SOUTHERN ICELAND WORKSHOP 

WITH MIKE MEZEUL II

Thor Photography has joined hands with award winning photographer Mike Mezeul II offering a photo workshop spanning 8 days 7 nights where we will tour the most jawdropping locations along the south coast of Iceland.
 
Dates have been set on 5-12 October 2017.
Participants are limited to 10 students.
 

Students will learn:

  • How to create compelling and enticing landscape compositions.
  • How to properly expose for an image throughout all variety of light invluding prime and non-prime lighting conditions.
  • How to photograph the night sky, create star trails and with some luck, capture the aurora borealis!
  • How to use their camera to it´s best capabilities.
  • How to utilize motion blur to capture dramatic seascapes and waterfall images.
  • Workflow techniques for Lightroom and Photoshop.
  • Much, much more!

What you need:

  • A DSLR camera
  • A variety of lenses - a wide angle lens will be your most used on this trip.
  • A sturdy tripod
  • An intervalometer (to create star trails... a cheap one will do just fine)
  • Multiple memory cards
  • Extra batteries
  • Laptop
  • Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)

 

What´s included in the Workshop:
  • Lodging at each location upon double occupancy (single occupancy adds 650 USD).
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Daily hands on time with the instructors, we will both be available to you all day long.
  • Transportation throughout the workshop.
  • Park entrance fees.
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
  • Airfaire to and from Keflavik International Airport.
  • Transportation from Keflavik to first night host hotel, and last night for departure. We highly reccommend the FlyBus Plus for transportation to/from the airport/host hotel. (See further below)
  • Alcoholic beverages and desserts.

Itinerary:

Besides beginning and ending in Reykjavík, we must keep our intinerary flexible since we will base exact location choices on weather and best conditions for photographing each time. The same applies for shooting the Aurora.
(Note: Each night we will monitor conditions for the aurora borealis. If the conditions are good we will of course head out to photograpph the infamous northern ligths!)
 

Arrival day - 5 October:

Upon arriving, we suggest using the FlyBus service from Keflavik Airport to the host hotel. Taxis are also available near the terminal building.
The FlyBus service is located right outside the terminal building and the cost is around $23USD each way. Book online using the FlyBus Plus service which will drop you off at your hotel. You can book a round trip to take you back to the airport after the tour.
Book FlyBus online:
1. Visit https://www.re.is/flybus
2. Choose the FlyBus+ service which will ask for your hotel information.
3. Pay online. 
 
We will meet in the lobby of our host hotel at 6:30 PM and go from there to a nearby restaurant for a meet and greet dinner where we get to know each other and have a chat about what we will be doing during the coming week.
 

Day 2:

We leave Reykjavík early and head east to our first locations. The exact locations depend on weather conditions, but on our route are the two waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara.
 
Overnight in Vík.

Day 3,4,5:

These three days will be spent in the Vatnajökull National Park, which is covering about 14% of Iceland and makes it the biggest national park in Europe. This area is packed with beautiful picturesque opportunities. Waterfalls, black sand desert, glacier tongues and not to mention the famous glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, with it's floating giant icebergs and just below we have the spectacular diamond beach, where the ice that has been carried out from the lagoon gets washed up on the shore creating captivating scenery, this is a feast for your sensor.
 

Day 6:

We head west in the direction of Reykjavík. Probable locations along the way include Skaftafell, where there are numerous photo opportunities including Svínafellsjökull glacier, and Svartifoss waterfall with its impressive basalt columns.
 
Arrive in Vík to shoot the sunset and overnight there.

Day 7:

Shoot sunrise in Vík and after breakfast we will continue west, visiting Gullfoss waterfall, the Strokkur geysir (erupting every 10-15 minutes reaching up to 35 meters high) and Þingvellir for its famous gorge and even more waterfalls.
 
Overnight in Reykjavík, but before saying goodbye, we will have one last dinner as a group.

Departure day - 12 October:

Departures back to Keflavík airport - or stay for a while and explore, it is up to you! Again, we reccomend using the FlyBus+
We will go kayaking at the lagoon or a nearby lagoon on of the days we are staying in this area (weather dependent), giving us a splendid opportunity of shooting unique angles of the floating icebergs, not to mention the experience of being up close and personal with these giants.
One of these days we will travel further east to visit the jagged mountain Vestrahorn.
Overnight in a hotel near Jökulsárlón (Glacier lagoon).
Registration:
 
To register for this workshop, press the red button on the right and fill out
our registration form.
This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority and available spots will be updated on this page. By registering you are committing yourself to your deposit. An invoice will be sent to you shortly after your email for your deposit payment.
Payment information:
Tuition: $4100 USD
Deposit: $2050 USD
 
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full. The remaining balance is due on August 5th , 2017. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited. 
Please read through our Cancelation and refund policy.

In cooperation with

our partners at

Sif travel - travel agency

 

Thor Photography is an authorized

Tour Operator by the

Icelandic Tourist Board, specializing in Photo Tours and Photography Workshops in Iceland

 

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