Where: Iceland, Land of Fire and Ice
When: July 12 - 20, 2013 (9 days)
Class Size: 14
Take your creative expression to the next level with Richard Bernabe and Joe Rossbach in the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland. Creative Vision Photo Workshops are designed to challenge you to reach new heights with your nature photography. Join Creative Vision instructors Richard Bernabe and Joe Rossbach on an intensive nine-day instructional workshop in Iceland that will help you create photographs you've always dreamed of making.
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 glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, sheer rock cliffs, pristine black sand beaches, roaring waterfalls, and much more. Wildlife opportunites includes whales, seals, reindeer, fox, puffins, shorebirds, various waterfowl, raptors, and the ever-present iconic Icelandic ponies.
Iceland in July recieves about 20 hours of daylight every day. The "golden hour" oftens 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.
Getting the right exposure, histograms, aperture priority, exposure compensation
Creative composition skills for dynamic landscapes and wildlife images
Filters for landscape and nature photography and how to properly use them
Working with changing, natural light.
Photoshop tips for optimizing your images
And much more
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 Back in Reykjavik. Image 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 opportunites during the trip.
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. Single supplement is $500)
Lunch boxes when outside of Reykjavik
Dinners outside Reykjavik
Transportation within the country (Engllish-speaking driver and guide)
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to and from Keflavik
Any applicable visa fees and local airport taxes
Dinners while in Reykjavik
Lunches while in Reykjavik
A deposit of $1000 is required to hold your reservation with the balance to be redeemed no later than 60 days proir to the workshop.
E-mail Me or call 864-270-0919 for more information or any questions on this exciting photo adventure!