with Thor & Peter Gordon
We like to keep our groups small.
In January, 22-28 2020 you can join Thorarinn Jonsson and award winning photographer Peter Gordon of Explore light on this
6-day adventurous photography workshop in the captivating landscape of Lofoten islands, Norway.
This usually stunning area becomes even more magical and striking with its snowy mountain peaks, turquoise seascapes, clean beaches, dramatic fjords, and of course we will have our fingers crossed the Northern Lights.
*This workshop is now sold out.
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Bookings are made through Explore light
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
Photoshop and Lightroom installed on your computer (at least the trial versions)
What´s included in the Workshop:
Accommodation for 6 Nights (3 Nights Hotel, 3 Nights in Converted Fishing Cottage with Private Room)
Limited Single Cottages in Hamnøy Available for €250.
Welcome and farewell dinner.
Breakfast for 3 Nights (you can stock the cottage fridge for breakfast the other nights)
Daily hands on time with the instructors, we will both be available to you all day long.
Transportation throughout the workshop.
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
Airfaire to and from Faroe Islands.
Hiking fees where they apply.
Over weighed baggage.
Workshop - overview
Our base for this 6-day winter photography adventure will be the Lofoten Islands in Norway. This usually stunning area becomes even more magical and striking with its snowy mountain peaks, turquoise seascapes, clean beaches, dramatic fjords, and fingers crossed the Northern Lights.
At this time of year, the light is good all day; sunrises come later and sunsets earlier so we aim to capture both every day and stay out shooting throughout.
Sunrise in Jan is around 9:30am and sunset at 3 pm.
There’s no big drives on this trip so plenty of time to concentrate on your shooting.
One of the most exciting aspects of this workshop is the challenge posed by the weather, which can be changeable and means that we could be photographing in bright, clear conditions or shooting snow and ice. We’ll keep a flexible itinerary to capture the best the weather brings us. You will be able to try your hand at creative compositions using tripods and long exposure techniques.
If the skies are clear we’ll also try northern lights where possible. If the lights are not cooperating we can always do some post-processing in the evenings and enjoy socialising with the other participants.
Workshop Weekend Program
We do not set out a specific location itinerary, as Peter & Thorarinn will bring you to the best locations under the prevailing light conditions. As a general guide, however, we will be visiting Leknes, Hamnoy, Reine & its surrounding areas. The pictures above give you a great idea of what we are aiming for.