The photo of the month for May 2014 is also from Godafoss waterfall in the North of Iceland. This photograph was taken from the edge of the top of the falls with the Canon 17mm F4L Tilt and Shift Lens on the Canon 1DX Camera. I used a custom made adapter to hold a 3-Stop LEE graduated ND filter and the LEE Big Stopper 10 Stop ND filter. Exposure time was eight seconds at F5.6. In hindsight, I think I actually prefer this photograph from the top of the falls to the other one I posted last month. This photograph has a more dramatic feeling with the snow and ice in the foreground and I feel better emphasises the horseshoe shape of the falls.
I had been planning to announce that the 2014 Iceland winter Aurora workshop I am leading with Daniel Bergmann was open for bookings this week. However, due to the waiting list for the 2013 workshops and pre-registrations for next years workshops the 2014 trip is already completely sold out. If you are interested in joining you can still register to be put on the waiting list by sending me an email to email@example.com. We are looking forward to frozen waterfalls, spectacular glaciers, icebergs, precipitous mountains and with a little bit of luck the spectacular natural phenomena ‘Aurora Borealis’. 2014 is predicted to be another strong year for the Aurora on the cusp of the eleven year solar cycle and it will be very exciting to see and photograph the Aurora over the spectacular and primordial Icelandic landscape. If you would like to read more about this workshop and register to be put on the waiting list please visit the workshops page on my website at www.jholko.com
I have just had a cancellation on my summer Iceland workshop this July which has freed up a place for anyone who would like to experience the awesome majesty of the Iceland landscape on a dedicated photography workshop. This trip is unique in that it is limited to just six people in total. The workshop is ten days / nine nights and has been designed to take in the very best of Iceland. We will be headed into the spectacular geothermal highland regions as well as to iconic locations such as the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. We will photograph massive waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs and precipitous mountains. We will be travelling in a Icelandic modified four wheel drive super jeep and will be able to access areas normally inaccessible to cars and standard road going four wheel drives. Because we are travelling in such a small group we will be able to move and work quickly to really maximise our time at each location. To get an idea of the sort of photographs you will be able to make on this trip please visit the Iceland Portfolios HERE.
The cost of the workshop is $6,050 USD and is fully inclusive of food and accommodation (excludes flights and alcohol). A detailed itinerary and information form is available for download HERE. If you would like to join please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who may be in Melbourne next week I will be giving a short presentation on Photography in Iceland as part of the AIPP Australian Institute of Professional Photography’s annual Decathlon event. The Decathlon is an opportunity for ten invited speakers to each give a ten minute talk with ten slides about any given topic they wish. The event is great fun and will be held at the AIPP National offices next Wednesday the 24th of April at 6:00pm. You can register to attend on the AIPP website.
The magazine business is a constantly changing and evolving organism. With the rise of e-readers, iPads and tablet devices the era of the ‘Digital Magazine’ has most definitely arrived. The true potential of digital magazines is just starting to be explored with a range of new offerings that are starting to leverage the full and previously untapped potential of digital interactivity. One such magazine is ‘Extraordinary Vision‘. Available exclusively for the iPad, Extraordinary Vision is a free magazine that features interactive content for both professional and amateur photographers alike. The current issue features one my photographs on the cover from the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Iceland as well as a feature article on Photography in Extreme Latitudes. Did I mention its Free?
In case you were unable to attend the webinars I did yesterday on Tips and Techniques for working with images with Snow and Ice the good folks at X-Rite and Nik have archived the webinar online for on demand viewing.
Coloratti Joshua Holko spends a lot of time out in the ice and snow of Antarctica and Iceland. His photographs have won worldwide acclaim and give us a glimpse into another world that exists in some of the most difficult climate conditions on earth. Taking photographs in these conditions poses particular issues with light, reflection, shadow, glare, and more.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Joshua is a full-time professional landscape, nature and wilderness photographer who runs workshops and expeditions for other photographers and travellers to some of the world’s wildest and remotest regions. Specializing in the Polar and sub-Polar regions of the globe, his work celebrates the extreme latitudes of the Polar environment. An ambassador for the Polar Regions he gave up the corporate world to pursue his true passion for photography.
In this webinar Josh will show us his workflow using X-Rite ColorChecker Passport to solve some of the special issues that arise from shooting in these extreme conditions. This subject matter that can pose some difficult challenges for photographers. Josh also uses i1Display Pro to keep his monitors calibrated and profiled so that changes he makes using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4 and Viveza 2 can be properly evaluated.
Josh will share some of his favorite techniques using ColorChecker Passport and Nik Software for capturing and finishing beautiful images that you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. Even if you’ve never been to Antarctica or Iceland you’ll learn valuable problem solving techniques to help you in special lighting conditions.
Be sure to watch this webinar co-sponsored by X-Rite and Nik Software.
I will be giving a couple of free webinars with X-Rite and Nik Software next week on processing and working with images shot with snow and ice. There are two sessions available on Wednesday April 10th at 6pm EDT and 8pm EDT. You can register online at X-Rite for either the First or Second session and places are limited.
I had planned to post daily updates to my blog during my back-to-back Iceland winter workshops. However, that plan quickly went the way of the Dodo once I realized I was just not going to have any spare time. Any down time I did have between shooting, eating and driving was quickly eaten up with catching a few hours sleep or planning the next day’s shooting schedule with my friend and guide Daniel Bergmann (winter workshop locations are flexible based on prevailing weather). I am only just now starting to eat into my back log of thousands of emails (I will get even with the spammers one day) and catching up on missed items and upcoming events – more to come on some upcoming events in a future post. In the meantime, I have had little time to do more than import the 3000 images I shot during the month in Iceland into Lightroom and give them a cursory glance. One image that immediately jumped out at me was a photograph I made between the two workshops in the north of Iceland at Goðafoss. Those of you who are regular readers of my blog or who are familiar with Iceland will already be aware of Goðafoss waterfall. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this waterfall: Goðafoss is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland at the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. It is not the largest or most dramatic waterfall in Iceland, but its in my opinion the most beautiful and probably the most spectacular. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters in a horseshoe shape that forms the falls; which are easily approached along a short walking track from the car park. The falls can be approached from two different sides although I personally prefer the hotel side away from the tourist car park.
Like many good photographs there is a back story to this image and although the story does not make the photograph it is worth recounting for the sake of posterity. Daniel Bergmann, Andy Biggs and I had just completed our first ten day winter workshop and were scheduled to have three days off recovering and catching up on much needed sleep before we commenced our second workshop. One of my friends (Mark Farnan) who had participated in our first workshop convinced me however that sleep was not a requirement for the human body and that significant periods of rest were overrated anyway. He suggested that we were far better off piling into the 4-wheel drive and driving six hours from Reykjavík to the north of Iceland to photograph Goðafoss in winter. Since both of us wanted to capture images of this beautiful waterfall partially frozen it was not that difficult for Mark to twist my arm. There was only one problem with this plan and that was the blizzard that was hurtling down from the Arctic on a collision course with our target location. After much back-and-forth discussion, some time spent looking over weather maps and forecasts and a little gnashing of teeth we pulled the trigger and decided to go for it – snow storm be dammed.
We were hedging our bets that Iceland’s fickle and constantly changing weather would cut us a break and at least give us an opportunity to photograph the waterfall in winter even if conditions were not ideal. Five hours later we had made good time and were only an hour or so away from the town of Akureyri and our accommodation for the evening when we quite literally ran into a wall of blinding snow. The snow had started to not just fall but slam into us in a blinding torrential snow storm that reduced our speed to little more than walking pace – ‘Welcome to Iceland in winter’ I said to Mark with a grin.
The temperature outside had plummeted to a frigid -9 degrees Celsius and the wind was whipping up the golf ball sized snow flakes in great flurries that made seeing (let alone driving) nearly impossible. On top of that the air was so dry that the snow already on the ground was being picked up by the wind and hurled around us; which all contributed to visibility of barely ten feet. The road had long since disappeared under the snow and I was navigating solely by the roadside markers placed every ten feet or so along the sides of the road. With our speed reduced to a crawl and straining to see I was pretty exhausted from concentration by the time we finally arrived in Akureyri. We checked into our hotel, had a late dinner and agreed to rise at 5am and drive the remaining hour and a half to Goðafoss for sunrise. Outside our hotel the snowstorm continued.
By 5am the snow had finally stopped falling as the storm continued its journey south and we set off up the mountain pass headed for Goðafoss with big smiles on our faces. That was until we realized just how much snow had fallen during the storm. The mountain pass that lay between Goðafoss and us was completely impassable. The road was buried under not less than three feet of snow and not even our 4-wheel drive with studded tires was equipped for that sort of challenge. As we sat near the beginning of the mountain pass with sad and bewildered looks on our faces I was quietly cursing myself for not taking Daniel’s modified Super Jeep with 40 inch tires that would have allowed us to simply drive up onto and float over the snow.
Faced with a wall of impassable snow we were just about to cut our losses, admit defeat and head back to Akureyri in search of another shooting location (and breakfast) when I had the idea to wait by the side of the road for one of the snow ploughs we had passed on the way out of town. The snow ploughs work relentlessly through the winter in the north of Iceland to keep the main Highway One ring road open as much as possible and I was hoping the one we had passed was going to make its way up to us and subsequently clear the mountain pass between us and Goðafoss. Having driven so far it seemed worth the wait and we sat patiently by the side of the road for half an hour or so. The decision turned out to be the right call and shortly thereafter one of the snow clearing machines made its way up and past us and proceeded to clear away the worst of the snow. We simply tucked in behind it as it churned through the snow; spitting it off to one side in billowing clouds. Whilst our pace was reduced to the speed of the plough we were at least making forward progress and a couple of hours later we were finally at Goðafoss.
I pulled the 4-wheel drive over into the parking lot and promptly bogged it in the deep snow. It did not matter however; we had arrived and from our vantage point we could see the waterfall was partially frozen and in perfect, pristine condition. There were spectacular icicles hanging from the rocks and the ground was covered with soft fresh snow. Translucent aqua water tumbled over the falls and raced down the canyon and the whole scene was lit with soft diffuse morning light of the sort only Iceland can deliver. These are the moments I live for as a nature photographer. We quickly donned our micro spikes, grabbed our camera bags and stomped through the snow to the waterfall.
This was not the first time I have visited Goðafoss and as such I new exactly where I wanted to position myself to photograph it (there are three favorite locations I like to photograph this waterfall from). This first image was shot looking back up at the falls on an outcropping of rock that looks over the canyon’s edge. I had previously photographed the waterfall from a similar location in 2009 and I have included the photograph I made at that time as the juxtaposition may be of interest. Both were shot with 24mm lenses although I shot this new winter image with the 24mm F4L Tilt Shift lens in lieu of the 24mm F1.4L MKII.
We spent a couple of hours photographing Goðafoss in the soft diffuse light before we freed the 4-wheel drive from its temporary imprisonment and headed for Mývatn and a relaxing soak in the steaming geothermal baths.
Higher resolution versions of both these photographs can be seen on my website at www.jholko.com
Looking forward this morning to getting underway on the first day of our winter workshop in Iceland. Last night we had a wonderful welcome dinner at Snaps restaurant in Reykjavic and today after breakfast we are headed to the small coastal town of Vik where we are looking forward to photographing some of Iceland’s amazing basalt columns, black sand beaches and stunning coastal cliffs. Along the way we are planning to stop and photograph the iconic Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls that cascade down the mountainside from the glacier above on their journey to the ocean. Although I have visited and photographed both of these waterfalls many times I always look forward to revisiting them and making new images of what are in many ways the trademark waterfalls of Iceland. The weather today is looking very promising and I can see quite a lot of blue sky from my hotel room as the sun slowly rises over us at 64˚ North in Reykjavik. Time to get rolling…
Bags are packed and it is now time to flee to oppressive and seemingly omnipotent heat of the Australian summer for a much preferred sub-Arctic winter in Iceland. As soon as I finish this post I am heading to the airport to begin the long trek to Iceland (this time via London with a stop over in Dubai). Winter has been unseasonably warm in Iceland this year with temperatures hovering around +5 degrees Celsius during the day and then dropping below freezing at night (and lots of rain). I am quietly hoping for a good Arctic blast to dump temperatures into the sub zero range with some fresh snowfall along the coastline. The great news is from all reports the Aurora has really fired up over the last few weeks and we are expecting some fabulous opportunities weather permitting. Andy Biggs and I hope to post some updates from our workshops over the next month to our blogs as time allows. Its going to be a very exciting winter month in Iceland and I am looking forward to returning to what is my favourite place in the world for landscape photography. Whoops.. thats the taxi out the front. See you in Iceland!
Australia’s top selling Pro Photography magazine ‘Capture’ has an interesting article on colour management titled ‘Hues in Control’ in their latest March / April 2013 issue. I was invited to participate in a phone interview to discuss the role of colour management in my own photography and workflow and have been quoted at various points in the article. One of my photographs from Námafjall in Iceland (‘Highway to Hell’) of geothermal features belching sulphur at dawn was chosen as the lead image for the article. A high resolution version of this photograph can be seen on my website.
Australian magazine Better Photography recently featured Blue Berg from Iceland as it’s keeper photograph for the December / January 2013 issue. If you are interested in photography in Iceland there is also a very good day by day account of Peter Estway’s Phase One PODAS Trip last from year that is well worth a read.
It is perhaps not common knowledge that Europe’s largest glacier (the Vatnajökull) actually resides in Iceland. This massive glacier sits more or less in the centre of Iceland and has many different glacial tongues that snake down toward the coastline around its circumference. It is the Vatnajökull glacier that was responsible for the creation of the Jökulsárlón Glacial lagoon where ice that has carved off the glacier now wallows in a large lagoon before being washed out sea. This lagoon is perhaps Iceland’s most famous attraction and is one of the natural wonders of the world. It has become an icon and mecca amongst landscape photographers the world over. The glacier itself is sadly in rapid retreat and the carving face is now several miles back from the beach. On my trip to Iceland last year I attempted to walk to the carving face along the side of the lagoon but gave up after a few hours slog when I reached an impasse. The only viable way to reach the face near the lagoon is now via zodiac, which can be hired at great expense near the car park. The glacier is nevertheless a remarkable subject for landscape photography and in many ways offers countless opportunities for composition with remarkable form and texture.
This particular photograph is my personal favorite from the glacier and was taken several years ago as I drove toward the lagoon from Reykjavik. A fog was descending across the glacier and I pulled the 4 wheel drive over to the side of the road where I took this image with the 70-200mm F2.8L IS lens at the 200mm end. I am hopeful that we will be able to get up to the glacier in a few weeks time during our winter workshops for some ice-cave photography.
The New Year is already well and truly behind us and 2013 is marching forward at what seems an ever quickening pace. In a few weeks time Andy Biggs and I will be headed to Iceland for back-to-back Winter Aurora workshops with twenty four other keen photographers; which means it is time to start considering camera equipment and clothing for the month we are going to be in the ‘deep freeze’ of an Iceland Winter. There is always a temptation to pack too much in the way of clothing on these trips and I frequently find myself coming home with articles of unworn clothing. I will make an effort to pack less than usual this time as I tend to more or less live in the same set of clothes during these workshops; just changing my under clothes unless I get my outer layers wet or really dirty.
It can get bitterly cold in Iceland during the winter months if the Arctic wind is up and as such a winter expedition requires more serious apparel than a summer trip. Regular readers of my blog will already be familiar with my outdoor clothing of choice from 66 North – Iceland’s own brand of outdoor adventure clothing. Originally I was attracted to 66 North because of its high quality construction and use of new and innovative materials such as e-Vent (an alternative to Goretex). I have subsequently found it high quality clothing (like all good outdoor clothing it is somewhat expensive) that I have come to rely on for all my polar and sub polar trips. As such I will take a good selection of my 66 North wardrobe with me in March including my favourite Eldgja jacket and Vatnajokull Outer Shell. In addition to my 66 North gear I am also taking a new Arc’teryx Kappa jacket for when the temperature really plummets. This is the first Arc’teryx jacket I have purchased and I am keen to see how it performs in the field.
I am trying a new pair of Arctic Muck Boots this year that are waterproof to just below the knee and that are specifically designed for cold weather (rated to -40 degrees F). Made by the ‘Muck Company’ you would be forgiven for thinking that these appear to be nothing more than a glorified pair of gumboots. The reality however is that there has clearly been a lot of thought given to the design of this boot and it is in fact very different to your average pair of gumboots. That is not to say that this is a boot suitable for long hikes (because it clearly isn’t) but rather is ideal for standing around in sub zero temperatures photographing Aurora. I am combining these boots with a pair of Kahtoola micro-spikes to ensure I keep my footing on the icy winter landscape. Although these boots look heavy they are quite light considering their size and construction. I chose these particular boots over something more traditional like a Caribou as I wanted a boot that was waterproof to just below the knee making it also suitable for wet zodiac landings in the Arctic and Antarctic. I have in the passed persevered with the gumboots provided by the ship charter companies for my polar trips but I really find them uncomfortable and not at all to my liking.Whilst the Arctic Muck Boots should keep me both warm and dry in Iceland they are totally inappropriate for getting on an off airplanes and general travel and as such I will also take with me (and wear during my travels) my usual pair of Raichle Goretex hiking boots. These boots have served me very well and have now travelled all over the world. I am going to resist the temptation to also pack a pair of general runners as I am comfortable living in my hiking boots and shoes take up quite a lot of space in my bag.
In the never-ending search for the ultimate cold weather photography glove I am trialling yet another new glove this year made by Freehands. The Freehands gloves are made of 4-way stretch material and are lined with Thinsulate insulation for warmth. They have a full digital palm grip and they provide waterproof/windproof protection for the back of the hand. The thumb and forefinger can be exposed for operation of camera controls. I have in the past tested gloves from Helly Hanson and Seal Skinz. Whilst I like the Helly Hanson gloves very much for their tactical feel and maneuverability they are not waterproof and once wet my hands get quite cold. The Seal Skinz on the other hand are waterproof and quite warm but offer poor camera feel and control by comparison. I am hopeful that the Freehands gloves will finally prove the best combination of warmth and tactile feel for camera control whilst simultaneously being waterproof. My thanks to Terry who is joining Andy and I on our first workshop to Iceland for the referral and recommendation of these gloves. Should they prove successful I will also take them to the Arctic and Antarctic later this year. Freehands gloves can be purchased from B&H Photo online and are surprisingly inexpensive.
The Canon 1DX will be my primary camera of choice for this trip. I will also carry my original 1DS MK3 as a back-up in the unlikely event of a failure. I will also carry a number of spare batteries so that I can cycle them in and out of warm pockets. If Canon can supply me the new 200-400mm F4L IS with inbuilt 1.4 teleconverter before I depart (unlikely at this point) I will take it instead of the 300mm F2.8L IS lens.
- Gura Gear Bataflae 32L Camera Bag
- Gura Gear Chobe Laptop Bag w/ Laptop / Hard Drives / Accessories etc.
- Canon 1DX Camera w/ RRS L Bracket
- Canon 1DS MKIII Camera w/ RRS L Bracket
- Canon 17mm F4L TSE
- Canon 24mm F4L TSE
- Canon 50mm F1.2L
- Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS
- Canon 300mm F2.8L IS w/ RRS Foot
- Canon 1.4X and 2X Tele-Converters (MKIII)
- LEE Graduated ND Filters / Polariser / Big Stopper
- Really Right Stuff 24L Carbon Fibre Tripod with levelling base and BH-55 RRS Ball Head
During the 2nd workshop I will also have access to a Phase One 645DF and IQ160 60 mega pixel digital back and look forward to putting this state of the art digital medium format system to the test in the Iceland winter landscape. Stay tuned for some exciting news to come on Phase One in future posts.
Andy and I have our fingers crossed for some Aurora (northern lights) opportunities whilst we are in Iceland this March. The sun is at its peak of the eleven year solar cycle which should mean some blazing and spectacular Aurora if the skies are clear and conditions just right. It is going to be a lot of fun and I am very much looking forward to escaping the blistering heat of the Australian summer. It has only been a few months since my last Iceland workshop but I am already missing the countries amazing and ever changing landscape.
The photograph of the month for February was taken toward the end of my last workshop to Iceland. We had risen before dawn and driven into the highland region of Veiðivötn in the hope of some magical light at sunrise. What we discovered was a sea of fog had descended over the area during the night and reduced visibility to near zero. Exhausted from ten days shooting with no real sleep we pulled the four wheel drive super jeep over and decided to grab some shut eye in the hope the rising sun would burn off some of the fog. An hour or so later the sun had risen and the fog had started to lift revealing the alien landscape of Veiðivötn where iridescent green moss spreads its tendrils across the black volcanic sand landscape.
This photograph was taken only a few metres from where we pulled the car over and was shot looking back across the road on which we had just driven. Shot with the Canon 1DX and Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS at ISO100 F8 1/13th of a second on a tripod.
In part two of the new Gura Gear Bataflae series of videos we have a look at just what I pack in my camera bag for both international travel and local landscape photography. Depending on where I am travelling and what I am shooting I occasionally swap lenses in and out of this collection. As you will see, you can fit quite a bit of gear in a Bataflae 32L! I actually discovered another tele-converter in the bag on top of all the other equipment when I was repacking the bag after we finished filming. Just click on the image to watch the video via You Tube. I hope you enjoy. You can order the Gura Gear Bataflae cameras bags directly from Gura Gear.
The good folks at X-Rite have posted a short five minute audio interview on their blog I did with them a few weeks ago as part of their Coloratti program.
Coloratti Josh Holko is our newest member of the Coloratti program from Melbourne, Australia. Josh is an accomplished nature photographer and workshop leader. He received word this month that his photographs of Antarctica have made set him as a finalist in 2012 Outdoor Photographer of the Year. Already an award winning photographer Josh’s blog says, “I feel I have been very fortunate this year as I was also a finalist and highly commended with 3rd place in the Travel Photographer of the Year ‘Single Shot Water Category’ and was a finalist in the ‘Fine Art Photographer of the Year’ competition in Paris a few months ago.”
We caught up with Josh a few weeks ago to talk about his photography and yes, I admit it, to enjoy his lovely Aussie accent! You have to hear about his thoughts on “luxury shooting” in his workshops.
Visit the X-Rite blog for the complete interview.
I would like to thank all the readers and followers of my blog, those who have purchased prints and workshop participants for your continued support throughout 2012. I wish all of you a very happy and safe New Year and all the very best for 2013. 2013 is going to be another busy year with more new features in the pipeline for my website and blog, and even more new and exciting photographic travels. If you are travelling with me in 2013 on one or more of my workshops or expeditions I look forward to shooting together in some of the world’s most beautiful and remote locations. I have some really exciting announcements I hope to be able to make early in the new year, not the least of which includes a new partnership and surprise guest on the expedition I am leading with Daniel Bergmann to Antarctica in November. More to come on this very shortly suffice to say for now that there is going to be over a quarter of a million dollars worth of high-end digital camera gear on board for everyone to freely use and try out throughout the expedition.2013 also marks the first time a dedicated film production crew will be accompanying me to film an expedition. Abraham Joffe and his team from ‘Untitled Film Works’ will travel with me on the 2nd Jewels of the Arctic expedition I am co-leading with Peter Eastway and have been secured with the task of producing a short video of the trip. This is going to be a great experience and I am looking forward very much to sharing the video on our return. There are actually still a few places remaining on both of these Arctic expeditions for anyone who would like to join us. We are looking forward to Polar Bears, grazing Reindeer, Walrus, Icebergs, precipitous granite spires, mountains and more.I am working feverishly on finalising the 2014 Iceland workshops and hope to have these ready for bookings before leaving for Iceland with Andy Biggs for our Winter Workshops in March. Interest for the 2014 trips has already been very high so please drop me an email if you are interested and I will notify you with details before I officially open the bookings.
To those of you who have expressed an interest in the 2014 Namibia trip with Andy Biggs we are getting close to finalising details and likewise hope to have everything in place before we head for our winter workshops in Iceland next March.Whatever you’re doing today, enjoy yourselves and thank you for your support over the last year. Roll on 2013!
For those of you who would like to do some pre-planning and get in early on future workshops; I will be leading three trips to Iceland in March, July and August in 2014. The first of these in March will be a Winter Aurora trip and the second two will be Summer trips into the Highland regions. All three of these workshops will be co-led with my good friend and Iceland’s most experienced guide Daniel Bergmann and each will be limited to just twelve participants. We will be using highly modified Icelandic super jeeps (4-wheel drive monster trucks) to access the best areas in Iceland for photography. There will be no camping on these trips and we will be using guest houses and hotels as our bases. All accommodation, food and in country ground transport will be provided. The emphasis on these workshops is photography and as such we plan to be out in the field when the light is at its best.
Winter Aurora Workshop 2014
- March 8th – March 18th 10 Days / 9 Nights
Summer Highlands Workshop 2014
- July 14th – July 23rd 10 Days / 9 Nights
- July 28th – August 6th 10 Days / 9 Nights
I am not quite ready to start taking bookings for these 2014 trips as yet (that will happen early next year); but if you are interested in joining one of these workshops you can email me and I will contact you prior to opening these trips for bookings. The 2013 trips sold out fast (Summer sold out in 24 hours and the first winter trip sold out in just a few days) so if you are keen I recommend emailing early to avoid disappointment (no obligation at this point).