13 - 20 September 2017

 

SEPTEMBER 13 - 20 2017 ///   hosted by Chris König

It is time for a new adventure! We'll be heading to Iceland from the 13th of September until the 20th of September, 2017.

A workshop to take you on an adventure throughout the mainland and along the coastline of Iceland. The rugged landscape, glaciers, waterfalls and a unique black coast - there is a lot of diversity out there and together we will explore and create. We won't just be observers; we'll go on an adventure.

With Chris König as your host, we will be looking for that sense of greatness in a variety of sceneries, stay awake during the night to witness the Milky Way, drive through wild rivers and wake up during the early hours to catch the softest light possible. 

 

 

Scroll down for more information about the specifics of this adventure.

Underneath the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. A massive natural landmark with the exciting possibility to walk behind the water. Proper waterproof clothing is a must!

Underneath the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. A massive natural landmark with the exciting possibility to walk behind the water. Proper waterproof clothing is a must!

An ice cave on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The glaciers are changing every day so you'll never no up front which interesting glacial structures you might run into!

An ice cave on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The glaciers are changing every day so you'll never no up front which interesting glacial structures you might run into!

 

Day & night

Although the title suggests this is a photography workshop, it will be more than that. During seven days we will be looking for stunning photo locations, sometimes only reachable by foot. You will be taught how to capture that one moment, but also how to process the imagery afterwards: everything regarding setting up the shot, telling a story and post-processing will be covered. The most important goal however, is to have a great adventure together. To visit lesser known photography locations, to camp underneath the stars and make the most of the hours before dawn and after dusk; it will all be part of our journey.

There will be a maximum of six participants to have enough time for individual interaction and for transportation there will be 4x4 vehicles available. We will have Norris von Niman with us during the week as a helping hand for guidance on glaciers. Also, he will just laugh about anything or do some dancing in order to make you happy.

 

Detailed information about the trip and requirements are to be found below.

A hike to the roof of the Þórsmörk valley. 

A hike to the roof of the Þórsmörk valley. 

We'll always chase the best light. Sleep? We can do without! 

We'll always chase the best light. Sleep? We can do without! 

 

DATES: 13th - 20th of September

Costs: 1950 euros p.p.

Availability: 4 spots 

 

What will be covered?

  • Seven days of photography training (composition, light, story telling, post-processing, social media)
  • Three nights of accommodation (twin or triple shared) and three nights camping in the field
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the days we camp in the field
  • Transportation by 4x4

What will not be covered?

  • Flight to Reykjavik (make sure to be in Reykjavik at latest around noon on the 13th of September)
  • Lunch and dinner during the nights inside (different options to choose from will be available)
  • Travel insurance

OPTIONAL

  • For an additional fee of 150 euros you are welcome to join one day in advance of the workshop for a full day of extended instructions regarding camera handling, in order to prep you for the rest of the week!

 

Frequently asked questions are to be found below.

Sunset hikes in order to catch that precious moment when the light is soft and the whole valley lights up like you're on a different planet.

Sunset hikes in order to catch that precious moment when the light is soft and the whole valley lights up like you're on a different planet.

Some places need a that one person to accentuate the massive scale. Any volunteers?

Some places need a that one person to accentuate the massive scale. Any volunteers?

No guarantees up front, but we might catch a glimpse of the northern lights!

No guarantees up front, but we might catch a glimpse of the northern lights!

 

FAQ

What level of photography is required?

The workshop will be suitable for anyone interested in photography and adventure! Whether you're a beginner or at an advanced level, Iceland will provide us with the perfect background to improve your skills. We won't only focus on creating a technically perfect photo (with the necessary post-processing), but we will work on the story telling aspect as well.

How ready should I physically be?

As the title suggests, it will be an adventurous week. We will spend some nights in the field, in a tent, which might not be perceived as the most comfortable, however, it provides us with the most interesting photographic opportunities! Since we will also explore more unknown places, we have to do some hiking and for some of the best spots there are absolutely no existing routes, so we have to create our own path. Being quite fit works definitely to your advantage! Also, bringing the proper camping gear is strongly suggested. You can find more about that in the next section.

What  do I need to bring?

Since we will be traveling during late summer, temperature during night can decrease to around 0 degrees Celcius and sometimes even below it! Warm and waterproof clothing is definitely required! Also, make sure to bring a well-isolated sleeping bag and a tent for comfortable camping nights. An extensive list of things to bring will be provided by e-mail to the participants.

As for photography gear: Bring a DSLR camera or system camera with a sturdy tripod, at least a wide-angle lens, a 35mm/50mm prime lens and a telephoto zoom lens.

How strict is the itinerary?

The weather in Iceland is one of the most unreliable things ever: the forecast might be good and before you know the rain is pouring from the skies. We will try to cover as many interesting locations and we will change the schedule according to the weather. Being versatile is key.

 

The black beaches around Vík in contrast with the wild ocean.

The black beaches around Vík in contrast with the wild ocean.

Storm incoming? Let's hike a massive cliff and witness the work of the weather gods in all its glory!

Storm incoming? Let's hike a massive cliff and witness the work of the weather gods in all its glory!

 

Additional information

Application doesn't automatically grand you a spot for the workshop: application gives an idea about your skill level and interests and we will do our best to form a diverse group of like-minded people in order to create the best experience for everyone.

For any questions or remarks, feel free to send an email to hello@adventurizer.com

 

PRIOR EXPERIENCES / REVIEWS

Inge - "Our Iceland trip was just amazing! It really was a big adventure that Chris had arranged. With the Land Rover we could go off road and cross big rivers which was really fun! But it also brought us to some really beautiful places that we could explore and where we've made awesome pictures. We have been to the more famous sights too, it was a good combination of exploring and not missing out!  During the workshop I learned a lot about photography and editing! Chris took the time for explaining and was always willing to help. He did his best to keep everyone happy (and everyone was). I can highly recommend it! Thanks again Chris!"

Hannah - "We've been promised a photography adventure. And that is exactly what we got. The organissation was top notch, neat locations for the night, a fun group of like minded folks and not to forget loads of opportunities to explore the outdoors and learn some welcome photography tricks. No question was too small and more importantly, humor was involved. The magic potion was when we witnessed nature's own theatre: the northern lights. All in all it was a remarkable trip. One that I would definitely recommend."

Casper - "Never have I learned and experienced so much in one single week. Chris selected a wonderful group of people with which we travelled through Iceland. During this week I learned a lot about the basics of photography. Besides everything I learned about photography we had an amazing week with the group, and friendships were build. We all had things to learn each other and the positivity of the group made this week even better. Photographing day and night, cooking together with amazing stories on the most beautiful places, putting an alarm at 3 o’clock to catch the Northern lights, dropping everything you are doing to chase some arctic foxes, and so on and on. To summarise, this week really was a wonderful experience which I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you Chris!"

More reviews are to be found below.

Malou - "Everything I wished for in a one week Iceland adventure came true! Chris had arranged everything really well beforehand and during the week itself he put all his energy in the group and every individual person. He wasn't getting tired at all! He showed us how stunning Iceland was, especially outside of the touristy places. Without this workshop I would have never been to the places where we went now. I learnt a lot and I recommend The Adventurizer to everyone if you're passionate about adventure and photography!"

Marleen  - "Chris, I'm super happy that I could join on the Iceland journey. Your enthusiasm works contagious and you truly let us experience the country in a unique way. Your passion for photography is clearly visible and it was a great learning experience to get more insight in how you make your photos. The group was well assembled and I feel that everyone could work on his or her individual learning points regarding photography! I wouldn't hesitate to join you on another adventure!"

Martin W - "I was in iceland with Chris on one of his first workshops and I had a really great time. So if you want to participate in a workshop where every minutes is dedicated to either getting a good shot or learning something about photography/editing with a guide that knows what he is doing and a group of like minded people then The Adventurizer is the way to go."

Martin L - "Chris developed a course which was entertaining, challenging, exhausting (in a good way) and most of all safe. He made sure the pace was a challenge, but never too much and as a professional photographer myself i can easily say i learned so much. From adopting other styles, challenging my way of thinking and allowing me to teach others my specialties made this a trip i will remember a lifetime. If you want out of comfort, learning, laughing and just an all good adventure, Chris will throw in some photography skill boosting on these trips and all that. Don’t hesitate, as i might steal your spot on one of the future trips.."

 

 

Social Media