Faroe Islands Workshop
With Thor and Peter Gordon
15th - 21st Sept. 2020
Incl. during the workshop
Welcome and farewell dinner included.
Thor Photography has teamed up with award winning photographer Peter Gordon offering a unique and exciting photography workshop spanning 7 days 6 nights from 15th to 21st September 2020. We will be touring one of the most jawdropping locations in the north atlantic ocean, the Faroe Islands.
Let the adventure begin!
In a nutshell
Without doubt, the Faroe Islands are one of the most spectacular, and undiscovered photo locations you can find. The Faroes are a group of 18 islands in the middle of the Gulf stream in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Scotland. They are isolated and untouched, a well-hidden gem of unspoilt nature, fascinating sights and raw beauty.
The character of the islands attests to their volcanic origin, they are rocky and rugged and wherever you go you will see towering cliffs, stacks, gushing waterfalls and rocky beaches. In between you‘ll find fascinating small villages, many of them still maintaining the old traditional houses with a turf (grass) roof.
The locations we will visit are straight out of a fairy tale. For instance the largest lake in the Faroes, is Sørvágsvatn. The surface of the lake is about 40m above sea level, but just tens meters away from the lake is a 100-meter cliff rising straight from the sea. A sight to behold.
Getting to Faroe Islands:
You'll be flying to Vágar airport, if you are coming from Europe you should be able to connect through Kastrup airport in Denmark.
Should you be coming from America you could either connect through Denmark or Iceland.
Faroe Islands have their own airliner called Atlantic Airways and they fly to various destinacions around the world.
This workshop will include some hikes, most of them are easy and take less than an hour on even ground. However, there might be a chance we will take on a bit more of a challenging hike depending on the weather. Hiking in the Faroes is extremely rewarding when it comes to photography. Its an essential aspect of this trip, and truly a way to give you a unique perspective.
If the weather allows we might do a hike that will last throughout the day. The hike itself is about 2-3 hours each way (5k). You need to be able to carry all your camera gear, food and water + clothes. Most of the hikes do not have a steep ascent but can be demanding. You are the only person who will be able to judge if you are up for it or not, but we can’t take the group to these locations if there are one or two participants that are not up for doing the hike. We’ll always try to control the pace so it is pleasant for everyone and assign a good time for each hike so we will not be in a rush.
Where are we staying:
We will be dividing our stay between two hotels on two seperate islands in order to shorten the driving distances to location and allowing us to get to the right location in the righ light with shorter notice.
We stay at the islands Vágar and Eysturoy.
*More detailed info will be provided upon registration along with packing list.
This workshop will include some hikes, most of them are easy to moderate and they take less than an hour on vairly even ground, however there might be a chance that we will take on a bit more of a challanging hike. Hiking in the Faroes is extreamly rewarding when it comes to photography. Its an essential aspect of this trip and truly a way to give you an unique prespective.
Upon arrival we will wait for you at the airport and bring you to our hotel, which is only a few minutes drive from the airport.
Day 1 & 2:
Arrival day, once you get to the Faroes Islands you check in to our hotel, this first night is included in the workshops price. We'll meet for a welcome dinner to get to know each other and go over our plans for the coming week.
We will be staying for the first 2 nights at this hotel (15th September to 17th September). Our shooting locations will depend on the weather and conditions, we like to maximize our time while in the Faroes.
The workshop dates have been set to be a out of high travel season which means there will be less tourists around and we are more likely to have the locations to ourselfs. We will chose our shooting locations on a daily bases depending on the weather and conditions. The Faroes do have even more unpredictaple weather systems than Iceland and therefore we need to be flexible.
17th of September to 19th September.
We will now check out of our hotel in Vágar and check in to our hotel Runavik on Eysturoy which is second largest island in Faroes, we will be staying 3 nights here.
After check in we'll head out to explore this part of the Faroes.
One of the days we plan to chatch the ferry over to Kalsoy to shoot the famouse lighthouse Kallur.
Days 6: We go for sunrise early morning and then back for breakfast before we check out from our hotel in Runavík. We will now be going back to Vágar where we will be spending the last night, but we will have several shooting locations to choose from on the way there, sunset will be in Vágar.
This night we will have farewell dinner at our hotel.
Day 7 (Departure day): This is our last day in the Faroes Islands, we will take advantace of the free time we have before we head to the airport, depending on the weahter,conditions and flight times we might do a sunrise before breakfast.
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 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
Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)
What´s included in the Workshop:
Lodging at each location with SINGLE OCCUPANCY.
Welcome and farewell dinner.
Daily hands on time with the instructors, we will both be available to you all day long.
Transportation throughout the workshop.
Ferry fee to Kalsoy
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
Airfaire to and from Faroe Islands.
Hiking fees where they apply.
Over weighed baggage.
Tuition: €3300 Euros
Deposit: €1000 Euros
A €1000 Euros non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space for this workshop, or you may pay in full. The remaining balance is due on July 1st , 2020. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited.
Please read through our Cancelation and refund policy.
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.