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Join us for a five-day Ilulissat adventure and/or a four-day Disko Bay experience in September 2019 while we explore one of the least-photographed but most beautiful countries in the world and let us help you take your landscape, night, and portrait photography skills to the next level! You’ll get a chance to work closely all tour leaders and 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.

Tour Leaders: Paul Zizka. Assisted by Stephen DesRoches and Curtis Jones (each to be added as workshop participant numbers are reached).

GREENLAND GRANDEUR – ILULISSAT

DATES: SEPTEMBER 5-10, 2019
PHOTOGRAPHY LEVELS: ALL
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 16

AT A GLANCE

  • iceberg capital of the world
  • aurora borealis
  • tundra
  • fall colours

DISKO FEVER – DISKO ISLAND 

DATES: SEPTEMBER 10-13, 2019
PHOTOGRAPHY LEVELS: ALL
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 16

AT A GLANCE

  • volcanic
  • basalt wonderland
  • black sand beaches
  • aurora borealis
  • waterfalls

COST

Greenland Grandeur – September 5-10, 2019 – $5750 CAD + Eventbrite Fee

Disko Fever – September 10-13, 2019 – $2050 CAD + Eventbrite Fee

Greenland Grandeur + Disko Fever – September 5 – 13, 2019 – $7300 CAD + Eventbrite Fee

See Eventbrite for payment schedule.


YOUR INSTRUCTORS

20160530-073A0909PAUL 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.

13403835_10157033504865026_2251617419928914915_oSTEPHEN DESROCHES //
From a love to create and build on ideas, Stephen has built his career around photography and design. When not designing educational and image related products, the art of photography has become a full-time daily creative exercise for personal and commercial work. Photography for Stephen is about staying inspired to create. It’s about being forced away from an office, a computer screen and not being indoors. Photography is more than just taking pictures for Stephen. It’s a lifestyle that encourages adventures, exploring and documenting the important things in life that are always changing. Stephen has been to Greenalnd for the past 3 years, exploring locations where the workshop will take place and assisting in previous editions of the event.

Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 11.46.28 PMCURTIS JONES //
Curtis is an adventure, landscape and portrait photographer from Newfoundland and Labrador who considers Nunavut his second home. Never tiring of seeing the sun rise from a new horizon or watching a contagious smile grow on the faces of friends and strangers alike as they step out of their comfort­ zone, Curtis seeks to tell stories with his photographs as he lives out his own. Throughout his career, he has had the pleasure of working with world­class athletes, artists, and production teams while shooting in some of the globe’s most raw, wild, and challenging locations. Equal parts adventurer, artist and clown, he is never far from a camera, a tent or a good punchline. Curtis has also completed a major expedition in Greenland where he went kite-sailing the Greenland icecap.

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ITINERARY

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.

Thursday, September 5:

4:00 PM – Arrival and check-in at the Icefjord Hotel in Ilulissat, Greenland. The hotel will provide transportation from the Ilulissat Airport to the hotel.

4:30 – 6:00 PM– Presentations/Welcome

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Sunset shooting, Ilulissat Harbour.

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Welcome dinner.

Friday, September 6

5:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Morning shoot, field demos around Ilulissat.

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Breakfast

11:00 – 4:00 PM – Freetime/nap time/lunch/open editing time.

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Hike (approx 2KM to afternoon/sunset shooting location, Ilulissat Icejford – UNESCO World Heritage Site)

10:00 PM – late – night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.

Saturday, September 7

Morning to rest

10 :00 AM – 11:00 AM – Late breakfast

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Freetime/nap time/lunch/open editing time.

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Hike (approx 2KM to afternoon/sunset shooting location, Ilulissat Icejford – UNESCO World Heritage Site)

7:00 – 9:00 PM – Water Taxi adventure or sunset at boat graveyard

9:00 – 10:00 PM – Dinner

10:00 PM – late – night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.

Sunday, September 8

5:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Morning shoot, field demos around Ilulissat.

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Breakfast

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Freetime/nap time/lunch/open editing time.

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Hike (approx 2KM to afternoon/sunset shooting location, Ilulissat Icejford – UNESCO World Heritage Site)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Water Taxi adventure or sunset at boat graveyard

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Dinner

10:00 PM – late – night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.

Monday, September 9

5:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Morning shoot, field demos around Ilulissat.

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Breakfast

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Editing sessions and preparation of final slideshow

12:00 PM -1:00 PM – Lunch

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Farewell sessions at Icefjord (includes creative group shot)

7:00 – 10 PM – Finale slideshow and dinner

Tuesday, September 10

6:00 AM – breakfast/depart to Disko Island. Note: transportation to Disko is via boat. For those prone to sea sickness, be forewarned that journey can occasionally be choppy, so bring medication if you think helpful. The trip across is quite scenic and beautiful, however, and we will be journeying past massive icebergs and potentially whales, so keep your cameras at the ready.

6:00 AM – 11:00AM – check out and transfer to airport for those not continuing to Disko Island

4:00 PM – 8:00PM – check in, Disko Island, walking/photo tour of area.

8:00PM – 10:00PM – dinner

Wednesday, September 11

6:00 AM – breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq.

11AM – depart for a long day hike to one of the most spectacular areas of Greenland, the Kuannit area of Disko Island. We will pack lunches/dinner and spend the day in this area including afternoon, sunset, and potentially night photography. Expect an approximately a 5KM-7KM round hike on gentle sloping ground (trails) with some uneven rocks to cover.

Thursday, September 12

6:00 AM – breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq.

3:00PM – depart for a day hike to another incredible location just outside Qeqertarsuaq which features multiple waterfalls, impressive hills, and autumn colours. We will pack dinner and spend the day in this area including afternoon, sunset, and potentially night photography. Expect an approximately a 3KM-5KM round hike on gentle sloping ground (trails) with some uneven rocks to cover.

Friday, September 13

6:00 AM – breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq.

Depart via boat back to Ilulissat – transfer to airport for departures


INS AND OUTS

What’s Included:

  • One-on-one and group photography instruction from Paul Zizka, Stephen Desroches, and Curtis Jones
  • All transportation within Greenland, from start of the workshop in Ilulissat, Greenland on September 5 until the end date of either September 10 or September 13 (depending on the chosen workshop(s) of the participant; participants are responsible for getting to/arriving in Ilulissat for the start of the workshop and their return flights from Ilulissat.
  • Breakfast and dinner daily within Greenland during the workshop dates; participants generally have lunch hour “off” each day and are free to nap, explore, or check out area restaurants on their own.
  • All accommodation (shared) within Greenland, from start of the workshop in Ilulissat, Greenland on September 5 until the check-out date of September 10 or September 13 (depending on the chosen workshop(s) of the participant.
  • Ilulissat photo boat tour

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights to Greenland
  • Any alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance

IMPORTANT INFO

SEE EVENTBRITE LISTING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON:

  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • What to Expect
  • Leave No Trace
  • Terrain, Hiking and Fitness Level
  • What to Bring
  • Cancellation Policy

INSURANCE POLICY 
It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, as well as emergency medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).

Weather and other unforeseen factors can cause delays in travel, particularly from some of our more remote locations. It is the participant’s responsibility to cover any costs in the case of a travel delay of any length. Please ensure your trip cancellation/interruption insurance accommodates this possibility.

By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.

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