Join us for Summer in Iceland!

Iceland and the summer solstice, the adventure photography workshop, visits godafossWe recently had to readjust our schedule for this workshop. We are still committed to going; however, we’ll announce new dates soon. In the meantime, please sign up for the newsletter and we’ll let you know about upcoming trips, including new dates for this trip to Iceland!

Join us as we explore one of the planet’s iconic landscape destinations. Iceland is full of vast landscapes, stunning waterfalls and moody weather just waiting for you to photograph! During this workshop, we’ll experience the midnight sun, photograph diverse landscapes, and chase golden light across along the west coast during the longest days of the year.

Our landscape photography and editing workshop travels along Iceland’s south and west coasts, between Reykjavik and Akureyri. Along the way, you might just recognize scenes from Walter Mitty or Game of Thrones.

All three instructors – Conor MacNeill, Ivan Olafsson and Jeff Bartlett – have led photography workshops in Iceland., so we’ve teamed up to share our passion for Iceland with you. Both Conor and I have visited Iceland on multiple occasions, but Ivan is the true location expert. He grew up in Reykjavik and has spent countless hours exploring the island with his camera. Last year, Ivan and I scouted this workshop route. We took our time and truly honed in on what we love about the country. The itinerary is fine tuned, so we’ll spend less time on the road and more time behind our cameras.

Trip Info

Dates: TBC

Difficulty: Easy

Cost: $3850 US

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It’s a Workshop for Everyone!

With only 10 participants and three instructors, the experience is like few other workshops. You’ll learn how to photograph the amazing landscapes we visit and how to edit images to maximize their visual impact. We guarantee plenty of 1-on-1 instruction, too, so we will tailor learning objectives and instruction to each photographer’s unique need.

This workshop is ideal for photographers of any skill level. Experts will enjoy the opportunity to build their portfolios with images from Iceland’s most iconic locations. Beginners can take advantage of dedicated instruction that will dramatically speed up their photography abilities.

We don’t have a set curriculum, but our experience allows us to quickly adapt to our clients needs. If there are specific photography skills you want to learn or improve, we are there to help.

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Our workshop includes:

Daily photography adventures to some of Iceland’s best landscapes, from Kirkjufellsfoss to Þingvellir.

Assignments that cover a variety of landscape photography techniques and hands-on instruction help achieve them.

Guidance through image selection and post-processing workflow in both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC.

An incredible travel experience to not only challenge your photography but to also have fun along the way.

Meet the Instuctors

Jeff Bartlett: Adventure Photographer and writer, mountain sport addict, world traveler. Links: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Conor MacNeill: Landscape and destination photographer, public speaker, martial artist. Links: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Ivan Olafsson: Landscape Photographer, architect, fly fisherman, father of four. Links: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Our General Itinerary

Saturday – Arrival Day

Welcome to Iceland! We will pick you up at the airport and make sure we’re all set for the exciting week ahead. After everyone arrives, we will drive to Akureyri. It’s a 5-hour drive, so we’re getting it out of the way at the beginning of the journey.

In the evening, we’ll talk through the week’s plan, familiarize ourselves with everyone’s equipment and get to know everyone!

Sunday – Friday

The workshop truly kicks into gear beginning Sunday and we’ll spend the entire week photographing the stunning landscapes in Iceland.

  • sunrise and sunset shoots, weather permitting
  • Midnight sun hours, so please expect an unusual schedule
  • Visits to our favourite landscapes, including Kirkjufellsfoss, the South Coast and Godafoss
  • Photography and editing tutorials
  • Scheduled talks: Social media for photogrpahers, photography business, fine art workflow
  • One-on-one portfolio or image critique

Saturday

It’s departure day, so pack your bags and get ready to say goodbye to your new friends. In our experience, most flights will be in the afternoon. We’ll use the morning to enjoy a short photowalk around Reykjavik or take care of any last minute details.

Summer In Iceland Workshop Details

horses are a highlight of any trip to icelandWe will travel betweek Akureyri, Reykjavik and Vik, linking the best landscapes on Iceland’s south and west coasts.

What to bring:

  • Camera, lenses, and plenty of batteries and memory cards
  • tripod
  • ND and GND filters
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing, including waterproof jackets and boots
  • Laptop with adobe lightroom and photoshop installed
  • Valid travel and medical insurance

What’s included:

  • Hotel Accommodation for the entire workshop – 7 nights total
  • Car hire and fuel
  • Breakfast at each hotel
  • One-on-one sessions
  • Photography and post-processing instruction

What’s not included:

  • Airfare to and from Reykjavik
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Visa Costs (if applicable)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Photography equipment insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

How is payment handled?

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We keep payment easy. When you are prepared to register, please follow the links below and we’ll forward you a PayPal invoice. If you can’t pay with PayPal, please get in touch with us to make alternative arrangements.

What skill levels do you teach?

All of our workshops include beginners and advanced photographers. It is easy to accomodate all skill levels. Since we have three instructors and only ten participants, you can expect plenty of one-on-one instruction.

How do I get there?

Flights to Iceland are not included. Iceland is well connected, but please make sure your flights arrive to and from Iceland’s Keflavik Airport (KEF). If you plan to arrive early or depart after our tour finishes, we’ll try our best to provide appropriate transfers.

What type of accommodation should I expect?

Our workshops put photography first, so we select hotels that give us the most flexibility for arrival/departure times and easy access to key landmarks. We know the hotels, too, so rest assured that they’re clean, comfortable and within walking distance of services.

Our workshops are based on double occupancy, which means we’ll pair you with a workshop participant if you are traveling alone. If you require your own room, a single supplement is available at additional cost.

What if the weather is bad?

We’re going to Iceland; the weather will be bad. Luckily, stormy weather makes some of the best images.  We will always have a backup plan should the weather be a major concern, but please come prepared for some wet and windy conditions!

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