Join Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha for nine days in September, 2016, while we explore one of the least-photographed but most beautiful countries in the world. You’ll get a chance to work closely with both of us as we tackle a variety of topics (primarily in the field, with some classroom learning and critiques) aimed at expanding your technical photo skills and your creative vision, all while soaking in the Arctic splendour of an incredible, pristine environment.
Your time for the duration of the workshop is split between the comfortable Icefjord Hotel in Ilulissat, which offers stunning views of giant icebergs passing through the harbour, and the Panorama Hostel on the remote and rugged Disko Island. Our group will be taking over the hostel while there, which although rustic and will require shared accommodations, is entirely comfortable and is centrally located to take advantage of some incredible short hikes to scenic photography locations. All breakfasts and dinners will be catered (on Disko) and/or served at a restaurant (in Ilulissat).
GREENLAND GRANDEUR AT A GLANCE
Ilulissat Harbour ⋅ Ilulissat Icejford ⋅ Disko Island ⋅ Qeqertarsuaq ⋅ Icebergs ⋅ Auroras ⋅ Fishing Communities
YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS
DAVE BROSHA //
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.
PAUL ZIZKA //
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.
Subject to change. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.
Monday, September 12, 2016
→ Arrival and check-in in Ilulissat, presentations/welcome, sunset shooting, welcome dinner.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
→ Morning shoot, field demos, free/editing time, sunset hike/shoot, dinner. If conditions allow: Half group tour of Ilulissat Harbour.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
→ Morning shoot, field demos, free/editing time, sunset hike/shoot, dinner, night sky/aurora shoot. If conditions allow: Half group tour of Ilulissat Harbour.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
→ Depart to Disko Island, check-in, walking/photo tour of area, dinner.
Friday, September 16, 2016
→ Breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq, day hike to Kuannit area (packed lunch), sunset/night photography.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
→ Breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq, day hike to capture waterfalls, impressive hills, and autumn colours, packed dinner, sunset/night photography
Sunday, September 18, 2016
→ Breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq, depart via boat back to Ilulissat, optional night shooting in Ilulissat.
Monday, September 19, 2016
→ Sunrise harbour shoot, break, sunset shoot along Ilulissat shoreline, group dinner
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
→ Finale breakfast, depart Ilulissat
NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.
INS AND OUTS
- One-on-one and group photography instruction from Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka
- Water taxi to/from Disko Bay/Ilulissat
- One-on-one and group photography instruction from Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka (and assistant Stephen Desroches)
- All transportation within Greenland
- All meals within Greenland.
- All accommodation within Greenland
- Ilulissat photo boat tour
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to Greenland
- Any alcoholic beverages.
Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.
IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU?
Physical Rating (3/5): The workshop will include several short 3-4 kilometre hikes over uneven terrain. There is nothing technical involved, but participants should be comfortable walking with a pack for periods of up to an hour at a time. // Photography Level (1-3): This workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
See these ratings described in our FAQs.
It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure). By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.