Rodney O'Callaghan Photography

Slovenia Photography Workshops & Tours

Slovenia is a wonderfully diverse little country on the eastern edge of the European Alps

Photograph Gorgeous Alpine Lakes and Mountains

A wealth of photographic opportunities

Slovenia, though small in size, contains a wealth of photographic opportunities. Nestled in southern Europe between the eastern fringes of the European Alps and northern Adriatic Sea, it finds itself at the crossroads of alpine and Mediterranean climates, resulting in a captivatingly diverse landscape. From rugged mountain peaks and alpine forests to charming wooden huts and picturesque lakes, Slovenia offers some remarkable scenery for photographers to explore. Add to that an array of lovely little churches sitting on hilltops or poking through the mist with mountain vistas behind, and you have everything you need for a week of fabulous landscape photography.

Available Workshops

28th Jan – 2nd Feb, 2025
Spaces Available

Workshop Essentials

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the price of the workshop from start to finish.

Group Size

I keep all my workshop groups small to ensure everyone gets the time they need.

Transport

Transport is included on all workshop days in a spacious and comfortable minibus.

Scenery

We will visit some of the best locations to capture the most beautiful scenery.

Lake Bled Island church of the assumption of Mary, Slovenia. Taken on my Slovenia photography workshop and tour.

Lake bled

The notion of a fairytale setting is never more real that at Lake Bled. Here, with its island church sitting proudly in the centre of the lake, a majestic medieval castle atop a cliff overlooking it all, and the magnificent Karavanke Alps providing the backdrop, you will find all the stuff of fairytales.

There is no more magical sight than when the morning mist envelopes the lake and enshrouds the island. As the sun begins to break through and bathe the whole scene in a mystical, dreamy light and soft pastel colours, it’s nothing short of heavenly.

Lake Bohinj

Just a 30-minute drive down the road, you enter the wonderful Bohinj Valley. Wedged into the end and surrounded by the jaw-dropping beauty of the Julian Alps, is Lake Bohinj.

This beautiful alpine lake is the biggest permanent lake in Slovenia and the jewel of the Triglav National Park. With a length of 4100m and 1100m at its widest point, and its spectacular backdrop, Lake Bohinj is a place that will undoubtedly capture your heart and make you long to return.

No matter the weather, Bohinj never fails to produce a breathtaking scene to photograph.

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia. Taken on my Slovenia photography workshop and tour.
Saint Thomas Church in Slovenia. Taken on my Slovenia photography workshop and tour.

Churches and Mountains

Another alluring feature of Slovenia is the abundance of little churches sitting on hilltops or mountainsides with soaring mountain backdrops. 

The church of Saint Thomas (pictured here) and Jamnik Church are just two of the most popular scenes to photograph. In the morning, you are often greeted with the dreamy scene of the church appearing out of the low mist in the valley below and beautiful soft sidelight hitting the church and hillside. 

Jamnik Church is lit at night, so it also looks great during the blue hour times.

Mountain passes

The Triglav National Park encircles Slovenia highest and most beautiful mountain peaks. The best way to view and photograph these is by heading over the Vršič Pass and Mangart Saddle. 

These are perfect locations to view and photograph the lovely layers of light and mist at sunset. 

Below these is the Soča Valley, a lush landscape irrigated by the powerful Soča River, which thunders through the Great Soča Gorge and also feeds several beautiful waterfalls. 

For a chance to photograph the beauty of Slovenia yourself, join one of my photography workshops for a week of unforgettable scenery.

View of the Julian Alps at sunset. Taken on my Slovenia photography workshop and tour.

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