Photo Tour • Lofoten Islands, Norway
Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. The Lofoten Islands are draped across the turbulent waters of the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This rare wilderness outpost offers a breathtaking landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords and a multi complex set of islands, many of them connected via bridge or causeway. If you are seeking an unforgettable photographic experience, Lofoten will definitely not let you down.
Between the mainland and the Lofoten lies the open Vestfjord. The archipelago is known for its exceptional natural beauty, the picturesque fishing settlements, the Rorbu (fishermen's cottages) and the stockfish. Due to the Gulf Stream the climate is mild, despite the latitude north of the Arctic Circle. Between May 25 and July 17 you can experience the Midnight Sun, and from early May the nights are bright.
The tourist season begins in summer – typically June till August – with a major number of visitors. Yet, it is the other seasons that offer the most in terms of experience. Only then you can truly see the beauty of this wild and exotic corner of the Earth. We chose the month of May because the sun hardly goes below the horizon at this time of year. This guarantees plenty of twilight photography and, if we are lucky to experience colourful skies, the colour stays there for hours.
This photo workshop does not offer post processing tuition, please see here for further details.
Pricing & Discount Codes £ € $
The cost for this workshop is £2295 per person. You can convert our prices to your local currency by using our currency converter on the sidebar.
You can request your discount code and save up to £300 from the sidebar. We will send you the discount code as soon as we can. Then:
a. Deposit payment; as soon as the deposit has been paid, the discount will be automatically added to your outstanding balance, which will be requested 10 weeks before the workshop date.
b. Full price payment; if you are paying the full price because you are booking a workshop near its due date, your discount price will be deducted immediately from the total price.
The workshop starts on Sunday 14 May 2017 and ends on Sunday 21 May 2017.
Group Size ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺
The group size for this tour is limited to seven people per tutor. Due to its small size group, this photo tour is designed with inspiration in mind, allowing plenty of time for individual attention by the tutors, making sure you photograph the area under the best light and the best time of day.
All transport during this adventure is included in the price. Collection and drop-off at Leknes airport is also included in the price but only for designated arrival and departure times (details in due time). Flights are not included in the price.
Please make sure you know how to use your camera or at least the basic functions – make sure you bring the camera's manual along with you. Focal length of wide angle to 300mm will be adequate.
A sturdy tripod is strongly recommended. If you need advice on purchasing a tripod, we recommend the Manfrotto 055 or similar. If you own a low budget light aluminium tripod such as Jessops and you are wondering if it is good enough, no, it is not. It will not allow you to trust your gear on it and it will not allow us to help you with tuition.
ND Grad filters
Neutral Density Graduated filters are highly recommended for balancing exposure difference between land and sky. We recommend a 1.5 stop hard and a 3 stop soft (if you are just starting with filters). Full instruction can be given during the workshop to help you with the correct use of filters.
To get the very best out of your images and the locations, we suggest that you bring a good Neutral Density filter with you such as the Lee Little Stopper or Big Stopper for long exposures.
Shutter release cable
You will need one for longer than 30 seconds exposures.
Warm and weatherproof clothing and neoprene wellies (if possible) is a must as the weather can be quite cold this time of year, especially during twilight times that we will be photographing. Temperatures can range from -2 to +13. ☀ ☁ ❄.
We also encourage you to bring some digital files of your previous work as there might be opportunities to discuss your portfolio and supply you with beneficial feedback.
Although all 'Inspiring Photography Workshops' clients are covered by our public liability insurance, we recommend that you take your own travel insurance also.
Dimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.
Some of his work has been reproduced in the Daily Record newspaper and he has also had work published in a number of photography magazines and books.
In 2011 Dimitri founded Landscape Photography Magazine. He is the editor and currently writing articles every month for the publication.
Best Western Lofoten
Best Western Lofoten Hotel is located in Leknes town centre in the Lofoten Archipelago. It offers free parking, an in-house restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi access.
A work desk and a private bathroom with shower feature in all rooms. Á la carte dishes are served during summer at Restaurant Bevares. An evening buffet is available the rest of the year. Buffet breakfast is served each morning.
The hotel is only 5 minutes' drive from Leknes Airport.