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Workshop Outline

Date: April 09-19, 2022
Duration: 11 days (10 nights)
Spots: 7 (of max. 7)
Photo Skill Level: All Levels
Difficulty Level: Medium

PRICE: 3200€
PRICE: 3000€
(book before 01/12/2021!)

Faroe Islands April 2019
Faroe Islands Photo Workshop 2021
Faroe Islands Workshop

DETAILS

Personally, I believe that when you are on a real adventure thatʼs when you capture your best work. Those will be the photos you will remember because not just the image but also the experience behind it make it special. This is why I want this workshop to be an adventure for everyone. This means: As much as you will be learning the ins and outs of photography, you will also be exploring and discovering a wild and untouched place on the planet. This is a highly personalized workshop. I want each and everyone to have the best possible experience. If you have a specific subject youʼd like to know more about, I am happy to teach you.

 

Join me to this spectacular place known for its breathtaking landscapes and remote, long-forgotten atmosphere, and Viking culture.

With multiple photo trips to the Faroe Islands, I have come to know the place and how to capture its essence. It’s one of my favorite photography locations in the world!

April is the transitional season between Winter & Summer. The tops of the mountains will be snow-capped and the grass in the lower parts deep yellow. The weather is rough at this time of the year, but the atmosphere and mood are unmatched. Traditional, grass roof villages, churches, windswept islands, and towering sea cliffs are a few of the unique landmarks of the Faroes.

We will spend 11 days exploring and photographing the country by car, air, boat, and on foot. 

Each day we will venture to a new location and upon return to civilization, I will go through the post-production and editing part of the photography workflow.

This is not an ‘easy workshop’. Be prepared for harsh weather conditions. Most of the photo spots require a short to medium-length hike. A general level of fitness is therefore preferable. Your camera equipment should be up for these conditions too. We will spend a couple of nights on a remote island, away from phone signal and civilization. You can expect to discover places few foreigners have been seen before. Abandoned village, ruins, hidden waterfalls, mountain tops, and sea cliffs. It is going to be WILD!

The group is limited to 8 people. This will allow me to teach each and every one of you and meet your demands and answer your questions and keep the group atmosphere friendly and personal.

YOUR TEACHERS 

Chris Eyre-Walker
Well.. I hope you already have a clue about who I am. But here we go:

I’m Chris. 30-something years old. Over the past years, I have specialized in adventure photography and filmmaking. My work spans from capturing surfers in crashing waves all the way to extreme sports high up in the mountains. I feel right at home in the extreme. When I have to go the extra mile and struggle just a little bit more to get the shot and tell that unusual story, that’s when I know I’m capturing something worthwhile. I love sharing these experiences with people and passing on my values and skills.

Ashley Joanna. It will be her fourth trip to the Faroes and she will be helping me with the logistics as well as taking over some of the classes. Sheʼs a portrait and documentary photographer. So, while I will cover all things landscape, she is the one that will cover people photography. She will teach you all about approaching people, getting to understand them, and capturing their personalities in a photograph.

Ashley has a unique skill when it comes to capturing the essence of a person in a single shot. She’s super curious and always looking for (and finding) interesting people and stories. She loves to share her passion for portrait photography and how to capture more than just a face.

ASSIGNMENTS 

To make the workshop more fun and engaging, we have come up with a unique series of assignments. Each assignment will consist of a briefing about a fictional client, project or goal for you to accomplish.

For example:

We will be spending a day on a sailing boat, where you have the assignment to capture 15 photos for the website of the captain and his crew that tell the story of what it’s like to be on the boat. At the end of the experience, we will show off all the photos in a feedback class. Not only is this a super fun way to see and experience a place through your camera, but you will also be photographing with much more purpose and thought as well and you will learn an incredible amount of new skills. Skills that will make you a better photographer.

Visit Faroe Islands

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES  

Dragín Sailing Experience

On one of the days of the workshop, we will join the old sailors on a sailing experience. They proudly restored this ancient boat to its former glory and take people on trips around the northern islands to offer a unique perspective of the islands and towering sea cliffs that you can’t get any other way.

 

Mykines Islands

We will also spend a night with a local friend of mine, who will share her knowledge of the unique Faroese culture as well as cuisine. She is also an outdoor guide and will join us to some of the remoter locations.

 

Heimablídni

The Faroese phrase “heimablídni” translates directly as “home hospitality”. We will be enjoying authentic and intimate dining experience at a Faroese family home. In addition to being served traditional homemade Faroese food, we will also hear interesting stories that relate to that particular part of the country or village.

These underground restaurants, offer the opportunity to sample new food, often dissimilar to the food usually served in restaurants, in personal environments that give you a proper taste of Faroese culture.

Sometimes a perfect stranger is the best dinner host.

Faroe Islands Photo Workshop 2021

MORE INSPIRATION

Watch my Faroe Islands Adventure Photography On Location episodes for a taste of what you’ll experience and capture during our time together:

 

EP37 APOL – Faroe Islands – Capturing the Unknown Places
EP38 APOL – Faroe Islands – Finding The Unknown
EP39 APOL – Faroe Islands – I got caught in a snowstorm

THINGS YOU’LL LEARN

IN THE CLASSROOM

  • Basics of photography (landscape & people)
  • Intro to Portrait Photography
  • Photography Composition
  • Post Processing Workflow
  • Gear Maintenance
  • Backup Workflow
  • Image Editing
  • Advanced LR Lightroom (Classic) editing techniques
  • Photo Mechanic Workflow
  • Q&A sessions

ON LOCATION

  • Approaching a location
  • Visualising Compositions
  • Shooting in extreme environments and weather conditions
  • 1-on-1 mentoring with Chris
  • Capturing the landscape and adventure
  • Approaching locals and capturing unique portraits
Faroe Islands Photo Workshop 2021

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is included in the price. It will be staying at 2 different locations on the islands to reduce travel times to the various photographic locations. 

The accommodation is shared and some rooms will be shared between workshop participants.

The houses will be our base. We will be returning in the evenings to spend the night in a warm and cozy place and dry off our clothes, charge batteries and prepare for the next days. Classes will also be held in the houses and our meals will be cooked and shared around a big table.

Lunch will be in form of lunch packets on location.

Alternatively, restaurants are a short 10min drive / 25min walk away in the center of Torshavn.

2 of the 10 nights we will spend with a friend of mine on Mykines. She will take us on hikes to the puffins and tell us about traditional Faroese culture. The accommodation on the island is a traditional Faroese House. Transport in and out will be by helicopter (all included in Workshop price).

GETTING THERE

There are regular direct flights from Denmark, England, Iceland and Norway year-round. Copenhagen Atlantic Airways has several departures every day and fly from Billund twice to five times a week depending on the season. Click to book flights.

DIFFICULTY

The Faroe Islands aren’t flat. For this workshop, I recommend a basic level of fitness. This means you should be able to go on a muddy, mountainous 3-4 hour hike with light camera gear and some snacks to really enjoy this adventure.

Faroe Islands Photo Workshop 2021

Included

  • transport as soon as you arrive at the airport incl. tolls. 
  • travel all around the islands (car, & ferry) 
  • a fully guided experience of the islands by Chris Eyre-Walker 
  • photography guidance on location 
  • theoretical courses
  • all meals

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages
  • travel insurance
  • photographic insurance

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, I will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a 300€ service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus 300€ fee.
45 days: 75% refund
30 days: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund

Faroe Islands April 2019

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Workshop Outline

Date: April 09-19, 2022
Duration: 11 days (10 nights)
Spots: 7 (of max. 7)
Photo Skill Level: All Levels
Difficulty Level: Medium

PRICE: 3200€
PRICE: 3000€
(book before 01/12/2021!)

 

 

Deposit:
750€
Payment In Full:
90 days prior