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Pivka Lakes, Slovenia- Seasonal Karst Lakes                                             BOOK NOW

One Day Photography Workshop & Course

Seasonal Lakes of Slovenia:

In the Slovenian karst region of the west are a number of seasonal lakes, the most famous being Cerknica, but there are also the lesser known Pivka Lakes. When these lakes fill up, normally in December (but sometimes it's earlier), they make superb photographic locations for landscapes and reflections.

Palško Lake is a hidden secret. Lying in a small basin this is a lovely, tranquil location surrounded by gorgeous karst hills. In late autumn, early Spring the colours provide ideal conditions for stunning backdrops.

Cerknica is the most famous of these seasonal lakes and offers some stunning sunrise and sunset opportunities

Early morning (pre dawn) and late evening workshops are available, subject to conditions, at one of these lakes: . The location will be decided closer to the date, as the conditions vary according to the weather. Naturally being seasonal lakes they are very much dependent on the rain, so be aware that your workshop may be cancelled or re-scheduled if all the lakes are empty due to lack of rain. You can also swap to a different workshop.

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Full day workshops (8 Hours)
Type Price (Euros) Price UK£
(1 to 1)
250 eur £225

Group bookings: Group bookings are available on request.
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Standard Workshops suitable for: DSLR users ideally (but some advanced compact or bridge SLRs may suit. Contact me to discuss whether your camera is suitable or not). This is especially useful for compact users whose camera is not advanced enough for the beginners workshop. Instead, you can come here and learn how to get the best from your camera.

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!"


If you are interested in this workshop then you can book now. 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 - Pivka Lakes, SW Slovenia

- On request

COST - Full day
- Individual (1-1) - £225

- Moderate. Plenty of walking involved. Good walking shoes needed

- Beginner to intermediate

- Camera (obviously), ideally SLR, but also bridge or advanced compacts may suit.
- Tripod
- Remote shutter release cable

- Polarising filter
- Neutral density filter
- ND grad filters




If you also like hiking or cycling, then check out the Helia Tour agency's great range of tours in Slovenia. An ideal accompaniment to one my workshops.