Daniel Bergmann and I have just completed our two back-to-back Ultimate Iceland workshops. During these two workshops we circumnavigated the Island twice and visited a great many of its iconic landscape locations. As one would expect we had a real mix of Icelandic weather and light that provided some fantastic opportunities for photography and I will have more to say about both these workshops in a full report here on my blog at a later date.
If you are interested in travelling and photographing in Iceland Daniel and I are running a workshop in August 2015 dedicated to photography in the Highlands and you can read more about that workshop HERE. Places are now extremely limited (only two remaining before it will be sold out). To get an idea of the sort of photographs you can make on a workshop like this please visit the Iceland Portfolios at www.jholko.com.
For now I am taking two weeks off for some personal photography with my friend Antony Watson in some of the more remote parts of Iceland before we both board our ship ‘Polar Pioneer’ for the Jewels of the Arctic Expedition. Our Jewels of the Arctic Expedition will see us sail from the north of Iceland across the Denmark Strait to Greenland where we will explore the many mountainous fjords before we sail across to the rugged coastline of Svalbard. Just as a teaser: Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. Greenland’s remote east coast shows off the immensity of the icecap, fantastic icebergs and massive granite spires rising over 1000 metres above the fjords. We will likely see and photograph Polar Bears, Reindeer, Arctic Foxes, Walrus, Glaciers, icebergs and more. You can read the full report on the 2013 Jewels of the Arctic Expedition here on my blog.
If you are interested in travelling to the Arctic to photograph Polar Bears Daniel Bergmann and I are running an expedition in Svalbard next year dedicated to photographing the king of the Arctic and you can read more about that expedition HERE. There are only two places remaing before this expedition will be sold out.