Dramatic Landscapes from the land of ice and fire

10forPepe

This picture is a 10 for my friend Pepe from Mexico city. I told him I would get a photograph to keep on this morning. This was facing Dýrholaey from the black beach near Vik.

Learn Landscape photography

Tony Prower is scheduling several Iceland photography courses with a focus on Winter landscape photography and the many forms of glacial Ice. The courses are designed with a good chance of photographing Aurora because they are scheduled during Winter months and avoid full moon phases. The season for these courses will be from October through March to increase the likelihood of Winter conditions.

Landscape Photography Tuition is included for all levels of photographer. There is something for beginners & advanced photographers. Tuition in the Magic Cloth Technique will also be included in the photo workshops, so read this and bring your dark filters. General photography instruction is always available in our small groups. Expect to work and expect to learn during these five full days of photography.

These 5 day photography courses are set in the stunning landscapes on the edge of the Vatnökull ice-cap. Special things happen here during the Winter. We can expect a variety of weather systems and eye witness their effect on the Landscapes and People of South East Iceland. The area has good access to the Glacial lagoon and various other glacier related activities.

Locations

Photo locations include:

  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Vik – black sand beach
  • Fjaðrargljufur – river canyon
  • Skaftafell – Vatnjokull
  • Jökulsarlon – Ice Beach
  • IceCaves (Nov-March)
  • Vestrahorn Mountain

Ice Beach

The beach at Jökulsarlon is often littered with beautiful glacial ice which has been further sculpted by the Ocean. Winter mornings can offer unique opportunities to catch the first rays of sun behind the glacial ice chunks. We spend quality time at the Ice-Beach on these Iceland Photo Workshops.

Glacier lagoon

There are many Lagoons in the area and each offer new challenges and opportunities for the photographer. The photo workshop will offer several chances to see floating ice in a variety of settings and conditions.

Carved by retreating glaciers, these lagoons offer tough composition challenges. They are highly rewarding if you catch the light, colours and reflections successfully.

Glacier lagoons, ice caves and the Ice Beach often have glacier ice that you can get right up close to. This gives you fantastic opportunities for both stunning wide angle work or close-up ice abstracts.


Ice caves

Early November – Mid-March photo workshops may include a trip to an ice cave with a qualified guide. The opportunity to venture under the Vatnjökull ice cap cannot be missed!! These mystical places are showered with strange blue which gets even stranger and even bluer as you go deeper into them. The occasional windows offer challenges and opportunities for some creative photography.

Aurora photography

The northern lights depend on both earth weather and space weather to ensure a good view. They are always occurring, but at different strengths according to the sun’s cycle. They can be predicted with relative accuracy if a sun spot (solar storm) is observed. There are several other scientific instruments which can measure the incidence of solar activity and magnetic storms around the earth. Aurora photo workshops in the evenings if conditions are good.

They are often clearly visible from Iceland if the conditions are right! All workshops take place around the new moon to further increase our chances.

Icelandic winter Landscapes

If I haven’t convinced you already, Iceland has many beautiful landscapes even without the ice and auroras!!

Iceland Mountain lakes offer unique opportunities for strong landscape shots.

Incredible beaches offer sea stack and mountain combinations with tempestuous swells.

Locations


These winter workshops will be in a top location for ice, mountains, ocean and a good chance of an Aurora. If you make a reservation, you will be contacted with further information. The duration will be 5 full days. Maximum Participants = 6 (with 2 instructors).

Workshop Focus

  • In camera
  • Winter Landscape techniques
  • Composition Consideration
  • Focus and DOF
  • Exposure techniques
  • Filter use
  • Long Exposure
  • Night photography
  • Aurora photography
  • Milkyway photography
  • Magic cloth technique
  • Postprocessing*
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop

*optional and dependent on unfavourable conditions and weather.



Workshop Dates

Late 2019

  • 01-Oct-2019 till 05-Oct-2019
  • 22-Oct-2019 till 26-Oct-2019
  • 29-Oct-2019 till 02-Nov-2019
  • 19-Nov-2019 till 23-Nov-2019
  • 26-Nov-2019 till 30-Nov-2019
  • 03-Dec-2019 till 07-Dec-2019

Early 2020

  • 21-Jan-2020 till 25-Jan-2020
  • 28-Jan-2020 till 01-Feb-2020
  • 18-Feb-2020 till 22-Feb-2020
  • 25-Feb-2020 till 29-Feb-2020
  • 17-Mar-2020 till 21-Mar-2020
  • 24-Mar-2020 till 28-Mar-2020

 Included:

  • Professional photography tuition and assistance.
  • Transportation during the workshop with Reykjavik pick-up/ drop-off
  • 4 nights Accommodation at hotels near Jökulsarlon.
  • Breakfast x 4
  • Optional Arrival/Departure Package can be arranged
  • Ice cave tours run (Nov-Mid-March) only.

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Extra activities and entrance fees
  • Meals, Alcohol, snacks and beverages

Physical: easy – moderate.Fairly easy access at most locations which require just a few minutes walk. One or two locations require a moderate hike (4KM up and down hill), but this is optional. Most customers report around 7KM (5 miles) per day. Hiking is strictly optional because we do welcome everyone and can be flexible. If you are concerned, please send a message.

Accommodation

Our rooms are spacious with private bathroom, internet access and TV.

Double occupancy & single room supplement

The basic package includes a Single bed in a twin room. This means that if you are a couple (husband and wife / friends) sharing a room, this is the price you both pay each.  If you are happy to share with a stranger, if there is another person (same gender) who wants to share a twin room, then we will put you together.  If you are a single person and you want your own room or there is no room to share, you have to pay a single supplement.


Red Stuff

 

  • Workshop Package: $2454 USD per person double occupancy . Single room supplement: $340 USD
  • Hotel Hali (Jökulsarlon) with Private Bathrooms
  • Arrival /departure hotels with transfer possible addition
  • VAT included:
  • Registration deposit: More than 45 day = 10%, less than 45 days = 100%
  • 90 day early booking discount: 6%
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 6
  • Minimum Number of Participants: 3
  • Payment in Full: 6 weeks prior to the workshop starting date.
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