ICELAND – LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

ICELAND – LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

June.22-28 2020
$6025 CAD
Min 3, Max 6 Participants

Iceland is the land dreamt up in fairy tales we were told as children, where the oceans are met by larger than life mountains, waterfalls appear from every crack and crevasse, and glaciers give way to the light.

On this 7 day adventure we will be visiting some of the most incredible locations across the island. From the jagged coast of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the far east of the incredible mountains at Stokksnes and the wonders that lay between.

Traveling through the lands we will see iconic water falls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, with the midnight sun as our light we will even find our way to some of the lesser known waterfalls that are no less in grander.

Stopping in the town of Vík we will discover endless fields of Lupine flowers and lay eyes on the black sands of Reynisfjara and the incredible vista of Dyrhólaey where the adorable Puffins live.

As we make our way to the east we will discover one of the most unique views at the glacier lagoon, Jokulsarlon. Where hundreds of year old ice flow to the ocean, the sights and sounds at the edge of these waters is incredible. On the coast we will visit the ever changing diamond beach. Where the icebergs from the lagoon land and spend their final hours in ice form, allowing for endless compositions.

Finally we end our adventure at Stokksnes and the beautiful mountain range Vesturhorn, this is the crown jewel of Iceland in our opinion. This amazing place gives us the opportunity to cover many compositions and is easily the most rewarding location.

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What You Will Learn:

  • How to create compelling landscape compositions.
  • How to find your story.
  • How to utilize the functions of your DSLR
  • How to branch out and use a variety of lenses
  • How to see and understand the light and take advantage of it in all conditions.
  • How to photograph the night sky
  • Post Processing Basics in (Photoshop or Lightroom)
  • Long exposure photography
  • Panoramic photography
  • Bracketing
  • Timelapse Photography

What is included:

  • 6 Nights accommodation based upon double occupancy. Single rooms available for an additional $900 CAD.
  • All transportation within the workshop in a 4×4 vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell dinners.
  • All fees to the parks we will be visiting.
  • Access to my knowledge and skillset 24/7.
  • Guided access to the island.

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to Iceland
  • Meals and Beverages
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (proof of insurance will be required)
  • Spare camera equipment
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What You Will Need:

A DSLR camera body (second body recommended if first fails)

Variety of lenses. A wide angle is a must have 14-24mm range, mid 24-70mm range and a long lens such as a 70-200mm is suggested. (camera gear is the sole responsibility of the participants)

A sturdy tripod

An intervalometer

A headlamp or flashlight

Hiking boots (high top recommended)

Rain jacket and rain bag for your camera

Multiple batteries and their charger, they drain quickly in the cold

A 10 or 6 stop neutral density filter for your wide angle lens

An up-to-date passport (*note: depending on your country of residence, a visa may be required)

Laptop with back up drive and power

Extra memory cards and readers

Lens cloths

Camera bag

European charging plugs

Appropriate clothing is a must, in the summer a variety of quick dry hiking pants, hiking socks and tops are required. Remember the temps change quickly so base mid and top layers are always a good idea.

Outer waterproof/windproof jacket and pants for the wet

A warm but compact down jacket for the cold days

Rain boots or waders are suggested for places like the diamond beach

Proper headwear for the windy mornings

If you have any questions about the items you will need to bring feel free to email me.

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Where are we staying?

We will be lodging at a variety of hotels throughout our stay. The details of our accommodations and full itinerary will be emailed to all participants prior to the start of the workshop.

Physical Requirements:

This workshop will include some moderate hikes on uneven ground and loose gravel, sand and ice. You are required to be able to hike 2 miles (round trip) with moderate elevation gain, with you camera gear unassisted. If you are un able to do so I will do my best to suggest alternative vantage points while the group is shooting from the main location.

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Getting to Iceland:

You will need to fly into the town of Keflavik, Iceland landing no later than 1pm. We will meet at the airport pick up area and make our way to our first location and end the day with a welcome dinner.

How do I sign up and pay?

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due upon book. Your remaining balance will not be due until 60 days prior to our tour. You also may choose to pay the entire amount upfront when booking, if this is chosen 50% of that payment will be non refundable prior to the 60 days. At 60 days or less the final amount is due and the full amount is non refundable.

Due to the nature of the workshop, payments for transportation and accommodations will have already been made making it impossible to refund. If for some reason you are un able to attend please contact me and we can try to accommodate you by moving the fee towards another workshop in the future.

Important!

Iceland is a place of extremes, the weather is unlike anywhere on the planet. We take the safety of our group into consideration with absolutely every decision made. We have spent countless days on this island and have seen the weather turn from sunny to gale force winds in minutes. Every day will be subject to change based on these factors, towns are few and far between and cell phone service is not always available. Please keep this in mind when booking and during our adventure, no one photo is worth risking a life.

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June.22-28 2020
$6025 CAD
Min 3, Max 6 Participants