Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Summer can be a difficult time for photography, but as always it’s often a case of finding the positive out of the negative. One of the reasons landscape photography can be difficult is because of the heat and humidity, making distant landscapes hazy. But this can be used to creative effect, as you can see in the photo above. Here I used a 400mm zoom at F16 and focused on the hay racks in the distance to blur out the foreground.
Summer is also a time when the sun moves further north and rises and sets in certain positions. For example, in summer the sun sets behind Mount Triglav in the Julian Alps, Slovenia, when photographed from a certain viewpoint. And you can get photos like this:
Summer is also the time when the sun rises from behind Mount Storzic in the Kamnik Alps, when viewed from Jamnik Church. Allowing you to capture stunning moments like these
In June I ran a one day workshop at Lake Bohinj with a nice couple from London, and as always, even in the summer, Bohinj didn’t fail to produce some great photographic moments. Here are a few from that day. More info on my Bohinj workshops can found here:
New video tutorials
Below you can link to two new video tutorials available on my blog. If you have a special request for a particular technique you would like to know more about, then please feel free to email me with your request.
There are still space available on my 2017 workshops, with a new date for my Jurassic Coast Workshop. See below:
Slovenia – Autumn Photography Workshops
Want to photograph alpine lakes at dawn and sunrise, sunsets over alpine mountains, castles, churches, thundering rivers and waterfalls all in the glorious colours of Autumn?
Then join me for my Autumn weekend photo workshop in the stunning alpine region of Slovenia. We’ll vist 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.
The tour will begin on Friday evening and end on Sunday after sunset. Accommodation for the tour will be included from Friday to Monday (3 nights), but should you need or want to arrive earlier or stay longer, then I can arrange extra nights for you.
Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Vogel Mountain, Savica Waterfall, Vintgar Gorge, Jamnik hilltop church, Local villages
Suitable for: beginner to intermediate
Price per person:
UK£495 – 3-6 people
– Fri Oct 13th – Mon 16th
– Fri Oct 20th – Mon 23rd
– Other dates available on request
Jurassic Coast Photography Workshop
Capture big waves and sunsets in this November workshop on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England.
The Jurassic Coast is a great place to capture dramatic clouds and light, big waves and more. Learn how to freeze the crashing waves, or create soft, silky effects by varying shutter speed.
We’ll do some night shots and also star trails. Weather permitting.
3 days – £495 (single room)
Dates in 2017:
– Thur 16th – Sat 18th Nov
– On request