Join me for an incredible Lofoten Photography Workshop in October 2021 as we explore the Lofoten Islands; land of Arctic Light, The Northern Lights and amazing fjords. During this group, one-on-one workshop we will also explore stunning remote fjords and quaint traditional villages.
Located within the Arctic Circle, Lofoten boasts fantastic photography conditions. The low lying sun casts a beautiful golden light all day long, while ice and snow combine with the other elements to create otherworldly, almost alien landscapes. Best of all, the constantly changing weather makes the sceneries even more dramatic – imagine shafts of light piercing dark clouds to illuminate a single patch of the landscape.
This Lofoten Photography Workshop includes a visit to the traditional fishing village of Nusfjord, where you can photograph colourful wooden cabins and roughly hewn outdoor racks for drying cod. We will stroll the beaches of Storsandnes and Rambergstranda, which rival tropical destinations with their clean waters and fine, white sands. We will capture the colonies of seagulls perched on rugged cliffs, which tumble down to the sea from snow-capped fjords. And at nightfall we will witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles – the breath-taking aurora borealis.
Although this is a group tour, I will spend one-on-one time with you, helping you capture the fjords and the northern lights in a way that will make your Instagram a source of envy. Depending on your experience level, we will delve deeper into advanced topics like metering and post-processing and I’ll explain everything without mind boggling technical jargon.
For a truly authentic experience we will be staying in a traditional, 400-year-old former farmhouse on a self-catering basis.
It’s time you unleash your creativity while experiencing Norway like the Vikings!
Your accommodation is in same sex twin sharing rooms.
Our accommodation for this photography tour is located on Gimsøy which has been chosen due to its location for aurora chasing.
We will be staying in a traditional Norwegian cottage which is over 400 years old! The barn at the back of the property is currently being converted into living accommodation with 6 separate bedrooms. If it's complete by the tour, you will be staying here.
On the first day we'll stop at the supermarket where you'll be able to buy enough food to last a few days. From experience, people generally buy food which is quick to prepare. Both accommodations have a kitchen which microwave, hobs, fridge/freezer where we can prepare lunches, breakfast and dinners.
We will also have plenty of opportunities to stop at the many cafes to grab a quick bite to eat and a coffee.
No meals included.
Most major UK, European and North American airports will have direct flights to Oslo (OSL).
From Oslo (OSL) you will catch a connecting flight to Bodo (BOO) then another flight to Svolvaer (SVJ).
You will be able to book your flights with FlySAS.
Your flight should arrive no later than 22:10PM.
Your photography adventure begins and ends at Svolvaer (SVJ).
Collections will be at 22:30PM and we will then have a 45 minute transfer to our accommodation.
Whether this is your first or your 10th workshop, it's always helpful to have a rundown of what items you may want to pack. The following list is ideal but not absolutely necessary.
Please note, only one large suitcase and camera bag (airline size restrictions apply) for each person.
This list is purely for inspiration.