Torva Terra Photography Workshop
Iceland Summer Photography Intensive Program
June 23-29th 2017 / 7 Day Adventure
Summer in Iceland
Glacial ice, black sandy beaches, amazing waterfalls. nesting puffins and so much more...
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Torva Terra is offering an intensive road trip style workshop focusing on the unique wildlife and landscape of West and South Iceland. On this amazing 7 day photography tour you will experience summer landscapes of striking variety while traveling Iceland's famous Ring Road. Explore countless majestic and iconic waterfalls, world famous glacier lagoons, black sandy beaches with epic cliffs, sea stacks and bird colonies with puffins and other sea-birds, the largest glacier in Europe, mountain peaks, big lava fields, active volcanoes and abundant wildlife.
This photography workshop will focus on exploring beautiful and epic locations under the watchful eye of Kate Garibaldi our expert photographer and guide. She will be sharing her experience and techniques with you to take your photography skills to the next level. Our trip is planned for late June when summer takes over from spring which means it will be delightfully warm with the added bonus of the magnificent midnight sun which gives almost 24 hours of daylight. We will chase the sun with a very small group ensuring you get one-on-one time to grow and learn. This is one of the best trips to build your portfolio in a short amount of time.
Another key point to this trip is that we will be staying in a mix of amazing 3 & 4 star hotels and a lovely historic (and recently renovated) Icelandic boutique hotel. After a long day of chasing the light and having amazing adventures we will come "home" to comfort and luxury Icelandic style.
Day 1 - June 23rd - Sea Cliffs, Waterfalls & Mountains: Arrival, transfer to hotel, sessions begin on Snaefellsness Peninsula
Day 2 - June 24th - Waterfalls & Wildflowers: Scenic drive to South Iceland with multiple waterfall opportunities
Day 3 - June 25th - Black Sand Beach, Historic Village Church, & Lighthouse: Vik coastal area
Day 4 - June 26th - Glaciers, Birds & More: Hof and the beautiful Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Day 5 - June 27th - Iceberg Beach, Wildlife & Mountains: Black sand beach, wildlife tour and Southeast Iceland
Day 6 - June 28th - Scenic drive: Back through South Iceland, photo review, spa and dinner at Blue Lagoon
Day 7 - June 29th - Departure Day: Morning city walk followed by lunch and airport drop offs in the afternoon
Note: Our tour itinerary is flexible and may change due to weather and light conditions. Special phenomenons and wildlife excursions are highly dependent on favorable weather conditions. Our photography tour leader and guides will use their extensive knowledge to place you in the best spot to make use of the opportunities that nature provides us.
Iceland Midnight Sun Photography Tour - Landscape and Wildlife Photography
Dates: June 23-29th 2017 / 7 Day Adventure / Small group, photography intensive!
What is included: Guided workshop in Iceland with photography instruction, photo review session, ground transportation and double occupancy lodging during the tour. Optional single occupancy upgrade with fee.
Accommodations: We will be staying in a mix of amazing 3 & 4 star hotels and a lovely historic (and recently renovated) Icelandic boutique hotel.
What is not included: Your airfare/ initial transportation to and from Reykjavik, meals, airport fees, alcoholic drinks, personal items, trip insurance, gratuities, etc. All participants must get travel insurance. This can often be booked with your airfare and is always a good idea to travel with just in case.
What to bring: Plan for chilly mornings and nights so bring warm layers including a jacket, hat, gloves, etc. Gear: DSLR camera, tripod, telephoto lens, wide angle lens, macro lens, filters (10-stop ND, circular polarizing and a 3 stop reverse ND), batteries and lots of memory cards. Bring sunscreen, warm comfortable shoes (waterproof hiking boots recommended), and any other items of a personal nature. A laptop or tablet with transfer cable or card reader is also recommended.
Tuition: $5,900 / A $1000 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.
Details including itinerary may change up to and during the trip as we make use of weather and lighting conditions. The wildlife on this tour is just that, wild, so we cannot guarantee their cooperation in photo shoots.