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Fire And Ice – Iceland Photography Tour

September 14th, 2017 – September 23rd, 2017

We hope you will join us in Iceland, where we will stand witness to stunning landscape displays bathed in the legendary light of the land of the midnight sun. Iceland’s breathtaking vistas and frequently dramatic, weather sculpted light all create the perfect visual score for the aspiring and professional fine art photographer alike. A country of visual extremes, Iceland offers breathtaking vistas, unspoiled landscapes, a never ending collection of awe inspiring waterfalls, and a virtually 360 degree display of varied and rugged coastline. A September trip to Iceland, places you on the island at the ideal time to capture the intense colors of an Icelandic Fall.

September also provides the best opportunity to capture the Northern Lights or, as they are officially named, the Aurora Borealis, as this time of the year offers both the shortest days, in terms of daylight and the absence of the otherwise constant midnight sun. This combination of seasonal events provides a time period where the skies are the darkest and the Northern Lights, if they are present, are most visible in the night time sky and therefor available for capure in camera.

Our workshop’s focus will be divided into two primary areas:

  • Landscape Photography

    As Iceland offers some of the most visually compelling scenery on the planet, we will spend our mornings, afternoons and evenings, exploring and capturing this scenery in all its grandeur. We will leverage a variety of shooting techniques to catch the most compelling versions of these images possible. We will spend time teaching you techniques such as HDR Imaging, long exposure images and focus stacking. We want you to come away with unique images that you are proud to have in your portfolio.

  • Processing Techniques

    Just as important, as capturing the image to start off with, is the editing steps and techniques you apply to that captured image. Throughout the duration of our workshop we will explore workflow, basic and advanced editing techniques that will take your images from good to great. We will offer multple mini-seminars on both Lightroom and Photoshop.

During our workshop and tour of Iceland we will explore and photograph the West side of Iceland, the Golden Circle to the South, the Southern Highlands and the South coast all the way around to the Southeast corner of the island. Your experience will include beautiful yet rugged coastlines, glacial views, famous glacial lagoons with floating icebergs, majestic waterfalls as well as mountain valleys and peaks.

The scenery will be second to none, you will learn new shooting techniques and processing approached that will take your images to the next level. We hope to see you there, creating world class images and making new best friends.

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  • Iceland Workshop
    2017-09-14 - 2017-09-23
    00:00 - 23:55

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Austurvollur Sq, Reykjavik

Description:

Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of 329,100 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanic-ally and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterized by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence still keeps summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

According to Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in the year 874 when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, mainly Norwegians and to a smaller extent other Scandinavians settled Iceland, bringing with them thralls of Gaelic origin. From 1262 to 1814, Iceland was ruled by Norway and afterwards by Denmark. Until the 20th century, the country relied largely on fishing and agriculture. Iceland became independent in 1918 and a republic in 1944. Industrialization of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which supported diversification into economic and financial services.

Iceland has a market economy with relatively low taxes compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. Iceland ranks highly in economic, political and social stability and equality. In 2013, it was ranked as the 13th most-developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index. Iceland runs almost completely on renewable energy. Affected by the ongoing worldwide financial crisis, the nation's entire banking system systemically failed in October 2008, leading to a severe depression, substantial political unrest, the Icesave dispute, and the institution of capital controls. The economy has since made a significant recovery, in large part due to a surge in tourism.

Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation's Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Germanic and Gaelic (Celtic) settlers. Icelandic, a North Germanic language, is descended from Old Norse and is closely related to Faroese and West Norwegian dialects. The country's cultural heritage includes traditional Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic literature and medieval sagas. Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member and is the only one with no standing army, its lightly armed coast guard being in charge of defense.