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This workshop was one if the finest and best organized that I have participated in. A good workshop guides it’s participants to the subjects and to the light, makes useful suggestions based on the leader’s experiences, and stretches the participants to become better than when they started—and our guides did a superb job of all of that. The accommodations were excellent, we were VERY well fed, and we were guided to a wide variety of subjects and light. The REAL mark of a good workshop leader is how he handles changing conditions—and in a most rare situation, we were faced with the forecast of a winter hurricane, in Iceland, the likes of which had not been seen since the “Perfect Storm” in 1991. Our guides handled the situation masterfully, maintaining our safety and comfort as paramount, while still affording us some interesting shooting opportunities to round out a most excellent workshop.
I want to thank our workshop leaders for organizing such a inspiring, fun and educational workshop . The workshop was very well organized, the itinerary was well thought out that gave us great photographic opportunities. Our guides provided excellent leadership, from knowing best times and locations to giving great advice on composition and camera settings to capture the mood. It was a wonderful experience that truly exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend these guys to anyone considering a future photography workshop or tour.
I am so glad that I have joined the Oct Photography Workshop in Iceland. The two instructors have provided sufficient guidance to each of us and care about the photos that we are taking. Their field advice was very useful, helped me improve the photos in particular the way of compositions. The workshop was well organized and the places we went for shooting are spectacular. This workshop not just offered me a great trip to explore the beautiful Iceland, it was also a good learning opportunity in the path of photography. The whole journey was filled with happiness and satisfaction, we bought back with nice photos and unforgettable experience.
Before departure from HK, I was well informed already of what to bring and what to prepare. Indeed, it proved to be useful. Apart from the weather, all schedules were well controlled and monitored. Though I’m not the oldest, I could see all the seniors had sufficient rest, and prepared themselves perfectly for everyday’ expeditions. Food and accommodation were good. Person to person guidance of photo taking, to ensure that I had some good pics to shock my friends. The 2 sessions of lectures by the guides were most informative, something that I could be proud of to bring home. All and all, I would not hesitate to recommend these photo workshops to anyone, if you want to shoot good pics and learn photography. Thank you again.
The South Coast of Iceland contains some of the country’s most beloved natural attraction, from Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls to Reynisfjara black sand beach and Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.
The South Coast is also home to some of Iceland’s prettiest towns and villages. Directly beside Reynisfjara black sand beach is the village of Vík í Mýrdal, home to approximately 330 inhabitants. Vík is known for its reserved culture, as well as for it being the perfect spot to grab a bite a eat or do a little souvenir shopping.
Other towns along the South Coast worthy of a visit are Selfoss (the largest town in the region), Hveragerði, Flúðir, Hella and Hvolsvöllur.
While the South Coast boasts an untold number of major attractions, there are also great swaths of land that are hauntingly barren as a result of glacial flooding that has wreaked havoc on the area for centuries.
Sólheimasandur is one such area, a makeshift volcanic desert that sits between the South Coast’s ancient sea cliffs and today's shoreline. The DC plane wreck is, perhaps, what Sólheimasandur is most famous for, having crash-landed there in 1973.
In stark contrast, some of the areas are luscious and green, particularly its long stretches of farmland and Skaftafell Nature Reserve, found within the unique and awe-inspiring Vatnajökull National Park.
Those with an extended stay in Iceland have no reason not to explore this most majestic of regions, a stretch of shoreline as much characterised by its beautiful nature and settlements as it is by the breadth of opportunities available. Birdwatchers, culture fiends and photographers will find this area as special as glacier hikers, snowmobilers, cavers or even paragliders.