Chasing Light 

Workshop 

Thor Photography and  Sean Parker are now offering a photography workshop in Iceland spanning 10 days and 9 nights where we will cover Snæfellnes peninsula and the south coast.
 
Dates have been set on 2nd -11th November 2019.
Number of participants are limited to 10 students.
*We like to keep our groups small in order to maximize our attention to each student.

Price: 4600$ USD
SOLD OUT
 
 

Bookings are made through Sif Travel, our Icelandic travel agent

Students will learn:

  • How to create compelling and enticing landscape compositions.
  • How to properly expose for an image throughout all variety of light including 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 900$ USD).
  • Welcome dinner.
  • Daily hands on time with the instructor, who will be available to you all day long.
  • Transportation throughout the workshop.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Breakfast daily.
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
  • Airfaire to and from Keflavik International Airport.
  • Meals exempt for mentioned above.
  • 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.

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!)
 

Saturday 2nd November 2019 -Arrival day

Upon arriving to Iceland, 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 $30USD 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 & 3

We leave Reykjavík early and head west to our first locations. The exact locations depend on weather conditions, but Snæfellsnes is packed with good location and the most famous of them all is probably Mt. Kirkjufell.
 
Overnight in Snæfellsnes

Day 4:

We'll either shoot sunrise before we leave the peninsula or leave early and head towards the south coast, depending on the weather and the conditions we might stay a bit longer and explore more of the peninsula.
Accommodation in Vík area.

Day 5,6,7:

Glacier lagoon will be our playground for the next few days. But before we get there we need to drive big part of the south coast so we will stop at hand picked location.
The Glacier lagoon area is probably one on the most famous places in Iceland with its floating icebergs. Just below the lagoon is the mystical diamond beach. On one of the days we are staying in this area we will visit Vestrahorn, a raw mountain with many compositional options like sand dunes, reflection and waves.
If  conditions will allow we will visit an ice cave.

Accommodation close to the Lagoon.

Day 8:

After shooting sunrise at the lagoon we will start to make our way west towards Vík where we will be photographing the stunning seascapes of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar amongst other things.
Accommodation in Vík area.

Day 9:

This is our last day on the road. We will shoot a sunrise near Vik and then checkout of our hotel and start making our way back towards Reykjavík. We might stick around at the south coast and shoot sunset or drive towards Reykjanes peninsula and explore there a bit before we get back to Reykjavík.
 

Accommodation in Reykjavík.

Departure day - 11th November:

This is your last day in Iceland. If you have time, you might want to enjoy a dip into the Blue Lagoon which is in the neighbourhood of Grindavík, before you head out towards Keflavik International Airport for the return flight to your country of stay, taking with you memories and photographs from an unforgettable adventure.
Again, we recommend using the FlyBus+
Registration:
 
To register for this workshop, press the red button on the right and fill out
our registration form. Bookings are made through Sif Travel, our Icelandic travel agent.
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: $4600 USD
Deposit: $2300 USD
A $900 USD single supplement. You can choose to share or not when you book.
 
A $2300USD 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 15th , 2019. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited. 
*Deposits will be refunded in full if we do not meet our minimum of 8 participants.
Please read through our Cancelation and refund policy.

Bookings are made through Sif Travel, our Icelandic travel agent

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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