Take your creative expression to the next level with Richard Bernabe in the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland. Join internationally renowned nature, landscape, and travel photographer, Richard Bernabe on an intensive nine-day instructional workshop in Iceland that will help you create photographs you've always dreamed of making.
Departure: 20 – 28 July, 2014
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Minimum number of participants 8, maximum 12.
Day 1, 20 July, 2014: Arrival & City Walk in Reykjavík
Arrival at Keflavík Airport and transfer to you hotel in Reykjavík.
We meet late in the afternoon at the hotel 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.
Dinner and overnight in Reykjavík.
Day 2, 21 July, 2014: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
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.
Dinner and overnight on the Snaefells Peninsula.
Day 3, 22. July, 2014: Geysers & Gullfoss Waterfall
Today‘s destinations are Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall. Here we will shoot the geysir basin, Gullfoss waterfall and a secret glacial waterfall that only a few know about.
Dinner and overnight near the Geysir area.
Day 4 - 5, 23 - 24 July, 2014: The South Coast
We spend the next two days on the south coast near Vík village 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.
Dinner and overnight near Vík.
Day 6 - 7, 25 - 26 July, 2014: In the shadow of Europe‘s largest glacier, Vatnajökull
The next two day we‘ll spend in the area of Europe‘s largest glacier, Vatnajökull . We shoot the Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon, Vatnajökull glacier, Skaftafell in Europe‘s largest National Park of Vatnajökull, Höfn and much more.
Dinner and overnight near Vatnajökull.
Day 8, 27 July, 2014: Waterfalls & horses
Drive along the south coast back to Reykjavík. On the way we stop to shoot the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, Icelandic ponies, and more. Arrival í Reykjavík in the afternoon.
Day 9, 28 July, 2014: Reykjavík
Image review and critique session in the morning. Tour ends around noon. Transfer to Keflavík airport in the afternoon for your return flight.
This itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions. In addition, we will try to be as flexible as possible in order to have the best photo opportunites during the trip.
Price per person sharing a double room USD 4,995 Single supplement USD 800
- 8 nights including breakfast in rooms with private facilities.
- Full board from dinner on day one to breakfast on day nine.
- Airport transfers.
- Private bus during the tour.
- Expert photo instruction (Richard Bernabee).
- Lodging tax.
Expert photo instruction by Richard. Richard is a seasoned professional photographer and enthusiastic instructor with 5 visits to Iceland under his belt. He will help you get the shots you have always dreamed of while explaining the why and how
International airfares – available upon request from Esja Travel, drinks, tips, any applicable visa fees and anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.
Richard Bernabe is a seasoned professional photographer and enthusiastic instructor with 5 visits to Iceland under his belt. He will help you get the shots you have always dreamed of while explaining the why and how.
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 horses.
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