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with Peter Lorber & Courtenay Gilbert

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Iceland is a stunningly beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes, and what photographer doesn’t love strange desolate landscapes.

 

From a geological standpoint, Iceland is a very young country, still in the midst of its own creation. Shaped by the forces of nature, the, barren landscapes demonstrate the creativity powers of the four basic elements—earth, air, fire, and water—in a dramatic way. Active volcanoes, bright green valleys, glacier-cut fjords, black sand beaches, and roaring rivers are the most distinctive features of the Icelandic landscape. And although they are very accessible, they still remain virtually untouched by human civilization. In a fast-paced world of sprawling development, Iceland's pure nature and empty expanses stand out as a luxury.

These sights are paired with the expertise of on-hand professional photographers Peter Lorber and Courtenay Gilbert as they teach you how to get the most from your gear and show you some new techniques to capture the unique beauty of Iceland. In addition a local guide with vast experience in landscape photography of Iceland, will make sure you get to the best locations at the best possible light.

There is no telling what you may discover during our Iceland workshop, but with unparalleled guidance, a group of likeminded people, and a location without limits, the doors are wide open for a world of possibilities. 

 

And as in all of our workshops we enjoy great restaurants, stay in upscale accommodations, and share lots of laughter while surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This makes our workshops perfect not only for you the photographer, but also for your non-photographer travel partner looking for an amazing vacation!

Who and What

Our photography workshops are for discriminating photography enthusiasts of all skill levels.

 

We provide the perfect environment for you to combine your love of travel and passion for photography while surrounded by like minded people in a fun, relaxed and creative atmosphere.

 

This workshop is led by Peter Lorber, a master panoramic photographer, and Courtenay Gilbert, a professional photographer, post production specialist. They will work with you to expand and improve your photography skills.

You will have the opportunity to shoot with the Hasselblad H6D-100C, one hundred megapixels of unmatched image quality with the finest details and a 15 stop dynamic range, the Hasselblad  X1D, the world's first compact mirrorless medium format digital camera, a variety of Hasselblad lenses and accessories. Both Peter and Courtenay are Hasselblad trained professionals and have been training top photographers for over ten years.  

 

They will also show you how to create technically perfect and artistically stunning panoramic images using various panoramic VR drives from manual heads to the top of the line Seitz Roundshot motorized VR drive.

 

You will learn how to stitch your panoramas using professional stitching programs such as PTgui and, finally, how to optimize your images in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

 

Hasselblad, Nikon, Canon and other brand shooters will benefit from Peter and Courtenay’s over one hundred years of combined photography experience. They will share tips, techniques and camera set-ups learned over time.

 

Our small group sizes allow us to customize our workshops to your individual needs. We make sure you get the personal attention you need to get the most out of your time with us.

 

In addition to guided photo shoots, we will also spend time working on the amazing images you will capture during the workshop. We will go over organizing your images, learning proper stitching techniques and answer any Photoshop and Lightroom questions you may have.

 

This workshop is designed for the advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced photography enthusiast interested in taking great photos in beautiful locations and having an amazing photography workshop vacation!

Itinerary

This is not a workshop where you spend most of your daylight shooting hours sitting in a classroom. We get you up and out to make the most of each and every day to capture as many great photo opportunities as possible.

 

Day 1, Saturday, May 12 - ARRIVAL IN REYKJAVIK

Arrive in Iceland, transport to your hotel in Reykjavik. Group dinner and meeting. We will briefly go over the itinerary and prepare for our adventure in Iceland. (Overnight in Reykjavik)

Day 2, Sunday, May 13 - SOUTH COAST, WATERFALLS, SEASCAPES

We depart early from our hotel in Reykjavik and start our tour by traveling down to the south coast and Vik area beginning at Þingvellir national park. We'll photograph famous seascapes such as Reynisdrangar and Dyrhólaey and few of the majestic waterfalls on the southern coast such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. (Overnight in Vik area)

Day 3, Monday, May 14 - SKAFTAFELL, SOUTH-EAST ICELAND

We start the day shooting some of the unique landscapes in the Vik area and then head east. We will drive past the smallest grass-roofed church in Iceland at Núpsstaður. Next we travel to Skaftafell National Park, where we will photograph glaciers, and Hvannadalshnjúkur (the highest mountain in Iceland). The iceberg-filled glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón is another classic postcard scene, and we’ll have a unique Icelandic farm-stay experience for the next two nights. (Overnight in south-east, 2 nights)

Day 4, Tuesday, May 15 - JÖKULSÁRLÓN, ICE BEACH, VATNAJÖKULL

​More glacier lagoons as we will visit the off the beaten track Heinabergslón before heading further east to photograph the jagged peaks of Vestrahorn. We will have another go at Jökulsárlón in the evening in case we where not lucky with conditions the day before.

Day 5, Wednesday, May 16 - TRAVEL FROM SOUTH EAST TO VIK 

​We’ll pass through Skaftafell on our way to south-east and on the way back. There we will shoot some of the great landscapes, at least for one sunset. All of the Skaftafell area is surrounded by spectacular landscapes such as glaciers, the highest mountains in Iceland and waterfalls such as Svartifoss (Black Falls) to name a few of the best locations. (Overnight in Vik area)

Day 6 - 7, Thursday - Friday, May 17 - 18,  TRAVEL FROM VIK TO SNÆFELLSNES.

​From the south coast of Iceland we travel up to the Snæfellsnes peninsula, a unique compact but diverse landscape where we will say for two days and two nights. As always we will lodge very close to the shooting locations to maximize photography in the best light. Mountain Kirkjufell is perhaps the most picturesque mountain in Iceland, with a unique composition of a flowing river and waterfall in foreground. Snæfellsnes has all the landscape options that photographers can dream of, such as a glacier, rock formations, seascapes, mountains and waterfalls. (Overnight in Snæfellsnes, 2 nights)

 

Day 8, Saturday, May 19 - SNÆFELLSNES  BACK TO REYKJAVIK

After our breakfast and sunrise in Snæfellsnes, we travel back to Reykjavik. We will stop at some shooting locations on our way, Icelandic horses, mountains, etc., and then have our last dinner of the tour together in Reykjavik.

Day 9, Sunday, May 20 - TRANSFER TO KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Check out of hotel, transfer to KEF airport.

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​Please be advised this itinerary may become flexible due to the unpredictable Icelandic weather.

 

Click here to register or contact Addie Lorber for more information:

addielorber@gmail.com, Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911​​​​

Location

Iceland

Lodging

We will be lodging in: Reykjavik, Vik, Snæfellsnes and an Icelandic farm-stay experience in the south-east

All hotel reservations will be made for you

Getting to Keflavik International Airport, Iceland

A number of international airlines maintain regular scheduled flights to Keflavík International Airport , Iceland from both Europe and North-America.

Transportation

​Included

  • Transportation from Keflavik International airport to Reykjavik

  • Transportation to Keflavik International airport from Reykjavik

  • All transportation during workshop in spacious 4×4 vehicles.

Not included

  • Transportation (Airfare) to Iceland

Weather

The Average highs / lows for Iceland this time of year are 50º / 35º Fahrenheit.

Slight chance of rain and wind.

What To Bring

  • Camera gear 

  • Laptop with good processing capability 

  • Memory Cards, at least 6, no smaller than 16GB - plan on shooting at least 16GB per day

  • External hard drive for backup copies (optional, but highly recommended)

  • Card reader

  • Tripod, good quality

  • Cable release

  • Camera manual

  • Neutral density and Polarizing filters

  • A wearable backpack photo case for daily shooting

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Four weeks prior to the start of the workshop we will send out a more detailed "What to Bring" list 

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Iceland

May 12-20, 2018

Dates

May 12-20, 2018

Location

Iceland - Southern Iceland - Reykjavik, Vik, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon, Ice Beach, Vatnajokull, Snaefellsnes and more!

Workshop Cost

$7950.00 (USD) - Per Person

All Inclusive (except travel to and from Iceland)

Activity Level

Moderately easy

Participants

8 Photographers Maximum

Included​
  • All Transportation once you arrive in Iceland

  • Lodging at fine hotels

  • All meals - breakfast, hot lunch, three course dinners

  • Local guide

  • Seven full days of guided photo shoots and expert instruction

  • Post shooting image editing and instruction

  • Demonstration and use with instructor of the Seitz Roundshot VR Motorized Drive

  • Opportunity to shoot with the Hasselblad H6D-100C and Hasselblad X1D medium-format digital cameras and lenses

  • Instruction and use of NovoFlex VR - System II Manual Drive

  • Adobe Lightroom Instruction

  • Adobe Photoshop Instruction

  • Hasselblad Phocus Instruction

  • A print of your best workshop image up to 24 inches by 96 inches!

Not Included
  • Airfare to and from Iceland

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Travel insurance

Registration

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or contact Addie Lorber, 561-361-0031

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Instructors

Peter Lorber and Courtenay Gilbert

Addie and Peter Lorber

Skarphedinn Thrainsson (Skarpi)

Registration and/or More Information

Contact - Addie Lorber 

E-mail - addielorber@gmail.com

Phone - 561-361-0031, Toll Free - 877-692-0911

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Email: info@peterlorber.com

 

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