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 as they spend four intense, creative days exploring the art and craft of seeing and capturing this beautiful country, both by day and by night. If you’re seeking to look beyond the usual in your landscape photography and taking your craft to the next level, our team’s mix of classroom and field instruction is bound to inspire.
Held in and around the famed Glacial Lagoon area (the team will be based in the new, incredible Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, the ideal base for exploring Skaftafell and the glacier lagoon) in southeastern Iceland, this workshop will challenge you to think outside the box and will dive deeper than your usual “tourist” photography tour. With three photographers noted for their unique view of the world as your instructors, you’ll soon be seeing the world differently, too.
Don’t miss Portraits in High Places: The Iceland Chronicles, too!
Sign up for both Iceland workshops (separately) and save $1,000.
THE ICELAND SAGAS AT A GLANCE
Jökulsárlón ⋅ Glaciers ⋅ Lagoons ⋅ Skaftafell⋅ Icebergs⋅ Black Sand Beaches⋅ Aurora Borealis⋅ Vatnajökull National Park⋅Natural Light
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 14, 2018
→ Shuttling from Reykjavik, check-in, intro, first shoot, dinner
Thursday, February 15, 2018
→ Breakfast, sunrise shoot at Jokulsarlon, lunch, sunset shoot at Diamond Beach, dinner, potential astrophotography
Friday, February 16, 2018
→ Breakfast, sunrise shoot at Stokksnes, lunch, sunset shoot back at Stokksnes or other location, dinner, potential astrophotography
Saturday, February 17, 2018
→ Breakfast, shoots at Skaftafell glaciers, lunch, classroom time, more shoots at ice caves, finale dinner, potential astrophotography
Sunday, February 18, 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 14 (check-in) through February 18 (check-out) at the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon.
- Daily breakfast and finale dinner on Saturday, February 17.
- Breakfast Sunday, February 18.
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.