Iceland Westfjords + Circumnavigation + Midnight Sun 4x4 Adventure: June 2016
Dates: June 20 - July 4, 2016 (15 days, 15 nights)
Status: 8 of 8 spaces still available!
Cost: $5200 USD | All-inclusive except airfare and personal travel days
15 days of adventurous photography touring in this workshop exploring Iceland's most stunning and remote locations via 4x4 vehicle, offering a unique itinerary that's simply unmatched in terms of breadth or price, guaranteed. This incredible 15 day photography tour and workshop around Iceland, the legendary land of fire and ice, is meant for passionate outdoor photographers who desire to see and photograph Iceland in depth. After the continued success of this Westfjords and Highlands trip annually for the past four years, in 2016 we're changing our route slightly through Iceland to include a complete circumnavigation around the island! This intensive itinerary is designed to help you photograph the most variety of regions, the under-photographed, and the most beautiful and rugged of all of Iceland’s diverse geographic areas, and also includes photo stops at many of the popular natural attractions that are considered must-sees. We photograph hidden treasures and remote outposts many Icelanders have never even visited, by driving in a large loop through the Westfjords peninsula, then through the geothermal areas and glacial river canyons of Northern Iceland, and completing our circumnavigation around the rest of the country travelling through glacial regions, beginning and ending at Reykjavik.
Photography Instruction: This photo workshop is all about in-the-field field photography and situational instruction, working alongside your trip leader, and there will be no classroom workshops or presentations. Photographic topics that will be covered while shooting include classic landscape photography composition and technique, HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery, panoramic photography, adventure and travel photography, tilt/shift focusing, and slow shutter speed effects. We may also be going on a couple shorter hikes (1-3 hours) to truly experience Iceland. Group participants may wander on their own occasionally if they wish to pursue individual photographic objectives, enabling each participant to get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. A maximum group size of 8 photographers ensures you will receive ample personal photographic coaching in the field from a full time working pro, maximizing the group's flexibility and ability to shoot more places, more spontaneously based on light and weather, and provide an intimate small group adventure experience.
Pro Leader: Johnathan Esper of Wildernesscapes Photography LLC, based in the USA, will be leading the trip. Johnathan is a full time photographer and experienced international photo trip leader, and this will be his 49th+ trip he\'s led to Iceland since beginning trips in the destination in 2011. Every trip so far has been an incredible experience for the participants. Johnathan has a unique background and an intimate knowledge of Iceland from living out of a car, exploring and photographing Iceland intensively for months at a time. He specializes in wide panoramic landscapes and adventure photography in Iceland and the Adirondack region in the USA. Award-winning Icelandic special guest photographer Örvar Þorgeirsson will also join us for an outing session sometime during the trip, for added instructional and cultural diversity. Örvar and his wife Mai run a fine art gallery in downtown Reykjavik, and he is one of the top photographers in the country. Clients always appreciate his patient come-alongside teaching style, and his exclusive private outings with clients are always in high demand. His images can be seen on arcticphoto.is.
For a complete itinerary, trip and booking information, please visit IcelandPhotography.com here.