Iceland has become one of the must-see destinations for photographers, and for good reason. This incredibly dramatic country is home to an astonishing array of stunning natural features – truly a photographer’s wonderland.
Join noted Canadian photographers Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha– along with an eclectic mix of models and locations – as they spend seven intense, creative days focusing on compelling landscape photography and 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 feel to your work, this is the workshop for you. We’ve put together the perfect blend of portrait and landscape photography over an entire week!
Largely held in and around the icy realm of Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland – with two photographers noted for their work that creatively mixes people and place, and their unique approach to nature photography – this workshop will challenge you to think large (dare we say “epic”). This is not your usual “tourist” photography tour that goes to the same 10 spots at the same time – this is something we ensured is truly unique!
THE ICELAND SAGAS AT A GLANCE
Jökulsárlón ⋅ Glaciers ⋅ Lagoons ⋅ Skaftafell ⋅ Icebergs ⋅ Black Sand Beaches ⋅ Aurora Borealis ⋅ Vatnajökull National Park ⋅ Blue Lagoon ⋅ Experienced Models ⋅ Geothermal areas ⋅ Ice Caves
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.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
→ Shuttling from Reykjavik, check-in, welcome + dinner
Monday, February 17, 2020
→ Landscape day: Breakfast, sunrise shoot at Diamond Beach, lunch, sunset shoot at Svinafellsjokull, dinner, potential astrophotography
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
→ Landscape day: Breakfast, sunrise shoot at Glacier Lagoon, lunch, sunset shoot back at Vestrahorn, dinner, potential astrophotography
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
→ Landscape day: Breakfast, sunrise shoot at Fjallsarlon, lunch, classroom time, shoots at ice caves, dinner, potential astrophotography
Thursday, February 20, 2018
→ Portrait Day– Breakfast, sunrise shoot (location TBA), lunch, sunset shoot at (location TBA), dinner, potential astrophotography
Friday, February 21, 2018
→ Portrait Day – Breakfast, sunrise shoot (location TBA), lunch, sunset shoot at (location TBA), dinner, potential astrophotography
Saturday, February 22, 2018
→ Portrait Day –Transportation back to Reykjanes with stops for portrait photography, stay overnight in Grindavik
Sunday, February 23, 2018
→Final breakfast, finale at Blue Lagoon, shuttle back to KEF
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 and Paul Zizka.
- All transportation within Iceland, from Keflavik Airport and back to Keflavik.
- All accommodation within Iceland from February 16-23.
- Daily breakfast and finale dinner on Saturday, February 22.
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.
- Hiking experience // None necessary.
- Pace // Slow.
- Distance/Description // <5km/day (3 miles) on well-defined trails, with slight noticeable elevation change, and perhaps slightly uneven terrain.
- Footwear // Hiking shoes and footwear appropriate for winter.
Photography Level (All): This workshop is open to both amateur and professional photographers.
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.