Jamnik church of Saints Primus and Felician at dawn, perched on a hill on the Jelovica Plateau with the kamnik alps and storzic mountain in the background, Slovenia.

Landscape Photography is not always wide.

While the majority of landscape photography is done with a wide angle or small focal length, many often overlook the use of a telephoto lens. There are certain viewpoints you get of landscapes that you can only get from a distance.

It’s all about perspective. The two photos below are both of the same church and mountain, yet in the first the mountain seems bigger and much closer, while in the second it appears much smaller and further away.

Jamnik church of Saints Primus and Felician at dawn, perched on a hill on the Jelovica Plateau with the kamnik alps and storzic mountain in the background, Slovenia.

Photographed from a distance with a telephoto lens

Jamnik church of Saints Primus and Felician at sunrise, perched on a hill on the Jelovica Plateau with the kamnik alps and storzic mountain in the background, Slovenia.

Photographed up close with a short focal length

On my Landscape Photography from a Distance workshop I will show you, using a number of great locations around the Ljubljana airport, just how to spot these and how to utilise a long focal length to create these unique perspectives.

Slovenia’s landscape and mountains is dotted with churches, so it’s the perfect place for this kind of photography.

Join me for a private 1-1 or group workshop. Morning workshops will start with a dawn shoot at the church above. Then we’ll visit a variety of locations as examples. Afternoon to evening workshops are also available and we will end at this church, or another depending on the conditions at the time.

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More examples of landscape photography with a telephoto

Mountaintops of the Kamnik Alps with the church of Saint Peter sitting in its shadow. This complex also contains a castle, a baroque church, a parsonage, a cemetery and a fairly large stable. The Alps have a fresh coating of snow after an abundance of snow this winter

Interesting cloud formation over the Kamnik Alps in black and white, Slovenia.

Interesting cloud formation over the Kamnik Alps in black and white, Slovenia.

Full Moon setting over mountains and rapeseed field in the morning, Brnik, Slovenia.

Full Moon setting over mountains and rapeseed field in the morning, Brnik, Slovenia.

Sunrise over rapeseed field in Brnik with Kamnik Alps and Tunjice church in the background, Slovenia.

Sunrise over rapeseed field in Brnik with Kamnik Alps and Tunjice church in the background, Slovenia.

Full Moon setting over the Julian Alps in the morning, Brnik, Slovenia.

Full Moon setting over the Julian Alps in the morning, Brnik, Slovenia.

View of the the church of saint John in the shadow of Storzic mountain, Brnik, near the Ljubljana airport, Slovenia. At 2132m Storzic is the highest peak in the Kamnik Alps mountain range.

View of the the church of saint John in the shadow of Storzic mountain, Brnik, near the Ljubljana airport, Slovenia. At 2132m Storzic is the highest peak in the Kamnik Alps mountain range.

View across to Sveti Tomaz nad Praprotnim (church of Saint Thomas) in the Skofja Loka hills, Slovenia.

View across to Sveti Tomaz nad Praprotnim (church of Saint Thomas) in the Skofja Loka hills, Slovenia.

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