Icelandic Photography Workshop

I’ve had such a lot of requests for February’s workshop I’ve added an extra workshop the week after from 13th Feb – 20th.  Spaces are strictly limited and there is 2 places maximum left

Dates:

5th Feb 21 – 12th February                                                                                Now Sold Out

13th Feb – 20th Feb                                                                                            Now Sold Out

1st October 21 – 7th Oct 21 (6 spaces left)                                                  £1550 per person

With this workshop I’m inviting you to travel to the amazing land of ice & fire, Iceland. The workshop is a mobile one, travelling the Southern ring road to visit some truly amazing and beautiful locations both night & day.  The group will then spend the time completely immersed in photography.  During the workshop we will be capturing many different conditions and locations and be concentrating on learning camera techniques, composition, use of filters and long exposure filters (I have a full set provided by Lee Filters for everyone to use).  Also, we will be heading out in the night to capture the stunning landscape with a sky full of stars and all being well, some beautiful Aurora.  I will also have kit such as extra lenses (Nikon) and star tracking mounts for you to have a go at long exposures of the night sky and try techniques such as exposure stacking and star trails.

Back at the accommodation is where we get to grips with post processing your images.  I will have a full editing suite where we can sit and explore the amazing world of Lightroom and Photoshop.  We will sit and discuss the images captured as a group and critique the work.  Also, you will have the opportunity to sit down with me 1 on 1 to discuss your images.  I will teach you the tricks and techniques to really extract the best from your images, learned over years of me experimenting and discovering what is possible.  Editing sessions will be a 1 on 1 session with myself where you will have my undivided attention and I‘ll happily answer and questions you may have about the process.  We will also talk about how you can capture the most amazing photos from this beautiful country

What’s included:

Accommodation: On this trip we will be staying in different hotels and guest houses along the southern ring road.  Staying in a different location every night we will travel from west to east seeing the most beautiful sights along the way.  You’ll have the option to have a break and a rest from the workshop along the way and I will provide lots of options of where to eat out or grab some groceries en route.

Transport:  I’ll pick you up from Keflavik Airport in a minibus.  This will be our transport for the duration giving u plenty of space for us, our camera gear and our luggage.  Once the workshop has finished, I will transport you back to the airport or to Reykjavik should you want to stay on and spend a few more days enjoying Iceland

What’s not:

Food and drink are not included in the cost.  There will be places to eat or buy food all along our route.  Some accommodation will have use of a shared kitchen should you want to make packed lunches or a meal or eat in the restaurant.

Transport to Iceland:  You will have to make your own way to Iceland.  Included within the price is collection and drop off to Keflavik airport or Reyjkavik.  Flights leave from most of the major UK airports direct to Keflavik international airport

Personal/kit insurance:  To ensure that you have piece of mind as accidents do happen then you must arrange personal and kit insurance.  If the worst happens and you damage a camera, lose a jacket or twist your ankle then you need to be covered.  I hold public liability insurance for the workshop, but this doesn’t cover you or your equipment, so I strongly recommend you get yourself covered.

Kit you must bring:

Dslr and lenses – This is a must for the workshop.  During the workshop you will be using your camera on manual and capturing the landscape so bring suitable lenses that will allow you to capture the best from Iceland.  I’m happy to advise and suggest possible lens and camera combinations and show you how to get the most from them.  Also, I’m happy to provide links to suitable lenses for landscapes or stars should you want to treat yourself in preparation for the workshop.

Interval timer/Remote – A must have for night photography and long exposures.  These can be bought cheaply off Amazon and are a brilliant addition to your camera kit.  Contact for advice on what is best for your budget and your camera.

Tripod & Head – One of the most important things to have is a good solid tripod.  There needn’t cost the earth, but a good solid tripod and a decent head will last you for years.  I’m happy to send suggestions to fit your budget should you need to buy or upgrade

Camera Bag – A good camera bag is a must.  This will keep your equipment safe and protected from the weather.  I use a Lowepro Pro Tactic 450 but am happy to send links and suggestions for ones to fit you and your budget.

Warm Clothes – You must make sure you have sensible, warm and waterproof clothing and boots.  Iceland can be a wild place, especially in the winter so to get the best from your trip you need to make sure you have the correct clothing to stay dry, warm and comfortable while out and about.  Thermals, warm socks, hats and gloves are also a must.  Being out in winter in the day and standing in one place taking photos can be cold enough but being out at night is far colder.  Handwarmers are a great idea too as they can be used in your pockets, gloves and shoes and to help keep your lenses from icing up.  If you want to purchase a dew heating band for your lenses (I use a £20 one off amazon) then I can happily provide links to these.

Everything Else – Please remember to bring memory cards, batteries and chargers.  Also, if you want to bring laptops you will be able to back-up your photographs and ensure you do not lose any, if you just want to bring a HD then I can happily back all you images to it throughout the week.  If you do not have an portable hard drive or laptop then a large USB memory stick is sensible as I can make sure your images are saved and safe and ready for you to take home and practice your post processing after an exciting 5 days immersed in photography in the land of ice & fire!

Prices:

February: £1400 per person

October: £1550 per person

On booking a 30% deposit is required, the rest payable 6 weeks before workshop start date.

Get in touch with any questions or to book

Thanks

Ben