There will be a valiant Viking, epic landscapes, rugged mountains, majestic fjords, beautiful reindeer, world-renowned food, traditional red cabins, dancing aurora, and expert tuition from two professional photo guides.
Your Viking: Roel Van Mierlo and Marja Effenberger
Early in the course there will be a casual lecture in which the mechanics of the aurora will be fully explained to students. It’s important to have an understanding of what’s happening high above our heads so that when it comes to getting our cameras out, we’re ready to shoot.
In a separate session the class will learn how to photograph the aurora. We’ll cover all the settings, how to keep the camera stable, and how the moon and any artificial light will impact our final photo.
We'll have masterclasses in our own classroom where we'll learn about portrait photography and landscape photography with pro-tips, so that we can photograph the Viking model and the landscapes in the best possible way. You will get to know the Viking model and how to work with them, as well as how to stage your scene as the art director. The two expert photo guides will always be on-hand to assist with any technical or creative queries, deliver extra training in the field, and provide photo reviews throughout the course.
There will be landscape photo sessions without the Viking at classic Lofoten locations, along with continued expert tuition and guidance.
We will visit a traditional Sami camp where we'll enter the reindeer paddock, get up close and personal with the friendly reindeer, and photograph them. Your guides will explain everything you need to know about the reindeer and there'll be a traditional Sami lunch and a place to warm up.
During our stay at Svinøya Rorbuer we have access to our own classroom in the main building, along with a bar to relax and unwind. Dinner at Børsen Spiseri is included on the first night of the course and we will have a Viking Feast on the last evening before heading home. Breakfast and a packed lunch is provided every day. We will be staying in original red fishermens cabins on an historic island centred around fishing life, and the sea.
The weather in Lofoten will determine our exact schedule, but remember that bad weather makes great photos. We'll visit Hamnøy, Sakrisøy, Reine, Å, Henningsvær, Austnesfjord, Ramberg, Nusfjord, Skagsanden, and other iconic Lofoten locations.
Terms and Conditions include a 60-day cancellation refund window. Inside 30-60 days cancellation is 50%. Under 30 days there is no refund. Please make sure you have your own trip cancellation insurance.
Private bedroom in shared accommodation Breakfast and Lunch Evening Meal at Børsen on the first night Viking Feast on the last night Reindeer paddock entry and lunch Historical Fishing Village Walk
Portrait Masterclass Aurora Masterclass Landscape Masterclass Photo Reviews Tuition on location Two professional photographer guides Viking Model for two days on location
1x Sauna at Svinøya Adventure, Inspiration and Fun!
What’s not included:
Dinners on other evenings (except first and last) Medical, evacuation, travel, trip cancellation etc insurances Transport to and from Svinøya (But get in touch if you need help with transport) Anything else not listed as being included