seasonal lakes
One Day
photography
workshop

Ian Middleton: Photography - one day Photography Workshop & Course

one or half day

easy-moderate

November to February

Seasonal Lakes of Slovenia:

Join one of my unique one day photography workshop in the Slovenian karst region of the west are a number of seasonal lakes, the most famous being Lake 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.


Palcje 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.


An early morning (pre dawn) or late evening one day workshop is 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 location should there be no water in the lakes.

Workshop type

Private one day photography workshop for
one or two people booking together

Dates

On request

Prices

Full Day

(8 Hours)
£ 250
  • Private -1-1
  • 2 people booking together - £295

Half Day

(4 Hours)
£ 150
  • Private -1-1
  • 2 people booking together - £195

  • 5 star review  Excellent photographer, great at spotting the smaller details that make an great picture even better and is very passionate about what he does. Ian is also a great teacher – after spending a half day workshop with him I have taken away many tips and techniques that will stay with me for a very long time. Ian was very patient and explained everything in good detail

    Alex Taylor Avatar Alex Taylor
    August 16, 2016
  • 5 star review  Always look forward to Ian’s work! Absolutely stunning visual images that take me to faraway places every time.

    Rhonda Malec Avatar Rhonda Malec
    July 11, 2015

included in the price

All transport on workshop days

All tuition and guidance

Free ebook guide to photography

not included in the price

Accommodation and flights

Lunch and Dinner

Travel insurance
(Guests must ensure they have their own travel insurance)

Suitable for:

Beginners to intermediates. DSLR users ideally (but some advanced compact or bridge SLRs may suit. Contact me to discuss whether your camera is suitable or not).

difficulty level

This workshop involves a bit of walking on grassy terrain which could likely be wet and muddy. Good sturdy, water resistant boots are advised.

equipment needed

Camera (Obviously)

Tripod.

Remote shutter release cable.

Spare batteries.

Raincover (or umbrella).

equipment desired

Polarising filter

Neutral density filter

ND grad filters

Head or hand torch
(for working, and getting back to the car in the dark)

getting to slovenia

From the UK there are several direct flight to Ljubljana from London.

Wizz Air flies every other day from Luton.

Easyjet flies daily from Stansted and every one other day from Gatwick.

getting to the location

The seasonal lakes are about a 45-minute drive from Ljubljana.

what to wear

It will be winter, so warm clothes. Ideally layers that can remove or put on as we’ll either be shooting before sunrise or after sunset, when it will be colder. You will also need a raincoat.

Group bookings

Group bookings are available on request.
Contact me for more info

Booking

If you are interested in this workshop then you can enquire or book via the contact form below.

Payment

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.

cancellations

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 three people on the date of your booking.

detailed ebook

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

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