Chasing Light Workshop

With Thor and Sean Parker

*Single supplement adds $900 USD.

Thor Photography and  Sean Parker are now offering a photography workshop in Iceland spanning 10 days and 9 nights where we will be travelling Snæfellnes peninsula and the South coast.
It shouldn't be needed to introduce the south coast of Iceland to anyone as it has been one of the 

most popular area to visit for many years and for a good reason as the scenery is spetecular around every corner.  Snaefellsnes peninsula is however often discriped as miniture Iceland as you can find most of geoligy features Iceland has to offer in a relativly small area, such as riolith colorful mountains, glacier, waterfalls,

amazing seascapes and not to mention the picturesq mountain Mt.Kirkjufell.

Bookings are made through Sif Travel, our Icelandic travel agent.

*Minimum number of participants 8

Workshop - overview

This workshop is covering some of the best parts in the Iceland like Snaefellsnes and the southern part of the highlands which holds the green pointy mountain Mælifell. On top of that we have included the South Coast which holds byfar many of Iceland's most picturesque locations like Vik and the surrounding area, black sandy beaches, majestics waterfalls and more.
This time of year also marks the beginning of the Aurora season and we will be hunting them whenever the conditions will be favourable.
Since the weather can be quite changeable in Iceland we always take the weather into account when we decide what location we choose to shoot at any given time.
 

In early September we have sunrise around 5:30 am and sunset around 8:30 pm so the days are long and wherever possible we’ll have a rest break around midday for feedback and post processing.

Travelling to Iceland:

You will want to fly into Keflavík ariport. From there we recommend using the flybus to get to the capitol, Reykjavík (about 40km). 

We recommend Flybus+ which will drop you off at the doorstep of our hotel in Reykjavík.

Physical Requirements:

This workshop will include some moderate hikes on uneven ground and loose gravel. We'll not take on any serious hikes but getting to a little bit elevated view in the highlands is very rewarding and gives you a great and unique perspective.

Where are we staying?

We will be lodging at a variety of hotels throughout our stay, we begin and end in Reykjavík but we'll be staying at a great hotels throughout the workshop. These accommodations are beautiful and conveniently located for our shooting locations.

Highlights:

  • Vík

  • Reynisdrangar

  • Black sand beaches

  • Glacier lagoon

  • Ice cave

  • Vestrahorn 

  • Kirkjufell

  • Seljalandsfoss

  • Skogafoss

  • and many other lesser known locations

Workshop itinerary:
*More detailed info will be provided upon registration along with packing list.

Day 1: 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 $35USD 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. 

Accommodation in Reykjavík

 

Days 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.

Accommodation in Snaefellsnes


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 in Glacier lagoon area.

 

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.

Day 10: (Departure day)

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+

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 or equivalent

  • 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.

  • Personal expenses.

Payment information:

Tuition: $4750 USD

Deposit: $1000 USD

A $1500 USD non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full. The remaining balance is due on  September 14th, 2020. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited. 

Please read through our Cancelation and refund policy.

 

Registration: 

To register for this workshop, press the red button below 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.

Bookings are made through Sif Travel, our Icelandic travel agent.

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