Join Dave Brosha, Stephen DesRoches and Curtis Jones for eight days in September 2017 while we explore one of the least-photographed but most beautiful countries in the world. You’ll get a chance to work closely with all 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
Feature photos by Dave Brosha.
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.
STEPHEN 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 2 years, exploring locations where the workshop will take place and assisting in previous editions of the event.
CURTIS 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.
Subject to change. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.
Monday, September 11, 2017
→ Arrival and check-in in Ilulissat, presentations/welcome, sunset shooting, welcome dinner.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
→ Morning shoot, field demos, free/editing time, sunset hike/shoot, dinner. If conditions allow: Half-group scenic boat tour of Ilulissat Harbour.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
→ Morning shoot, field demos, free/editing time, sunset hike/shoot, dinner. If conditions allow: Half group scenic boat tour of Ilulissat Harbour.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
→ Morning shoot, field demos, ferry departure to Disko Island. If conditions allow that evening, sunset + astro shooting in Qeqertarsuaq.
Friday, September 15, 2017
→ Breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq, day hike outside Qeqertarsuaq (packed lunch), sunset/night photography.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
→ Breakfast/sunrise shooting around Qeqertarsuaq, day hike to capture waterfalls, impressive hills, and autumn colours, packed dinner, sunset/night photography
Sunday, September 17, 2017
→ Sunrise harbour shoot, break, morning shooting in Qeqertarsuaq, ferry back to Ilulissat
Monday, September 18, 2017
→ Official end of workshop. 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, Stephen Desroches, and Curtis Jones
- Water taxi to/from Disko Bay/Ilulissat
- All transportation within Greenland, from start of the workshop in Ilulissat, Greenland on September 11th until the end date of Monday, September 18th; participants 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 within Greenland, from start of the workshop in Ilulissat, Greenland on September 11th until the check-out date of Monday, September 18th.
- Ilulissat photo boat tour
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to Greenland
- Any alcoholic beverages
- Travel Insurance
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, and a couple days of moderate 7-10 KM hikes. 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.