Start-Up weekend Ljubljana, 4. – 6. april 2014

Few weeks ago I came across an information about Start-Up weekend in Ljubljana and it got me quite interested. It seemed like a great idea and opportunity to meet new people, work on some projects, gain new experience and knowledge. Since I don’t have any background in economics, business plan writing and such things, I was sure this was something I have to attend. And so I did.

On Friday afternoon we had a short introduction to the event and after that people with cool ideas presented their visions, innovations and ideas in general. Mine kind of didn’t fit in this context, so I didn’t represent it. After that it was our job to vote for the ones we thought are the best and we picked I think 13 of them. I picked the one named “Safe bike”.

So our group was made out of 11 members (8 women and only 3 guys – interesting, since it was about bicycles…). =D Well anyway, we were working on a security for bikes in city of Ljubljana. We were surprised how people reacted to this idea – they shared our web poll, in a bit over 24 hours about 200 people filled it, over night we got about 40 likes on our Facebook fan page and we talked to some people in person and more or less all of them supported us and many even wanted to help us in future! So hey, obviously everybody is having trouble with bike safety in Ljubljana.
On Sunday we even went to Kongresni trg in centre of Ljubljana and we washed bikes and kept them safe for few hours (free of charge of course). People were so excited about the idea! And we were surprised that we got our first “clients” in first half of hour! So it seems our idea really is something worth working on in future!

I am soooooo happy I went to this event. It was such a great experience, I met many awesome people, got so many ideas and knowledge, so I am sure this will all help me with my career in future. I am grateful for every working minute of this weekend – and hey, I even sacrificed my birthday for this! =D But still, totally worth it! =D

At the end our team didn’t win the whole Start-Up weekend event, but we did get positive feedback so we are still motivated and willing to work on this project. But first we need to have some rest, because it was a tough working weekend for us. But it seems like we are all still inspired and motivated to continue this, so if you think you could help us somehow, we would appreciate any help or advice we can get. =)

For now, here is a short video clip from our Sunday pop-up project (we used it as part of presentation of our project), and some photos from the whole event. =)


Energija Team – Strunjan 2014

Here it is, first official video I made for a local bike club Energija Team. They had some preparations for new biking season. Most of the team members went to Slovenian coast on Tuesday, 18. February, and they already made some footage with their GoPro cameras, but most of it was made after my arrival. I arrived there on Friday evening and I was filming for about two days. It was a bit working weekend for me, but I must say I really enjoyed it and it was fun to work with these guys. It actually doesn’t feel like work when everything is so much fun. =)

I think it was the funniest thing when guys realized I was not kidding we were going to make a “human text” for the video and photo. And they were quite confused how to create the letters, even though I had a sketch for every letter. You can see some of the confusion at the end of the video. =)

Energija! text with human letters
Energija! text with human letters

Video is not as awesome as it could be, but considering the time and equipment, I think we did a good job. I’m always critical, but I know there is sooo much to improve, so let’s hope all future videos will be an obvious progress. We learn from mistakes so… =)

Anyway, video and my human “Energija!” text photo were also published on, but you can also see the video in this blog post or directly on YouTube.

Downhill biking training in Buzet, Croatia

12. 05. 2012

Večji del downhill ekipe kolesarskega kluba Energija, se je v soboto odpravil na celodnevni trening. Moja naloga na faksu je bila “dokumentarna fotografija”, zato sem se odločila, da bom skozi cel dan spremljala njihov trening. V to seveda ne spada le vožnja s kolesom, ampak tudi vse drugo kar spada zraven in kar morda večina ljudi sploh ne vidi. Lahko bi rekli, da sem bila z njimi “v zaodrju”.
Tu je zaenkrat le nekaj fotografij, več pa si jih lahko ogledate v končnem multimedijskem izdelku, ki je kombinacija videa in fotografije. Dobil bo še nekaj manjših popravkov (predvsem pri tekstu), ampak načeloma je to to.
Larger part of downhill team of biking club Energija, went on a whole day training on saturday. My assignment for college was “documentary photography”, so I decided to follow their training for a whole day. And this means not only riding a bike, but everything else that comes with it and most people probably don’t see. We could say I was in “backstage” with them.
Here is only some photos, but you can see more of them in final multimedia product, that is combination of photo and video. It will get some small editing (with text mostly), but in general this is it.

Guys are ready for a ride to the top of the track.
Going up with a van.
Ride with me, ride with me… =)
On top they go out of the van and get ready for the ride down.
Going past the small chappel… Let’s pray for them! =)
Even trees bend to these guys… =D
After all these rides up and down, van needs something to drink…
It’s nice to end the day with refreshing swimming in the sea…