Iceland photo + video workshop
The ONLY workshop on the market that covers photo and video and insures that you’ll come back with a fully edited video ready to share. Exceptional ratio of 2 teachers per 3 students. In collaboration with professional videographer and partner Alexis Caron Pageau who shot for various clients including The North Face and SIMONS. This workshop will give you all the tools to get started as a content creator or simply to improve your craft. See it as an intensive photography and videography bootcamp!
Photography + Videography
Learn Landscape, travel & night photography. For intermediate to advanced photographers.
Learn how to make travel videos from A to Z and come back home with a video ready to share with the world.
Photography Level : Intermediate to Advanced
Videography Level : Beginners to Intermediate
Photography Classes :
Landscape photography : Composition, Depth of field, Panoramas, Long exposure photography, Night photography, Focus stacking
Knowing your gear and developing a consistent workflow in the field
Travel and lifestyle photography : telling a story, composing your shots, interacting with your subject
Post-processing (80% Adobe Lightroom + 20 %Photoshop) + personal techniques
Creative editing, Dodge & Burning, Creating a mood, Processing Panorama, Wrapping, Presets
Social media strategies and how to build your brand online
Video classes :
In-dept video theory on day 1 and throughout the workshop
Creative filming, how to tell a story, interacting with your subject, planning your takes
Intensive video shooting + timelapse + drone (optional)
Start to finish video editing with Premiere Pro
Itinerary:SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH WEATHER CONDITIONS
Day 1 ( September 22nd)
Met up for lunch in Reykjavik at 12 pm. We will then spend 4 hours in the afternoon talking about gear and going over the essentials for photography and videography. 5-6 hours in-dept video theory . Sleep at hostel in Reykjavik.
Day 2 ( September 23nd)
Sunrise at Reykjanes peninsula. Stop for lunch on the way to Haifosswith and hike down the canyon fo 25 minutes. After the sun has set we’ll head straight to our hostel for check in, load off and dinner.
If the forecast is in our favour we’ll head out to shoot the northern lights at Skogafoss if the sky is clear.
Day 3 ( September 24rd )
The third day will be the day of waterfalls. After breakfast we will head out and visit 5 local falls all beautiful and unique, we will teach you different techniques on how to shoot and composition water in your images. During noon we’ll have lunch and then do a 25-minutes hike up to shoot sunset with beautiful braided rivers below.
We’ll go back to our hostel and have a nice dinner. Right after we will start with the first workflow editing session for photography and videography.
Day 4 ( September 25th )
After an early breakfast we will drive to Reynisfjara to catch sunrise and to photograph the beautiful black sand beach, a huge cave, spectacular rock formations and do some drone and lifestyle shots. After lunch in Reykjavik we will photograph the raging waves and then we will move to a close by location to photograph a massive rock standing alone in the middle of a black sand beach. For sunset we will go to a view point overlooking the black sand beach for more minimalistic shots. We will sleep in Vik.
Day 5 ( September 26th )
On the fifth day we will leave very early and try to catch the morning light at diamond beach, where you will be challenged by the waves, bring water boots! We will then photograph Glacier lagoon and grab lunch on the way to Svínafellsjökull where we’ll walking around and shoot sunset. After photographing the beautiful lagoon we will drive to Hofn where we’ll be staying for the night.
We will go shoot the northern lights if the sky is clear.
Day 6 ( September 27th )
This is glacier day. Be ready to be blown away by the beauty, the shape and colours of the glacier! We will do a 3 hour walk on the glacier and try to find some ice caves to photograph. Editing and relax for the rest of the day and sleep in Hofn.
Day 7 ( September 28th )
Sunrise at Stokkness with the spectacular Vestahorn Mountain. We will drive back towards our hostel in Hvolsvöllur with many stops on the way.
We will spend the afternoon helping you edit your photos and video while keeping an eye on the weather and go shoot the sunset and night if the sky is clear.
Day 8 ( September 29th )
For our last day we will have an early departure to catch sunrise at Gullfoss and then drive back to our hostel where we’ll do editing for about 5 hours to make sure you have all the tools to finalize your video. After lunch we will drive back to Reykjavik and then drop you off at the location of your choice in Reykjavik downtown. End of Workshop around 5 pm.
Transportation from and to Reykjavik downtown
All transportation during workshop
Accommodation for 7 nights (high standards dorm, apartment or twin room)
Glacier Tour or Highlands tour ( We will choose depending on accessibility and weather)
What’s not included?
Food and drinks
Own personal insurances
Transportation to and from Reykjavik airport
Price : 4495 EUROS (6 790$ CAD)
DEPOSIT : 2000 EUROS (3 020 $CAD)
If using Paypal, payments need to be sent in $CAD + 4% PayPal fee
I will review each application very carefully! Please do not apply if you can’t commit to this workshop if you are chosen. Selected applicants will be contacted within 7 business days. Applications close on June 1st.
The required amount of participation for this workshop to be a go is 100% or 3 people
Don’t wait too long to apply! My workshops usually sell out with the first week.