14 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2018
A photography adventure through the Highlands of Iceland.
Chris König || Norris Niman
It is time for a new adventure! For the workshop we'll be heading to Iceland from the 14th of September until the 20th of September, 2018.
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 experience a great adventure. 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 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. We will be searching for the perfect light, experience the Icelandic scenery, drive through wild rivers and wake up early for the best moments.
There will be a maximum of six participants to ensure we have enough time for individual interaction and for transportation we will make use of a Land Rover Defender, capable to bring us across rivers and into the more remote areas.
- A week full of adventures
- Photography & post-processing training
- Remote huts and camping under the stars
- Hiking & exploring gorgeous locations
Detailed information about the trip and requirements are to be found below ↡↡
- Dates: 14th - 20th of September
- Costs: 1950 euros
- Availability: 6 spots
What will be covered?
- Seven days of photography training (composition, light, story telling, post-processing)
- Three nights of accommodation (twin/triple shared, depending on the location), three nights of camping
- All meals
- Transportation by 4x4 (Land Rover Defender), fuel costs
What will not be covered?
- Flight to Reykjavik (make sure to be in Reykjavik at latest in the morning of September 14th)
- Snacks for on the road
- Tents (you have to bring your own, more information below)
- Travel insurance
- You are welcome to join one day in advance of the workshop for a full day of extensive instructions regarding camera handling, in order to prep you for the rest of the week (meals included)! Additional fee: 150 euros (no accommodation included)
Information about the hosts, frequently asked questions and reviews are to be found below ↡↡
Co-hosted by Norris and Chris, two experienced photographers and travellers, mainly known for their well-thought out stupid adventures! :)
Frequently asked questions
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 three 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 and of course a whole different experience! 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 in September, 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. Also, a laptop is strongly recommended for the post-processing of our photos.
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. Possible locations will be Háifoss, Þórsmörk, Þakgil, Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón and more (dependent on the weather).
WHAT DO OTHERS SAY?
"We've been promised a photography adventure. And that is exactly what we got. The organisation 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." // Hannah de Blaeij
"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.." // Martin Hols
"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!" // Casper van den Abeele
More reviews are to be found here.
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