8th – 12th October 2018 (4 nights)
8th – 12th October 2018
4 nights (Monday to Friday)
Maximum of 8 (2 Guides)
Iceland Photography Tour with Steven Hanna.
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Iceland as we go on the hunt for the beautiful autumnal colors on Iceland’s rugged landscape and in search of the majestic Aurora Borealis?
This 4 night Iceland Photography Tour is based on the South Coast of Iceland. We’ll be visiting a few of the country’s most beautiful & iconic locations, to name but a few but not limited to; Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach and the almighty, Vestrahorn Mountain. At night, we’ll be chasing those majestic northern lights.
This Iceland Photography Tour has been planned with the photographer right in the center, we’ll go where the light is at it’s best or getting you to where we’ll have clear skies to watch and photography the Aurora Borealis.
Although we are working from a fixed itinerary, do not despair, it won’t be a case of getting 15 minutes to photograph each location, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the areas and if we’re driving down the road and you spot something you like, then we can and will stop!
As with all our photo tours & workshops we like to keep the numbers small, and this photo tour is limited to only 8 people! This allows us to spend more one on one time with each of you, helping you with your composition, settings or any other questions you may have.
Our transport for the week will be in a spacious 9 seater 4×4 Volkswagen Caravelle, we have hired 2 of these so everyone has plenty of room for their equipment and if they wish to catch some sleep.
|GROUP SIZE||Minimum of two, maximum of eight.|
|SKILL LEVEL||From Amateurs to Professionals.|
|FITNESS LEVEL||Easy/Moderate, some locations will be slippery and uneven ground. All locations within 15 minutes walking distance of our 4×4.|
Although the tour has a fixed itinerary for accommodation, please note that it is subject to change depending on weather conditions at the time.
Day 1 – Arrival Day – 8th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:00am / Sunset: 18:28pm
Arrival day, shopping, check in to accommodation. Sunset shoot at the wonderful Seljalandsfoss with Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 2 – 9th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:02am / Sunset: 18:25pm
An early start this morning, making our way towards Jokulsarlon for a sunrise shoot on the iceberg beach. Afterwards moving further east towards Vestrahorn where we will finish off at sunset. After sunset we’ll head into the town of Hofn for dinner at Kaffi Hornid, returning to Jokulsarlon for some Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 3 – 10th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:04am / Sunset: 18:23pm
Sunrise shoot at Dyrholaey looking across the black sand beach towards Vik. Afterwards moving on towards Skogafoss & Kvernufoss and we’ll finish off the day with a sunset shoot at Seljalandsfoss & Gljufrabui.
Day 4 – 11th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:06am / Sunset: 18:21pm
Sunrise shoot at the Black Sand Beach of Vik shooting the mighty Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks. Afterwards moving onto the church of Vik which overlooks the entire town. Afterwards we’ll be heading to Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach where we’ll have the opportunity again of shooting the Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks and also the basalt columns and cave finishing off the day shooting sunset at Skogafoss & Kvernufoss. Northern lights chasing in the evening, weather dependent.
Day 5 – Departure Day – 12th October 2018
Sunrise: 8:08am / Sunset: 18:18pm
Early flight home in the morning. If your flight is not until later in the day, you can either be dropped off at Reykjavik or at the airport. The flybus can be got in Reykjavik which will take you to the airport later on in the day.
This Iceland Photography Tour with Steven Hanna is aimed at photographers who want to improve and take their landscape photography to the next level. You will learn how we focus for maximum DOF, you’ll learn more about composition, rule of thirds, leading lines, how & when to use filters, long exposure photography, shooting aurora etc. During the night you will learn how to focus in the darkness, how to shoot really long exposures, how to create star trails and how to shoot the majestic northern lights!
This is not a sight seeing tour or a beginner’s photography course where you learn the basics of Photography such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO. You MUST already understand the exposure triangle, how it works and how each of the settings affect each other. This is not a luxury holiday where we spend time relaxing by the pool and topping up our tan.
This is an Iceland photography tour intended for like minded people who share a passion for shooting landscapes, both the classic spots but also the not so classic spots. We’ll spend a week living together, eating together, shooting together, sharing our stories, sharing our passion for photography. This will be an intense trip, we’ll be shooting when the light is at it’s best and that’s during sunrise & sunset, we’ll be shooting in all conditions from rain, hail and snow to those rare blue skies. We’ll sleep when we can, when the light is at it’s worst.
I can guarantee you by the end of the week, you’ll be going home with new friends, great images but you’ll also be ready for a good sleep 😉
Still not convinced? Here’s what past attendees have to say.