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Star Trails - Night Photography in Slovenia                                               BOOK NOW

Four Hour Photography Workshop & Course

Learn night photography and how to create stunning star trail photos.

Night photography is not as difficult as you might think. With just a little knowledge of the settings and photography techniques involved, you too can create really good night photos and stunning star trails by joining one of my night photography lessons.

Workshop Details and topics covered:

  • 1 hour introduction and talk
  • 2 hours taking photos
  • 1 hour post processing
  • How to setup your photo
  • Exposure, aperture and ISO settings
  • How to maintain sharpness throughout

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Half day workshops (4 Hours)
Type Price (Euros) Price UK£
(1 to 1)
140 eur £120

Workshop Location:

Slovenia workshop will take place at the little church (pictured above) in Vodice, not far from the Ljubljana airport. Conditions permitting, we might also photograph another church nearby.

What you need:

  • SLR camera
  • wide angle lens (18 - 24mm - ideally)
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter release cable
  • Lots of warm clothes and perhaps a flask of hot tea!

Photographing Star Trails with a DSLR

During this short photography course you will also cover how to create a star trail photo like this. During the lesson you will be shown how to set up and shoot the photos you will need to create your star trail picture. After, during the post processing part, your teacher will explain how to stack the photos using special software (which is free to download). Your workshop handout will also contain a tutorial, so you won't forget what you were shown and can do it all yourself at home.

Choosing your foreground interest - Churches are always great for star trails, but make sure the church isn't directly lit. This will obscure your view of the stars. For best results, use a church that gets some ambient light from a nearby village. The images here were also near a road, so passing cars were lighting the church during my exposures.

Other locations can be small villages, or mountainous landscapes. Mountains are best shot when there is some moonlight.

Group bookings: Group bookings are available on request.
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Detailed ebook: 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 ebook that is free of charge to download here.

Lindsey B "I think the "handout" Ian gave us was worth the cost of the workshop in itself. It's really more like a book and probably has everything I need to know with photo examples. But also Ian was a great teacher and explained things very clearly and in a way that was easy to understand by using examples. Even with the heat and hazy sky I ended up with a few nice photos of Lake Bled using the techniques that Ian taught us. Can't wait for my next trip to try some things out. I have much more confidence now!"

Getting there: Transportation from Ljubljana can be provided for up to 3 people. Or you can drive yourself if you prefer.


If you are interested in this workshop then you can book now. Full payment can be made 2 weeks before the start date.


Once a booking is agreed you will be sent an invoice for payment, which must be paid at least 2 weeks before the workshop date, unless otherwise agreed or booking was made closer to the date. Payment can be made by bank transfer, paypal or personal cheque.


If your workshop is cancelled for any reason by me then a full refund will be given, or you will have the chance to join another group. Should you cancel for any reason after payment has been made then a full refund will be given up to one week before the workshop date, but after that a full refund will only be given if I have a minimum of two people on the date of your booking.

Details at a glance

- Slovenia - Vodice, near Ljubljana

- On request

COST - half day (4 hours)
- Individual - £120

- Easy. We will drive from Ljubljana and park at the church

- Beginner to intermediate

- SLR Camera (obviously)
- Wide angle lens (18 - 24mm - ideally)
- Tripod
- Remote shutter release cable
- Lots of warm clothes and perhaps a flask of hot tea!




If you also like hiking or cycling, then check out the Helia Tour agency's great range of tours in Slovenia. An ideal accompaniment to one my workshops.