27th Sept - 3rd Oct
Senja/Lyngen Alps Norway
Incl. during the workshop
Senja Photography Workshop
With Thor & Peter Gordon
Senja and Lyngen were such top trips for us in 2023 we just feel compelled to get back in 2024 and hit these locations with some epic Autumnal colour. The locations look absolutely stunning in yellow, plus the frozen lakes with those towering peaks hold the possibility of reflections in Autumn. Not to mention numerous locations that are inaccessible in winter including the amazing Segla mountain. So much to shoot including dramatic mountains, epic fjords, cute little cottages, single-trees and northern lights. Plus there’s no one around at lots of the locations so it’s a real treat.
Travelling to Norway:
You will want to fly into Oslo and connect through there to Tromso, tour begins and concludes at Tromso airport.
The majority of the workshop is easy with locations close to the car. We consider a 15-minute walk easy/nature isn’t paved. There is one walk of 30 minutes on a trail. This is in the Lyngen area and you can stay closer to the car and shoot here if you prefer not to do the walk. There’s a hike to Segla for sunrise one morning. Sleep-in is optional. The hike is 2500 meters one way but there is an elevation gain of 600m so this won’t necessarily be for everyone. Just google ‘segla senja‘ and you’ll see why we want to do this shoot.
Where are we staying?
We will be lodging at 3 locations during our stay in Senja. The accommodations are beautiful and conveniently located for our shooting locations.
Beautiful fjords of Senja
The undiscovered Lyngen Alps
and many other lesser known locations
Stunning fall colurs
In a nutshell.
This workshop is covering some of the best parts of Senja Island in northern Norway which is located at 3 degrees north of the arctic cirlce, where we can experiance some magical arctic winter light.
This time of year we will be focusing on the stunning fall colours along with some epic seascapes and ofcourse some nothern lights.
Our Senja & Lyngen photography workshop begins with a welcome dinner on the 27th of Sep 2024.
Accommodation is provided in Tromso on 27th of Sept. You can fly here via a connecting flight from Oslo.
On the 28th and 29th the group will be staying in a hotel in the Lyngen Alps. On the 30th, 1st and 2nd you will be staying in Senja.
The final shoot will be sunrise on the 3rd Oct. The group will head to Tromso airport / arrival approx 3pm. Accommodation is not provided on 3rd Oct.
We do not set out a specific daily location itinerary, as Peter & Thor will bring you to the best locations under the prevailing light conditions.
However, you can expect to shoot big mountain views in Lyngen and Senja, stunning fjords, trees and of course we will do our level best to capture the northern lights.
We have 6 nights so there’s a great chance to see it and shoot it. Thor and Peter have tonnes of experience and while it’s never guaranteed you have a great chance during your visit.
There will be a webinar to help you edit your images post-workshop.
You send your pictures to your instructor and a section will be edited live. The webinar will be recorded and sent back to you so you will have a route map to help you make the most of your images after the workshop.
We will also offer discounted rates on our online photography courses plus we have a range of free courses you can access so you’re ready to go before you even arrive.
*More detailed info will be provided upon registration along with packing list.
What´s included in the Workshop:
Accommodation for 6 Nights in single occupancy.
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:
Airfare to and from Norway.
Domestic arifare in Norway.
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 Mirrorless.
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)
Tuition: €3850 Euros
Deposit: €500 Euros
A €500 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 November 1st 2023. If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your space will be forfeited.
Availability: 4 spots left
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Bookings are made through Explore light.
This workshop is based upon a first come, first serve priority.