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9 - 15 APRIL 2018

a photography adventure through ICeland

OVERVIEW || DETAILS || FAQ || reVIEWS 

 

It is time for a new adventure! For the workshop we'll be heading to Iceland from the 9th of April until the 15th of April, 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 four participants to 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.

Overview

  • 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 ↡↡

 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!

 During the workshop we will search for unique vantage points, sometimes only reachable by foot - the more effort, the greater the reward!

During the workshop we will search for unique vantage points, sometimes only reachable by foot - the more effort, the greater the reward!

 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! 

 

details

DATES: 9TH - 15TH OF APRIL

COSTS: 2100 EUROS

AVAILABILITY: 4 SPOTS (1 SPOT LEFT)

What will be covered?

  • Seven days of photography training (composition, light, story telling, post-processing)
  • Four nights of accommodation (twin/triple shared, depending on the location), two 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 April 9th)
  • Snacks for on the road
  • Tents (you have to bring your own, more information below)
  • Travel insurance

OPTIONAL

  • 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)

 

Frequently asked questions and reviews 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!

northern lights with reflection
 

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 two 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 April, 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). 

 

 
 The mighty Landy on a foggy evening.

The mighty Landy on a foggy evening.

 Expected the unexpected - nothing as versatile as the Icelandic weather!

Expected the unexpected - nothing as versatile as the Icelandic weather!

 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!

 

WHAT DO OTHERS SAY?

next to campfire

"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

 

 

group lesson

"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

 

group photo

"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

 

 

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