First of all learn, or develop, existing skills whilst visiting the breathtaking landscapes Iceland has to offer; Iceland boasts some of the most unique and consequently diverse landscapes on planet Earth. Therefore, there will be plenty of opportunity to photograph these landscapes under sunsets, sunrises, and quite probably dramatic skies and weather along the way.
The December 2018 Iceland Photography Workshop and Tour will also focus on night sky photography over the majestic winter landscapes.
December is a stunning time of year, with sunrise late in the day, thus helping to accommodate late nights shooting the night sky, and golden hour lasting the duration of the daytime due to the low trajectory of the sun across the horizon.
Furthermore, hunt the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and capture the magic under expert guidance from a renowned landscape and landscape astrophotographer; there are plenty of landscape tours available in Iceland, but not all of these are with tutors who are nightscape and/or landscape photographers.
The main objective of this photographic tour will be to maximise chances of viewing and capturing the Northern Lights on camera. Although there is an itinerary for this workshop, it will be subject to amendment due to revolving around clear skies, mapped out to the weather during the photography tour.
In addition, landscape locations could include, but are not indicative of, Reykjanes Peninsula, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Iceberg Beach, Hofn, Eystrahorn, Snaefellsnes Peninsula (Mount Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall); furthermore, exact locations will also be determined by the weather as a whole, as it is possible for Route 1 (Iceland’s main road circling the country) to be closed off at various sections in the winter.
Although the trip will include late nights stargazing, by no means will the amazing Icelandic scenery and light be overlooked in the day, as a result, locations selected will capitalise on Iceland’s beauty by both day and night, on this photographic Iceland adventure.
Finally, especially relevant is the group size, capped at four, thus as a result of the small number of participants, valuable one to one and group tuition can be delivered far more effectively, ultimately ensuring everyone not only has a great trip, but in addition learns new skills.
Ollie has spent over two months in Iceland during the Icelandic winter, working both commissions, and running tours, not only capturing Aurora, but other phenomena such as Lunar Rainbows and Polar stratospheric cloud (Mother of Pearl), five years experience running workshops, and is the founder of the first ever landscape astrophotography workshops within the UK.
High quality 4×4 vehicles are used for this workshop, which runs over eight nights and seven days; please see gallery below for a mix of professional landscapes, and group workshop shots.