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Timing, good light and a small camera

For the past few years  I have only taken a small camera – Nikon V1, on holidays.

Our family one-week summer getaway this year was to the island of Murter, Croatia which is about 5 1/2 hours drive from Bohinj.

But this is not about our holiday but to point out some things which make and break good/great photos.

As we all know, the most important thing in a good photo is the quality of light. However, closely related to this is timing. You can have great light but if your timing is wrong then the final result can be really disappointing.

In the first photo you can see that everything is pretty decent. (click to get full screen)


A few moments later not only was the light gone, but you can see that the water is all chopped up from the waves that were made from a passing boat. Not the one in the shot but another one but you can see the point.


To salvage the situation, I waited for the waves to be calm again and even though the light was gone I re-did the composition.


And lastly, a shot showing that the Nikon V1 can make plenty decent photos.


So, good light, good timing and good composition is what’s needed. Even a small camera will get the job done.

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Flower Power (part 1)

On Saturday (7 June), Aleš and Triglav National Park co-worker Tajna Menegalija ran a workshop in Ukanc, a most beautiful part of Bohinj. Ukanc is located at the western end of Lake Bohinj and lies inside the central zone of the Park.

Aleš provided photography tips whilst Tanja – a biologist, gave a guiding tour of the flora found in the area.

It was such a perfect day with the only thing missing was for more attendees.

Stay tuned for Aleš’s photos of the day.

By | June 8th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


After a number of delays and set backs The Light in Bohinj photo tours was launched on 25th of May with plentiful beer, yummy čevapčiči, a number of top Slovenian photographers and friends.

It took the team well over a year of planning but it all came good on this one special sunny day.

And as a bonus the day was made even more special with the arrival of two old friends of Andy from Melbourne (Lupčo and Rosemary).

We would like to thank all that came to launch the event and a special mention to Jure Sodja who generously funded the cost of the exhibition prints, and Blaž Zdešar for hosting the site on his server.

Those that would like to see the entire exhibition are warmly invited to come to the Festival Kanal night concerts in July/August.


By | May 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments