International nautical photographer based between Slovenian coast and the South of France. Available for ​assignments across Europe and beyond.

From big corporations to the one man business – everyone receives my 100% commitment to a premium service and a money back guarantee.

For all inquiries or comments, ​please get in touch with me at or by phone: +386 41 528 762

I help companies grow faster through unique images with an artistic touch and high marketing value.

Why work with me?
• my values are directly connected to providing an excellent service: integrity, trust, sincerity, connection, creativity, growth
• 25 years of experience in photography
• 10 years of experience as professional photographer in different fields of the photo industry
• professionally and individually hand edited photos
• work delivered on time – respecting the deadlines
• premium customised service – adapted to your needs
• 100% money back guarantee – in the highly unlikely event that you don’t love the photos, I will give you a full refund


Barbara's photoshoot that she did for my company Sea Design was exactly what I was looking for. She worked to a very tight schedule and produced fabulous photos. I highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again.

Helen Murphy ... founder of Sea Design

Barbara Milavec exceeded our expectations working as photographer to promote Sunrise coastal expeditions. Her passion, honesty and professionalism with attention to detail shows in her work which included still photography, above and underwater photo and video shoots with editing and uploading to advertising sites. We can highly recommend her work as photographer.

Bruce Weaving ... MSV Sunrise captain and owner


Work experience

2007 to present freelance photographer; nautical photography, commercial assignments, reportage, events, architecture, landscapes, portraits; publications in several Slovenian newspapers, magazines and websites, including Zurnal24, Dnevnik, Mladina, Delo, Primorske Novice,, Aura, Karma Plus, Direkt, Zofa, Hokej and german ADAC Freizeit Mobil magazine
2014 to present competent crew and photographer on (mostly sailing) boats during the Med season, and administrator and dayworker (maintenance of the exterior and interior) during winter​. Sailed about 5000 nautical miles in the Mediterranean, including night sailing.
Winter 2014/2015 Club Med children photographer and photo seller, Studio Patrick, Villars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Summer 2013 official photographer for Le Rosey Summer Camps, Rolle and Gstaad, Switzerland
Summer 2012 beach portrait photographer, Ile de Ré, France
2007 to 2011 in-house photographer for newspaper and web portal Zurnal24, Slovenia
2006 training period in photo agency Altitude/Terre vue du ciel (agency founded by Yann Arthus Bertrand), Paris, France
2006 training period at »Voiles et voiliers« magazine, pre-press department, Paris, France
2003 training period in photography redaction of newspaper Delo, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1999 to 2001 teacher of photography workshops in secondary school home Vič, Ljubljana, Slovenia



2006 Photography – Image processing certificate, GOBELINS, l’école de l’image (GOBELINS, image school), Paris, France
2003 degree DEUG in Visual arts, University Paris 8, Paris, France
2001 & 2002 University Paris 8, Visual arts combined with preparation certificate for section MST Photography and Multimedia, Paris, France
1999 end of studies certificate, Secondary school of design and photography, section Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Awards and selections

September 2019 winner of the Cannes Yachting Festival photo competition
2013 photo selected for the book “50 years of photography at GOBELINS, l’école de l’image”
March 2005 acknowledgement on photography contest »Slovenian women photographers«, exhibition in Kos mansion, Jesenice, Slovenia
April 2000 third prize and special jury prize on photo contest »Landscape 2000«, exhibition in Jesenice, Slovenia
February 1998 selection on Emzin contest Photography of the year 1997, exhibition in Cultural Center Ivan Cankar, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Exhibitions and projects (selection)

January 2015 photos of Slovenian coast illustrate a collection of poems “Nedotakljiva” (“Untouchable”) by Slovenian poet Irena Husu, Amalietti publishing house
December 2014 & January 2015 group exhibition, 16th Art Salon in Ruma, Ruma Cultural Center, Ruma, Serbia
December 2012 “Landscapes of Slovenian coast” Calendar 2013
December 2008 & February 2009 group exhibition “Fotografija, ki je ni” (“(Not) a Photograph”), Mestna galerija Piran (Municipal Gallery Piran), Piran, Slovenia
April 2007 independent exhibition »L’Ile d’Yeu«, Kultivacija, Ruše pri Mariboru, Slovenia
March 2007 independent exhibition »L’Ile d’Yeu«, Red Dawns Festival, MKSMC Koper, Slovenia
June 2006 group exhibition “La lenteur” (“Slowness”), Festival du Mot, Charité sur Loire, France
April & May 2006 group exhibition »Intimno« (»Intimate«), Mestna galerija Piran (Municipal Gallery Piran), Piran, Slovenia
February & March 2006 exhibition of a group project RATP »Nomad’s Land« in parisian subway halls, photomontage on subject »Time and rythm«, dimensions 1,70 x 5 m, Paris, France
September 2005 photography projections in OPA, project with musician Laurence Moletta, Paris, France
November 2004 group exhibition, Hype Gallery project, Palais do Tokyo, Paris, France
June 2003 group exhibition, Pekarna, Maribor, Slovenia
September 2002 independent exhibition »Pot« (»Path«), gallery Menza Numero Due, MKC, Koper, Slovenia
April 2002 independent exhibition, Student Club gallery of Secondary school home Vic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
January & February 2000 group exhibition, gallery DIC, Ljubljana, Slovenia


If you are interested in my non-nautical photography, you are invited to visit my second website


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Barbara Milavec s.p., Fotografinja, Strunjan 109a, ​6320 Portorož, Slovenia