International Workshops

Discover some of the best photography locations worldwide with this amazing selection of international workshops led by award-winning, location-based photo guides.

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International Workshops

Discover some of the best photography locations worldwide with this amazing selection of international workshops led by award-winning, location-based photo guides.
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11days
Available:
Jul. - Dec.
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Greenland Midnight Sun Photo Workshop | Sailing on Schooner 'Maria'

Join the adventure of a lifetime as we sail the seas of Greenland beneath the Midnight Sun in summer. This 7-day sailing photo tour on the west coast of Greenland will have you immersed in the pristine Arctic nature as you explore small Inuit settlements along the coast, come face-to-face with extraordinary wildlife and marvel at the majestic icebergs that float serenely in the waters of Disko Bay.For the duration of the tour, we will sail aboard our privately-chartered schooner, 'Maria', around the village of Ilulissat – the capital of Disko Bay. It is the perfect place to be situated, being located right next to the spectacular icefjord. We will moor at Ilulissat village several times during our stay to explore museums, sample the local cuisine and delve into nature on a number of fascinating hikes. Other Greenlandic settlements that we will visit during our journey include Qasigiannguit, Aasiaat and Oqaatsut, spread along the coast.The enchanting surroundings of Disko Bay make it a natural habitat for an abundance of living creatures. There will be amazing opportunities for wildlife photography as we keep our eyes open for Arctic foxes, musk oxen and humpback whales. Disko Bay is also an important breeding site for marine birds such as fulmars and terns, and is home to the last remaining thick-billed murre colony in the area.The majority of our sailing will be conducted late in the evenings and throughout the night, when we will cruise beneath the ethereal light of the Midnight Sun. At this time of year, the sun never really sets, casting the sky in dramatic hues of pink, icy blue, purple, blazing red and orange as it barely skims across the horizon. We will sail amongst the fascinating icebergs of the icefjord that have calved from the nearby Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, capturing their many different shapes and sizes. The captain of the Maria is very experienced and will work closely with us to scout for the best locations in Disko Bay from which we can capture the many incredible sights. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions in this area, our itinerary will be flexible and our guides will aim to have you in all the right spots to take advantage of the fantastic light.Unleash your creativity and join us on this spectacular 7 day sailing photography tour of Greenland! An Arctic adventure beneath the Midnight Sun awaits.

Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Dec.
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Duration:
9days
Available:
Dec. - Dec.
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Duration:
7days
Available:
Jan. - Dec.
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Antarctica Photography Expedition 2021 with Daniel Kordan

Iceland Photo Tours is pleased to join forces with Aurora Expeditions and to invite you on board the Greg Mortimer, a stellar new polar class 6 vessel that is built to withstand the harsh climate of the Antarctic seas. Together with Aurora Expeditions, we are offering a joint fly/sail photography expedition that will excite anyone looking for a truly mesmerising voyage of a lifetime.This photography workshop to Antarctica is guided by 4 professional award-winning photographers, who will offer a scope of instruction, classes, critique sessions, workshops and in-field guidance to enable you to expand upon your photography portfolio. Throughout this expedition to Antarctica, your dedicated photography guides will ensure that you are immersed in a wealth of knowledge that you'll always remember.This photography workshop to Antarctica features a one of a kind FLY/SAIL experience, which is designed to maximise your time photographing the wonderful surrounds of your destination. You will sail through the tumultuous waters of the Drake section just once, to make the crossing from Ushuaia to Antarctica over the course of two days. For the return trip, you will board an aircraft to Punta Arenas. The Greg Mortimer guarantees a comfortable journey as you sail across the Antarctic seas. Holding just 100 travelers, the atmosphere is sure to be friendly. Our tour will have 44 spots reserved aboard the Greg Mortimer, held out of the total 100.For the duration of our tour, there will be a mindblowing 15 zodiacs onboard for making shore landings, whereby you may explore Antarctica intimately by foot. You will also find an art room on Deck 7, designed with photographers in mind. It features 3 terminals for post processing. In addition, you’ll be able to print out your photos if you wish. When we are not out shooting the surrounds, our group will be utilising this room as a workspace.

Duration:
11days
Available:
Jan. - Dec.
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Duration:
6days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Oct. - Dec.
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Golden Myanmar | 12 Day Travel Photography Workshop

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a magical land of traditions, stoic sagacity and the most charming people of more than 100 different ethnic origins. Thousands of exquisite sacred stupas and temples decorate the mysterious landscape of rivers and forest filled round plains.Myanmar truly is a treasure chest for passionate travel photographers who dream of displaying ancient history merging with pure and enticing natural wonders and beauty of the land. We also witness the treasured culture and traditions amongst the friendliest of nations. With warm smiles, wide open arms and doors to their humble homes, the guileless people of Myanmar show us hospitality at its best without the slightest hint of preference for material wealth. Everywhere you go, you are genuinely welcomed by a friendly hand and interesting conversations, with offers of food and drink from the first instant.It is worth mentioning that we travel in entirely safe environments, far away from any turbulent situation mentioned in world news.The team of local Moe and international Oli H.We are privileged to enjoy the company and guidance of the brilliant and experienced guides, Oli H., a passionate, professional travel photographer and the co-owner of Iceland En Route and the local guide in Myanmar, Moe. With all the right connections in Myanmar, Moe effectively works both as a general tour guide as well as a photography tour expert, already fulfilling the dreams of guests from all over the world capturing over 200 award winning images at various competitions.Born in Yangon, Moe spent his early years in central Myanmar where he first discovered his wanderlust at the age of five, when he ventured out all alone on a train heading to Mandalay. He found himself lost at Mandalay Railway station where he was rescued by a stranger and returned home. His grandfather worked for Burma Railways and Moe thus enjoyed numerous trips with him all over Myanmar. Already appreciating photography, he met with a US photography journalist in 2007 and Moe’s passion for photography grew fast as he became one of the early pioneers to operate and lead photography tours in Myanmar. Since university, Moe studied tourism and is now a licensed tour guide with extraordinary knowledge and understanding of Myanmar´s history, politics, archaeology, traditions and culture.Oli H., our tour producer and facilitator at Enroute, is a designer and professional photographer from Iceland with tireless passion for the art form. His successful career as a photographer traces back to his early teenage years, hovering around his mother’s work in one of the most popular studios in Reykjavík. Oli H is a brilliant mentor with years of teaching experience in both computer skills and photo editing as a background and although he has already made a treasure chest of invaluable images from Iceland, he now thoroughly enjoys his tours around the world, discovering new and unexplored paths. Oli H tirelessly seeks to find new perspectives and on his adventures to do so, finds great joy in introducing and sharing his findings with new people.With this great duo of guides, you will be in the greatest hands to enjoy a life changing and successful photography tour in Myanmar.A developing opportunity to be seizedNow is the time to capture this well kept secret as only a few years ago, Myanmar was completely frozen in time and untouched by westernised development. Precious traditions and unique customs have thus been cherished until now however with increased exposure to the western world, one can already sense a slight modernisation and change in the bigger cities. We offer you the life changing chance to witness, feel and capture this immeasurable culture and society bound to change and develop quickly – an opportunity otherwise missed forever.A shared experienceMyanmar photography tour is without a shadow of a doubt one of our very favoured and impressive tours, perfect for a shared experience so do bring your partner along, your friend or your sibling. Photography aside, they too will surely enjoy an amazing time in Myanmar. Sharing this extraordinary experience of cultural gems, ancient traditions, authentic food and enticing nature, will only enliven everyone with a bundle of lifetime memories.

Duration:
12days
Available:
Nov. - Dec.
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Greenland Photo Tour | Glaciers & Fjords of Scoresby Sound

Join us on this 10 day adventurous photo expedition to the rugged land of Scoresby Sound in east Greenland where we will be photographing majestic other worldly sceneries you have probably never witnessed before.To take a trip through the icy wilderness of Scoresby Sound is to go back to a time when things were simpler, when our collective will was worth little in the face of nature’s supreme power. There are few places left in the world where landscapes, weather and the seasons combine to leave you feeling both small and in awe, but the eastern coast of Greenland is certainly one of those remaining wonders. This photography tour is an adventure through the rugged waterways of Scoresby Sound, a network of stunning fjords that will take your breath away.We will spend ten spectacular days sailing through pristine arctic landscapes, gazing up at imposing basalt cliffs, capturing icebergs as they make a break for the open ocean, and delighting in the rare wildlife that calls Greenland home. The tour will be led by local guides and an expert photographer, and will include regular workshops and talks on landscape photography to help you capture the many magnificent sights that we will come across.Despite what its name might suggest, more than 75% of Greenland is actually covered in ice. This, combined with the fact that it’s the least densely populated country in the world, means that the untouched landscapes here are perfect for a photography tour. During the summer when this trip will take place, we will travel under the light of the midnight sun, and shoot in the near-constant glow that comes from being this far north at this time of year.Rare arctic plants, serene icebergs, towering cliffs and spectacular glacier formations are just the tip of the iceberg; we are also likely to witness whales in their natural habitat and countless species of birds.The bulk of our traveling will take place on board our ship the Donna Wood. It’s a fitting way to explore this part of the world, and we will sail along in silence without disturbing areas that have stood quietly for thousands of years. While the deck of the ship will offer incredible views throughout the tour, we will be using zodiac boats to take trips onto shore and extend our exploration of the many glaciers and icebergs. Highlights of the TourSpectacular Arctic landscapesScoresby Sound is one of the world’s largest fjord networks. It covers an area of more than 38,000 km² of east Greenland, and branches out into more waterways than you could count.Size is all well and good, but Scoresby Sound offers so much more than just a huge area of wilderness to explore. Photographers, whether you’re into scenery and landscapes or wildlife, will find no shortage of subjects for incredible photo shoots. Much of this adventure will focus on landscapes: Tranquil icebergs of all shapes and sizes are dotted along the waterways, enormous glaciers will tower over our ship, granite mountains dominate the horizon all around. But Greenland also has a heart beneath its bold natural sights. We’ll take the time to explore villages and settlements home to friendly locals who hold a burning passion to preserve their incredible environment, and there’ll be no shortage of curious wildlife to capture with our cameras.Scoresby Sound - HistoryDespite being the largest fjord network in the world, Scoresby Sound managed to remain hidden from the wider world until relatively recently. The main body of the fjord was first mapped in 1822 by English explorer William Scoresby, although people of the Thule culture populated the area many years before. Only since the mid-80s has the area been easily accessible to international travellers, and these days the settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit is home to less than 500 friendly Greenland natives.IttoqqortoormiitThe settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit was founded in 1925 with people coming from all over Greenland. In part, it was funded by Denmark, who wanted to increase its territory on the world’s largest island. The town has become a hub for hunters and tourists, as well as a base for people looking to explore Scoresby Sound.Any place as remote as this is going to have something different about it. The Ittoqqortoormiit locals are a friendly, hardy bunch, and sometimes just living here can be an adventure. The settlement’s closest neighbour is the world’s largest national park, and the arctic landscape all around is an untouched wilderness full of birds, polar bears, musk oxen, reindeer, walrus and 18,000 km of desolate coastline.Flora & Fauna of Scoresby SoundDuring this photography adventure in Scoresby Sound, we’ll come across a plethora of arctic animals, birds and plants. Each has its unique charms, and some are easier to find than others, but we can expect to photograph many species of sea bird, seals, walruses and even Bowhead whales. The plant life can also be spectacular in this part of the world. Fertile, unspoilt land, areas of open water that don’t freeze all year round, and towering mountains that provide shelter from the freezing winds all contribute to a thriving ecosystem. During our trip we’ll take plenty of time to leave the boat and explore the shorelines, where, with any luck, the group will come across musk oxen, arctic foxes, lemmings and many other animals native to Greenland.
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Duration:
10days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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One Week Photography Tour in Russia | Lake Baikal & Olkhon Island

Lake Baikal is one of the main wonders in Russia. It is especially beautiful in winter. Where else can you see a huge lake not covered with snow? When you step on the ice you feel like in outer space, there is a meter of clear ice and a kilometer of the purest water under your feet. We make this tour with maximum comfort and safety precaution as possible: most experienced drivers, rescue service at hand and best possible brand-new hotel of Baikal lake.Photographers adore the Baikal. You can see ice texture, Olhon rocks and a great number of ice grottoes and caves on your way. It is comfortable to travel around the Baikal today –there are comfortable modern lodges with room facilities and cafes in Olhon. You may travel on a specially marked by EMERCOM ice track.2,000 km of coastline means there will be plenty of spots on this epic photo tour from which you can peer out over the icy expanse. The parts of the ice that aren’t bewitchingly clear are covered with a delicate blanket of snow, so as we step out onto the lake we will wander across a winter landscape that offer textures and colour like nothing you will have witnessed before. It also happens to be the world’s deepest lake, and we will step forward in the knowledge that over 1.5km of water sits underneath the frozen surface.It’s not hard to understand why photographers adore the mighty Baikal in winter. This is the textbook prototype of a picture-perfect landscape; a powerful reminder that sometimes all we can do is look on and admire as nature takes its course.This tour will take place in January, around the time of year when the ice has had time to reach peak thickness and clarity, and the snow has begun to cover the lake beneath. Aside from Baikal we will see the island of Olkhon and its famous rocks, along with ice grottos and caves perfect for photography.Travel around Lake Baikal is relatively despite its vastness and remoteness. There are a number of modern lodges with room facilities and cafes on the island of Olkhon.

Duration:
7days
Available:
Jan. - Dec.
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Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula | 15 Day Photo Tour

The vast wilderness of Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula is perhaps one of the great unknowns for even experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Understandably, too; as well as being pretty remote (it’s a 4,000 mile, 10 hour flight from Moscow) little more than a decade ago it was a military zone almost completely closed to outsiders. Considering it’s about as big as Austria, Germany and Switzerland rolled into one, this photography tour will make you wonder how the Russians managed to keep Kamchatka a secret for so long.Luckily for you, the curtain of the cold war has lifted to reveal one of planet the world’s most vast and spectacular natural destinations. On this photography tour you and your camera will be exposed to incredible wildlife, from roaming bears to reindeer, wolves and rare birds. The water isn’t bad too: rivers are packed with fish and the open ocean is home to marine mammals aplenty.But for all the wildlife, Kamchatka’s biggest draw is without doubt the landscape. Sure, plenty of countries have volcanoes, but on this peninsula you’ll find about 300, along with thermal springs, geysers, thousands of lakes, and more scenic rivers than you can count.Our aim is to take you deep into Kamchatka’s great wilderness, on a journey into uncharted territory alongside expert photography guides. Where better to improve your photography skills than in a land with every subject you could dream of?So here’s the plan. Over the course of two unforgettable weeks, we will visit as many of Kamchatka’s photogenic sights as possible with our specially modified 6WD off-road vehicle. Expect shoots of imposing volcanoes, optional hiking trails through lava fields, and the opportunity to get up close to the local brown bears. We will also enjoy a day onboard a luxury boat, photographing the shores of Kamchatka and the magnificent ocean wildlife, with whales, seals, and a number of rare sea birds.All of this will be in the company of a team of skilled professionals, including a driver, a local guide, a chef and a ranger. Not to mention an English-speaking photography expert, who will hold daily workshops and discussions to ensure you make the most of your time here.

Duration:
15days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
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Duration:
7days
Available:
Jan. - Feb.
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11 Day Mongolia Photography Tour

Mongolia is truly one of the world’s last hidden gems: pristine, undiscovered and brimming with a unique culture that has spanned over thousands of years. It is a place where you can experience far-reaching landscapes from dramatic mountains to canyons, deserts and crystal clear rivers and lakes; where the warm hospitality of the locals will move you to your very heart and soul. Known by legend as the “Land of the Blue Sky”, this ancient region is subjected to such extraordinary weather conditions that leave the sky strikingly cloudless for more than two thirds of the year. The result is an enchanting experience just waiting to be captured.Silk Road & Eagle Hunters of Mongolia Photography AdventureThe first part of our Mongolian adventure will have you immersing yourself in the vast, rugged expanse of the Gobi Desert – one of the last few places on Earth where nomadic life remains a living tradition. You will travel in specially prepared Toyota landcruisers with local drivers and find yourself welcomed into traditional Ger camps for the ultimate cultural experience. You will make your base at these camps in the essence of nature as you explore the wild and wondrous landscapes all around.During a number of private sessions, you will have the incredible opportunity to meet and photograph the locals as they herd Bactrian camels across the sands of Southern Mongolia. You will also have the chance to partake in a profoundly special event – a private viewing of the Golden Eagle Festival in West Mongolia. This annual festival is the only place on the planet where you can witness Kazakh eagle hunters celebrating their heritage by performing the ancient art of eagle falconry. After the festival, you will be whisked away to a number of remarkable mountain locations for a breathtakingly intimate encounter with the eagle hunters, as you photograph them framed against a backdrop of some of the most impressive scenes to be found in nature.Be inspired by the untamed beauty of Mongolia. Join us on this thrilling photography workshop for an intense cultural experience that will have you practicing portrait, landscape and genre photography in-field in one of the most captivating countries in the world!

Duration:
11days
Available:
Aug. - Sep.
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Duration:
10days
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Nov. - Dec.
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Duration:
10days
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Apr. - Dec.
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Duration:
8days
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Nov. - Dec.
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Duration:
6days
Available:
Jul. - Dec.
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Tuscany Photography Tour

Green rolling hills and steep alleys of fortified medieval towns, golden mists in the morning over Val d’Orcia and Florentine architectural marvels, silvery olive gardens and distinctive local cuisine – Tuscany is all this and much, much more. The profound feeling of tranquility pervades you from the first minutes on this bountiful land and stays with you forever. Our base for the whole trip will be at Agriturismo Bonello located a 5 km from Pienza on the panoramic road to San Quirico D'Orcia. It’s a great place with a spectacular view, located picturesquely among famous Tuscanian rolling hills and cypress trees. Spacious rooms, large halls with massive fireplaces, a restaurant, outdoor pool will help us find the right mood to appreciate Tuscanian landscapes. And, of course, fabulous local vines and masterpieces of the local cuisine aren’t bad either!  Every day we’ll take radial trips off the villa to the fields or towns; there are plenty interesting places to shoot in any weather, we’ll barely see a tiny part of this land – but enough to understand why it became the cradle of Italian Renaissance. Highlights of this Tour:Visit Podere Belvedere, the most-photographed villa of all TuscanyClimb the walls of Pienza and see the rolling green farmland in the valley beneathMeet the first rays of the day near the walls of Castiglione D’Orcia, one of the highest points over the famous valleyWalk the farm roads in the smooth hills of Torrenieri and see its famous cypress groveVisit the tufa rock towns of Sorano, Pitigliano, and Sovana, first inhabited by ancient Etruscans – and relax in the hot thermal baths of Saturnia under the moonWalk the streets of medieval Siena, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, or VolterraDiscuss the finer points of photography in a dedicated master class pavillion at the villa, complete with a projectorParticipate in a pizza master class from our chef at the villa
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Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Dec.
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Duration:
5days
Available:
May. - Dec.
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Midnight Sun in Greenland | Summer Photo Workshop

Our base for this photography tour will be a place called Disko Bay, which rests on Greenland’s west coast. There we’ll be well north of the Arctic Circle - something that will quickly become clear as we get to know some of the local wildlife. Luckily for us, the Disko Bay area is known for regular visits of humpback whales and seals, so we’ll always have one eye on the water! Out on the Icefjord, the water is calm and there are next to no waves, so spotting wildlife and capturing incredible reflections should be well within our grasp.Disko Bay is a bay on the western coast of Greenland, where for the duration of the trip we will spend our nights at a 4-star hotel. This guarantees that the group will be well rested, properly fed, and within walking distance of plenty of Greenlandic culture. Ilulissat is known for its colourful houses, dog sledges, museums, fish markets, and hospitable locals. In short, there’s plenty to do while you’re waiting for your camera batteries to recharge!The villages of Greenland aren’t really connected by highways or motorways. Here the sea is king, and the natural waterways offer the best routes to take. Because of this, we will charter a private boat for the entirety of our adventure. On our journey we will visit several Greenlandic settlements, including Qasigiannguit, Aasiaat, and Oqaatsut.Much of our travelling and photography around Ilulissat’s Icefjord will be carried out at night, when the midnight sun offers the best light to work with and the conditions are unlike anything you will have experienced. More often than not we will begin our sessions late in the evening and continue through the night, chasing the best light and the most spectacular scenes. With the sun low on the horizon the light will become more saturated, with deep icy blues and a sky tinged with fiery reds. This magical light lasts between 2 to 4 hours, so we will try and make the most of it by cruising each evening..This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and ability. We’ve got a savvy captain who’s used to working with photographers, knows the area well, and has an uncanny knack of sussing out great spots from behind the wheel. However, please note that the itinerary proposed is subject to the weather conditions. One thing we can promise is that we’ll take you to the best locations and help you walk away with a catalogue of inspiring photographs you’ll be proud of.So what are you waiting for? Six days and five glorious nights in Greenland await...
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Duration:
6days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
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Antarctica Photography Expedition with Daniel Kordan - 2020

Iceland Photo Tours is proud to partner with Aurora Expeditions and to welcome you on board the Greg Mortimer, a brand-new, fully stabilised polar class 6 vessel that will be launched in 2019.We are excited to announce our joint fly/sail photography voyage that is suitable for photographers of all levels seeking the adventure of a lifetime to Antarctica.  The unique nature of this FLY/SAIL adventure means that we will sail through the Drake passage only once, to cross from Ushuaia to Antarctica within roughly two days. On the way back, you will fly to Punta Arenas, thereby extending the amount of time that you will have to explore Antarctica. The cruise ship not only provides comfort but also a learning experience that you’ll never forget. This tour is guided by 4 award winning pro photographers, who will offer a range of processing classes and seminars, lectures on composition, as well as critique sessions to help you build upon your portfolio. All of this onboard an extraordinary vessel that’s hosts only 100 passengers, featuring 15 flexible zodiacs and a friendly, family-style atmosphere.We have 44 spots onboard the Greg Mortimer, reserved out of 100, to accommodate our passengers during this spectacular photography tour. The price of the tour includes tuition and master classes from all of our professional Antarctica photographers.  The Greg Mortimer features an art room on Deck 7, that is dedicated to photographers with 3 editing terminals and a special printer. These art rooms will be used as a workshop space for our group.Iceland Photo Tours and Aurora Expeditions welcomes all levels of photographers and even non-photography companions on this incredible cruise.For those interested in extending this workshop, please check out our Patagonia Summer Photography Tour, which will continue on from our final point in Punta Arenas to the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.

Duration:
12days
Available:
Jan. - Dec.
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International Workshops

Discover some of the best photography locations worldwide with this amazing selection of international workshops led by award-winning, location-based photo guides.

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International Workshops

Discover some of the best photography locations worldwide with this amazing selection of international workshops led by award-winning, location-based photo guides.
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Greenland Midnight Sun Photo Workshop | Sailing on Schooner 'Maria'

Join the adventure of a lifetime as we sail the seas of Greenland beneath the Midnight Sun in summer. This 7-day sailing photo tour on the west coast of Greenland will have you immersed in the pristine Arctic nature as you explore small Inuit settlements along the coast, come face-to-face with extraordinary wildlife and marvel at the majestic icebergs that float serenely in the waters of Disko Bay.For the duration of the tour, we will sail aboard our privately-chartered schooner, 'Maria', around the village of Ilulissat – the capital of Disko Bay. It is the perfect place to be situated, being located right next to the spectacular icefjord. We will moor at Ilulissat village several times during our stay to explore museums, sample the local cuisine and delve into nature on a number of fascinating hikes. Other Greenlandic settlements that we will visit during our journey include Qasigiannguit, Aasiaat and Oqaatsut, spread along the coast.The enchanting surroundings of Disko Bay make it a natural habitat for an abundance of living creatures. There will be amazing opportunities for wildlife photography as we keep our eyes open for Arctic foxes, musk oxen and humpback whales. Disko Bay is also an important breeding site for marine birds such as fulmars and terns, and is home to the last remaining thick-billed murre colony in the area.The majority of our sailing will be conducted late in the evenings and throughout the night, when we will cruise beneath the ethereal light of the Midnight Sun. At this time of year, the sun never really sets, casting the sky in dramatic hues of pink, icy blue, purple, blazing red and orange as it barely skims across the horizon. We will sail amongst the fascinating icebergs of the icefjord that have calved from the nearby Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, capturing their many different shapes and sizes. The captain of the Maria is very experienced and will work closely with us to scout for the best locations in Disko Bay from which we can capture the many incredible sights. Due to the unpredictable weather conditions in this area, our itinerary will be flexible and our guides will aim to have you in all the right spots to take advantage of the fantastic light.Unleash your creativity and join us on this spectacular 7 day sailing photography tour of Greenland! An Arctic adventure beneath the Midnight Sun awaits.

Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Dec.
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9days
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Dec. - Dec.
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7days
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Jan. - Dec.
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Antarctica Photography Expedition 2021 with Daniel Kordan

Iceland Photo Tours is pleased to join forces with Aurora Expeditions and to invite you on board the Greg Mortimer, a stellar new polar class 6 vessel that is built to withstand the harsh climate of the Antarctic seas. Together with Aurora Expeditions, we are offering a joint fly/sail photography expedition that will excite anyone looking for a truly mesmerising voyage of a lifetime.This photography workshop to Antarctica is guided by 4 professional award-winning photographers, who will offer a scope of instruction, classes, critique sessions, workshops and in-field guidance to enable you to expand upon your photography portfolio. Throughout this expedition to Antarctica, your dedicated photography guides will ensure that you are immersed in a wealth of knowledge that you'll always remember.This photography workshop to Antarctica features a one of a kind FLY/SAIL experience, which is designed to maximise your time photographing the wonderful surrounds of your destination. You will sail through the tumultuous waters of the Drake section just once, to make the crossing from Ushuaia to Antarctica over the course of two days. For the return trip, you will board an aircraft to Punta Arenas. The Greg Mortimer guarantees a comfortable journey as you sail across the Antarctic seas. Holding just 100 travelers, the atmosphere is sure to be friendly. Our tour will have 44 spots reserved aboard the Greg Mortimer, held out of the total 100.For the duration of our tour, there will be a mindblowing 15 zodiacs onboard for making shore landings, whereby you may explore Antarctica intimately by foot. You will also find an art room on Deck 7, designed with photographers in mind. It features 3 terminals for post processing. In addition, you’ll be able to print out your photos if you wish. When we are not out shooting the surrounds, our group will be utilising this room as a workspace.

Duration:
11days
Available:
Jan. - Dec.
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Duration:
6days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
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Duration:
8days
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Oct. - Dec.
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Golden Myanmar | 12 Day Travel Photography Workshop

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a magical land of traditions, stoic sagacity and the most charming people of more than 100 different ethnic origins. Thousands of exquisite sacred stupas and temples decorate the mysterious landscape of rivers and forest filled round plains.Myanmar truly is a treasure chest for passionate travel photographers who dream of displaying ancient history merging with pure and enticing natural wonders and beauty of the land. We also witness the treasured culture and traditions amongst the friendliest of nations. With warm smiles, wide open arms and doors to their humble homes, the guileless people of Myanmar show us hospitality at its best without the slightest hint of preference for material wealth. Everywhere you go, you are genuinely welcomed by a friendly hand and interesting conversations, with offers of food and drink from the first instant.It is worth mentioning that we travel in entirely safe environments, far away from any turbulent situation mentioned in world news.The team of local Moe and international Oli H.We are privileged to enjoy the company and guidance of the brilliant and experienced guides, Oli H., a passionate, professional travel photographer and the co-owner of Iceland En Route and the local guide in Myanmar, Moe. With all the right connections in Myanmar, Moe effectively works both as a general tour guide as well as a photography tour expert, already fulfilling the dreams of guests from all over the world capturing over 200 award winning images at various competitions.Born in Yangon, Moe spent his early years in central Myanmar where he first discovered his wanderlust at the age of five, when he ventured out all alone on a train heading to Mandalay. He found himself lost at Mandalay Railway station where he was rescued by a stranger and returned home. His grandfather worked for Burma Railways and Moe thus enjoyed numerous trips with him all over Myanmar. Already appreciating photography, he met with a US photography journalist in 2007 and Moe’s passion for photography grew fast as he became one of the early pioneers to operate and lead photography tours in Myanmar. Since university, Moe studied tourism and is now a licensed tour guide with extraordinary knowledge and understanding of Myanmar´s history, politics, archaeology, traditions and culture.Oli H., our tour producer and facilitator at Enroute, is a designer and professional photographer from Iceland with tireless passion for the art form. His successful career as a photographer traces back to his early teenage years, hovering around his mother’s work in one of the most popular studios in Reykjavík. Oli H is a brilliant mentor with years of teaching experience in both computer skills and photo editing as a background and although he has already made a treasure chest of invaluable images from Iceland, he now thoroughly enjoys his tours around the world, discovering new and unexplored paths. Oli H tirelessly seeks to find new perspectives and on his adventures to do so, finds great joy in introducing and sharing his findings with new people.With this great duo of guides, you will be in the greatest hands to enjoy a life changing and successful photography tour in Myanmar.A developing opportunity to be seizedNow is the time to capture this well kept secret as only a few years ago, Myanmar was completely frozen in time and untouched by westernised development. Precious traditions and unique customs have thus been cherished until now however with increased exposure to the western world, one can already sense a slight modernisation and change in the bigger cities. We offer you the life changing chance to witness, feel and capture this immeasurable culture and society bound to change and develop quickly – an opportunity otherwise missed forever.A shared experienceMyanmar photography tour is without a shadow of a doubt one of our very favoured and impressive tours, perfect for a shared experience so do bring your partner along, your friend or your sibling. Photography aside, they too will surely enjoy an amazing time in Myanmar. Sharing this extraordinary experience of cultural gems, ancient traditions, authentic food and enticing nature, will only enliven everyone with a bundle of lifetime memories.

Duration:
12days
Available:
Nov. - Dec.
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Greenland Photo Tour | Glaciers & Fjords of Scoresby Sound

Join us on this 10 day adventurous photo expedition to the rugged land of Scoresby Sound in east Greenland where we will be photographing majestic other worldly sceneries you have probably never witnessed before.To take a trip through the icy wilderness of Scoresby Sound is to go back to a time when things were simpler, when our collective will was worth little in the face of nature’s supreme power. There are few places left in the world where landscapes, weather and the seasons combine to leave you feeling both small and in awe, but the eastern coast of Greenland is certainly one of those remaining wonders. This photography tour is an adventure through the rugged waterways of Scoresby Sound, a network of stunning fjords that will take your breath away.We will spend ten spectacular days sailing through pristine arctic landscapes, gazing up at imposing basalt cliffs, capturing icebergs as they make a break for the open ocean, and delighting in the rare wildlife that calls Greenland home. The tour will be led by local guides and an expert photographer, and will include regular workshops and talks on landscape photography to help you capture the many magnificent sights that we will come across.Despite what its name might suggest, more than 75% of Greenland is actually covered in ice. This, combined with the fact that it’s the least densely populated country in the world, means that the untouched landscapes here are perfect for a photography tour. During the summer when this trip will take place, we will travel under the light of the midnight sun, and shoot in the near-constant glow that comes from being this far north at this time of year.Rare arctic plants, serene icebergs, towering cliffs and spectacular glacier formations are just the tip of the iceberg; we are also likely to witness whales in their natural habitat and countless species of birds.The bulk of our traveling will take place on board our ship the Donna Wood. It’s a fitting way to explore this part of the world, and we will sail along in silence without disturbing areas that have stood quietly for thousands of years. While the deck of the ship will offer incredible views throughout the tour, we will be using zodiac boats to take trips onto shore and extend our exploration of the many glaciers and icebergs. Highlights of the TourSpectacular Arctic landscapesScoresby Sound is one of the world’s largest fjord networks. It covers an area of more than 38,000 km² of east Greenland, and branches out into more waterways than you could count.Size is all well and good, but Scoresby Sound offers so much more than just a huge area of wilderness to explore. Photographers, whether you’re into scenery and landscapes or wildlife, will find no shortage of subjects for incredible photo shoots. Much of this adventure will focus on landscapes: Tranquil icebergs of all shapes and sizes are dotted along the waterways, enormous glaciers will tower over our ship, granite mountains dominate the horizon all around. But Greenland also has a heart beneath its bold natural sights. We’ll take the time to explore villages and settlements home to friendly locals who hold a burning passion to preserve their incredible environment, and there’ll be no shortage of curious wildlife to capture with our cameras.Scoresby Sound - HistoryDespite being the largest fjord network in the world, Scoresby Sound managed to remain hidden from the wider world until relatively recently. The main body of the fjord was first mapped in 1822 by English explorer William Scoresby, although people of the Thule culture populated the area many years before. Only since the mid-80s has the area been easily accessible to international travellers, and these days the settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit is home to less than 500 friendly Greenland natives.IttoqqortoormiitThe settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit was founded in 1925 with people coming from all over Greenland. In part, it was funded by Denmark, who wanted to increase its territory on the world’s largest island. The town has become a hub for hunters and tourists, as well as a base for people looking to explore Scoresby Sound.Any place as remote as this is going to have something different about it. The Ittoqqortoormiit locals are a friendly, hardy bunch, and sometimes just living here can be an adventure. The settlement’s closest neighbour is the world’s largest national park, and the arctic landscape all around is an untouched wilderness full of birds, polar bears, musk oxen, reindeer, walrus and 18,000 km of desolate coastline.Flora & Fauna of Scoresby SoundDuring this photography adventure in Scoresby Sound, we’ll come across a plethora of arctic animals, birds and plants. Each has its unique charms, and some are easier to find than others, but we can expect to photograph many species of sea bird, seals, walruses and even Bowhead whales. The plant life can also be spectacular in this part of the world. Fertile, unspoilt land, areas of open water that don’t freeze all year round, and towering mountains that provide shelter from the freezing winds all contribute to a thriving ecosystem. During our trip we’ll take plenty of time to leave the boat and explore the shorelines, where, with any luck, the group will come across musk oxen, arctic foxes, lemmings and many other animals native to Greenland.
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Duration:
10days
Available:
Jul. - Aug.
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One Week Photography Tour in Russia | Lake Baikal & Olkhon Island

Lake Baikal is one of the main wonders in Russia. It is especially beautiful in winter. Where else can you see a huge lake not covered with snow? When you step on the ice you feel like in outer space, there is a meter of clear ice and a kilometer of the purest water under your feet. We make this tour with maximum comfort and safety precaution as possible: most experienced drivers, rescue service at hand and best possible brand-new hotel of Baikal lake.Photographers adore the Baikal. You can see ice texture, Olhon rocks and a great number of ice grottoes and caves on your way. It is comfortable to travel around the Baikal today –there are comfortable modern lodges with room facilities and cafes in Olhon. You may travel on a specially marked by EMERCOM ice track.2,000 km of coastline means there will be plenty of spots on this epic photo tour from which you can peer out over the icy expanse. The parts of the ice that aren’t bewitchingly clear are covered with a delicate blanket of snow, so as we step out onto the lake we will wander across a winter landscape that offer textures and colour like nothing you will have witnessed before. It also happens to be the world’s deepest lake, and we will step forward in the knowledge that over 1.5km of water sits underneath the frozen surface.It’s not hard to understand why photographers adore the mighty Baikal in winter. This is the textbook prototype of a picture-perfect landscape; a powerful reminder that sometimes all we can do is look on and admire as nature takes its course.This tour will take place in January, around the time of year when the ice has had time to reach peak thickness and clarity, and the snow has begun to cover the lake beneath. Aside from Baikal we will see the island of Olkhon and its famous rocks, along with ice grottos and caves perfect for photography.Travel around Lake Baikal is relatively despite its vastness and remoteness. There are a number of modern lodges with room facilities and cafes on the island of Olkhon.

Duration:
7days
Available:
Jan. - Dec.
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Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula | 15 Day Photo Tour

The vast wilderness of Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula is perhaps one of the great unknowns for even experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Understandably, too; as well as being pretty remote (it’s a 4,000 mile, 10 hour flight from Moscow) little more than a decade ago it was a military zone almost completely closed to outsiders. Considering it’s about as big as Austria, Germany and Switzerland rolled into one, this photography tour will make you wonder how the Russians managed to keep Kamchatka a secret for so long.Luckily for you, the curtain of the cold war has lifted to reveal one of planet the world’s most vast and spectacular natural destinations. On this photography tour you and your camera will be exposed to incredible wildlife, from roaming bears to reindeer, wolves and rare birds. The water isn’t bad too: rivers are packed with fish and the open ocean is home to marine mammals aplenty.But for all the wildlife, Kamchatka’s biggest draw is without doubt the landscape. Sure, plenty of countries have volcanoes, but on this peninsula you’ll find about 300, along with thermal springs, geysers, thousands of lakes, and more scenic rivers than you can count.Our aim is to take you deep into Kamchatka’s great wilderness, on a journey into uncharted territory alongside expert photography guides. Where better to improve your photography skills than in a land with every subject you could dream of?So here’s the plan. Over the course of two unforgettable weeks, we will visit as many of Kamchatka’s photogenic sights as possible with our specially modified 6WD off-road vehicle. Expect shoots of imposing volcanoes, optional hiking trails through lava fields, and the opportunity to get up close to the local brown bears. We will also enjoy a day onboard a luxury boat, photographing the shores of Kamchatka and the magnificent ocean wildlife, with whales, seals, and a number of rare sea birds.All of this will be in the company of a team of skilled professionals, including a driver, a local guide, a chef and a ranger. Not to mention an English-speaking photography expert, who will hold daily workshops and discussions to ensure you make the most of your time here.

Duration:
15days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
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Duration:
7days
Available:
Jan. - Feb.
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11 Day Mongolia Photography Tour

Mongolia is truly one of the world’s last hidden gems: pristine, undiscovered and brimming with a unique culture that has spanned over thousands of years. It is a place where you can experience far-reaching landscapes from dramatic mountains to canyons, deserts and crystal clear rivers and lakes; where the warm hospitality of the locals will move you to your very heart and soul. Known by legend as the “Land of the Blue Sky”, this ancient region is subjected to such extraordinary weather conditions that leave the sky strikingly cloudless for more than two thirds of the year. The result is an enchanting experience just waiting to be captured.Silk Road & Eagle Hunters of Mongolia Photography AdventureThe first part of our Mongolian adventure will have you immersing yourself in the vast, rugged expanse of the Gobi Desert – one of the last few places on Earth where nomadic life remains a living tradition. You will travel in specially prepared Toyota landcruisers with local drivers and find yourself welcomed into traditional Ger camps for the ultimate cultural experience. You will make your base at these camps in the essence of nature as you explore the wild and wondrous landscapes all around.During a number of private sessions, you will have the incredible opportunity to meet and photograph the locals as they herd Bactrian camels across the sands of Southern Mongolia. You will also have the chance to partake in a profoundly special event – a private viewing of the Golden Eagle Festival in West Mongolia. This annual festival is the only place on the planet where you can witness Kazakh eagle hunters celebrating their heritage by performing the ancient art of eagle falconry. After the festival, you will be whisked away to a number of remarkable mountain locations for a breathtakingly intimate encounter with the eagle hunters, as you photograph them framed against a backdrop of some of the most impressive scenes to be found in nature.Be inspired by the untamed beauty of Mongolia. Join us on this thrilling photography workshop for an intense cultural experience that will have you practicing portrait, landscape and genre photography in-field in one of the most captivating countries in the world!

Duration:
11days
Available:
Aug. - Sep.
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Duration:
10days
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Nov. - Dec.
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10days
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Apr. - Dec.
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Duration:
8days
Available:
Nov. - Dec.
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Duration:
6days
Available:
Jul. - Dec.
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Tuscany Photography Tour

Green rolling hills and steep alleys of fortified medieval towns, golden mists in the morning over Val d’Orcia and Florentine architectural marvels, silvery olive gardens and distinctive local cuisine – Tuscany is all this and much, much more. The profound feeling of tranquility pervades you from the first minutes on this bountiful land and stays with you forever. Our base for the whole trip will be at Agriturismo Bonello located a 5 km from Pienza on the panoramic road to San Quirico D'Orcia. It’s a great place with a spectacular view, located picturesquely among famous Tuscanian rolling hills and cypress trees. Spacious rooms, large halls with massive fireplaces, a restaurant, outdoor pool will help us find the right mood to appreciate Tuscanian landscapes. And, of course, fabulous local vines and masterpieces of the local cuisine aren’t bad either!  Every day we’ll take radial trips off the villa to the fields or towns; there are plenty interesting places to shoot in any weather, we’ll barely see a tiny part of this land – but enough to understand why it became the cradle of Italian Renaissance. Highlights of this Tour:Visit Podere Belvedere, the most-photographed villa of all TuscanyClimb the walls of Pienza and see the rolling green farmland in the valley beneathMeet the first rays of the day near the walls of Castiglione D’Orcia, one of the highest points over the famous valleyWalk the farm roads in the smooth hills of Torrenieri and see its famous cypress groveVisit the tufa rock towns of Sorano, Pitigliano, and Sovana, first inhabited by ancient Etruscans – and relax in the hot thermal baths of Saturnia under the moonWalk the streets of medieval Siena, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, or VolterraDiscuss the finer points of photography in a dedicated master class pavillion at the villa, complete with a projectorParticipate in a pizza master class from our chef at the villa
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Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Dec.
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Duration:
5days
Available:
May. - Dec.
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Midnight Sun in Greenland | Summer Photo Workshop

Our base for this photography tour will be a place called Disko Bay, which rests on Greenland’s west coast. There we’ll be well north of the Arctic Circle - something that will quickly become clear as we get to know some of the local wildlife. Luckily for us, the Disko Bay area is known for regular visits of humpback whales and seals, so we’ll always have one eye on the water! Out on the Icefjord, the water is calm and there are next to no waves, so spotting wildlife and capturing incredible reflections should be well within our grasp.Disko Bay is a bay on the western coast of Greenland, where for the duration of the trip we will spend our nights at a 4-star hotel. This guarantees that the group will be well rested, properly fed, and within walking distance of plenty of Greenlandic culture. Ilulissat is known for its colourful houses, dog sledges, museums, fish markets, and hospitable locals. In short, there’s plenty to do while you’re waiting for your camera batteries to recharge!The villages of Greenland aren’t really connected by highways or motorways. Here the sea is king, and the natural waterways offer the best routes to take. Because of this, we will charter a private boat for the entirety of our adventure. On our journey we will visit several Greenlandic settlements, including Qasigiannguit, Aasiaat, and Oqaatsut.Much of our travelling and photography around Ilulissat’s Icefjord will be carried out at night, when the midnight sun offers the best light to work with and the conditions are unlike anything you will have experienced. More often than not we will begin our sessions late in the evening and continue through the night, chasing the best light and the most spectacular scenes. With the sun low on the horizon the light will become more saturated, with deep icy blues and a sky tinged with fiery reds. This magical light lasts between 2 to 4 hours, so we will try and make the most of it by cruising each evening..This tour is suitable for all levels of experience and ability. We’ve got a savvy captain who’s used to working with photographers, knows the area well, and has an uncanny knack of sussing out great spots from behind the wheel. However, please note that the itinerary proposed is subject to the weather conditions. One thing we can promise is that we’ll take you to the best locations and help you walk away with a catalogue of inspiring photographs you’ll be proud of.So what are you waiting for? Six days and five glorious nights in Greenland await...
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Duration:
6days
Available:
Aug. - Dec.
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Antarctica Photography Expedition with Daniel Kordan - 2020

Iceland Photo Tours is proud to partner with Aurora Expeditions and to welcome you on board the Greg Mortimer, a brand-new, fully stabilised polar class 6 vessel that will be launched in 2019.We are excited to announce our joint fly/sail photography voyage that is suitable for photographers of all levels seeking the adventure of a lifetime to Antarctica.  The unique nature of this FLY/SAIL adventure means that we will sail through the Drake passage only once, to cross from Ushuaia to Antarctica within roughly two days. On the way back, you will fly to Punta Arenas, thereby extending the amount of time that you will have to explore Antarctica. The cruise ship not only provides comfort but also a learning experience that you’ll never forget. This tour is guided by 4 award winning pro photographers, who will offer a range of processing classes and seminars, lectures on composition, as well as critique sessions to help you build upon your portfolio. All of this onboard an extraordinary vessel that’s hosts only 100 passengers, featuring 15 flexible zodiacs and a friendly, family-style atmosphere.We have 44 spots onboard the Greg Mortimer, reserved out of 100, to accommodate our passengers during this spectacular photography tour. The price of the tour includes tuition and master classes from all of our professional Antarctica photographers.  The Greg Mortimer features an art room on Deck 7, that is dedicated to photographers with 3 editing terminals and a special printer. These art rooms will be used as a workshop space for our group.Iceland Photo Tours and Aurora Expeditions welcomes all levels of photographers and even non-photography companions on this incredible cruise.For those interested in extending this workshop, please check out our Patagonia Summer Photography Tour, which will continue on from our final point in Punta Arenas to the heart of Torres del Paine National Park.

Duration:
12days
Available:
Jan. - Dec.
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International Workshops

Discover some of the best photography locations worldwide with this amazing selection of international workshops led by award-winning, location-based photo guides.

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International Workshops

Discover some of the best photography locations worldwide with this amazing selection of international workshops led by award-winning, location-based photo guides.
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