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Please take the time to review OFFBEAT’s Terms and Conditions, including our Cancellation Policies. You are required to agree to these in order to confirm your registration. Effective June 16, 2020.

TRIP INFO

DATES // SEPTEMBER 5-14, 2022
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS // 16
COST // $7,300 CAD. See inclusions below.
PHOTOGRAPHY LEVELS // All
PHYSICAL RATING // Moderate (see description below)
WHERE YOU’LL STAY // Hotel/Hostel

Join us for an experience exploring one of the least-photographed – but most beautiful – countries in the world! Join us in Ilulissat and Disko Island 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 with our workshop 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 – what could be better!?

INS AND OUTS

What’s Included:

  • One-on-one and group photography instruction from Paul Zizka and assistants.
  • Airport pickup/dropoff in Ilulissat.
  • Ferry fees to Disko Island.
  • All accommodation within Greenland for the duration of the workshop.
  • Daily breakfast and dinners included.

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to/from Ilulissat
  • Lunches
  • Alcohol
  • Travel insurance
  • Any weather-caused delays/extensions to stay

YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS

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. [Photo: Dave Brosha]

STEPHEN DESROCHES // ASSISTANT
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. [Photo: Dave Brosha]  

CURTIS JONES // ASSISTANT
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.

ITINERARY

Itinerary is subject to change.

September 2
4 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, yellow trail.
9 PM – Welcome dinner.
September 3
5:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Morning shoot, field demos around Ilulissat.
8 AM – 10 AM – Breakfast/
11 – 4 PM – Free time/nap time/lunch/open editing time.
4 PM – 8 PM – Hike (approx 2km to afternoon/sunset shooting location, Ilulissat Icejford – UNESCO World Heritage Site, yellow trail)
9 PM – Dinner
10 PM – Late-night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.
September 4
Morning to rest
10 AM – 11 AM – Late breakfast.
11 – 2 PM – Free time/nap time/lunch/open editing time.
2 PM – 6 PM – Hike (blue trail)
7 – 9 PM – Water Taxi adventure or sunset at boat graveyard
9 – 10 PM – Dinner
10 PM – Late-night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.
September 5
5:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Morning shoot, field demos around Ilulissat. Potential water taxi if enough participants.
8 AM – 10AM – Breakfast.
10 – 3 PM – Free time/nap time/lunch/open editing time.
3 PM – 6 PM – Hike (approx 2KM to afternoon shooting location, Ilulissat Icejford – UNESCO World Heritage Site)
7 – 9 PM – Water Taxi adventure or sunset at boat graveyard
9 – 10 PM – Dinner
September 6
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.
4 PM – 8:00PM – check in, Disko Island, walking/photo tour of area.
8PM – 10:00PM – dinner.
September 7
6:00 AM – sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq.
8 AM – 10AM – Breakfast
11AM – Kuannit + options
10PM – late – night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.
September 8
6:00 AM – sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq.
8 AM – 10AM – Breakfast
11AM – Kuannit + options
10PM – late – night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.
September 9
6:00 AM – sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq.
8 AM – 10AM – Breakfast
11AM – Kuannit + options
10PM – late – night/aurora shooting, if conditions allow.
September 10
6:00 AM – breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq.
Depart via boat back to Ilulissat
End of workshop, finale at Icefjord Hotel
September 11
Flights home

IMPORTANT INFO

Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.

Physical Rating (Moderate):

  • 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 photo tour is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

See these ratings described in our FAQs.

INSURANCE: It is not only advised but required that photo tour 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.

OFFBEAT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please take the time to review OFFBEAT’s Terms and Conditions, including our Cancellation Policies. You are required to agree to these in order to confirm your registration. Effective June 16, 2020.