Iceland has become one of the must-see destinations for photographers, and for good reason. This incredibly dramatic country is home to some of the world’s most spectacular backdrops, offering up a diverse mix of geological and geographic features that make this small and friendly country a photographic wonderland.
Join noted Canadian photographers Paul Zizka, Dave Brosha, and Mag Hood – along with an eclectic cast of models and subjects – as they spend four intense, creative days exploring the art and craft of dramatic environmental portraiture amongst legendary backdrops. If you love adventure photography, the idea of the human element in a grand landscape/astro scene, or are looking for a vast, cinematic environmental feel to your portraiture or wedding images, this is the workshop for you.
Held in and around the famed Glacial Lagoon area bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland – with three photographers noted for their work that creatively mixes people and place – this workshop will challenge you to think large (dare we say “epic”). We will be lining up amazing models that will include fashion, wedding, adventurers (think climbers and mountaineers), and more. It’s a portrait workshop for those with a landscape soul…. but not at all about the close-up. Rather, it will be about marrying the two elements, people and place, for breathtaking imagery. This is not your usual “tourist” photography tour – this is something truly unique!
Don’t miss The Iceland Sagas, too!
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THE ICELAND CHRONICLES AT A GLANCE
Jökulsárlón ⋅ Glaciers ⋅ Lagoons ⋅ Skaftafell ⋅ Icebergs ⋅ Black Sand Beaches ⋅ Aurora Borealis ⋅ Vatnajökull National Park ⋅ Natural Light ⋅ Experienced Models
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.
MAGGIE HOOD //
Maggie is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She fell in love with photography while in grad school, started her own business and hasn’t looked back since. Never taking anything too seriously, she is inspired by real moments and emotions, but also the process of creating an image from start to finish. When not shooting or editing, you can find her out exploring with her annoyingly holistic wife, Jess, and crazy pets.
Subject to change. These are the high-points only; full itinerary to be provided to participants.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
→ Shuttling from Reykjavik, check-in, intro, first shoot, dinner
Thursday, February 8, 2018
→ Breakfast, sunrise shoot at Jokulsarlon, lunch, sunset shoot at Diamond Beach, dinner, potential astrophotography
Friday, February 9, 2018
→ Breakfast, sunrise shoot at Stokksnes, lunch, sunset shoot back at Stokksnes or other location, dinner, potential astrophotography
Saturday, February 10, 2018
→ Breakfast, shoots at Skaftafell glaciers, lunch, classroom time, more shoots at ice caves, finale dinner, potential astrophotography
Sunday, February 11, 2018
→ Final breakfast, shuttling back to Keflavik
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, Paul Zizka, and Maggie Hood
- All transportation within Iceland, from Keflavik Airport and back to Keflavik.
- All accommodation within Iceland from February 7 (check-in) through February 11 (check-out) at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.
- Daily breakfast and finale dinner on Saturday, February 10.
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to Iceland.
- All lunches, most dinners.
- Any alcoholic beverages.
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.