Senja - Hidden Norway
This workshop offers you the unique opportunity to explore one of Norway's most beautiful and iconic peninsulas Lofoten.
You will spend a week exploring the water’s edge of many fjords beneath the spiraling snow capped mountains and experience the classical Scandinavian architecture of the small Norwegian fishing villages and harbour towns with red stilted houses and the fascinating structures of the Norwegian fish drying racks.
During the workshop we will explore the coastal areas of Reine, Nusfjord and Flakstad and photograph the ice patterns on Storvatnet and Selfjordan beneath the towering spires above. We will travel to the very southern tip of the peninsula at Sorvagen and far as north as Unstad to name but a few locations. Depending on the weather we will take in some sunrises and sunsets. In Lofoten, there is not a turn in the road that does not open up a vast array of photographic jewels.
This workshop has been specifically timed so that you will be on these islands during the final winter months which offer vastly changing weather conditions from snow to passing cloud and days of crisp sunshine and clear skies. Another reason we have chosen this particular time of year is because there is a very strong chance of you witnessing the aurora borealis during the evenings after an exciting day out with your cameras.
Where we are staying there is plenty of room to be able to gather in the evenings to review the photography of the day and share our experiences and plans for the coming days.
This workshop will be led by master landscape photographers Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington who have many years of experience of photographing in winter conditions in Lofoten and who will give their time to each member and work side by side with you to ensure that they shares thier skills and you return home with stunning images of your stay on the edge of the Arctic Circle.
One of the aims of this amazing experience it to enable you to visit the the locations you may have seen many times in pictures over the years so you too can make your own picture, but also we want to help you develop your own vision and particular style. We all see places in very different ways, so we want you to harness this creative approach which will add a further dimension to your photography that you can apply to anywhere you travel in the future. This landscape is certainly dramatic, but also has an essence of fragility and gently beauty.
Spaces on our Lofoten trip will be limited to a maximum of four per leader which enables Paul and Michael to spend time with you to understand your photography and what you would like to learn.
2 leaders with a maximum of 8 participants
Easy - Snow and ice means that the use of grippers or ice spikes is recommended.
Scandic Hotel, LeknesView 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 Leknes Airport, travel and camera insurance, other personal expenses such as bar bills and meals not mentioned.