Harris and Lewis - The Outer Isles
This workshop is aimed at you experiencing and photographing the breath taking and dramatic beauty the Faroe Islands has to offer with steep sided mountains that rise out of the sea to almost 1000 meters and lush green valleys formed by volcanic activity and glaciers many thousands of years ago.
The Faroe Islands are a Danish archipelago of eighteen islands nestled between the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean and lies half way between Norway and Iceland. The islands have deep fjords that stretch for miles, huge cascading waterfalls, small rugged black volcanic beaches with hundreds of tidal pools and the tallest cliffs in Europe. Dotted around the islands on the edge of the sea are small Faroese fishing villages with grass covered roofs that ooze with character and charm. Every day out, and each location we go to will be a new adventure, and if weather allows we will even make the drive into the heart of the mountains to the summit of Sornfelli that stands almost 2500 feet above the fjords below.
The islands we visit are sure to be inspirational and you will be in the safe hands of professional landscape photographers Paul Gallagher FRPS and Michael Pilkington FRPS who have explored these areas extensively over the years. During this workshop we will explore the islands of Vagar, Streymoy, Eysturoy, Bordoy and the island farthest north, Vidoy, all of which offer unique experiences and astounding views round every corner and through each of the tunnels which interconnect these islands. Because of where the Faroe Islands are situated, the weather is always transient which creates amazing light that travels through the green valleys and over the steep sided mountains.
You will be spending as much time as possible out with your camera and we will be on hand to offer you extensive 1 to 1 tuition that will include technical aspects of landscape photography as well making the best compositions of this amazing place. If time allows, during our time on the Faroe Islands Paul and Michael will dedicate time to reviewing your images and also helping you get the most from your camera files. We believe the Faroe Islands are a real landscape photographer’s paradise!
As well as taking in the amazing views from the fjord sides and over the clifftops, we will be staying in the beautiful capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn with its harbour and rich history where Viking settlers established themselves in the 9th century and todays boasts many wonderful restaurants.
2 leaders with a maximum of 6 participants
Moderate. There will be some walks over hilly terrain of up to 15/30 minutes to access some of our locations.
Hotel HafniaView Accommodation
The price includes accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transportation during the workshop, transfers to and from airport, all 1 to 1 tuition. There is no Single Supplement.
You are responsible for air travel to and from Vagar Airport, travel and camera insurance, other personal expenses such as bar bills and meals not mentioned.