Iceland Winter workshops with Tony Prower

Iceland Winter workshops with Tony Prower

Duration: 5 days / Difficulty: Easy

Tony Prower is running several photography workshops with a focus on Winter landscape photography & glacial Ice. These 5 day workshops are set in the stunning landscapes on the edge of the Vatnökull ice-cap. Special things happen here during the Winter. We can expect a variety of weather systems and eye witness their effect on the Landscapes and Creatures of South East Iceland. The area has good access to the Jökulsarlon Glacial lagoon and various other geological wonders.

These workshops are scheduled to improve the chances of photographing Aurora, because they are run during Winter months and avoid full moon phases. The season is from October through March to increase the likelihood of Winter conditions. October is rich with Autumn colours and often has snow on the mountains.

Landscape Photography Tuition is included for all levels of photographer. There is something for beginners & advanced photographers. Tuition in the Magic Cloth Technique will also be included in the workshops, so read this and bring your dark filters. General photography instruction is always available in our small groups. Expect to work & learn during these five full days of photography. 

Photo workshop Booking

This is the place to book your photo workshop place. Prepare to check a few items on your bucket list. Use the booking calendar to the right or the contact form below if you have any questions.

Workshop Dates

Late 2019

  • 01-Oct-2019 till 05-Oct-2019
  • 22-Oct-2019 till 26-Oct-2019
  • 29-Oct-2019 till 02-Nov-2019
  • 19-Nov-2019 till 23-Nov-2019
  • 26-Nov-2019 till 30-Nov-2019
  • 03-Dec-2019 till 07-Dec-2019

Early 2020

  • 21-Jan-2020 till 25-Jan-2020
  • 28-Jan-2020 till 01-Feb-2020
  • 18-Feb-2020 till 22-Feb-2020
  • 25-Feb-2020 till 29-Feb-2020
  • 17-Mar-2020 till 21-Mar-2020
  • 24-Mar-2020 till 28-Mar-2020

 Included:

  • Professional photography tuition and assistance.
  • Transportation during the workshop with Reykjavik pick-up/ drop-off
  • 4 nights Accommodation at hotels near Jökulsarlon.
  • Breakfast x 4
  • Lightweight Crampons for icy conditions.
  • Optional Arrival/Departure Package can be arranged
  • Ice cave tours run (Nov-Mid-March) only.

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Fifth day hotel
  • Extra activities and entrance fees
  • Meals, Alcohol, snacks and beverages 

Workshop Focus

Iceland Landscape photography workshops

The main subject of our Workshops will be Ice. The learning objectives are skills relating to landscape composition, exposure and focus. Looking and seeing involves psychology and philosophy skills. Lightroom and Photoshop along with printing and presentation are also discussed.

Physical: easy – moderate.
Fairly easy access at most locations which require just a few minutes walk. One or two locations require a moderate hike (4KM up and down hill), but this is optional. Most customers report around 7KM (5 miles) per day. Hiking is strictly optional because we do welcome everyone and can be flexible. If you are concerned, please send a message. 

Workshop Itinerary

Note: Weather and road conditions can affect the itinerary.

Day 1

Pick-up from your Reykjavik Hotel and head to the South coast waterfalls.  Seljalandsfoss is the waterfall you can walk behind for infinite compositions.  This could be the first or the last photo stop on the tour depending on the conditions.  Then Skogafoss which works so well in the Winter light.  The afternoon could include Dyrholaey with a sunset at Vik (mid Winter) or heading East with short stops to catch a Sunset at Jokulsarlon (longer days).  We check in to our hotel near Jökulsárlón and enjoy a traditional Icelandic evening meal with an eye on the Sky hoping for Northern lights.  If aurora conditions are good at a reasonable time in the evening, you could go out to photograph them in the surrounding landscapes including Jökulsárlón.  If they appear in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping, it is possible to photograph them from Hali hotel.

Day 2

The day could start with a sunset on the diamond beach, glacier lagoon or an Ice cave tour. The diamond ice beach has incredible photographic opportunities.  One full morning there will leave you yearning for another.  Dividing the morning between Jökulsárlón and the ice beach can be very rewarding   After a warm lunch, we can explore other glacier lagoons and the incredible glacier landscapes in the afternoon. Then we hopefully catch the Sunset at Jökulsárlón. A second night at our Jökulsárlón hotel where we can enjoy a tasty fish supper, some local beer and go through some of our pictures. Northern lights photography if conditions are good.

Mid-Winter could include a hike to Ice caves.  These glacier adventures can require several KM hikes over rough terrain.  These are optional and we can arrange alternative activities for people who are not up for the hike.

Day 3 & 4

Head out after breakfast to a sunset on the diamond beach or glacier lagoons. When the sun is well and truly up, we will head either West to explore the glacier landscapes of Skaftafell which might include a hike up to Svartifoss waterfall. Or head East to explore the mountains, waterfalls and beaches including Vestrahorn mountain for late afternoon or Sunset. If conditions are clear in the East, we may find a local restaurant and wait to see if there is any aurora activity. Relax for the evening at our Jökulsárlón hotel where we can enjoy a traditional Icelandic meal, some local beer and share pictures. Northern lights photography at Jökulsárlón or surrounding landscape if conditions are good.

Day 5

After breakfast we attempt a final sunrise at the glacier lagoon or ice beach, we head back along the South Coast with stops at waterfalls and lava landscapes. After lunch in we head to wards Vik or Dyrholaey for afternoon light or sunset (shorter days), or we visit Skogafoss in afternoon light and then Seljalandsfoss for the sunset (longer days). The workshop finished with a drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel a few hours after our final photo stop. 

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