Upcoming Workshops

SOUTHERN COAST OF ICELAND
capture auroras / WATERFALLS / GOLDEN CIRCLE /
DIAMOND BEACH / GLACIER LAGOON
learn LANDSCAPE / AURORA / ASTRO / 
PANORAMA / TIMELAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Previous Workshops: FALL 2017 / SPRING 2017 / FALL 2016 / SPRING 2016

Itinerary: The entire South Coast of Iceland

We will spend our time filming across the entire southern coast - West to East along Hwy 1 - from Kirkjufellsfoss (West Coast) to Vattarnes (East Coast)
including the Golden Circle

Our Locations include:

JÖKULSÁRLÓN / GLACIER LAGOON / DIAMOND BEACH

WATERFALLS
KIRKJUFELLSFOSS, SELJALANDSFOSS, SVARTIFOSS, 
SKÓGAFOSS, ÖXARÁRFOSS AND OTHERS

Beginners / Intermediate / Advanced  
includes Lightroom CC training

Instructor: Casey Kiernan

JOURNEY THRU ICELAND
WITH AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER / PHOTOGRAPHER
& founder OF THE 'TIMELAPSE FILM FESTIVAL'

 

 When is the best time to go to Iceland?

I prefer Spring and Fall because Iceland is less crowded during these times and prices are greatly reduced. Most services are still open during the Spring and Fall seasons.

  • WINTER (Nov-Feb) Few chances to see auroras due to brutal weather and winds. Locals only!
  • SPRING (Mar-May) Ice covered landscapes, auroras visible thru changing weather. Few visitors. Hwy 1 open (around Iceland), but many interior roads require 4WD.
  • SUMMER (June-Sept) Crowded tourist season w/green foliage, full price. Auroras not visible because the sun never fully sets below the horizon.
  • FALL (Sept-Oct) Auroras visible thru changing weather, few visitors, reduced rates. Most interior roads are open.

We travel the entire South Coast of Iceland - from West to East
including the Golden Circle - and then back again. See our locations here.

Workshop Information

This is a Traveling Workshop

  • No Hotels. No Fixed Schedule.
  • Workshop is limited to 6 photographers.
  • 100% Immersion at each World-Class Location.
  • We will spend as much time as needed at each location.
    • No '30 minutes' per location.
  • Do you know the correct time to shoot at Diamond Beach?
    • Do you you know what to bring? What to wear? I'll show you. 

HOW IT WORKS

This workshop is focused on maximizing your time "on the ground" photographing the beauty of Iceland. Instead of hotels, we will be renting individual (or couples) "Camper Vans". This gives us the flexibility to follow the weather and Auroras in Iceland. For our main meals, we will make our own, as well as visit the great home-style restaurants in Iceland. Most nights will will stay at a campground - which provides showers and restrooms - and typically wi-fi and a small cafe. 

We will be using Happy Campers of Iceland. You can check out the different campers on their website. We are traveling during their 'off' Season, so prices are reduced! (And there will be less tourists!). Note: Happy Campers (preferred) only provides manual transmissions. You can also use Camp Easy if you prefer an Automatic Transmission.

workshop fees

  • $3000 per Photographer + Airfare / Happy Camper / Meals
  • Non-Photographer Companion Fee - Only $500 - Non-Photographers share vehicle (Happy Camper) with "Photographer" and are responsible for their own airfare and meal expenses. 
  • See below for what is included in the workshop and what additional costs are required by attendees.   

WHAT THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES

  • Expert Guide takes you to many magical locations in Iceland (see HOW IT WORKS)
  • Photograph Waterfalls, Glacier, Lakes, Diamond Beach, Auroras and more...
  • Learn Landscape Photography Techniques
  • Learn Aurora Photography Techniques
  • Learn Timelapse Photography (LRTImelapse)
  • Learn Post-Processing Techniques (Lightroom CC)
  • Wake up in some of the most amazing landscapes on the planet!
  • Note: We cannot control the weather in Iceland - It changes frequently. Fall is a great time in Iceland to capture great scenery and Auroras - but there are no guarantees. 

what additional costs WORKSHOP ATTENDEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Air Transportation to/from Iceland. (KEF - Keflavík International Airport in Iceland)
  • Transportation within Iceland.
    • Pre-arrange directly with Happy Campers immediately upon registering for the workshop. Note: Happy Campers (preferred) only provides manual transmissions. You can also use Camp Easy if you prefer an Automatic Transmission.
  • Gas, meals, snacks and other local fees.

 

    EQUIPMENT and clothing RECOMMENDATIONS

    To get the most of  your trip to Iceland, bring a DLSR (or Mirrorless) camera(s) which allow for manual settings of Aperture, Exposure duration and ISO. The camera should support interchangeable lenses - FAST (F2.8 or faster (F1.4)) and WIDE (20MM or wider, 14MM is preferable) are best for nighttime/Aurora photography (lenses can be rented on-line). You should also bring a tripod and an Intervalometer. Bring a laptop for storing your images and Lightroom CC training. Full preparation instructions are provided upon registration. 

    See my Gear Guides for more information

    NOTES

    • Driving - We are not expecting to be driving on snow/ice - we will be on/near the main roads - which are well serviced.
    • Happy Campers Preferred (Manual Transmissions only)
    • Camp Easy have Automatic Transmissions  
    • A Valid Drivers License is required (from your country of origin).
    • No strenuous hikes - Most photography locations are near the vehicles.
    • Meals - We will generally eat two meals a day, with snacks in between. We will cook some meals in the vans - and other times we will eat at a local restaurant. 
    • Showers - We will be on the road, but our goal is to camp at a campground every night with services. 

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