Epic Iceland Photography Tour
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland Date: 7/12/2012 - 7/20/2013 Price: 4995.00 Register: Download the Registration Form Please mail the registration form with your deposit to Richard Bernabe, Richard Bernabe, 206 Johnson Road, Greer, SC 29651
Iceland is an island country located just south of the Arctic Circle in the North Atlantic. It’s about the size of the state of Kentucky, but with only a fraction of the population. Natural features include many glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, sheer rock cliffs, pristine black sand beaches, roaring waterfalls, and much more. Wildlife opportunities includes whales, seals, reindeer, fox, puffins, shorebirds, various waterfowl, raptors, and the ever-present iconic Icelandic ponies.
Iceland in July receives about 20 hours of daylight every day. The “golden hour” often stretches into golden hours. It’s famed epic light combined with the country’s amazing natural features and wildlife make it a photographer’s dream – a true bucket list destination.
WHAT TO BRING
Digital SLR Camera
A variety of lenses, preferably from wide-angle to telephoto
Polarizing and neutral density filters
Lots of memory cards
Flashlight or headlamp
Extra camera batteries
Laptop (not required but useful for image editing and storage)
Raingear and rain protection for your camera gear
Clothing for both warm and cool weather
Day One we meet late in the afternoon at the hotel (to be determined) after everyone has arrived from the airport or connecting hotel for a photo presentation and then photo walk around Reykjavik and dinner as a group.
Day Two we leave in the morning for the 2.5 hour drive to our destination on the Snaefells Peninsula where we will photograph waterfalls, mountain scenes and the rugged coastline. Overnight on the Snaefells Peninsula.
Day Three we depart for Geysir and Gullfoss. Overnight in Gullfoss and we will shoot the geysir basin, Gullfoss and a secret glacial waterfall that only a few know about.
Day Four and Five and we are off to Vik to photograph the coastline, take a shot at shooting puffins and sea birds and the amazingly lush and volcanic countryside including a filed of lupines and historic church. Overnight in Vik.
Day Six and Seven we travel to Hofin and spend two days shooting the Jokulsarlon iceberg lagoon, Vatnajokull glacier, Skaftafell National Park, Hofn, and much more.
Day Eight overnight at Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Icelandic ponies, and more. Drive back to Reyjavik.
Day Nine Day in Reykjavik. Images review and critique session. Tour ends around noon. Depart to Keflavik in the afternoon.
In addition, we will try to be as flexible as possible in order to have the best photo opportunities during the 10 days.
Expert photo instruction by Richard and Joe. Richard and Joe are seasoned professionals and enthusiastic instructors. They will help you get the shot while explaining why and how.
Lodging (double occupancy) Private facilities in Reykjavik but shared rooms in the country. Single occupancy available for an additional fee.
Lunch boxes for seven days
Dinners for seven days (outside Reykjavik) Transportation within the country (English-speaking driver and guide)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to and from Keflavik
Any applicable visa fees and local airport taxes
Four dinners while in Reykjavik
Four lunches while in Reykjavik
Entrance to Blue Lagoon
A deposit of $1000 is required to hold your reservation with the balance to be redeemed no later than 60 days before the workshop.