6 Day Landscape Photography Workshop
Join Matthew Storer for a Northern Lights Photography Workshop, as we head up to the Arctic Circle to explore the unique landscapes in Norway. Here we will be photographing, Northern Lights, Fjords, fishing huts, mountains, and more!
Over the six days, we will be concentrating on composition, focusing, exposure bracketing, panoramas, slow exposures, and more.
To utilise the conditions available to us, we promise to be on location before the optimal lighting conditions to capture the best possible images. As a result of this expect to be photographing golden hour throughout the day and out late to photograph the Northern Lights!
Throughout the tour, we will offer post-production procedures and workflow in lightroom and image review sessions. It is resulting in learning the photography process from a different perspective.
Dates: 15th – 20th February 2021 TBA- February 2022
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Location: Tromso, Norway
Group Size: 3 – 5 People
Price: 2299€ per person
Pro Guide: Matthew Storer
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Please note: Most locations will covered in snow & ice, crampons are advised for safety reasons but no hiking will be done throughout the during of the workshop.
Northern Lights Photography Workshop
The Northern Lights Photography Workshop is not a fixed program. It is resulting in possible changes throughout the trip due to unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, the itinerary below is an overview of what to expect during our 6-day workshop.
Day 1 – Tromsø
Arrive at Tromsø Airport at your designated time.
Transfer to the hotel in Tromsø – A possibility to head out on location to capture the Northern Lights. (weather dependent)
- Understanding our camera gear.
- Camera settings for low light photography.
Day 2 – Southern Kvaløya
Photography at multiple locations around Kvaløya Island. Here we will focus heavily on learning composition and framing in our landscape images. Resulting in, learning how to combine the golden light with the landscape, and understanding how to make a unique Arctic image.
Photographing the Northern Lights on location. This will heavily depend on Aurora and weather conditions.
- Composition & framing of landscape photography
- Composition & focusing in the night skies.
Day 3 – Tromvik
Tromvik is the ideal landscape and seascape location. In other words, we will focus on golden hour light combined with different shutter speeds. This will result in, working with filters or different apertures to improve the images.
Above all, we will look for locations for our night photography session. Similarly, we will learn how pre-planning can save us time and effort in our future photography sessions.
- How filters can change the landscape image
- Scouting at new locations
Day 4 – Sommarøya
A morning of driving to Sommarøya island. Here we will introduce different focal ranges into our landscape photography resulting in creating unique images. In addition, we will explain how using different focal lengths will create a different way of telling a story.
Our afternoon will consist of look over our previous images to see what we have learnt and can improve on. After that, if weather conditions allow a Northern Lights session in the Northern area.
- How using different focal lengths portray a different story
Day 5 – Western Ringvassøya
A morning photography session towards Tromso’s most impressive mountains, the Lyngen Alps at golden hour. This shoot will focus on a particular skill or technique that you would individually in your photography skill set.
After that, we will head to a restaurant located nearby the hotel for an included farewell dinner. After dinner, we will be heading out for our last night chasing the Northern Lights to my favourite area – Ringvassøya.
Free program in the afternoon: A 1-to-1 sit down with professional guide, asking questions regarding photography or post-production techniques.
Day 6 – Tromsø
Breakfast at the Hotel in Tromsø.
Free time in Tromsø city until the included transfer to Airport.
Booking extra days in Tromso before or after the tour are welcome. However, other trips such as whale watching, dog sledding or Sami culture workshop can be arranged throughout the week but are at your own time and cost – please advise me the dates and time before departure.
Photography Workshop Highlights:
The workshop will concentrate on:
- Camera settings & focusing
- Focusing on Low Light
- Night Landscape Photography
- Composition & Framing
- Lighting – Natural & Artificial
- Long Exposure
- Filters or Exposure Bracketing
During the Northern Lights Photography Workshop, we will visit multiple vistas, fishing huts, fjords and beaches surrounded by mountains.
Photographing these locations during the golden hour will allow us to improve the desired skills. In addition, our week-long workshop will demonstrate many different photography styles in landscape photography.
This Northern Lights Photography workshop is a perfect blend of improving your landscape photography skills. However, we will also have the chance to capture the Northern Lights. In conclusion, a week-long workshop surrounded by great people, everlasting memories in one of the most unique places in Europe.
- Tromso is the Aurora Capital of the world.
- Five nights enhances our chance to witness the Northern Lights.
- Tromso is the warmest place to see the Northern Lights in the world.
Tromso consists of multiple islands connected by bridges which allow us to change scenery easily. These locations offer colourful fishing huts, ice cracks, rockpools and fjords with breathtaking mountains.
In conclusion, the Northern Lights Photography Tour will cater for every photographer from beginners to experts. Therefore, each unique location will offer something to suit your photography capabilities. At each site, we will improve and progress a particular skill that you individually prefer to learn.
WHAT YOU NEED
- DSLR, Mirrorless or MFT Camera
- Wide Angle Lens
- Low Light Lens
- Standard Zoom Lens
- Telephoto Lens*
- ND & Polarize Filters
- Shutter Remote*
- Hiking/Snow Boots
- Warm Clothes
- Return Airport Transfers
- 6 Nights PRIVATE accommodation
- All transport to locations
- Tea & Coffee
- Farewell Dinner
- Entrance Fees + Local Taxes
- Lunch + Dinner
- Alcohol & Beverages
- Flights (help can be provided)
- Camera Insurance
- Travel Insurance
Please Note: Camera Equipment can not be hired, borrowed or loaned whilst on tour.
- 599€ deposit to reserve a spot.
- 100% refund of deposit if Matthew Storer cancels.
- 0% refund of deposit if customer cancels.
*Minimum 3 People Required
*Price based on private accommodation
Whatsapp: +386 69 632 050