Photography Workshop Lofoten Islands
10 Jul – 17 Jul 2021
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Type of Tour: Landscape photography workshop
Max Participants: 6
Photographers: Marat Stepanoff
Fly-In/Out: Leknes (airport)
Price: € 1,550
Midnight Sun Photography Workshop
The Lofoten Islands are one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The fascinating beauty of the Lofoten Islands attracts many photographers from around the world. There are sharp mountain peaks, sandy beaches with turquoise water, fjords, real fishing huts.
Many photographers visit the Lofoten Islands in winter. But summer opens new opportunities for photographers. The Midnight Sun is one of them.
In summer we can shoot from above. There are no high mountains, and all of them are accessible to everyone with standard physical training.
Of course, the photos of the mountains are stunning. And we’ll be there at the best time of the day.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP LOFOTEN ISLANDS
- Haukland Beach
- Myrland Beach
- Storsandnes beach
- Skagsanden Beach
- Uttakleiv Beach
- Kvalvika beach
- Ryten mountain
- Mannen Mountain
- Bunes Beach
Lofoten Islands, Leknes airport Friday 10th 2020
Easy / Medium – All locations within a few miles from the car, some much closer. Some slippery rocks by the ocean and uneven ground and sandy beaches present. A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required.
There is no doubt that the Lofoten Islands are one of the most amazing places to travel and take pictures of mountains and sea scenery. The 3,000 foot mountain rises above numerous small islands connected by bridges.
The famous red fishing huts add interest and beautiful colour to the coastline. We hope that the Northern Lights will appear a little earlier, but anything can happen.
This eight-day workshop in the Lofoten Islands is a great opportunity to discover the stunning scenery of the Lofoten Islands during the colour change in the high autumn season, and if we are lucky we can also see snow on the tops.
One of the advantages of visiting the Lofoten Islands at this time of year is dusk. Long evenings with beautiful sunsets.
The day starts around 0-00 and the sun sets around 23-59. It’s a very long day. It’s the Midnight Sun.
Our choice of accommodation for this seminar is a beautifully built last year three-room “Roarbu” with a view of the ocean, a large living room and kitchen.
It is a self-service master class, although we can have lunch at a great local restaurant in Ramberg for a couple of nights, otherwise there is a supermarket nearby where you can cook food at the base.
The house is very conveniently located in the centre of all the places we will visit. This allows us to spend less time traveling and resting. There is also a barbecue area in the house.
Arrival in the Lofoten Islands. Our photography workshop in the Lofoten Islands begins.
You will be met at Leknes Airport in the evening. You will buy food in a shop and we will first head to your place of residence near Ramberg. An evening photo shoot at Ytresand Beach.
In the morning Nusfjord Watch a fishing village and an easy hike to the lakes.
In the evening Uttakleiv, Haukland and hiking on Mannen.
Kvalvika beach and Ryten mountain during a day. It’s a long way and a hard trip but must-have. This is the hardest day of our photography workshop in Lofoten.
Relax after Ryten.
We will visit the Viking Museum Lofotr ( About 17euro – not included in price). Shopping.
Storsandnes beach and Myrland in the evening.
We get to Bunes beach by ferry from Reine. This is an easy walk to the beach. In the afternoon we will visit A (fishing village) and in the evening we go hiking to Reinebringen.
Eggum and Undstad easy walk along the seashore.
Hiking to Offersøykammen mountain in the evening
The tour will end in Leknes. Transfer to the ferry.
Before commencing to buy, please read Terms and Conditions first.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take a flight from Oslo or any other airport to Leknes Airpot. We meet at the center of the arrival hall. Since we have a photo shoot on the first day. Plan your arrival time in the morning or early afternoon.
LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
All levels of photographers are welcome. The photography workshop is primarily a meeting of like-minded people. Each participant can gain experience and knowledge that he wants to improve. We will do our best to provide instructions on all aspects of image capture and post-processing, no matter if you are a beginner or an experienced photographer.
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE IN LOFOTEN IN JULY
The Lofoten Islands are located above the Arctic Circle, north of Alaska and Iceland. It usually freezes at these latitudes, but the Gulf Stream flows along the coasts of the Lofoten Islands and mitigates the climate, bringing warmth and moisture to the entire northern Norwegian coast.
In fact, it is an unusually warm place!
It rains a lot here.
It is rarely colder than 8° C in summer. The daytime temperature is 8 – 16 ° C.
The weather changes quickly. The atmospheric fronts come and go. This weather has created really amazing conditions for taking pictures.
WHAT TO WEAR
Waterproof … waterproof … waterproof …, heat and Windstopper.
You need a layering system.
Waterproof jacket and pants. It rains in the Lofoten Islands and you need to have the right clothes to protect you from the rain.
Waterproof boots. You do not need to have hiking boots, but your shoes should be waterproof.
Wellingtons. This equipment is not necessary, but desirable. We’ll have shootings on the beaches.
It’s a warm jacket.
Warm clothes, like convertible mittens. But please don’t bring woolen mittens.
- Camera DSLR or mirrorless
- Extra batteries
- Lenses 14-24mm (full-frame), 24-70mm, 70-200mm (optional)
- Сable release
- Tripod. I use a Gitzo carbon tripod and ball head.
- Filters ND, grad ND, polarizer
- Chargers, spare CF/SD cards
- Laptop for editing with software: Lightroom or Photoshop
OUR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP ON LOFOTEN
A photography workshop in the Lofoten Islands is the best way to improve your skills at your own pace. From a novice to a more experienced photographer. We’ll show you the techniques in an understandable way and help you get to the next level. Our photography workshops are tailored to your own needs and can cover all aspects of landscape photography. You’ll learn landscape photography in a group workshop and learn how to make the most of your camera, filters, tripod and any other equipment. We’re going to practice using creative filters such as ND filters for slow shutter speeds and polarizers to remove reflections and enhance colors. You’ll learn how to find the best composition and take stunning pictures in any weather. We’ll work in the field and study post-processing.
We’ll focus on post-processing your images during regular practice sessions, learning how to process our photos together. Each participant will be able to gain some basic knowledge about post-processing. To learn more effectively, you need a laptop with Photoshop or Lightroom.
The weather in the Lofoten Islands is always unpredictable. That’s why we will adjust our route to the actual weather conditions, and photo points can be changed. There are many fantastic locations, so we will find the one that best suits these conditions.
During the master class we will take pictures of the most popular places, traditional fishing huts, take pictures of Aurora, acquire night shooting skills. Of course, the weather will not always be beautiful, so we have planned special workshops on bad weather for you.
IN THE FIELD
- Learning the details of astrophotography and long exposure photography
- Understanding the basic camera settings (Shutter speed, Aperture, and ISO)
- Using RAW vs. JPEG
- How to correctly expose an image
- Understanding histogram, focus, and depth of field
- Composition techniques
- How to use Graduated ND Filters to balance out the exposure
- Long exposure photography with ND Filters
- Working in low light and adapting to the changing light during the golden hour
- Capturing scenes with a vast dynamic range
- Applications to help plan the next time you head out for a shoot
- Essential camera equipment for landscape photography
- Understanding Manual Mode
- Using a tripod and shooting handheld
Each student receives help when needed.
- Organizing files
- RAW adjustments
- Editing images with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
- Layer masks in Photoshop
- Remove distracting objects and cleaning up images with content-aware
- Exposure blending with luminosity masks
- Balancing light
- Contrast adjustments
- Other creative modifications
- Sharpening for the web
Usually, we select several photos after the morning or evening photography session and edit them together.
- Total price: 1500 € (per person twin share, workshops, etc.).
- Single supplement: 350 €.
- Registration deposit: 500 €.
- Maximum Number of Participants: 6.
- Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.
- Transfers during the workshop
- Accommodation in a hotel in a double room (€ 350 surcharge for a single accommodation)
- Training and master classes of two professional photographers
- Flight to Leknes and back
- Transfer from the airport to the hotel and back
- Alcoholic drink
- Personal expenses, souvenirs, and medicines
- Other expenses
- Visas (if applicable).
We understand that our workshop is the first and foremost vacation and it should be comfortable. Therefore, the transfer during the workshop is carried out on a comfortable bus.
Accommodation will be in a Tripadvisor 4 * hotel with two or single beds. The hotel and its nearby restaurants will satisfy all tastes.
After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus €300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund
I highly recommend that you get to travel and medical insurance if your domestic government medical insurance will not cover you whilst you are overseas.
Since 2012, after my first visit to Lofoten, I go there nearly every year. And every time Lofoten for me is an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
In 2017 I wrote a guide for photographers and travelers. This was a fantastic result of my many years of work as a photographer on Lofoten.
I invite you to join our workshop in the Lofoten Islands. Our route is based on my knowledge of these places.
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