Location: Lofoten Islands Norway
Duration: 5 nights / 6 days
Group Size: Max 8
Level of fitness required: Easy
Our Northern Lights photography workshop in The Lofoten Islands archipelago offers you breathtaking and unforgettable scenery above the Arctic Circle, this group of small islands rise majestically from the sea with alpine mountain peaks soaring to over 1000 meters. The mountains, sweeping fjords, white sandy beaches and tiny fishing settlements make the Lofoten Islands a photographers dream.
During this photography workshop we will concentrate on the Aurora Borealis or as its most commonly known the Northern Lights. 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.
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.
On this Northern Lights Special in Lofoten, Norway you will receive a masterclass in Northern Lights Aurora photography techniques from our professional photographer Nick Jenkins.
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.
Do not miss out on the best light show in years !
The landscape workshops with Tatra Photography are sponsored by Lee Filters and Robert White Camera Suppliers.
Lee Filters have kindly donated a landscape filter set including various grads, ND filters and the BIG 10 Stopper, Lee have also provided a range of holders and rings, all of which will be available to use to participants on the workshops and will be demonstrated by the Tatra photography award winning tutors.
Any customers wanting to purchase their products can then buy from Robert White cameras or direct from Lee filters.
We provide breakfast and evening meals with single room accommodation for this workshop and no single supplement.
The Lofoten Hotel is located in the world’s most famous fishing village Henningsvær. Our Hotel is situated in the quint village only a few minutes walk from the pier with outstanding views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel consists of a lovely mixture of old and new style with spacious rooms all en-suite with wi-fi.
The restaurant pier at Skata with views of the sea and nature will be our resting place in the evening to enjoy the various fish dishes with the freshest ingredients from Lofoten fishery.
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