Northern Lights' Photo Workshop - South Iceland - IB01
A winter tour with photographer Iurie Belegurschi
Join nature and landscape photographer Iurie Belegurschi on a Winter Landscape – Photo Workshop as we take you on the hunt for the perfect light and amazing landscapes at the most beautiful arctic paradise, Iceland. The focus of this educational experience will be ice and night photography.
565 000 ISK
Per person in twin room
652 000 ISK
Per person in single room
Duration: 8 days
Available: Oct - Mar
Maximum: 12 persons
Included: Two professional photo guides, transportation in a spacious comfortable bus offering ample room for you and your photographic gear, accommodation in hotels and guesthouses (rooms with private wc), all breakfasts, all lunches, dinner on Day 1 to 7, FlyBus transfer from and to the airport.
Not included: Flight tickets, dinners from Day 2 to Day 6, alcohol, snacks, beverages.
Bring with you: See list below.
For further information:
March 05 - 12 2016: 2 Spots Available
March 25 - 1 April 2016:4 Spots Available
March 28 - 4 April 2016: 6 Spots Available
Nov 1 - 8 2016: Available
Nov 10 - 17 2016: Available
Nov 19 - 26 2016: Available
Nov 28 - Dec 5 2016: Available
Dec 7 - 14 2016: Available
Dec 16 - 23 2016: Available
Jan 05 - 12 2017: Available
Jan 14 - 21 2017: Available
Jan 23 - 30 2017: Available
Feb 1 - 8 2017: Available
Feb 10 - 17 2017: Available
Feb 19 - 26 2017: Available
Feb 28 -Mar 7 2017: Available
Mar 9 - 16 2017: Available
Mar 18 - 25 2017: Available
Mar 27 - Apr 3 2017: Available
• Concepts of Landscape Photography
• Visual Design and Composition
• Understanding and Working with Light
• Long Exposure Methodology
• Working with Filters
• Star Trails + Scenic Astrophotography
• Basic Time-lapse Post Process for Web & Prints
... and more
Naturally, no trip to Iceland in winter would be complete without you bringing home some stunning images of the natural play of lights in the sky called the Aurora Borealis. The name is derived from Aurora, who was in Roman Mythology, the goddess of dawn, and Boreas, the Greek name for north wind.
The northern lights are visible in Iceland, weather permitting, from September to mid April.
Our Winter Photo Workshop also includes a trip to the Ice Caves – one of a kind patterns made entirely out of ice shaped by years and years of interaction between ice, snow, and air.
Nature is the sole dictator of how these patterns form, which is why it’s always an amazing experience to see the different patterns of Iceland’s deep-ocean blue Ice Caves. To those who’re familiar with Superman’s arctic hideaway, this is as close as you’ll ever get to it in real life.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Ice Beach
We will visit Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon several times during our workshop. The lagoon is filled with massive icebergs in different shapes and sizes. There are also a lot of seals who live in the lagoon itself. It’s also been the site of many Hollywood movies that have used the area’s majestic views to augment the background of the scene.
The beach at Jokulsarlon is often littered with beautiful glacial ice which has been further sculpted by the Ocean. Winter mornings can offer unique opportunities to catch the first rays of sun behind the glacial ice chunks.
Day 1: Arrival
You land at Keflavik international airport and arrive at your hotel in central Reykjavík using the quick and efficient FlyBus transfer. We’ll meet at 7 PM in the lobby of your hotel and go out for dinner. There we will get to know each other and discuss our itinerary and the exciting days ahead of us. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 2: Waterfalls ~ Dyrholaey ~ Black Beach
Our bus will pick us up from the hotel in the early morning, and we will start our journey east. On the way, we will shoot some of the south coast’s most iconic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, and climb to scenic view points, where we will shoot captivating vistas on the Atlantic Ocean at the black beach of Reynisfjara. Overnight in Vik.
Days 3 - 5: Vatnajokull National Park
Vatnajokull National Park is full of exciting photo opportunities. Glaciers, ice caves, black beaches with icebergs and much more. We will be as flexible as possible and plan our destinations according to the weather.
The main shooting sites are the Glacier Lagoon, the beach next to it and other places of interest in the park. On one of the days, we will take an expert glacier guide to take us to a hidden ice cave. Overnight near Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
Day 6: Skaftafell ~ Vik
We will spend the day at Skaftafell, where wonderful glacial landscapes await. Later, we will shoot the sunset at the famous volcanic beach of Vik. Overnight in Vik.
Day 7: Geyser ~ Gullfoss ~ Thingvellir National Park
We will spend the last day of shooting in the famous Golden Circle. The mighty waterfall of Gullfoss, Thingvellir national park, and the well-known Geysir, are all on our plan. Overnight in Reykjavik.
• Clothing to bring: layer-based winter clothing that is wind and waterproof, balaclava, fingerless mittens, crampons
• Lens gear to bring: wide angle lens f/2.8, all-purpose zoom, moderate telephoto lens, and a lens raincoat.
• Filters: ND Grads 0.6 and 0.9, and two pieces of ND 0.9.
You will receive very detailed information about all these items and more on a pdf file when your booking is confirmed. This Winter Photo Workshop has a flexible itinerary, so that participants can maximize the existing weather conditions.