Workshop in Northern Lights Special / Iceland
Duration: 5 nights / 6 days
Group Size: Max 10
Level of fitness required: Easy
Return flights London Gatwick – Reykjavik
Return airport transfers
5 nights accommodation based on Twin or Double Rooms including half board
6 days photography course
All transport to photography locations
Europe’s most stunning landscape locations
Masterclasses in landscape techniques
Suitable for digital and film – any format
On this Northern Lights Iceland special you will receive a masterclass in Aurora techniques from our professional photographer, we will be based in the Pingvallavatn area of Iceland far away from the light pollution of the capital. This area is renowned for the amazing views of the Northern Lights which will be enhanced by the Solar Maximum in 2013. The Pingvallavatn area is surrounded by mountains, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, forests and churches which will be perfect for our Aurora photography.
During periods of strong solar flares the light becomes extremely dynamic producing swirls and flash patterns throughout the sky. The colours merge and flash from greens, reds, yellows and violets. The sight is awe inspiring. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most incredible natural phenomenon’s you will ever witness and we will be with you every step of the way to capture it all.
We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique, where our professional tutor will discuss the art of landscape photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach landscape photography with the eye of a pro.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are discharged particles from the sun that pass through the magnetic shield of earth and create light when they mix with atoms and molecules such as nitrogen and oxygen gases on entering into the earth’s atmosphere. These particles travel 152 million kms or 96 million miles through space towards planet earth being drawn towards the earth’s magnetic north and south polar regions.
The earth has cycles which changes on roughly a 12-year basis. We call these changes the solar cycle. We are now four years into a new solar cylcle and fast approaching in 2013 is the solar maximum.