Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Workshop start: Reykjavik Airport 11:00
Workshop finish: Reykjavik Airport 17:30
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Join Tatra Photography in Iceland to explore the iconic west coast locations with our Northern Lights special tour.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are discharged particles from the sun that pass through the magnetic shield of earth and create light when they mix with atoms and molecules such as nitrogen and oxygen gases on entering into the earth’s atmosphere.
These particles travel through space towards planet earth being drawn towards the earth’s magnetic north and south polar regions. During periods of strong solar flares the light becomes extremely dynamic producing swirls and flash patterns throughout the sky. The colours merge and flash from greens, reds, yellows and violets. The sight is awe inspiring. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible natural phenomenon’s you will ever witness and we will be with you every step of the way to capture it all.
During this Northern Lights photography tour we will be explore the the best locations and some hidden gems on the west coast of Iceland including the iconic Kirkjufell mountain, Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Grundarfjordur and the Snæfellsness peninsular.
You will receive a masterclass in Aurora photography and all the techniques required from our professional photographer. Each photographer will receive dedicated tuition to capture the Northern Lights and the Icelandic landscape.
We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique, where our professional tutor will discuss the art of landscape photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach landscape photography with the eye of a pro.
Your tutor for this workshop is Justin Minns. Justin is a professional landscape photographer, best known for his atmospheric images of East Anglia. His work is all about using the best light and conditions to capture the spirit of a location and he is regularly commissioned to produce these images for the National Trust.
Justin’s photography and articles have been widely published in books and magazines including Amateur Photographer, Outdoor Photography, PhotoPlus, Photo Technique and Practical Photography and he is currently working on his first book, a guide to photographing East Anglia.
His work has also been recognised in several competitions, notably five commendations in Landscape Photographer of the Year with his images having appeared on the cover of the prestigious awards book twice.
We have teamed up with Travel Counsellors who will be able to assist in any flight travel arrangements you require and make sure you meet up with the tour at the times advised.
Flight options are available from all UK & international airports, Travel counsellors can also arrange any preferred seating, speedy boarding, luggage upgrade or VIP lounge access.
The landscape workshops with Tatra Photography are sponsored by Lee Filters and Robert White Camera Suppliers.
Lee Filters have kindly donated a landscape filter set including various grads, ND filters and the BIG 10 Stopper, Lee have also provided a range of holders and rings, all of which will be available to use to participants on the workshops and will be demonstrated by the Tatra photography award winning tutors.
Any customers wanting to purchase their products can then buy from Robert White cameras or direct from Lee filters.
Located east of Snæfellsnes National Park, this hotel offers bright, modern rooms with private bathrooms. Hotel Búdir’s light, airy rooms have a TV, DVD player and hairdryer. Each room features glacier, lava fields or sea views. Seafood and lamb dishes are served in the cosy dining room. The in-house wine expert has carefully chosen wines to suit the traditional Icelandic food. The hotel has a free wifi throughout the premises.
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