Slovenia is a place yet to be discovered. Our small country on the south side of the Alps provides fantastic photographic experiences. Capture reflections in the lakes, play with long exposure near the streams, photograph churches with outstanding backgrounds or wait for the sunset on the Adriatic coast.
Photo Holidays are designed to take you to the most iconic places in the country and give you an opportunity to find hidden spots, known only to local photographers. You will be able to focus on your photography while we take care of location scouting, transfers and accesses, settings and guidelines, if needed.
We will spend the first couple of days in the area around iconic El lago Bled and have sunrise and sunset sessions. Then we move across the El Parque Nacional de Triglav and spend some time in the Trenta Valley to master our Long Exposure techniques. We will visit "Slovenian Tuscany" with its beautiful hills and vineyards. A couple of days will be dedicated to capturing the beauty of the Slovenian coastal town of Piran, and for the grand finale, a walking tour through Slovenia’s charming capital, Ljubljana.
You will meet our team at your Sangrado accommodation and we’ll give you a short briefing about the photo holiday itinerary. We will have a short walk to the lake shore in the evening for a blue hour photography session of one of the most famous places in Slovenia. Dinner and overnight in Bled.
An early sunrise photography session to capture the stunning environment of Lake Bled. After the sunrise session, we drive to nearby El desfiladero de Vintgar, have a 2-mile stroll by the creek where we can master our techniques of capturing soft morning light and wild water flow. Return to our accommodation, breakfast and some time to relax. In the afternoon, we drive to the valley of Bohinj, where we capture Lago Bohinj and wait for the sunset at St. John the Baptist church. Dinner and overnight in Bled.
We drive to the nearby church of St. Primus in the village of Jamnik in the early morning. The church became a photographic phenomenon in the early 90s when famous National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry took a shot there and published it in the magazine. After sunrise, we return to our accommodation, have breakfast and drive towards Kranjska Gora, the Vršič Mountain pass and the Soča Valle. During the drive, we will enjoy a lot of photogenic views of the Alpes julianos in Triglav National Park. Lunch in the Soča Valley followed by an afternoon of photographing the amazing emerald Soča River. Hotel check-in in Bovec. In the evening, we drive up to the Mangart mountain pass, where the highest road in Slovenia ends at nearly 2000 m above sea level. After sunset, we can practice night photography in the mountains and try to capture the milky way. Late return to Bovec. Dinner and overnight in Bovec.
Late morning with breakfast. We follow the Soča River to the town of Kobarid and go on an easy 1.5-hour hike to the beautiful creek of the La cascada de Kozjak to capture this hidden photographic gem of the Slovenian Alps. We proceed to the area of Goriška Brda, also known as Slovenian Tuscany, where we enjoy the views of the vineyards, farms and medieval villages. A sunset session on the viewpoint above the region, where we can enjoy a glass of the famous local wine. Dinner and overnight in Goriška Brda.
An optional sunrise photography session, where we drive through the scenic area of Goriška Brda and look for more motifs. After breakfast, we leave towards the coast. Transfer to Piran/Portorož and hotel check-in. Lunch in a local restaurant. We spend the afternoon with some free time in the charming medieval town of Piran, where we explore its narrow streets, a bustling vegetable market and the hidden passages to some of the houses. Sunset session on the Piran walls and blue hour photography in the harbour. Overnight in Piran/Portorož.
Late morning with breakfast. We drive to the hinterland of the Slovenian coast. We capture the photogenic church of Hrastovlje and explore the nearby area. A possible stop for a local wine tasting in the area of Slovenian coast, which is known for exquisite red wine. In the evening, we take a sunset session in the hills above Trieste or Piran.
Laid back morning with breakfast. We drive through the Lipica Stud farm where we can photograph divine white Caballos Lipizzaner in their natural environment. We proceed to the Karst phenomena Rakov Åkocjan, which hides a beautiful creek and small river stream, offering fantastic landscape photography. We arrive in Ljubljana in the afternoon and have an evening stroll and a sunset session on the castle hill. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana.
Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
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