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FUJIFILM House of Photography
8-9 Long Acre
Convent Garden
London
WC2E 9LH

Opening hours
Monday - Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

0203 486 4610
houseofphotography@fujifilm.com

Fujifilm Icelandic Photography Holiday

Location: Iceland
Starts: 14 October 2024 09:00
Ends: 19 October 2024 19:00
Price: £2,999.00 Inc. VAT
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PHOTOGRAPHY SKILL LEVEL

Enthusiast — a basic understanding of your camera will be needed.

 

PHYSICAL INTENSITY

Medium – High: Whilst all shooting locations are near the roadside and car parking, there are wet, boggy and undulating areas, uneven paths, slippery and icy rocks. A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required as some of the days will require being on your feet for a long period.

 

LOCATION & SESSION TIME

Monday 14th — Friday 19th October 2024.

Meet at 9am Monday 14th October at Keflavik Airport Arrivals.

Concludes at 7pm Friday 19th October at Hotel Berg.

 

A 20% deposit will be required when booking to secure your place.

Final outstanding payment will be required by 19th August 2024.

The final itinerary and extra information will be sent out after the final payment date.

 

For enquiries regarding this event, please contact fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com.

 

DESCRIPTION

In 2024, Fujifilm will enter the land of fire and ice! Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts; it’s home to some of Europe's biggest glaciers, as well as some of the world’s most active volcanoes.

It’s a photographer and traveller's paradise with picturesque scenes at every twist and turn. You’ll have a chance see of some of the 10,000 waterfalls spread across the island and the golden circle area, where geothermal energy provides the heating for many of Iceland’s most popular and revered locations — including businesses, greenhouses and swimming pools. The Southeast is quintessential Iceland and plays host to Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, and the world-famous black sand beaches on which the powerful waves of the North Atlantic break.

This 5 day residential workshop is centred around the skills and techniques needed for beginner and intermediate travel and landscape photographers.

Here are just a few of the techniques we will cover throughout the workshop:

  • Shooting location planning
  • How to assess the weather
  • Long exposure techniques
  • Working with filters
  • Exposure bracketing and blending
  • Lens choice
  • Composition
  • Image editing
  • Recapping basic exposure settings

 

SHOOTING LOCATIONS

Included but not limited to:

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

You’re welcome to bring your own set-up, a selection of the latest Fujifilm GFX and X Series equipment, specifically suited to capture beautiful landscape and travel photography, will be available for you to try.

There will also be a selection of 3LeggedThing tripods and Kase filters available. If there is anything specific you are wanting to try, drop us an email at fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com

 

ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying at three beautiful hotels throughout our travels, all of which are along the south coast of Iceland.

Firstly, we will be staying at Hotel Kria in Vík which was newly built in 2018 and sits alongside the N1 ringroad in a picturesque coastal village. Next, we’re off to Hotel South Coast in Selfoss, which opened its doors in 2019 and is situated alongside the N1 ring road at the heart of the Icelandic south coast. Finally, we’ll end our exquisite photography holiday with the 4* boutique Hotel Berg in Keflavik, which was completely renovated in 2016 and is situated in the south western village of Keflavik. It’s conveniently only a stone’s throw from the airport and also offers free transfers to Keflavik airport after your stay.

Check in: 15:00pm

Check out: 11:00am

Breakfast times: Differ between each hotel but generally between 07:00am- 10:00am

 

WEATHER

A famous saying in Iceland is that “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes”. The weather in Iceland is extremely changeable and unpredictable, it is so changeable that you can experience all four seasons in one hour, let alone one day!

Prepare for wet, windy and cold weather, with chances of snow and ice. There is a greater chance of snow in the winter.

 

CLOTHING FOR ICELAND'S CLIMATE

The climate in Iceland is sub-arctic, meaning long and cold winters. The Gulfstream helps to keep temperatures around -3º Celsius during the winter months, but the weather can be harsh with strong winds and snow with the latter coming down sideways, leaving you cold and wet. It is important to get rid of cotton and jeans.

Instead, these essentials will keep you warm:

  • Waterproof and windproof winter jacket or parkas
  • Long underwear made from wool or synthetics
  • Warm waterproof and windproof gloves and hat
  • Waterproof and windproof outdoor trousers
  • Crampons or microspikes

Generic all-season basics:


  • An outer layer, windproof and waterproof jacket (your outer shell!)
  • A wool or fleece sweater middle layer
  • A thin wool or synthetic base layer
  • Headband or hat and gloves (even in summer)
  • Warm and waterproof hiking boots
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm socks made from synthetic or wool
  • Sunglasses

 

ICELAND SAFETY INFORMATION

  • Beware and take care when exiting the group vehicle — high winds and large minibus doors don’t tend to mix. In climates like this, the large doors can act like a sail and can hurt you.
  • Always be aware of ground conditions. Terrain is uneven and undulating. Take care when walking, especially in difficult conditions.
  • Take waterproofs with you even if the weather is good.
  • Beware of weather warnings. Your Fujifilm workshop leader will be looking at the weather and conditions constantly and will be making decisions on locations and travel based on the safety of the workshop group.

For more safety information, please visit:

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Fujifilm GFX and X Series cameras and lenses to use throughout the workshop.
  • Kase filters and 3LeggedThing tripods to use throughout the duration of the workshop.
  • Dedicated 1-2-1 photography tuition from two Fujifilm Product Specialists.
  • Double or twin en-suite room on a single occupancy basis.
  • Hotel breakfast.
  • All transport between locations from 09:00am Monday 14th October – 19:00pm Friday 19th October 2024

 

WHAT'S EXCLUDED?

  • All meals and drinks other than the hotel included breakfast.
  • Transport to and from Iceland.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Transfers to Keflavik airport after the workshop concludes on Friday 19th October 2024 (can be arranged on check in with Hotel Berg).
  • Camera Insurance – applies to personal cameras.

 

FIRST AID

Your Fujifilm workshop leaders are fully First Aid Trained for outdoor activities and will always carry a full Outdoors First Aid kit. 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Once you have purchased a ticket, your place on the holiday will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know six weeks before the final payment date and we will happily issue a full refund.

Places cancelled after this time are non-refundable. You need to be at least 18 years of age to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day’s activity. In case of emergency on the day, please contact your Fujifilm workshop leader, who’s details will be shared ahead of the event date, or email fujifilm_schoolUK@fujifilm.com.

A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE