If you’re looking for an incredible photography destination in 2019, join Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha in the fantastical Faroe Islands for six days (five nights) of exploration and adventure. Due to their incredible natural beauty and landscapes found nowhere else on Earth, there’s no doubt that the Faroes will explode in popularity within a few years. Come experience the islands before the crowds catch up! We will be fully available to help take your landscape photography skills to the next level, and we’ll fit in some astrophotography and portrait photography as well as time and weather allow! 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 splendour of an incredible environment.
The Faroe Islands
Located between Iceland and Norway – a small archipelago of volcanic islands; a place that looks like someone mashed together Scotland + Greenland + Ireland + Iceland. This will be a six-day workshop with a great group blending daytime landscape/nature (and even portrait!) photography with a night component. If you’re looking to come explore an incredible country with a group of passionate people – well, we’d love to have you there!
FAROES AT A GLANCE
- Incredible seacliffs
- Countless waterfalls
- Rich bird life
- Rugged volcanic landscapes
- More shades of green than you’ve ever seen
- Monster waves
- Friendly people
Photos by Paul Zizka.
YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS
DAVE BROSHA // LEADER
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 // LEADER
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.
Day 1 – Monday, May 13 – Workshop starts mid-afternoon at about 3PM at our hotel on Vagar. Group introductions, overview, astrophotography presentations, field sunset session.
Day 2 – Tuesday, May 14 – Sunrise photography around Vagar, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, dinner at Vagar Hotel, sunset session on Vagar.
Day 3 – Wednesday, May 15 – Transfer day to Gjogv with stop in scenic Saxon. Early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset in northern Eysturoy, possibility of night session.
Day 4 – Thursday, May 16 – Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy.
Day 5 – Friday, May 17 – Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy, night session.
Day 6 – Saturday, May 18 – Final group breakfast.
INS AND OUTS
- Daily instruction/mentoring by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha.
- All in-country accommodations + breakfast/dinner during the dates of the workshop.
- In-country transportation during duration of workshop (we have a number of rental vans secured)
What’s Not Included:
- International Airfare (participants will need to be in Vagar, Faroe Islands for the start date of the workshop)
- Lunches. As this will be a workshop around late nights and early mornings, participants will have free timefrom late morning through late afternoon; as such, lunches aren’t with the group and are “on own”.
- Travel Insurance.
Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.
Gjáargarður – Guesthouse of Gjógv
Important note: this is not a “luxury” tour. While we feel you will find it very comfortable, please note that accommodations will be shared (two participants per room). We will do our best, however, to accomodate friends/spouses traveling together to ensure you room in the same cabin.
All accommodations during the duration of the workshop dates (from kick-off to final group breakfast) included.
All in-country transportation from the time of the formal workshop kick-off at the hotel in Vagar (details of which to be sent to participants upn registration) to final group breakfast included/covered.
Please note that this is an adventure workshop and that all participants are expected to share rooftop tents with other travellers. In order to visit all the locations listed and maximize the experience, they will be a significant amount of driving in fully equipped vehicles with up to 4 people. Overnight camping will be done at assigned campsites which provide bathroom facilities.
IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR YOU?
- Hiking experience // Previous/regular hiking experience. Good physical condition.
- Pace // Steady.
- Distance/Description // Hikes may be a day hike with less <15km, with a significant elevation change (>300 m), and more rugged terrain. We’ll cover varying distances and terrain on generally established trails.
- Footwear // Hiking boots or light hiking shoes are appropriate.
Photography Level – ALL: This workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation and interruption insurance, including medical insurance and emergency medical transport coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure). By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.
Details with regards to Insurance, Travel Visas, What to Pack and What to Expect can be found at our Registration Listing.
Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable).