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LOFOTEN, NORWAY - LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, 1-8 MARCH 2019

8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS IN LOFOTEN ARCHIPELAGO, NORWAY

UP TO 10 PERSONS

2 TUTORS, PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS

UNLIMITED SPECTACULAR VIEWS TO PHOTOGRAPH


PRICE: £1390 per person

>> CLICK HERE FOR BOOKING <<

The price includes:
- 7 nights accommodation in self catering bungalows in Leknes
- tuition, help, advise and locations guidance by myself and Adrian
- transport from the Harstad/Narvik Airport to Leknes
- transport between various locations in Lofoten area during the entire workshop
- transport back to Harstad/Narvik Airport on 8th March
- we will provide 'welcome pack' with basic food products to be processed/cooked
after arrival and for breakfast next day

Price does not include flights, everyone is booking their flights individually
to arrive to Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes before 6:00 pm on 1st March 2019

The workshop will be lead by myself and my brother Adrian, landscape photographer who lives and works in Norway.

During our workshop we will visit and photograph the most iconic photo spots across western parts of Lofoten archipelago.
We plan two sessions each day - morning and late afternoon/evening + some night sessions when there is forecast for Aurora.

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Apart from the first day after arrival we will start days early to photograph sunrise (around 7:00 am) and morning light until noon
and then have some break for lunch and a bit of rest.
Second session will start around 3:00 pm and finish after sunset around 7:00 pm. In the beginning of March Sun will rise
around 7:00 am and set just after 5:00 pm. We will also do few night sessions in various locations and tutorials about night photography,
especially capturing Aurora, depending on weather and geomagnetic activity.
If/when weather won't let us shoot outdoors we will arrange indoor tutorials going through photos, discussing compositions,
camera settings, post processing techniques etc.

We will check forecasts for geomagnetic / solar activity each day so if there is forecast for Auroras we will go for night shooting
and may change plans to skip sunrise and sleep longer on the following day.
We want everyone to enjoy their time in Lofoten so if anyone doesn't feel like shooting sunrise or sunset at any point or doesn't want
to spend few hours in low temperatures at night shooting Auroras we understand this and they're welcome to stay in bungalow
or just wander around Leknes and join us on the next session.

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As always with landscape photography we will need to work around the weather and may change plans/order of places if necessary
but here's the sample itinerary for our workshop in Lofoten:

1st March
We are all meeting in Harstad-narvik Airport, Evenes before 6:00 pm and drive from there to our accommodation in Leknes where
we should arrive around 10-10:30 pm. It's also possible to fly to Leknes and it will save you the car journey from Harstad-narvik Airport
to Leknes which takes around 3,5 hours. If you fly to Leknes there will be extra stop in Bodø, the journey may take longer and it will cost
more but if it works for you we can meet you in Leknes after 10:30 pm and pick you from the airport there.
We will stay in 2-room bungalows, each room sleeps two persons in single beds, every bungalow has kitchen, fridge, bathroom with shower,
small living/dining room with wi-fi and tv.
On arrival to bungalows we will provide 'welcome pack' with basic food products so you can cook supper and breakfast next morning.
No shooting planned for this night but if anyone has enough energy and there's aurora activity that night they may go outside, we will let
you sleep longer the following morning.

2nd March
We will start a bit later this day allowing everyone to sleep longer after the journey.
Around 11:00 am we will gather everyone and discuss the plan and answer any questions.
We will go for a wander around the area and Leknes town and everyone can do their shopping for the next few days.
After 4:00 pm we will drive to Haukland beach to take photographs in evening light and then capture sunset at the beautiful
Uttakleiv Beach until 7:00 pm. If there is forecast for Auroras after sunset we may wait until 9 or 10 pm, otherwise we will drive back
to our base in Leknes.

3rd March
We will be away from our base for the whole day - driving through western parts of the Lofoten archipelago.
We will start shooting sunrise at Skagsanden beach but our main destination will be iconic village Reine and spectacular views
around Hamnøy area. We will take packed lunches and have dinner in Reine so we can stay there until sunset.
There will be enough 'free' time to wander around the village and find interesting details and compositions.
We will shoot sunset and after 7:00 pm drive back to our base in Leknes. One of our main spots for Aurora shooting is the spectacular
scenery around Reine village so when there's forecast for Aurora at night we may change plans to be able to spend few hours at night in Reine.

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4th March
On our fourth day we will explore and photograph beaches north from Leknes, photographing sunrise at Unstad beach,
popular destination for European surfers. We will also re-visit Uttakleiv beach on our way back to Leknes where we take a break for lunch.
We will spend afternoon/evening session around Ballstad, another beautiful town, south from Leknes. Like previously we may stay longer
after sunset to photograph Aurora, depending on conditions and activity.

5th March
We will start the day shooting sunrise at Storsandnes beach and then visit Myrland beach and little Vikten village.
After coming back to Leknes we will do some shopping, have a bit of free time to organise gear and do a little meeting in afternoon
to view and discuss photographs and ideas for remaining days. Depending on conditions we may also drive somewhere close for sunset
session or do night session if there is Aurora activity.

6th March
We will start at sunrise in Ramberg area, then pay a visit to Sandbotnen beach and drive south to another magical village 'Nusfjord'.
We may come back for lunch break to Leknes or just take packed lunches and stay longer in the area waiting for sunset, all depends
on conditions. This is our last night where we may shoot auroras depending on solar activity.

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7th March
Our last day in Lofoten area. We will drive to Reine to photograph sunrise and spend most of the day around Hamnøy area.
We will eat locally and come back to our base a bit earlier so there's enough time to pack things and get ready for early check-out the next day.

8th March
We will check out early in the morning to arrive to Harstad-Narvik airport around 9:00 am

This is just sample itinerary, we may change some plans according to weather and aurora forecasts but we will try to cover all the
mentioned spots at least once. We are not planning long hikes/climbing the mountains but you need to be reasonably fit and get ready
for being in outdoors in low temperatures. There are several great views/locations within short walk from parking places but we may go
a bit further in few places...

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FLIGHTS
Flights are not included in price, everyone is booking their flights individually to arrive to Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes
before 6:00 pm on 1st March 2019

We all meet in Harstad-narvik Airport, Evenes before 6:00 pm and drive from there to our accommodation in Leknes where we should
arrive around 10-10:30 pm. It's also possible to fly to the small airport in Leknes and it will save you the car journey from Harstad-narvik Airport
to Leknes which takes around 3,5 hours. If you fly from Oslo to Leknes there will be extra stop in Bodø, the journey will take longer and it will
cost more but if it works for you we can meet you in Leknes after 10:30 pm and pick you from the airport then.

TRANSPORT
We are renting two cars - one 7 seater and one 5 seater and provide all transport from and to Harstad-Narvik airport and during the workshop.

ACCOMMODATION
We are renting 2-room bungalows, each room sleeps two people in single beds, each bungalow has bathroom and kitchen,
small dining room, tv and wi-fi There will be 3 bungalows available, each sleeps 4 people including 2 tutors so the total number
of spaces available is 10.
Some photos of the bungalows in Leknes: >> ACCOMMODATION IN LEKNES <<

FOOD
This is self catering accommodation so everyone will buy food locally, you can have lunches in local restaurants or buy products and cook in bungalows.
We will provide 'welcome pack' with basic food products to be processed/cooked for the evening meal after arrival and breakfast next day.

CLOTHING
You should take winter outdoor/windproof/waterproof clothes (jacket, trousers, warm fleece, hat, gloves, warm socks, spare shoes etc)
Warm waterproof hiking boots are must, it can still be pretty cold and windy in the beginning of March.
Winter in northern Norway can be extreme but in Lofoten archipelago it is usually milder. We will explore areas close to the Sea so expected temperatures
should be between +5 to -5 degrees Celsius. We will often shoot around beaches so along with hiking boots it's worth to consider taking warm lined wellies
(rubber boots) that can be very useful.
Please take enough warm layers and windproof outer clothes (jackets and trousers)
as we will often spend few hours in outdoors with just occasional warming-up inside the car,
especially when shooting auroras on a windy and/or cold night.

GEAR
Tripod is essential. 2-3 (or more) batteries as they don't last very long in lower temperatures and on some days we will be away for the whole day.
Camera/phone/tablet battery chargers and European plug adapters.
Few memory cards, tablet or laptop where you can copy shots from cards after each day, phone with charger so we can contact at any time.
Cable release, lens hood, waterproof/rain cover for camera or few plastic bags. Head lamps for shooting after sunset and at night.
It's good to have wider angle lens as well as a bit of zoom lens so if possible take lens that will cover focal range between 16 - 200mm (or greater)
Polarising filter, set of ND graduated filters & solid ND filters are always recommended as they will help you to achieve balanced exposure and vibrant colours.
If you need advise about filters - please send your questions via 'CONTACT' page

ABOUT US (TUTORS)

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My name is Tomasz Szatewicz but I am often simply called 'Tom'.
I am a professional landscape photographer and tutor based in Inverness, Scotland.
I've been doing photography for most of my life and I run photography workshops and tours for 5 years now.
After successfully running around 200 workshops and tours to date I have good experience in working with photographers
of all levels and various requirements, shooting under various conditions and around all types of landscape. I will always
be around to share my experience, give advise and tips about compositions, capturing interesting and atmospheric scenes
and choosing correct settings for the best results. I am not very good at writing about myself but you can find what
my workshops students say about me HERE

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Adrian Szatewicz, my brother who lives and works in Norway.
Just like myself his great passion is photography and he's been doing landscape and nature photography for most of his life.
Being based in Norway Adrian knows the area well, he will be the main location guide during our workshop and
he will share his expertise in shooting Norwegian landscapes, especially night and Aurora shooting.
You can read more and find Adrian's work on his WEBSITE

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Booking & Payment
A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to confirm booking.
When the total price £1390 is paid at once, £200 from the total price makes the non-refundable deposit.

By making the payment customer confirms that he/she read, fully understood and agreed to the terms and conditions.
The final payment is due before the end of January 2019.
If the final payment is not received in full, booking will be treated as cancelled and deposit will not be refunded.
Bank transaction charges, PayPal fee and/or amount differences from currency exchange rates must be paid by customer prior to workshop/tour.

Cancellations
Cancellations are accepted until the end of January 2019.
In this case Land of Light Photography will refund £1190 (the total amount less £200 deposit).
Cancellations requested after 31st January 2019 will not be refunded.
It is recommended to arrange your own appropriate travel and loss/injury insurance when booking the workshop.

Liability
Land of Light Photography / Tomasz Szatewicz aims to provide safe, informative and enjoyable experience during photography workshops and tours.
Land of Light Photography / Tomasz Szatewicz is covered by public liability insurance and has outdoor emergency first aid certificate.
Land of Light Photography / Tomasz Szatewicz is not responsible for any personal injuries, loss and/or damage to property arising from incidents occurring
at the workshop venue. It is the responsibility of the delegate to arrange appropriate insurance against the risk of loss, damage and/or injury.
Land of Light Photography / Tomasz Szatewicz is not responsible for the weather and cancellations/refunds will not be accepted due to 'bad weather'.
If the workshop is cancelled by Land of Light Photography / Tomasz Szatewicz due to serious change of circumstances - a different date will be offered or full refund provided.

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