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One day private workshop photographing European Brown Bears in Slovenia

Slovenia's forests are home to several hundred of these beautiful European Brown Bears. With the help of local expert Miha Mlakar and his specially built photographic hides, we can now view and photograph these wonderful animals in a variety of locations around Southwestern Slovenia.

Miha's photography hides are perfectly located in just the right locations, giving us a very high chance of seeing the bears (although like all things in nature, it's not a 100% guarantee). We will have exclusive use of one of these hides for the workshop.

Join me for a one day private workshop, where I will teach you the skills needed to photograph them, then take you into a hide and work with you the whole time to ensure you get the best photos possible.

Ideally, you will need a high quality digital SLR with high ISO capability and a good zoom lens of 400mm upwards. If you don't have this, then I can loan you my equipment for the purpose of the workshop, and give you all the photos you take, for a small supplement.


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Full day workshops (8 Hours)
Type Price UK£
Private - one to one £350
Private - one to one
(with camera loan)

Included in the price:
- Pick up and drop off in Ljubljana
- Use of the photographic hide
- All tuition and guidance
- Detailed beginners handout (if required)

Not included:
- Flights (Although I will offer some advice and help on how to get here from your country)
- Transport to and from airport
- Lunch and Dinner
- Travel insurance (Guests must ensure they have their own travel insurance)

Accommodation is also available at the Mlakar Guesthouse in Markovec. Contact me to arrange details

Group bookings: Group bookings are available on request.
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Free video tutorial included: As part of the workshop, I will also record a video tutorial of how to edit one of your RAW photos taken on the day using either Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.

Detailed ebook: I know how hard it can be to try and scribble down notes at any kind of lesson or workshop, and so to this end I have created a detailed ebook that is free of charge to download here.

Lindsey B "I think the "handout" Ian gave us was worth the cost of the workshop in itself. It's really more like a book and probably has everything I need to know with photo examples. But also Ian was a great teacher and explained things very clearly and in a way that was easy to understand by using examples. Even with the heat and hazy sky I ended up with a few nice photos of Lake Bled using the techniques that Ian taught us. Can't wait for my next trip to try some things out. I have much more confidence now!"

Getting there: Transportation from Ljubljana. Or you can drive yourself if you prefer.


If you are interested in this workshop then you can book now. A deposit of £100 is required and full payment can be made 2 weeks before the start date.


Once a booking is agreed you will be sent an invoice for payment, which must be paid at least 2 weeks before the workshop date, unless otherwise agreed or booking was made closer to the date. Payment can be made by bank transfer, paypal or personal cheque.


If your workshop is cancelled for any reason by me then a full refund will be given, or you will have the chance to join another group. Should you cancel for any reason after payment has been made then a full refund will be given up to one week before the workshop date, but after that a full refund will only be given if I have a minimum of two people on the date of your booking.

Details at a glance

- Slovenia - Lozna Dolina

DATES (2017)
- On request from May 1st to Sept 30th

COST - Full day
- Individual - £350

- Moderate. Good walking shoes needed as we'll walk through forest to get to the hide

- Beginner to intermediate

- Camera, SLR
- telephoto lens (400mm +)

- If your equipment isn't good enough, I can loan you mine for the workshop.

- Accommodation is also available at the Mlakar Guesthouse in Markovec. Contact me to arrange details

- Transport to and from Ljubljana,
- Exclusive use of the photographic hide
- Tuition and guidance,
- Handout

- flights, dinner, drinks, and travel insurance