If you’re looking for an incredible photography destination in 2017, join Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha in the fantastical Faroe Islands for six days (five nights) of exploration and adventure. We will be bringing our “Nights of Wonder” photography series away from Yellowknife (where we’ve held it four times) and on the road to what has to be one of the most rugged, beautiful places in the world.
Come 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 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.
FAROE ISLANDS AT A GLANCE
Volcanic Islands ⋅ Aurora Borealis ⋅ Vágar ⋅ Gjógv ⋅ Tórshavn ⋅ Sunrise/Sunset ⋅ Rugged & Green
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.
Saturday, April 8
→ Workshop starts mid-afternoon at about 3PM at our hotel on Vagar. Group introductions, overview, astrophotography presentations, first night astrophotography field session if conditions allow.
Sunday, April 9:
→ 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.
Monday, April 10
→ Transfer day to Gjogv (more or less a free day to explore – go check out Torshavn or other scenic areas), early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset in northern Eysturoy, possibility of night session.
Tuesday, April 11
→ 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.
Wednesday, April 12
→ 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.
Thursday, April 13
→ Final group breakfast. Flights usually leave for mainland Europe early afternoon.
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
- Daily instruction and mentoring by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha
- All in-country accommodations + breakfast/dinner during dates of workshop
- In-country transportation during workshops (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)
- As this will be a workshop around late nights and early mornings, participants will have free time from late morning through late afternoon; as such, lunches aren’t with the group and are “on own”. Breakfast and dinner included in workshop price.
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.