Model and Landscape

Workshop

Iceland, The Land of Fire and Ice has to be on the bucket list of every landscape photographer around the world.  You can join Thorarinn Jonsson, a local Icelandic professional photographer and Eric Trezza, a Switzerland based professional photographer on this customised photo tour that will take you to some of Iceland's most iconic locations at the very best possible times of the day.
Dates: June 30th - July 7th 2018. 
At this time of year we have sunsets around midnight and sunrise around 3am witch will give us the chance of shooting late evening and through out the night with good golden light, this also means that locations will have little to no crowds, giving us a great chance of having these locations mosty to our selfs.

This workshop is limited to 12 students, small group means more time for each student.
What´s included in the Workshop:
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation.
    Each room will have its own private bathroom. Single Supplement is +$750 USD
  • All transport while on tour, entry into National parks and other locations.
  • The services of two guides / drivers
  • A welcome and farewell dinner
  • Breakfast Daily
What´s NOT included in the Workshop:
  • International travel to and from Iceland.
  • Meals ( except where indicated )
  • Drinks of any kind.
  • Visas
  • Travel and equipment insurance.
  • Overweight and additional baggage
     

Itinerary:

This workshop will be mixed with landscape and modelling/fashion photography and when these two are mixed together the outcome can be stunning. We will have portable strobes and other accessories needed to create dramatic lighting effects with our models in the rugged landscape.

This journey is a bit like a dream for a lot of photographers and it's an incredible opportunity to mix two worlds that hardly ever meet, landscape photographers and portrait/fashion photographers. 

The workshop is taking place during mid-summer which means almost 24 hour daylight, therefore we will aiming to shoot during late evening and throughout the night, we will use the daytime to rest, sleep and/or do some post processing lectures.
 
This 8 day / 7 night photographic tour is designed purely with photographers in mind and at a time of the year when we should be experiencing amazing light. Thor knows his home country like no other, and this trip is shaping up to be one epic adventure.

Arrival day: Saturday 30th June 2018:

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 $28USD 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 as a group in the Hotel Bar at 6.00 pm to go for dinner where we can get to know each other and have a chat about what well be doing during the coming week. Overnight in Reykjavík

Day 2 - 3: Sunday/Monday
The destination on this leg of the tour is the unspoiled nature of the highlands. Hrauneyjar Hotel will be our base camp for the time we spend up in the highlands. From there we will be travelling to several locations in the area, and as always, we base our decision on the weather forecast and conditions at the time.
Landmannalaugar
The best known location in The Highlands is probably Landmannalaugar where we will photograph colourful rhyolite mountains. This place is like nothing else you have ever seen before. In Landmannalaugar we have the option of do several short hikes into the Grænagil Canyon (green canyon) or even hike up to Brennisteinsalda which is a Sulphur mountain / hill. Also, there are good photo opportunities right from the parking area.
Hnausapollur
This crater is also known as The Blue pool because of the colour of the water. This 0.3 square km crater was formed during an explosive eruption about 1130 years ago. The colours here are simply breathtaking, with the red iron gravel inside the crater shining against the bright green vegetation surrounding the outside.
Frostastaðavatn
This is the largest lake in the area covering roughly 2.2 square km. With lava fields coming at it from 3 sides, this shows off the harsh forces at work in the eruptions that have formed this landscape. We will probably visit some of these places more than once.
We'll accommodate in the highlands for two nights.
When we check out from our hotel and head to the south coast we will have chance of stopping at several locations on the way.

 

Day 4: Thuesday
 

Leaving the highlands and we head down to the south coast, locations will most likely be waterfalls, green mossy lava field, seascapes and more.

Accommodation at the south coast.

Day 5 - 6: Wednesday/Thursday

We head further east and our next two days will be at the glacier lagoon and the surrounding area.
Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon) is one of Iceland's most visited places for good reason. It is a pure natural piece of constantly changing art and a spectacular sight in any weather or light. 
The lagoon is situated below the largest glaciers in Europe, Vatnajökull.  We never get tired of visiting this ecological phenomenon and ever-changing scene with its floating icebergs and shattered ice on the black sandy beach. We will most likely pay the famous Vestrahorn a visit while there.
Accommodation close to the Lagoon.

Day 7: Friday

This is our last day on the road. On our way back to Reykjavík we will cross the whole of the south coast and we will take advantage of good photo opportunites on the way.
We aim to be in Reykjavík in the afternoon so you will have time for checking in and get ready before we meet for farewell dinner.

About the crew:

Eric Trezza, Professional Photographer
Professional photographer based in Geneva, I will help the potential beginners and advise you on how to deal with the models and with the light outside.
 
http://www.erictrezza.com
Thor, Professional Photographer and Guide
Thor knows Iceland like his pocket and he's an amazing landscape photographer. He'll be able to take you to unique places and he'll share with you all his photography skills to capture those extraordinary landscapes.

The Models:

MARGAUX LOUISE BACHER, PROFESSIONAL MODEL
Margaux is a professional model who started her career in Switzerland at the age of 16, and internationally 2 years later.
Considered to be a chameleon, it's a real chance to have her by our sides as she'll be able to take up the challenges she'll face in Iceland and to put the photographers who are not used to photographing models at ease thanks to her great professionalism.
JULIA LEBLANC-LACOSTE, ACTRESS
Julia is an actress living in Paris. She's a ball of emotions, ready to share joy, search, jubilation, passion, exchange, toil, generosity, hunger, patience, demand, humility, appetite, courage, attentiveness... 
Julia will allow us to explore emotions and to imagine stories in those distinctive landscapes. 
During the workshop, she'll also make a small conference on acting and on how to direct actors, adapted to photographers so they know how to direct their models. 
Payment information:
Tuition: $4900USD per person double occupancy
Deposit: $2450 USD
 
To reserve a place a $2450 USD non-refundable deposit must be paid and final payment by 15th April 2018.
 
Minimum 6 participants is needed for this workshop to take place so please do not book your flight until we have confirmed them minimum has been reached.
 
Cancelation and refund policy:
If you cancel and the workshop is otherwise full, we will refund you the full amount, minus a $150 service charge as follows:
 
Greater than 60 days from the start date of the workshop: full refund minus $150 fee
60 days: 75% refund
45 days: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund
 
Refunds will be paid in the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.
Registration:
To register for this workshop email thor@thor-photography.com. Another possibility is to simply press the red button to the right, and fill out the registration form.
 
This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority and available spots will be updated on this page.
 
 
With the participation of:
 
 

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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