Iceland 2018: September 7-Day Photographer Tour
· Iceland ·
A mystical landscape that is a photographer and traveller's dream! With misty days, beautiful landscapes, and nights lit green with the Aurora high above, Iceland is a place that you can't pass up. There are so many unique locations found only on this island. This tour is an amazing opportunity to experience why everyone falls in love with this incredible country. Not only will you be a part of a one-of-a-kind, 7-day photo tour, you will also receive hands-on photo training along the way that focuses on landscapes, adventure/travel photography, and environmental portraits in extremely beautiful locations on the South Coast of Iceland.
· Overview ·
The focus of this 7-day photo tour is to explore, learn, and tell stories through photography with hands-on instruction at some of the most beautiful locations in Iceland. You will learn industry secrets about planning your own adventure photoshoots and also multiple ways to tell meaningful stories through the photos you take and share on social media or your own blog.
During our daily photo adventures, we will be getting around in two 4x4 vehicles that will not only be our transport, but also a lovely subject to take pictures of among the rugged landscapes of Iceland. Each day will include photo lessons, photo review, and daily photo goal setting. Together, we will establish new goals designed to help push your ability to capture images and tell stories on this amazing trip.
· The Trip ·
· Host and Instructor ·
Max is a professional photographer who specializes in adventure lifestyle and travel photography, with 6 years of experience shooting all over the world. His goal is to encourage and inspire others to follow their passions every day through photos, stories, and travel, which is why he created this workshop — to provide all three to his students.
He got his start at 18 while living in Japan, working at a small fashion magazine. He later moved on to learn under famous photographer Chase Jarvis (founder of CreativeLive). Now Max is a full-time photographer based out of Seattle. And fun fact — he absolutely loves elephants!
· Testimonials ·
Dates: September 6th - 12th
Cost: $3000 USD ($1500 deposit due 24 hours after filling out form, and balance due by September 1st.)
Spots: 6 per tour.
Plus secret locations!
6 nights twin share Airbnb accommodation.
Transportation in two 4x4s for the duration of the tour.
1-on-1 photo mentoring, focusing on personal shooting goals.
Learn how to shoot Landscapes, Sunrise, Sunsets, Nighttime, Lifestyle and Portraits.
Landscape, Lifestyle, and Portrait editing tutorial.
Lightroom, Photoshop, and workflow tutorial.
Relaxing last day at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa and Hot Spring with lunch.
Flights to Reykjavik
Meals (Besides last lunch at Fontana Spa)
Other goods and drinks
· Booking ·
Fill out the form below with a little info about yourself and we will get back to you with payment confirmation and invoice. All that's left then is to get super excited for Iceland and all the amazing photos we will be taking together!
· Frequently asked Questions ·
What level of photographic skills do I need?
"This workshop and photo tour are open to all skills from beginners all the way to the pros as long as you have a love of photography and a willingness to go out and learn every day."
What camera gear do I need to bring?
"The minimum you will need is a camera DSLR/mirrorless, one Lens, Tripod, and Laptop for daily group edit sessions. Also recommended to bring an ND filter and wide angle lens for beautiful Landscapes."
Will I see the Northern Lights (Aurora)?
There is a good possibility as they are still active during this time and we will be constantly on the hunt for them.
What do I need to pack?
The weather in Iceland never really gets warm but it will be around 0c-5c so pack warm layers, hats, & gloves. I recommend wool base layers, and waterproof layers are a must, as well as a good pair of hiking boots.
What is the weather like?
We are hitting Iceland in the best time in terms of the light and weather with winter just ending and with spring in full swing. We will enjoy lovely days and starry-filled nights with the chance of the aurora every day.
Will there be the opportunity to do other activities?
Of course. We do have a packed 7-day itinerary to maximise your time on the trip but we do recommend you arrive before and stay after so you can experience more of Iceland on your own, and we will provide advice and recommendations on fun things to do that we might have missed.