Lofoten Photography Workshop Dates:
January 19th – 25th 2018 – 2 PLACES AVAILABLE
February 5th – 11th 2018 – FULLY BOOKED
Location: Lofoten, Norway
Instructor: Peter Gordon & Thorarinn Jonsson
Fee Includes: Accommodation for 6 Nights (3 Nights Hotel, 3 Nights in Converted Fishing Cottage with Private Room 2 Per Cottage), Transportation, Evening Meals and Breakfast for 3 Nights (you can stock the cottage fridge for breakfast the other nights), Location Guide … Limited Single Cottages Available for €250.
Group Size: 9 Max (We like to keep groups small)
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Lofoten Photography – Workshop Information
Our base for this 6-day winter photography adventure will be the Lofoten Islands in Norway. This usually stunning area becomes even more magical and striking with its snowy mountain peaks, turquoise seascapes, clean beaches, dramatic fjords, and fingers crossed the Northern Lights. At this time of year, the light is good all day; sunrises come later and sunsets earlier so we aim to capture both every day and stay out shooting throughout. Sunrise in Feb is around 9 and sunset at 4. Sunrise is at 10 and sunset at 2.30 in January . So with the blue hour shooting added we photograph from 9 until 3.30 with long nights and a greater chance of Northern Lights. Theres no big drives on this trip so plenty of time to concentrate on your shooting.
One of the most exciting aspects of this workshop is the challenge posed by the weather, which can be changeable and means that we could be photographing in bright, clear conditions or shooting snow and ice. We’ll keep a flexible itinerary to capture the best the weather brings us. You will be able to try your hand at creative compositions using tripods and long exposure techniques. If the skies are clear we’ll also try northern lights where possible. If the lights are not cooperating we can always do some post processing in the evenings and enjoy socialising with the other participants.
Workshop Weekend Program
We do not set out a specific location itinerary, as Peter & Thorarinn will bring you to the best locations under the prevailing light conditions. As a general guide however, we will be visiting Leknes, Hamnoy & its surrounding areas. The pictures above give you a great idea of what we are aiming for.
JANUARY : Our days will entail sunrise to sunset shooting each day. The workshop departs from Leknes airport in the morning on the 19th January. Participants can get an early flight from Oslo to Leknes on the 19th or else already be in Leknes. Departing flights are from Leknes to Oslo on the evening of the 24th of January. Accommodation and dinner in Oslo on 24th Jan are included in the fee.
All participants will need to organise accommodation on 18th January.
FEBRUARY : Our days will entail sunrise to sunset shooting each day. The workshop departs from Leknes airport in the morning on the 5th. Participants can get an early flight from Oslo to Leknes on the 5th or else already be in Leknes. Peter and Thorarinn will be staying in Leknes on the 4th of February. Departing flights are from Leknes to Oslo on the evening of the 10th of February. Accommodation and dinner on 10th Feb in Oslo are included in the fee.
All participants will need to organise accommodation on 4th February.
Why Choose ExploreLight?
Unlike most companies offering photography courses and workshops our instructors are specialist landscape and nature photographers. We represent an international standard in terms of landscape photography workshops and tours. Peter, who runs this masterclass is an Irish and European Professional Photographer of the Year.
Costs and What’s Included for the Lofoten Photography Workshop
The cost of Lofoten Photo Workshop is €3250. For this fee you will receive all tuition and location guide as described above. Accommodation in hotel and cottages as described above, transportation costs (from accommodation to shoot locations). 2 meals per day at the hotel, 1 at the cottages but with an option to stock your fridge. Alcohol and snacks are not included.