Icelandic Autumn Adventure photo workshop
( 7 days exploring Iceland )
Iceland in the early fall is a special time. The Moss and grasses are still vibrant green, the days are fairly normal in length, and in addition to great light we start to have the chance for Aurora Borealis. Iceland is known for its Jagged mountain peaks, infinite ocean vistas, massive glaciers, icebergs of all sizes, iconic churches, ancient ruins, canyons, and giant frozen waterfalls. Now picture yourself photographing all these locations in prolonged hours of golden light, with ever-present promise of dancing Northern Lights during the long, crisp nights. You’re on a beautiful island, thousands of miles from home; all your worries melt away as you escape to capture the exquisite beauty before you at every turn. Welcome to Iceland. Join Nick Page on a highly exclusive autumn tour of the stunning countryside of Iceland.
This will be a very small, intimate group; we’re limiting the workshop to only six participants. This means there will be plenty of one-on-one time with Nick Page as he guides you around some of the most photogenic places on the planet. We are going to focus our efforts on the West and south east portions Iceland; we’ll photograph places like the Iceberg Lagoon, Ice Beach, various waterfalls, and the stunning black sand beaches of Vik.
7 Days ( September 17th - 23rd 2017 )
You should schedule your flight to arrive the day before the start of the tour to give yourself time to rest and get acquainted with the new time zone. We are all going to need a little sleep and rest before getting our start.
Important note: To make the most of this workshop we will be closely monitoring and evaluating weather patterns. The weather will likely play a role in our locations for each sunrise and sunset. The Itinerary is a tentative schedule and subject to change.
Day 1 (Sunday, September 17th )
Breakfast in Reykjavik (pronounced RAY-ka-vik) and meet and greet. This is where we will set our game plan for the week and set goals for our time in Iceland.
After we are all fed and road worthy, we will be heading north to photograph the famous Kirkjufellfoss, as well as sea arches, Black Churches and Ruins
The Golden Circle road. complete with geysers and massive waterfalls, waterfalls.
Our Third and fourth days will be spent in the area of Vik. Here there are some amazingly beautiful beaches, Iconic Churches and other wonderful scenes including black sand beaches and monoliths emerging from the sea. There will be enough here to take up our daylight hours before we head further along the southern road.
We will be spending the next couple days photographing the Iceberg Lagoons, icebergs on the black sand Ice beaches. Vesturhorn mountain. Along with the some of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland
Day 7 ( Saturday September 23rd )
Day 7 will be spent working our way back towards Reykjavik, and stopping along the way to photograph anything we feel we wanted a second shot at.
Like all of our tours, the Weather will play a big role in our plans and locations, we have to go where we have the best shot of getting good light and photos. This includes 1 am wake up calls for aurora, or last minute audibles to catch a gap in the storm. We want everyone to go home with good photos, and for that reason we have to pay attention to, and react to the weather Iceland Gives us.
The cost of this workshop includes your guiding fees only (All prices in US Dollars. Reserve your spot at this link.) The initial payment of $1250 is a non-refundable initial payment toward the total of $2750. The payment is to reserve your spot in the workshop. The balance is due 60 days prior to the first day of the workshop, September 4, 2017. If you need to cancel your attendance to the workshop, Majeed Badizadegan Photography (hereafter referred to as MBP) and Nick Page Photography (hereafter referred to as NPP) may advertise the opening to others. If someone else signs up to fill your spot, we may refund you your deposit, but only if the spot sells to another participant.
What is included:
* Guiding and Instruction for 7 Days
* LODGING: 6 night's lodging during the tour (based on double occupancy)
* TRANSPORTATION: transportation from the airport, during the tour, and back to the airport
* One on One instruction with Nick
* Group post-processing sessions and instruction
* Food will be up to the participants and is NOT provided.
* Hotels before and after the tour will be the responsibility of the participant
* Flights are NOT INCLUDED to get to Iceland. But we highly recommend Iceland Air.
What is NOT included:
- Meals ( we will have snacks and drinks available on location, but the meals will be up to the workshop participants)
- Travel to and from the Iceland
- Lodging before and after
- Single occupancy can be purchased for those that don't want to share a room but is subject for hotel room availability.
- Food will be up to the participants and is NOT provided. Food in Iceland is expensive, often $20-$30 USD for a nice meal; we will make an effort to stock up on supplies at a grocery store to minimize food costs for those that are interested in it.
- Hotels before and after the tour will be the responsibility of the participant
- Flights are NOT INCLUDED to get to Iceland. But we highly recommend Iceland Air.
- WE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED in how many people we can take on this trip, so if you’re considering the trip, do NOT delay booking. I expect this trip to go quickly.
- Your payment of $1,250 is NON-REFUNDABLE! The payment is not a deposit, but is a payment to reserve our time in leading your workshop. If you need to cancel your attendance at the workshop, we may advertise the opening to others. IF someone else signs up to take your spot, we may refund you your $1,250, but only if the spot sells to another in time.
WE ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED in how many people we can take on this trip, so if you’re considering the trip, do NOT delay booking. I expect this trip to go quickly.
Your down payment is NON-REFUNDABLE should you not be able to make the trip, but will be refunded should we have to cancel the tour for any reason. The payment is not a deposit, but is a payment to reserve our time in leading your workshop. If you need to cancel your attendance at the workshop, Nick Page Photography may advertise the opening to others. If someone else signs up to take your spot, we may refund you your payment, but only if the spot sells to another in time.
This will be a very small intimate group of 6, where everyone will get plenty of instruction and one on one time with Nick.
What the trip is like
Before the trip, we’ll start a new Facebook group just for attendees. You’ll meet everyone in the group (virtually) before we leave and be able to ask questions and prepare. This will be where you can find someone to split a car/room with, etc. This is not a lazy vacation. This is serious sleep-when-you’re-dead style photography.
Physical abilities/Skill Level/Equipment
From a physical standpoint, if you feel comfortable walking 1 mile on uneven terrain, you should be in fine shape for this trip. The rocky ground in Iceland is very uneven, but we won’t need to go on any hikes over 2 miles. There will be some rugged hikes where we are scrambling over boulders and rough terrain, this tour isnt recommended for those with bad knees or bad hearts. If any location is out of your comfort zone, you’re more than welcome to shoot another location, stay at the hotel and rest, or wait in the van until we get to another more comfortable location for you.
From a photography skill level point of view, anyone is welcome. There is no need to be an advanced photographer by any means. We usually have a good mix of mostly intermediate photographers, a few advanced, and a few beginners.
You definitely don’t need fancy photography gear to shoot in Iceland. If you have any camera capable of shooting in manual mode, a tripod, and a wide angle lens, you’re good. If you don’t have that, then just rent it for a week.
Our winter clothing will be very important for this trip. We are going to be very very far north, and its going to be very very windy wet and cold. We will put together a recommended gear for you all before the trip!
Important Legal Information
By attending this workshop, you agree to hold Nick Page Photography harmless for all personal injury or loss that may occur during or in connection with this trip.
Do not push your physical abilities past what you are healthy enough to do. You are in charge of deciding if a location is safe for you to travel to.
Nick Page Photography's only role in this workshop is to teach photography in Iceland and help you find great locations. You are responsible for your safety as you travel. Nick Page Photography makes no effort to vet the other attendees of the trip and you need to make sure you are safe in their companionship.
In the event of extraordinary events, governmental instability, extreme weather, or other condition, Nick Page Photography reserves the right to cancel this trip and return all workshop fees to participants.