your “My Bookings” page

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Payable Before Departure

Optional Private Room Upgrade

Caroline(May 2022)

Beautiful scenery and a lovely host!

Dan(April 2022)

I really enjoyed the experience, and learned new tricks and techniques, which improved my skills.

I also liked the role that the weather played in all of this, as it gave me a very good idea as to how difficult being a landscape photographer is, and what kind of challenges to expect.

Jonathan(October 2021)

Aleš was a fantastic guide - kind, approachable, patient and brimming with enthusiasm for both Triglov National Park and photography. I learned a lot from his photography tips, but equally enjoyable was how much I learned from him about Slovenian life and culture. The stay in the mountain pasture, in the old shepherd's hut, was an incredible experience - I loved the food - and the sunset and night photography were real highlights. Na zdravje!

Glen(April 2019)

Well organised, amazing location, friendly, knowledgeable host.

Catherine(April 2019)

Beautiful location, the mountain hut was so tranquil and a perfect spot for photography. The night photography workshop was really interesting.

Matt(April 2019)
Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyo...
Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyo...
Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyo...

Katja was fantastic, spent time with everyone to discuss their individual needs for photography, was full of information and was also a great part of the group socially. It felt more like visiting a friend than being 'hosted' for a trip. The locations were incredible and the food was fantastic.

Alison(February 2019)

The host was fantastic.

Emma(February 2019)

The Bohinj region is stunning and the mountain meadow where you stay is lovely and so away from it all. Katja was a great host and very keen to share her knowledge of landscape photography.

We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity.

What's the number?
It works out on average at 66kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

But what does the number mean?
Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

  • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
  • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
  • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

What are we doing about it?
Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. We partner with the World Land Trust to ensure this trip achieves Net-Zero emissions. We also support their Buy an Acre programme, helping local communities to buy and protect natural habitats in perpetuity, ensuring the protection of the reserve and its wildlife.

Want to know more?
Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

This trip is suitable for anyone capable of doing a 1-hour forest walk. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or who use a wheelchair.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

During the summer, temperatures in the mountains can rise to 25 °C. Spring and autumn, meanwhile, offer cooler days, with temperatures averaging around 10-15 °C. Winter, like much of Europe, can be very chilly and drop to 0°C, especially in the mornings and evenings.

You'll be guided by Katja, a professional landscape photographer with years of international experience who has worked in countries such as New Zealand, Ireland and the United States. She's dedicated her life to discovering Slovenia's forgotten corners and sharing these hidden gems with the world. She has also participated in National Geographic exhibitions and been published in the Guardian, Petapixel and fStoppers.

Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all of our adventures and you are required to provide your policy information before departing.

Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure. We also strongly recommend it includes cancellation and curtailment insurance, should you be unable to join your trip for specific reasons such as illness.

We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last-minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

You're always in good company on one of our adventures.

Our trips are typically made up of a mixture of solo travellers and small groups of 2 or 3 friends, with most in their 30s-50s.

Our sociable adventures are solo-friendly by design and naturally attract outdoorsy people with a shared mindset; a love for adventure, a desire to push themselves and meet awesome, like-minded people along the way.

It’s this camaraderie that has so often turned a great adventure into a life-changing one.

Don't just take our word for it:

  • 95% of people rate the group dynamics on our trips 5/5
  • 90% of people recommend joining a trip to make new friends
  • 75% of people have met people on our trips that they would now consider friends

See here for more info about the Much Better Adventures tribe.

Interested in a more exclusive experience? Opt for a 'Private Group' through the dates and prices tab to book this adventure for just you and your chosen companions.

Our team of Adventure Hunters create exclusive adventures with highly vetted, specialist hosts. We only work with independent, local in-destination experts who know the very best places to explore and how to stay safe. See here for more info about the local teams we partner with.

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