Spring Photography Workshop in Slovenia – 2018
Mother nature is unpredictable and you never know how the weather will be when you schedule a photography workshop. For my recent weekend photography workshop last month, the forecast was for an unsettled, potentially stormy weekend. Actually rather a great forecast for photographers. But as it turned out, it was nothing of the kind. We had a lovely weekend with mostly clear skies, but some light scattered cloud.
Yet we still had some good light when needed, and when the light got too harsh, we went inside to a lovely church. Adaptability is the key to, not only running workshops, but also photography. There is always something to photograph, no matter the conditions. You just need to look.
Another problem was a large crane sitting beside the clifftop castle at Lake Bled. But again, it was an opportunity to show how to either eliminate the castle from photos, or choose a composition and background that will make it easy to clone out the crane.
At the weekend I also ran a one to one with a guest from the UK, and while the afternoon started out with rain, this cleared to produce some beautiful clouds over Lake Bled before sunset.
Here are a few of my favourite moments from the weekend:
Some great clouds over Lake Bled after the rain cleared on my one to one photography workshop
Cloning out the crane
This scene was so great, but originally ruined by a large crane on the castle. But by finding a composition that places the crane with an uncluttered background, it made it easier to clone it out.
With the crane cloned out
This photo was a demonstration of how and why we need to use a technique called photo stacking. read about that here:
This misty photo is not what it seems. More here:
In this photo I demonstrated how to avoid lens flare. More here:
Slovenia is just as amazing in autumn, and there are still some space left on my workshop in October. More info here:
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