Winter Photo Workshop
Andy Cook of Rocky Mountain Reflections Photography
Haukur Parelius – Hawk, founder of Nature Explorer (www.Hawk.is)
All the classic winter photographs of south Iceland, from Reykjavik to Vik to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and as far east as Stokksnes by Hofn. In January there is soft light all day and sunrise and sunset are at very reasonable hours so unlike many other photo tours, you will not be deprived of sleep. Almost certainly we will get a chance to photograph the northern lights a night or two, depending on the weather.
15/1: Arrival and hotel in Reykjavik
16/1: Sunset shoot at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Hotel Hali.
17/1: Sunrise shoot at icy beach & Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
Sunset shoot at Stokksnes and Vestra-Horn. Hotel Hofn
18/1: Sunrise shoot at Stokksnes and Vestra-Horn.
Sunset shoot at Hvalsnes, Þvottárskriður and/or Eystra-Horn. Hotel Framtid.
19/1: Sunrise shoot at Stokksnes and Vestra-Horn.
Sunset at icy beach and Jokulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Hotel Hali
20/1: Sunrise shoot at icy beach, then Crystal Ice Cave and sunset at black sand beach in Vik. Hotel Vik
21/1: Sunrise shoot at Reynisfjara and Reynisdrangar and we shoot Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss on route to Reykjavik.
22/1: Departure from KEF airport*
* You can extend your stay of course and we can help you with new and exciting photo places. Note it’s possible to do the Northern Lights Photo Workshop and this one back to back.
For your safety Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours due to weather, road and snow conditions.
Highlights in Winter Photography:
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Black Sand Beach
Crystal Ice Cave
FAQ (Frequantly Asked Questions):
How cold is it? The average temperature is around 0°C (32°F) but Iceland is windy so there is a big wind chill factor.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
We focus on helping participants on an individual basis and at their own level. If you’re an advanced photographer we are happy to help or stay out of the way. We are always happy to go into discussions on equipment, exposure, metering, filters and personal tips.
This is a workshop environment and the guides are present to aid in the field and teach techniques for landscape photography as well as helping process images during down times.
The guides can assist you with:
Exposing for the Northern Lights
Exposing the foreground
Processing images of the Northern Lights
Capturing the most ideal RAW-file for later digital optimization
Panorama techniques, both shooting and processing
RAW image adjustments and retouching techniques in Photoshop
Gear List & Equipment:
Interchangeable Lens DSLR Camera capable of shooting in RAW format
External hard drive
Hot-shoe mounted bubble level (if your camera doesn’t offer a built-in electronic level)
Circular Polarizing Filter
Neutral Density Filters
Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
We will of course photograph the northern lights on this winter photography workshop but the auroras are dependant upon weather and solar activity so we can’t say which nights or where we will photograph them – but we will.
Northern Lights (Aroura Borealis) through the clouds
If your main photography focus are the Northern Lights, then please consider our Northern Lights Photo Workshop
Interesting Northern Lights links:
To book a tour, please send us an email to info@NatureExplorer.is with which tour(s) and options you wish to book, on which dates and for how many people and we will calculate the total cost, send you a booking number and a link to our secure booking page.
Price: USD 6690 per person
Dates: January 15-22, 2019
Group size: 8 participants
Single room accommodation* in the best locations, hotels with breakfast, lunches, group dinners for 8 nights, guided tour with a local English speaking guide with solid knowledge of photography and Iceland – led by the photographer and instructor, Andy Cook.
*Double occupancy discount of USD 440 per person if 2 participants sign up together and share a room.
Excluded: Flights to and from Iceland, drinks
Book Tour: info@NatureExplorer.is
For your safety, Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours according to weather and snow conditions