Dates 3rd – 10 th of March 2019

 Lofoten  Island ,photographers paradise, and endless source of inspiration.Rugged coastline, dramatic , fjords  rising hight out of the water, snowy white sand  beach and turquoise water , red and yellow  fishing houses on poles over the water and nights with Aurora borealis to dance over Arctic sky.In March the hours of daylight have increased significantly and the sun highlights  landscape of the Lofoten islands. With about 11 hours of  dark nights ,are still sufficiently long to enjoy the colourful and enchanting Aurora Borealis lightening up the clear night skies above the snow-capped and icy mountains, rising high out of the Norwegian Sea . Photography at  sunsets and sunrises from all directions. The Northern Lights with no light pollution to speak of! Here you can see Aurora Borealis in all its primal glory, dancing all over ,an experience  never to forget !:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weather can change rapidly on Lofoten islands. The contrast between mellow light and the dark skies of passing  snow showers add to the  fascinating scenery that makes these islands so ideal for landscape photography lovers.

I’m inviting you to visit this fascinating place and discover its many facets for yourselves
What to bring:

Lofoten islands in winter are quite comfortable to visit comparing to all places located above the polar circle. Our adventure will be quite comfortable:Luxury warm houses with hot water and modern communications like broad-band wi-fi. We will move on comfortable mini-van. But still the weater may be windy and chilling. So please bring the following gear and wear to our Lofoten photo-workshop:

Wear
• comfortable clothing. Its better to take several items to use as a layers
• waterproof jacket and pants. If it is raining , so the upper layer must be waterproof.
• warm jacket(better to take the synthetic filling: the humidity is quite high)
• waterproof boots: we have lots of sessions along amazing white sends arctic shorelines of Lofoten
• We have lots of sea shooting, even with Northern Aurora. You can hardly get amazing photos without interacting with the sea
• warm gloves (better to take glothes with “touch-screen finger” that will allow you to set up your camera and lenses easily)
• soft protector to kneel. We have to shoot from low points a lot

Gear

> Camera manual ESSENTIAL !!!!
• camera equipment (DSLR with manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings and allowing you to use Live View).Please bring extra batteries: they can deplet fast during the night shooting.
• lenses: the most needed lens is 16-35 or 17-40 (fullframe) best for Northern lights are lense with aparature F/2,8.
. You may use ordinary circular or square filters with these lenses. Althought 14 mm (or 14-24 mm) lenses are very useful especially for northern lights shooting.
• headlamp with extra batteries. We should hunt the Northern Aurora at nights, so you need flashlight to move. Although notice that we have “no light polution policy” to be polite for other photographers.
• sturdy tripod that will endure Lofoten winds.
• remote cable shutter release
• laptop for editing with software: Lightroom
• filters. Shooting at the sea means you should properly work with the shutter speed. Filters like ND, polariser.
• chargers, spare CF/SD cards

Eliassen Rorbuer is a holiday resort with shermen’s cabins, restaurant and an activity centre situated on the tiny island of Hamnøy by the spectacular ord of Reinefjord, in the wild and beautiful western part of Lofoten, nearby Reine. The cabins are renovated and have patio with outdoor seating, spacious living room, dining area and a kitchenette with a stove and fridge, refrigerator, electric kettle, coffee maker, kitchenware, oven and stovetop.
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Total price: 2250 Euro per person twin rooms
Maximum Number of Participants: strictly limited to 6 photographers
Payment method: Paypal or bank transfer

Trip starts in Leknes  meetting point at the Airport.

Included in the price:
– All transfers(petrol included)
– Accomondations ( 2 double room ) per cabin max 4 pax.
– Instruction and master classes by professional guide
– All photographic tuition and workshop materials for duration of the tour, post processing classes.

What’s not included

• Airfares

• Travel insurance with emergency evacuation is mandatory as a condition of booking

• Meals (Food in Norway is very expensive and as this workshops is pretty intense
in terms of shooting (day and night), meals are not included. As a group we have to be very exible with meal times. Once we are accommodated in our huts in Hamnøy we will buy supplies in the supermarket and cook in the huts

• Camera/Equipment Insurance

• Optional personal activities

• Alcoholic consumption and extra beverages

• Any other personal expenses.

Fitness level
All shooting locations are easily reachable during 1 to 10 minutes from the car. We might do little hike on this tour. You must be prepared for winds and cold weather. Some sessions may last up to 3-5hrs

All enquiry :

marekb72@yahoo.com

marek.biegalski@gmail.com

+353879441385

 

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