Photography Workshops & Photo Tours: Iceland New Years Photo Tour: 2017

Iceland New Year's Northern Lights, Ice Caves and Winter Landscapes 2016-2017 Photography Workshop and Tour

Dates: 7.5 days, 7 nights, December 27,  2016 – January 03, 2017
Status: fully booked 
Cost: $2800 USD or Euro equivalent


This 7.5 day / 7 night photography tour rings in the New Year with amazing photography opportunities around the classic Icelandic glaciers and ice caves! Explore the legendary land of fire and ice, visiting and photographing sights throughout southern Iceland. Meant for outdoor photographers of all skill levels who desire to see Iceland's beauty in winter, on this tour you will experience glacier and ocean landscapes, waterfalls, crystal ice caves, icebergs and glacial lagoons, and above all, unparalleled chances to view the Aurora Borealis in all regions of the country. This trip focuses on bringing you to outstanding rural locations in Iceland, away from all the day-tours from Reykjavik. We'll have a comfortable schedule, days and evenings filled with rewarding photography opportunities around the island, and cozy stays in rural guesthouses at night.  

Photography Instruction: This photo workshop is all about in-the-field field photography and situational instruction, working alongside your trip leader. Each day, the group will photograph diverse landscapes and natural wonders of Iceland, in the quiet and peaceful setting of the Icelandic wintertime. In the evening, we'll occasionally have image critiques and editing sessions on clients' laptops. We will always being prepared to go out to photograph the Aurora Borealis should it occur. Aurora Borealis viewing depends on 2 main factors: solar activity and clear weather. The chances of us photographing this phenomenon are very high, given that we're out for six nights, and way away from the city of Reykjavik.

Photographic topics that will covered while shooting include nighttime and austral photography, Aurora Borealis photography, classic landscape photography composition and technique, HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery, panoramic photography, adventure and travel photography, tilt/shift focusing, and slow shutterspeed effects. Our full 8 days and nights of photography potential allow us to see a variety of well-known Icelandic natural wonders of the South Coast and Eastfjords, ice caves of the Vatnajokull glacier region, the glaciers and icebergs of Jokulsarlon lagoon, and combined with austral wonderment, enable each participant to get the most out this once-in-a-lifetime trip. In good daytime weather and clear night skies, February days can long; occasionally our groups are putting in 15+ hour days! A maximum group size of 8 photographers ensures you will receive ample personal photographic coaching in the field from a full time working pro, 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, his 35th+ in Iceland. Johnathan is a full time photographer and international photo trip leader, and 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. Johnathan also sometimes works with the very best native Icelandic photographer, Örvar Þorgeirsson. Örvar will join us as a special guest photographer for a session which will be a highlight for everyone. His images can be seen on arcticphoto.is


For a complete itinerary, trip and booking information, please visit IcelandPhotography.com here.


For a complete itinerary, trip and booking information, please visit IcelandPhotography.com here.