Faroe Islands Photography Workshop 2019 (1st - 7th July)
Faroe Islands Photography Workshop 2019 (1st - 7th July)
This is 6 night / 5 day workshop on the stunning Faroe Islands in summer. It is limited to 8 participants and run by popular YouTubers and professional landscape photographers Nigel Danson and Mads Peter Iversen.
Faroe Islands Workshop
1st - 7th July 2019 | Nigel Danson | Mads Peter Iversen
An Amazing Location at a dramatic and stunning time of the year
The Faroe Islands is a hidden gem in Europe. A place like no other on earth. An idyllic escape, peacefully set among lush green valleys, imposing basalt cliffs, grand treeless moorlands and waterfalls plunging directly into the wind whipped ocean. It is a landscape photographer’s dream.
Mads and I are really excited about being able to offer this workshop.
North of this cottage, you’ll find beautiful black cliffs and a waterfall running down from the mountains. A must-see during wet weather and great foreground for northern lights.
The largest waterfall in the Faroes is in itself a very fascinating waterfall with two plateaus. Both close-up and from afar it’s beautiful!
The Goose Valley is arguably, what made the Faroes famous as a landscape photography destination in the first place. A small cottage surrounded by mountains with a waterfall falling into the ocean. What is not to like?
This absolute must-see location is one of the biggest and most impressive locations in all of the Faroes! Few words gives any justice to this location, but “epic” is probably the most precise. Getting to the lighthouse at the top of Kalsoy takes around an hours hike.
Another small cottage in the end of a fjord. From the beach, you have a beautiful view towards the iconic cliffs Risin and Kellingin.
A beautiful classic of the Faroes. A moderate hike leads you to the huge cliff walls along the shoreline of Vagar. Here the perspective creates an interesting view making the nearby lake fly. Close by the waterfall Bøsdalarfossur creates a beautiful foreground for photographing the massive shoreline of the Island.
Start to take photos you want to hang on your wall
My workshops are aimed at any level of photographer who is looking to improve their photography. Either beginners looking to understand the basics and improve, through to advanced photographers looking to find some great locations or rekindle their enthusiasm and inspiration. The key aim of our time together is to have fun and enjoy being outdoors whilst leaving inspired to take photos that you want to hang on your wall
I believe that if you want to improve your photography you need to be in the right mindset. I will show you how I take less photos but end up with more keepers and photos to hang on the wall
I will talk you through what I use as the 4 key elements to producing great image.
As we wonder through the landscape I will also chat to you about the technical aspects of photography. Understanding your camera and settings but keeping it simple. We will help with this throughout the day on the technical aspects depending you your requirements. Typical areas that I work with are the exposure triangle of f-stop, ISO and shutter speed.
- Help with composition and how to find unique angles
- Help with understanding light and how it can impact on the mood of the image
- Understand the key technical elements, demystifying the often overwhelming array of camera settings (focus, exposure, histogram, lenses, tripod, filters)
- Dedicated time to slow down and think more carefully about taking fewer but better images
- How to visualise an image and then see that through to the final print
We also can help with appropriate use of filters. I think that getting the image correct in camera at the time of shoot is a good practice and helps you spend less time sat at a computer and more time out in the fresh air improving your photography.
Workshop Key Features
Apart from some awesome time we will have hunting out some great images here are a few of the other features and benefits that the workshop will provide
We will arrive on the 1st July and then have 5 full days of shooting leaving on the 7th July.
At this time of year sunrise is very early and sunset is late so a couple of nights we will likely get little sleep. We will organize to ensure we get rest at other times but you should be aware we will prioritize photographic conditions.
Mads Peter Iversen
Photographer living in Aarhus and Silkeborg.
I find my inspiration all over the world but I'm especially drawn to the nordic, cold and harsh yet stunningly beautiful nature.
- Small group size. Maximum of 8 people - so lots of 1-2-1 time with me and Mads
- Transport provided throughout the Faroe Islands over the 6 days (inc. collection from Airport)
- 6 nights accommodation in the 4.5 star Hotel Forovar
- Breakfast included at the Hotel Forovar
- 5 days workshop guidance with Nigel Danson and Mad Peter Iversen
- A great opportunity to make unique photographic friendships
- Help with lightroom / post processing in the evenings
- Review of your images over dinner and a photo of the day competition
- Moderate walking at a pace that works for everyone. (There will be a few steeper climbs)
Flights go frequently from Copenhagen and there are flights from Edinburgh direct in the summer.
What should I bring along?
- Warm clothing - it will likely be a few days of rain and will be fairly cold on the tops.
- Walking boots (ideally 2 pairs)
- Camera (obviously) and spare batteries as they will soon run flat in the cold
- Sturdy Tripod as it is likely to be windy
- Filters if you have them (but not necessary)
- Manual for camera