Learn the craft of photography in an awe-inspiring landscape

private one day or short photography course / workshop                                                                   

The benefit of an individual course is:

  • You get the instructor's full attention
  • Your course is tailored to suit your individual needs
  • You get to go where you want and photograph what you want with your instructor by your side to guide all the way

We offer the following:

  • One or Two Day Courses
  • Hourly photography lessons
  • Individual or two People booking together
  • Beginners, intermediates

Price for one day workshop:
(also available for two people booking together)

Hours Price (Euros) Price UK£
4 hours 140 eur £120
8 hours 250 eur £225


 



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 Hourly photography lessons are available in Ljubljana, Slovenia for one or two people booking together
  • Price: 25 euro per hour

Beginners workshops (suitable for advanced compacts or SLR users who want to get serious about photography)

  • A one day workshop, or two day course, part of which will teach all the theory using a simple and practical approach so you won’t be frightening off by complicated technical language.
  • Afterwards, you will be taken outside to some great locations in which to try out your new skills, with your teacher on hand to guide you.

This workshop is suitable for people with digital SLRs, compact system and bridge cameras. If you have ability to change lenses or set shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance, then this workshop is for you.

On location workshops and photo days (Suitable for everyone)

  • One day intensive course for those who just want to get out there and start shooting.
  • For people who have already taken the beginners workshop or already understand the basics, it's a great way to expand your knowledge and continue to put your new skills into practice.
  • Ideal for compact users whose cameras are not suitable for the beginners workshops but still want to learn how to get the best from their cameras.
  • For amateur enthusiasts  who don’t want to go in-depth and just want to learn how to take better photo

Beginners workshops:                                                                                                    

What you will learn:

  • The basic principles of how a camera takes a photo
  • Understanding of shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance
  • How to use the camera's light meter
  • How to create background blur in your portrait and close-up photographs, or isolate objects from the background to make them stand out more
  • To get detail in your landscape shots
  • How to make sure your subject is sharp by controlling autofocus
  • How blurring can occur due to camera-shake or movement and ways to prevent this
  • How to create blur or motion in a photo when required
  • How to use Exposure Compensation and what effects it has
  • When shooting in manual mode can help
  • How to shoot moving objects and keep them in focus
  • Understanding the technical aspects of a digital image, resolution, pixel count, JPEG
  • What is RAW and why you should always shoot in this format
  • Composing your images for the best shots

Detailed handout: 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 handout that covers everything we cover, so you don't have to make any notes. You will learn a lot in one day, so it's especially useful to refer back to in the future when you go out on your own.

Patrick Byrne:

What was your favorite thing about the workshop?

"I found the course leader both professional and clearly passionate. The course materials provided and amount of knowledge made me feel comfortable I was in safe hands.

Ian was also patient and friendly, he took time to explains things I found more confusing and also listened to my own aspirations and directed the course as such.

The location of Slovenia was the perfect place for a photography course with great shots to be found all over.

I have learnt a great deal and have spent the returning days annoying the hell out of my girlfriend talking about different light. I obviously enjoyed it."


Workshops on location / photo trips:

Portland Bill, Jurassic Coast, Dorset, UK
Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

The Jurassic Coast is the pearl of the British coastline, carved over 250 million years by the elements. One superb location for photography is the Portland Bill lighthouse and Pulpit Rock. We will meet at the Portland Bill visitor centre and spend the day here.

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The jewel of the Alpine region, Lake Bohinj is a photographer's paradise. Autumn is a great time to photograph this place so morning and evening workshops are available.


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Vintgar Gorge Workshop Bled Lake Workshop
Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia
Lake Bled, Slovenia

The stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River and ending with the 30-metre Sum Waterfall. The trail leads along a wooden walkway through the gorge offering great photographic opportunities. On this workshop you will learn how to capture fast flowing waterscapes and how to use long exposures to create stunning images.

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The fairytale setting of Lake Bled is a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake. Defined by its unique island church sitting proudly in the middle of this immense body of water, surrounded by towering alpine mountains, and the castle perched high on a cliff standing guard over the town. On this workshop we will circumnavigate the lake from afternoon to sundown and shoot this place from all the best angles.

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