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Day 1 - 20th November 2017 - Pick up at Faroe airport
The workshop will start officially at 9:00 hours in the morning with meeting point to be announced, so that we will spend the whole day photographing already! This means participants are expected therefore to spend the night before in Torshavn, arriving anytime on the day before. We will assist participants to find an hotel and arrange the transport if they want.
Days 2 to 6
During 5 full days we will explore and photograph the most interesting and photogenic areas of the different islands of Faroe.
During this period, dawn breaks at 8 am and dusk sets in at around 4 pm, giving us plenty of hours of warm light due to the sun which stays low above the horizon for the whole day. It will also provide decent waking hours for sunrise photography and also the possibility of photographing night scenes of auroras without having to stay up too long.
Our daily schedule will vary depending on the locations we will visit but a typical day will combine photographic sessions at different places, image reviews on the computer, post-processing sessions and some time to rest and relax. We will likely leave in the morning after an early breakfast and return after dark, taking a packed lunch with us in order to make the most of the whole day.
Day 7 - 26th November 2017 - End of Photo-Immersion trip
We will have breakfast together and depending on the flight schedules have a morning photographic session, after which the phototrip will officially end. We will drive back all participants to the airport.
Included and excluded
- Tour organised and led by Rafael Rojas and Anca Minican
- "In the field" photography advice, daily briefings, commentary sessions / image reviews, Photoshop - Lightroom tutorials
- Special workshop session on night photography and black and white photography
- Special workshop session on post-processing (Lightroom - Photoshop)
- Special workshop session on basic use of DSRL (for beginners)
- Single accommodation in hotel ideally placed by the sea
- All meals
- Transport during the whole stay
- Transfers from and to the airport of Faroe
- Unforgettable experiences and a lot of fun!
- Photographic equipment
- International and domestic flights
- Any meals other than those stated in detailed itinerary
- Personal expenses: telephone, gifts,...
- All beverages
- Medical and Accident Insurance valid for Faroe (compulsory for all participants)
- Cancellation insurance (strongly recommended)
All photographic levels, from beginners to advanced photographers are welcome. A certain familiarity with your camera will be very beneficial in order to get the most from this photographic trip.
Easy. Most walks will be very short as we will be photographing close to the car. Temperatures are not very cold (around 6°), and any person in average physical shape with good clothing and equipment such as that we recommend should not have any problems at all. Please contact us if you have any doubts about the difficulty level of this trip.
3,700 CHF (Swiss Francs) VAT incl.
Single Occupancy Supplement
Single occupancy accommodation is included on this photo trip for all participants in the best hotel of the whole islands (4 stars hotel)
Deposit of 1,500 CHF to secure your place at the time of booking.
Full payment of the photo-trip due 120 days (4 months) prior to the departure date.
Should you need to cancel this Photo Trip, the following fees apply:
- 90 days or more before the departure date:Your deposit fee
- 89 to 61 days before the departure date:50% cancellation fee
- 60 days or less before the departure date:100% cancellation fee
It is strongly recommended to acquire travel cancellation insurance. If you need any help, please contact us and we will be very glad to assist you.
Number of People
Very small group limited from 4 (minimum) to 6 (maximum). This number includes photographers and non-photographing partners / spouses.
Logistics and Transportation
Transportation will be in a van seating 9 people. Accommodation will be in the best hotel of the island (4 stars). Breakfasts will be served at the hotel. Packed lunches will be taken with us for flexibility and really good dinners will be waiting for us at the hotel restaurant.
Non photographing spouses / partners
Non-photographing spouses and partners are welcome on this trip. Even though the dinner conversations will certainly revolve around photography, all locations visited will allow non-photographing partners and spouses to discover and fully enjoy the beauty of the Faroe islands. They can also stay at our lovely appartments by the sea during our early morning or evening photographic forays, taking full advantageof the facilities and the beauty of the area. Same rates apply.
The official language for this photographic trip will be English. However, bear in mind that personal explanations to each participant can be done also in French or Spanish, as we are bilingual in these other languages.
A certain international composition of the group should be expected, with all the fun and wonderful implications that brings!
1) That you have pre-arranged your entry visa if required
2) That your passport is valid to visit the Faroe islands (Denmark) and does not expire in a critical date
No vaccinations are mandatory.
It is a condition of booking that you disclose any medical conditions you might have including allergies or special nutritional requirements. This is essential as it may affect both your own and other people’s enjoyment of the trip and will allow us to understand the implications in relation to the particular trip.
Please bear in mind the volume limitation for your photo-bag!
Even though we will be 8 people travelling in a van seating 9, we should be able to accommodate all the bags in the van that we normally take for our photographic sessions.
All participants must be in possession of Health and Accident Insurance (with repatriation cover).
Additionally, we strongly advise you to conclude a Cancellation Insurance. If you need any help with this, let us know and we will suggest some leading companies with which we normally work.
Informations about the Weather:
The weather is dynamic and changeable in winter, and light displays a very special quality. Fronts come and go, rolling in from the Atlantic and providing dramatic and variable conditions of weather, mood and light. Snow, sun, broken clouds, storms and clear night skies can all occur over just a few days, changing the mood of the landscape at every minute, never providing exactly the same conditions again.
The Faroe Islands, nestled in the middle of the Atlantic, are exposed to the elements and this is why strong winds are likely to occur. In November, we may experience snow at the higher altitudes and possibly at the valley and sea levels too. During these months, the contrast between the snowy peaks and the dark bottoms of the fjords is striking and highly photogenic.
The favourable location of the Faroe Islands next to the Gulf Stream keeps the climate milder than expected. The Faroe Islands have a relatively balmy average high of 10°C (30°F) even in the coldest winter months. This is why temperatures should not be too cold, with an average of around 6°C during the day. The sun is very low during the whole day, casting a beautiful light over the landscape. The duration of the day is quite good too, with around 8 hours of sunlight. During the night, another show might unveil as the northern lights illuminate the skies of the Faroe Islands at times.
One important aspect is the preparation. It is really true that bad weather means good weather for photography. However, nobody can appreciate the atmosphere, mystery and drama of the north, let alone engage in creative photography, when cold, wet or ill prepared. This is why it is very important that you bring a good layered system of clothing which will keep you warm and dry. We strongly advise you to bring thermal underwear in merino wool (shirt and leggings), a second and third layer of fleece and down (upper and lower clothing) and an outer garment that is totally impervious consisting of jacket and trousers which allow for breathing but which will keep you dry inside. Hats, gloves and balaclava and some good socks will be important too. There is no such thing as bad weather, but inappropriate gear and badly prepared trips!