Marco’s Photo Tours

I lead a small group for 2 to 5 days visiting different places and offering different themes from landscape, to citylife from street photography to wild animals

  • Creating great composition and what to think about

  • Mastering the lights

  • Best way to use the gear that you have

  • Storytelling. Using your images to tell a story and give a perspective

  • Learning about the environment and the animals

  • Daily recaps and discussions to help make you a much better photographer

PHOTO TOURS 2019

Ljubljana, Central Slovenia, Lake Bled

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During this magical photography tour, I’ll take you to some of the best sights that Slovenia has to offer, from the epic Julian Alps and the stunning mountain landscapes, glacial lakes and rivers of the Triglav National Park, to an immersive view of the country through a more cultural lens. We will capture life in traditional villages, visit the iconic church on Bled island, and capture the hidden corners of the historic capital city of Ljubljana.

This photography tour is the perfect way to get to know Slovenia through the lens of your camera and to bring home great memories. We will travel through picturesque villages and breathtaking landscapes, all the while taking the time to appreciate the slower pace of life and natural charm of this wonderful country.

The staggering range of locations and subjects will give you plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and capture timeless scenes, and our well-chosen accommodation and transport will ensure that the whole adventure is as comfortable as you could wish for.

You can check my photo Gallery Colours of Slovenia

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shoot morning mists and sunrise on Lake Bled

  • Small groups allow flexibility for photography and individual exploration.

  • Take a walk through Ljubljana's colorful fruit and vegetable market.

  • Julian Alps and colourful forests of the mountains

  • Delicious food and wine.

DETAILS

  • When:

  • Length: 5 Days 4 Nights

  • Number of People : Max 6-8 people

  • Price: €1.300

  • Deadline: 30th June 2019

Budapest

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There is so much to do in Budapest and it can be hard to know where to begin. I will help you in filling your trip with truly memorable experiences. My itineraries take you both to the most famous sights, as well as off the beaten path; to sites of historical importance and to the modern capital’s newest features. Criss-crossing to the best bits of Budapest, we hope you have a truly magical time, and then we hope you return again to see all the things you might have missed. We will take pictures during the day but also at sunrise, sunset and at night. Welcome to Budapest!

Will include a walk across the Chain Bridge to get your bearings of the Buda and Pest sides of the Danube. You’ll see a beautiful view of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed embankments. From the Chain Bridge you can see a great view of Budapest’s main bridges, the Hungarian Parliament building, Gellért Hill and the Buda Castle. On the Pest end of the Chain Bride you’ll see the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, but walk to the Buda end and take the Castle Hill Funicular up to the Castle District. Explore the Buda Palace, the cobblestone streets and the ancient castle walls. Visit the Hungarian National Gallery to see Hungarian artwork or one of its exciting temporary exhibitions or the Budapest History Museum. Alternatively take a tour of the Hospital in the Rock – an underground network of caves that formed an emergency clinic during World War II.

We will take a break at the Ruszwurm patisserie and indulge in a delicious cake or two – after all Hungary is famous for its confectionery. This cafe is amazing because it’s been operating since 1827! Afterwards, continue on to Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion for one of the best views in Budapest.Wild Bears in Central Slovenia

After spending the first part of the day walking and exploring, it’s time to unwind. Visit one of Budapest’s many thermal baths such as the newly renovated Rudas Bath or the Széchenyi Bath. At night head to the Jewish District, you might want to grab a meal at one of the cosmopolitan restaurants in Gozsdu Udvar such as the Spíler “gastropub”. Then visit one of Budapest’s famous ruin pubs like Szimpla Kert. There are plenty of other great bars to check out along Kazinczy Street also.

You can check my Gallery Colours of Hungary and also a short galler about Budapest

  • When:

  • Length: 5 Days 4 Nights

  • Number of People : Max 6-8 people

  • Price: €1.300

  • Deadline: 30th June 2019

The trip is designed for photographers of all experience levels.


Wild Bears in Central Slovenia

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I have been photographing the brown bears of Slovenia for over three years and I would love to show you this amazing and pristine corner of Europe.

The trip will include bear hide visits, a visit to Rakov Škocjan, Krizna Jama cave and Grad Snežnik or Predjama Castle. Visit to the bears hide takes place after lunch to maximize the chances of photographing these amazing mammals. We will be taken by 4x4 to the hide locations and return to base camp as darkness begins to fall. This allows for some of the most amazing "golden hour" lighting, due to our position high in the mountains.

Our host, Miha, has been working with these amazing animals for many years and his guesthouse is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and great local food. Miha knows not only the terrain but also the wildlife and will ensure that guests are placed in the most productive hides at any given period.

The guesthouse is located in a small picturesque village at the foot of the mountains through which runs a crystal clear river.

  • When:

  • Length: 5 Days 4 Nights

  • Number of People : Max 6-8 people

  • Price: €1.300

  • Deadline: 30th June 2019

The trip is designed for photographers of all experience levels.

THE FEEDING AND HUNTING POLICY IN SLOVENIA

The places where the photo hides are located, are feeding places for the bears. This is not only done for the benefit of the photographers. The bears in Slovenia are fed by hunters in any case, especially to keep them out of the villages. If this did not happen, they would descend from the mountains and cause problems closer to the people. In this way, the hunters manage to keep the bears in the mountains and to keep the population stable. Due to the limited but constant feed supply, the number of youngsters remains normal and the entire population also remains.

Of course, as everywhere else bears are hunted but very limited. Slovenia is proud of its population of bears and hunting is strictly regulated. They want to serve as an example of how bears and people can live together. This is in strong contrast to Romania, Italy and Croatia where bears are only viewed as a problem.

 

By eco tourism like this trip, Slovenia wants to show that it can be done differently and that nature can benefit from it.  As always, we as Wildpix try to attach a lot of value to this.