When God was dividing land among its people, he discovered that he had overlooked a quiet and humble group of people in the process. He took pity on them due to their patience and humility and decided to give them the most beautiful piece of land, which he otherwise reserved for himself. The place was named Bohinj, because the locals refer to the “God” as “Boh”.
There are many great places for photography around the world, of course, but we doubt that there is any better in terms of opportunity, access and challenge. Almost everywhere here is accessible by foot or a short drive, and the amount of photo opportunities is only limited to the time that you have. But what makes Bohinj such a great place for the photographer is the challenge it represents. Being at the foothills of the Julian Alps with Lake Bohinj and scores of gorges feeding water in and out of two valleys, the mystical light that appears is as elusive as it is great.
All photographers know the saying “It’s about the light”. This is exactly what makes Bohinj so special. Whether you want to shoot the “Impossibly beautiful” Lake Bohinj, as written by Loney Planet or get the perfect Slovenian icon – The Kozolec, it is the light that will make the difference between a great photograph and just another snap shot.
Knowing when and where this light might come is what we offer.
But Bohinj is much more than a photo opportunity. It has a rich culture dating back to around 2500BC. Today, it has kept up with the rest of the world in terms of technology and life style, but the “old ways” continue to strive. Farmers cutting grass by hand or fields being plowed with horses can still be seen. It’s not that we have no other means but it is a way of life.
And you might be pleasantly surprised that when your photo tour finishes that your stay is well extended.