2018 Lofoten Workshop
Set amongst the colorful Peruvian landscape, our workshop will be a 11-day photographic journey past stunning snow-capped mountains, turquoise lakes, glacial peaks, vast sand dunes, colorful striated mountains and valleys - including Rainbow Mountain, all ending with a tour of one of the 7 man-made wonders of the world, Machu Picchu! This workshop will be co-hosted by photographers Phil Nguyen and Jordan Hammond in conjunction with our partners at Killa Expeditions. Combining our past photography experience together in Peru, we will instruct you on all aspects of landscape and adventure photography, and cover other genres such as lifestyle, street, and aerial photography. Killa Expeditions will be providing us with their best guides for the duration of our workshop to guide you through the stunning Peruvian landscape in search of photographic opportunities that you cannot get anywhere else!
During the workshop, Phil and Jack will share with you their experience and knowledge in the industry and share their advice on how to develop your own unique style, build your audience, and work with brands. Topics include but not limited to:
- Photography - We will share our expertise in the fields of digital, mobile, and aerial photography.
- Post Production - Learn how to edit and retouch your photographs and develop your own style.
- Social Media Marketing - Learn how to build your social media presence and market your work to companies and brands.
DATES: 9/21/18 - 9/27/18 (11-DAYS, 10-NIGHTS)
GROUP SIZE: Max of 8 participants. We keep our workshops small to ensure that each person has hands-on time with each mentor.
APPLICATION: We’re taking applications to ensure that the group will work well together.
ROOM OCCUPANCY: All rooms will be shared double rooms with separated single beds (unless preferred otherwise).
FITNESS LEVEL: Tour days are rated as easy to moderate with gentle walking but at moderate altitudes.
- Airport Transfers from Lodge
- Transportation all around the Lofoten
- Accommodation at Hattvika Lodge for 7 nights
- Hands-on photography lessons in the field with 2 professional instructors
- Workflow & editing courses
- Studio time with the photographers
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- International and domestic flights
- Single Supplement (Single room)
- Meals and drinks
- Travel/medical insurance (required)
Apply soon – Spots are limited! For any questions, please see our FAQs below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I bring?
1. Camera Gear
We suggest bringing a DSLR or mirrorless body with a variety of lenses (i.e. 16-35mm, 24-70mm, and/or primes), spare batteries, tripod, and drone (if you have one). Keep in mind the weight of your equipment for our treks.
2. Other Gear
Since we are exploring the high arctic and northern Norway archipelago’s, you have to be well equipped for all kinds of dramatic weather including rainfall. Bring comfortable, warm and waterproof outer layers such as Gore-tex and thin insulation. A complete list of recommended clothes as well as camera gear will be provided upon registration. We don’t have clothes or shoes available for renting.
- Lip balm
- Hiking shoes/boots
- Hiking pants and shirts (layers)
- Layers – long underwear and/or warm sleep pants for cold nights
- Warm hat, gloves, scarf and thick warm socks
- Daypack w/ rain cover
- Rain gear
- Personal medication and toiletries you might want
- Camera, extra memory cards, batteries
- Water bottle or water bladder to refill
- Passport (must be valid 6 months past your travel dates for most countries)
- Power adapter/converter
- Tickets, itinerary, emergency contact information
How do I get there ?
The easiest way to get to the meeting point is via Oslo Gardermoen airport (OSL code). From there, you fly to Harstad/Narvik Evenes airport (EVE code). Domestic flights in Norway can be purchased from www.sas.no, www.norwegian.no
What level of photography is required ?
All of ours tours, workshops and masterclasses are open to beginners as well as professionals. Our only criteria is that you have a great passion for photography, and have the energy and motivation to be on the go every day and night.
Will I experience snow or ice ?
No. The winter months in northern Norway are known to generate a great amount of snowfall, but in September its too early for that. You will get explosive fall colours though.
Will I see and photograph the Northern lights?
Yes, most likely. September is one of the best times to photograph the Northern Lights and we will do our best to make sure you capture it on this trip.
What kind of weather can I expect ?
The weather and climate in northern Norway is renowned for being extremely unpredictable because of it’s many local weather systems. This means conditions can change within minutes and kilometres, also resulting in very dramatic light and photographic opportunities. Lofoten has a much milder climate than other parts of the world at a similar latitude, such as Greenland and Alaska. This is due to the temperature of the water of the Gulfstream. The coastal climate results in mild winters and cool summer temperatures. Traditionally, January and February are the coldest months with an average temperature of -1 degrees celsius. In September however, the average temperatures are aprox 10-15 degrees celsius
What is the itinerary going to be like ?
We don’t operate with a fixed itinerary on any of our workshops. It’s a full on photography tour/workshop, so the activities are planned around sunrise, sunset and night photography excursions. The whole archipelago is packed with locations, so the weather and light conditions will decide where we will go. That being said though, we have a list of locations we will visit throughout the week, but we don’t know which day or time of day we will visit that specific location.
How do I secure my spot?
Apply here and if you are selected, registration is completed with the initial deposit per person. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due at the time of registration. Spots are limited and we anticipate high demand for this workshop so we encourage you to apply as soon as you can!