CHASING THE LIGHT
Wild Photography Workshops
iceland - Fire & ice
Seven day intensive Seascape & Landscape Photography
Chasing the light and waves on the wild landscape of Iceland.
Accommodation Included (Seven Nights)
£1800 per person
5th July - 12th July 2020
50% Deposit Required to secure a place.
Remaining Balance to be paid - 4th of June 2020
Cancellations - a 50% refund will be given if the participant needs to cancel before 20th of July. Due to accommodation costs and other expenses, the remaining 50% is non-refundable.
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• All transport during the workshop. (Two 4x4 Vehicles)
• Pick up from Airport
• Editing and Image Enhancement.
• Personal Tuition.
• Small-Group - Four People.
• Instalments can be arranged to spread the cost. (Email for details)
• Twin Room Share (single occupancy can be arranged - extra charges are incurred *£300)
• Not Included
• Insurance and travel to Iceland.
• Main Meals.
• Diamond Beach
• Vestarahorn (Stokksnes)
• About the Workshop
During the week we'll be situated on the border of Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland and will be concentrating on three specific wild seascapes areas (Vestrahorn, Eystrahorn, and Jökulsárlón ) we'll be exploring the unique landscapes and seascapes these locations have to offer.
The accommodation has been specifically chosen for it's perfectly situated access to these locations.
During the summer months in Iceland, it never really gets dark, we will be capturing images during the night hours. When the sun never sets and the sunset and sunrise merge to produce around five hours of low light. Perfect for photography!
• The Tutors
• Mark Dobson (Wild Seascapes)
• Co. Leader Matt Warren (Kernow from Above)
[ Diamond Beach ]
One of the most unique things about the beach is that it never ever looks the same. Even if you just visited the day before the beach will have changed completely and the natural ice sculptures and the icebergs will have reformed melted away and new icebergs appeared. Many of the icebergs are over 1,000 years old and have made their way through the glacier lagoon, first as enormous ice blocks, and now smaller icebergs enjoying their last moments until they join with the Atlantic ocean. The icebergs glisten on the beach giving it the name Diamond beach. The location is also a very important breeding ground for many of Iceland’s most well-known birds including the Arctic Tern and the Great Skua and is a National conservation area.
[ Jökulsárlón ]
A huge glacier lagoon where floating icebergs scatter the landscape. The glacier is clearly visible in the background and dominates the area.
[ Eystrahorn ]
This location is a path less travelled and not popular with tourism, due to its location in the far southeast of Iceland. Eystrahorn mountain is equally as impressive as it´s famous neighbour (Vestrarahorn) and yet remains elusive to most people. From a photographic point of view, the high imposing peaks and dramatic seascape provide great opportunities for our trip. There is a long stretch of black volcanic sand which has created a protected lagoon and hosts an array of wildlife. A lighthouse completes the scene.
[ Vestrarahorn ]
This iconic mountain is a photographer's dream. Again the area is black volcanic sand but with huge sand dunes that scatter the area. The patterns in the dunes themselves can make for some very good photographic opportunities. On a still day, the reflection of the mountainous peaks also provide some great opportunities. The peaks are often covered with low cloud or mist and as this swirls around the jagged peaks it creates a wonderful atmospheric landscape.
[ Recommended Equipment ]
DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, Tripod, Lenses of varied focal length. Waterproof Footwear.
Icelandic weather can be very varied even during the months of summer, so we recommend bringing a selection of layers, the area where we are staying is next to a glacier and can get cold during the evenings. The climate during July will be around 13°C during the day although expect the glacier lagoon area to be colder especially when we photograph in the early hours of the morning.
Price: £1800 pp
Before proceeding to book - Please email for payment details and general info.