The South coast offers a magnificent opportunity to photograph Aurora Borealis and Icelandic landscape. It is a great area for exploring the majestic glaciers, mountainside waterfalls, black sandy shores, incredible rock formations and fields of lava grown with luscious moss and authentic Icelandic farms by the glaciers.
Now imagine all that landscape as the main stage of one of the most impressive spectacles of nature, the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. And as we all know, for taking the best photos it is important to consider what is in the foreground and what is taking place in the sky. Here’s where both of these aspects become essential. Hence, one of the objectives of this workshop will be improving the use of our DSLR camera and our technique of night photography and time lapse.
The tours are suitable for both professionals and amateurs. Enrique Pacheco will help you to get the best results possible, he is an expert in Aurora Borealis, Iceland and timelapse photography.
6 days / 5 nights (October 31st to November 5th).
- Level: Medium.
- Difficulty of terrain: class 1 (no difficulty walking)
- Price: 1.200€
- Max. number of participants: 10
- Registration: email@example.com
- Included: Guide, driver, accommodation in comfortable double rooms, breakfast and transportation in Iceland.
- Not included: Rest of the meals, flights to and from Iceland, transfer to the airport.
- Photographing one of the greatest spectacles of nature – the Northern Lights
- Improve our technique in night photography and time-lapse with Enrique Pacheco
- Visiting Jokulsarlon, the glacier lagoon
- Volcanic landscapes, hot springs, etc.
- Capturing stunning waterfalls, geysers etc.
- Travelling to one of the most photogenic places on Earth
What to bring:
- DSLR Camera
- Steady Tripod
- Memory cards (At least 16Gb)
- Laptop and external hard drive
- Warm clothes (winter coat, waterproof pants, boots and plenty of socks)
Day 1. We will pick you up at the airport, meet at our hotel, explanations of the trip and the program will be given. After that we will have time to get acquainted to each other and if you still have energy we can go photographing the Northern Lights.
Day 2. We’ll start the trip to the South. Our first stop is Vik – an authentic small Icelandic villace near to the Skogafoss waterfall and the famous beaches of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar, all of them amazing sceneries for our Northern Lights pictures.
Day 3 and 4. After a good sleep and a nice brunch we’ll head to our next spot, the big one, Jokulsarlon lagoon, well known for being the set for a James Bond movie. It is a beautiful lagoon between the glacier and the ocean, a magical place where we’ll spend the day shooting floating icebergs that travel from the glacier to the shore, where they stop in the volcanic sand.
Day 5. We head back to our first accommodation in Reykjavik, this time making new stops at Vatnajokull and Soleimajokull glaciers, where glacier lagoons are now appearing as a result of the climatic change. The last time lapses of the day will be done at beach in Vik where three big rock formations show up from the dept of the ocean which according to the Icelandic sagas are believed to be old trolls.
Day 6. Departure day. If Your flight is in the afternoon, don’t miss the Blue Lagoon near the airport!
As a teacher, Enrique keeps the processes of photography, filmmaking, and post-production transparent and accessible. When you are on set with him, he encourages and welcomes your abilities, and shares what he knows with you as an equal. He invited all the students into deeper levels of the work, teasing us to push our boundaries and try new things. I also watched him successfully negotiate a challenging creative direction discussion, and learned a few things from that. Good communication is invaluable in this kind of work.
The skills and relationships I gained from this workshop were worth every penny, and the experience of traveling through remote parts of Iceland are priceless.
Enrique is an unusual combination of artist and professional, who is wiling to share and teach what he knows. I would highly recommend these workshops to anyone who is looking to build skill and nourish a deeper commitment to the passion of creating images, as well as make a few friends and have great fun doing it./em>