Slovenia photography workshops

Ian Middleton Photography - Weekend Photography Workshops

2½ Days



photography workshops in the beautiful alpine region of Slovenia

Join me, Ian Middleton, on one of my Slovenia photography workshops in the stunning alpine region of this amazing country. We’ll visit two beautiful glacial lakes: Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, and travel through stunning alpine valleys and mountain vistas, visit waterfalls, rapids and gorges. We’ll photograph lovely castles and churches, on lakes, beside lakes and on hilltops, all with magnificent backdrops.

We will be based at Lake Bled. The workshop will begin on the afternoon of the first day with a sunset and dusk shoot, then two full days from dawn to dusk and end on the evening of the last day. You’ll need to book your own accommodation for at least 3 nights, but I can help with recommendations.


Workshop type

Small group workshop (4-6 people)

Private workshops also available


2½ Days (2 nights)



price per person

Autumn & Spring in Slovenia

All my photography workshops in Slovenia are timed for the autumn and spring, During these times the colours in Slovenia are incredible and on my photography workshops you can photograph beautiful mountains and gorgeous autumnal colours or the myriad of greens in spring. We’ll visit Vintgar Gorge and learn how to photograph fast flowing water effects, and, weather permitting, can also take the cable car up to Vogel Mountain to photograph the Bohinj Valley and Julian Alps from a stunning viewpoint.

These workshops will include early mornings in order to catch the dawn and sunrise.


4 - 6
£ 395 £100 deposit
  • Dates above


1 person
£ 895 £100 deposit
  • Available on request

Possible Locations

Locations will depend on weather conditions:
Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Vogel Mountain (optional depending on conditions), Savica Waterfall, Vintgar Gorge, Jamnik hilltop church, Saint Thomas church view, Local villages

  • positive review  Excellent one-to-one photography workshop at Lake Bled, Slovenia. Not just covering the techniques but also thinking about image composition and the impact of clouds on the final result. Thoroughly enjoyable and made me rethink the way I take photographs. Thank you, Shaun

    Shaun Dunphy Avatar Shaun Dunphy
    June 11, 2018
  • 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

All transport on workshop days

All tuition and guidance

Free ebook guide to photography


Lunch and Dinner

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

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.

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


Camera (Obviously)


Remote shutter release cable.

Spare batteries.

Raincover (or umbrella).

Polarising filter

Neutral density filter

ND grad filters

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

(If coming from the UK I recommend Easyjet which flies direct from Gatwick and Luton to Ljubljana. Other nearby airports are Trieste in Italy or Venice. (Otherwise contact me for advice)

We will be based at Lake Bled. Bled is a 20-minute drive from the airport, or a 30-minute drive from Ljubljana. From Ljubljana or  the airport I recommend you take the Go-Opti shuttle. Use this code to get a 5 euro discount on your first booking: RFLIBK8ABCQA

In autumn the days will be quite chilly, but the mornings and evenings colder, so warm clothes. Ideally layers that can remove or put on as we’ll either be shooting before sunrise or after sunset, in the dark, when it will be colder. You will also need a raincoat. In spring the daytime can be warm, but mornings and evenings still chilly.


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

If you are interested in this workshop then you can enquire or book via the contact form below. Or book and pay online using one of the links above.

If you don’t book online then once a booking is agreed you will be sent an invoice for payment, a deposit of £100 is payable upon booking and the balance is due at least 4 weeks before the workshop date, unless otherwise agreed or booking was made closer to the date. Payment can be made by bank transfer, paypal.

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.

If you cannot make the workshop due to coronavirus travel related restrictions, or I have to cancel due to similar restriction, I will give a full refund or the option to transfer to another workshop. However, I do ask that you try to inform me as soon as possible if you cannot attend due to these reasons.

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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