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Join this 7-day photo tour arctic adventure in Lofoten Islands, and earn yourself an incredible portfolio showcasing the very best in landscape photography
With 15 years of experience in Travel and Landscape Photography, PhotoVoyagers could not miss the opportunity to create a full and useful workshop in one of the most impressive places in the world such as Lofoten in Norway. We will be specializing in landscape photography, travel photography and of course in night photography by chasing the Northern Lights, composition and a host of other techniques ranging from an early morning shooting to evening and scenery. Our participant photographers will enjoy 7 whole days of amazing Lofoten and Northern light, relaxed exploration, touring and loads of photography, along with breathtaking views and so much more.
In our photo tour, located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, we spend a week shooting the magnificent landscape the islands have to offer. Norway’s Lofoten Islands are an amazing landscape of rugged mountain peaks rising directly from the deep blue sea. With the northern lights dancing over the islands from September to April, Lofoten has become a coveted winter photography destination in recent years. And beyond the landscape, the coast of Lofoten is lined with scenic fishing villages and their traditional Rorbu cabins, often perilously situated on the rocky shoreline.
We will split our stay there between the Reine area -our starting point- and the working fishing villages around, and Svolvær, the biggest town on Lofoten, our ending point. Every location, is only a stone’s throw away from numerous photo-shooting opportunities, and at times, we may simply choose to go and explore on foot. Should the weather cooperate with clear skies, then we’ll have many locations near for photographing the dance of the northern lights as they fill the sky over snowy mountain peaks and wild beaches.
Our experienced instructors will be next to you each step of the way, observe the way you work, answer questions beforehand, help you take your technique to another level. The ideal match between photographic art and visiting one of the most impressive areas of nature and human architecture. We will analyze portfolio reviews together with extended image processing lessons, so we strongly recommend that you bring, besides your photographic equipment, a laptop and portable file storage media. A tripod will also be mandatory. The seminar is addressed to all different levels of photographers, from completely amateur to professional so leave everything to us and you will definitely return home with the photos and a experience of a lifetime.
Workshop Tour Program
LeknesLeknes Airport, March 18th - no later than 10:45am
Shooting AreasWe will cover a large area of shooting around. From Å to Svolaver we will visit a variety of rocky shorelines and wild beaches (the black sand on Skagsanden beach among them), amazing picturesque fishing villages, we will have the opportunity to photograph local fishermen while they unload and process their catch, epic snow-capped peaks and vivid fjords. And of course every night we will be out there searching for the northern lights dancing over the islands
SvolaverSvolaver Airport, March 24th at 14:00
Professional photographers / instructors and guides, 24/7
From the very beginning, from the very first step of our amazing journey together, a professional photographer with more than twenty years of experience and an excellent knowledge of each route, will always be there for you whenever you need help on something of photographic nature or anything else. We will guide you to the right places at the right time of day; we will analyze photographic techniques in a simple and understandable manner and will carefully examine your images and portfolios, commenting well – disposed about anything that may have gone right or wrong during the shooting of each tour. We will help you get in touch with the locals, explaining even the slightest aspect of the trip but, above all, we will be your travel companions and friends…
We offer two options for accommodation in double or single occupancy (supplement applies) hotel rooms, apartments or traditional guesthouses.
Whether we drive on the road or travel by ship, from the very start of each tour (Pick you up from the airport or your hotel) until the last moment before we say “goodbye”, all costs, organization parameters, any details and any possible other expenses, are covered exclusively by us. You just sit back and enjoy the ride, taking pictures or simply loving the acquaintance with a new exotic place.
Other expenses (covered by us)
Anything else related to the scheduled visits and itineraries of each trip, including tickets for entry to archaeological sites, museums and private collections, as well as the possible use of special means of transport whether this may be required, are of course covered exclusively by us.
Any Flights and associated costs to arrival airport and return flights from our departure point. Private insurances, taxes, duty and visa fees. Meals not included (except breakfast or early breakfast pack to take out with us whenever this is included), nor any personal items including (alcoholic) beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance or stuff fro hotels’ minibars etc.
First of all, lots of love and enthusiasm for Photography, Travelling and Nature. You will be not spending your time in a boring classroom but in all sorts of relaxed, fun and educative places and situations. We will not be trying to impress you with boring scientific photographic terminologies but truly enhance your photo and travel experience.
Of course we can! Just fill up the form in the Contact us page and we'll find a way to work it out!
They can be very similar because on both occasions you will be taken to amazing places, having expert photo guidance each and every moment you desire. All levels of photographic skills are welcome on both, photo tours and workshops alike. One main difference is that during a workshop, special emphasis is given on learning new things and new techniques. Photo tours can also be like this, but in a much more relaxed and holiday oriented way. To put it simple, with a little less work…
Our instructors, right upon registering, will contact you via e-mail. You will also receive a short questionnaire and a multiple-choice test in order to help us establish your photographic skill level as well as your photographic needs and wants. This will greatly help us to prepare the right course and the ideal materials for the best possible individual teaching and counseling.
You can be rest assured that we will be covering all the basics, whether it has to do with Photography or perhaps a better knowledge of your recently purchased gear. Everybody has to start from somewhere and even if there are no other participants in the very same beginner’s level as you (a very rare occasion that is), we guarantee that there will be absolutely no single moment that you will be feeling “amateur” among “professionals”.
If you can carry it, it’s fine with us. Whatever you can bring on the plane. We expect people with large suitcases, big and full camera bags, tripods and lots of extras. In any case, you can always send us an email and we will advise you about everything concerning our ways and means of transport.
Of course there is! You can read our Terms & Conditions here, as well as before purchasing any of our workshop tours.
Greece is part of the “Schengen Agreement” which translates as a complete freedom of movement between all European countries. So, European citizens do not need a visa. US, Australian and Canadian citizens can visit our country for 90 days, without a visa but with a valid passport. Travelers from other parts of the planet are most welcome but will probably need a visa. For more information about Visa-free requirements please visit this link: https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-foreigners-traveling-to-greece/countries-requiring-or-not-requiring-visa.html
Some people do not need a visa to visit Norway because they hold a passport from a country that Norway has a visa exemption agreement with. This also applies if you have a residence permit in an EU/EEA country or if you have a special passport. For more information about Visa-free requirements please visit this link: https://www.udi.no/en/word-definitions/persons-who-do-not-need-a-visa-to-visit-norway-/
Well, yes and no. We do encourage people to use cameras with interchangeable lenses -mirrorless or DSLRs, a wide and a telephoto lens, a light tripod, extra memory cards and a laptop-, but this is not obligatory. In fact, there are some pretty amazing compact cameras out there, with one – inch sensors or less, that can deliver excellent results. At the end of the day, it is the image that counts and not the pixels. We always focus on the photographer’s skills first, and then on his equipment.
Our Photo Tours are organized in such a way that everyone can have fun, relax and enjoy the sightseeing and the local cuisine, always in good company. Each friend or family member will have to pay for his/her seat as all of the rest photographers – participants but there is a -10% discount of the workshops price (Applied to multi-day photography workshops only, Not for for the 1-2 Day Photo tours. And one last thing. Please don’t forget to advise him / her to bring a camera as well. There is absolutely no chance he or she will not want to give it a go as well!
Of course there is! You can read our Policy about Refunds and Cancellations on our Terms & Conditions here, as well as before purchasing any of our workshop tours.
Yes, everything is conducted in plain and simple English (although you are most welcome to learn a few basic Greek phrases if you wish to). Even if you are not a native English speaker, as long as you can read and understand the contents of this website, you will be more than able to join us in one of our incredible photo – adventures.