June 24 - July 1, 2017
Price: $5,500 USD or ISK equivalent (meals not included). Single supplement is extra.
Availability: Trip confirmed to go, and spaces still available!
Group Size: Maximum of 10; flexible minimum with scaling of guide/model numbers
Experience Level: Open to digital and film photographers of all levels. A packing list with suggested equipment will be provided.
Photography Mentors & Models: The trip will be organized and led by experienced workshop leaders and photographers that excel in their fields, all made possible by the enthusiastic attitudes of our beautiful and highly experienced models. See the about page for more on our leaders and models.
Start/End: The trip begins in and concludes in Reykjavik, Iceland, from where you will return to Europe or North America. We'll be so immersed in working with our models in the Icelandic countryside for our entire time as a group, that we have left no time to enjoy all the sights in Reykjavik city, so we encourage you to stay in Reykjavik for a couple days on your own, before and after the tour. Neither will photographing landscapes around Iceland be a priority for us, so also consider adding time to your trip for traditional landscape photography.
Art & Nude
6/25/17 | Overnight in South Shore
On the second day, we'll explore the Hvalfjordur cascades and lupines, as well as Hafnarfjordur coastlines & green rocks, and Thorufoss (Thingvellir cutoff).
6/24/17 | Overnight in Reykjavik
The trip will kick off with a group welcome dinner, followed by an evening starter shoot with the mossy lava on the Reykjanes Peninsula.
6/26/17 | Overnight in South Shore
Day three will be spent in the pumice plains and lava of the Hekla and Landmannalauger regions, and private waterfall canyons in Sigoldugljifur.
On the sixth day, we'll visit the Heinabergsjokull private lagoon, Eastfjords secret waterfall and valley, and the Stokknes black dunes (private side).
6/29/17 | Overnight in Jokulsarlon Region
On day four, we'll visit the Vik Reynisdrangar sea pinnacles, the Reynisfjara black sand beaches and basalt rocks, and lupine flower fields.
6/27/17 | Overnight in Hofn Region
We'll travel along the Jokulsarlon shoreline and Iceberg Beach, as well as the Fjallsarlon iceberg lagoon on the fifth day.
6/28/17 | Overnight in Jokulsarlon Region
6/30/17 | Overnight in Reykjavik
The seventh day will be spent at a private location in Reykjanes, where we'll photograph around hotpools and a lava tube cave.
7/1/17 | Accommodation not included
Trip concludes. Accommodation is not included on this final day.
2-3 professional art/nude models (Icelandic and foreign female models), depending on signups. We will have a extremely low model:photographer ratio of max 2:1.
3 leaders: one principle photographic mentor and photography instructor, one location guide/drive/assistant photographic instructor, and one dedicated assistant for wardrobe/lighting/models.
All photographic opportunities and professional mentoring.
Ground transportation in a 4x4 van so we can access Highland areas.
Models' wardrobes including loaned articles from boutiques around the world.
Accommodation for 7 nights, which will be chosen based on optimal locations to photograph, and will vary including country bed & breakfasts and hotels. Prices based on double occupancy. Optional single supplement may be available for an added $70/night for some nights.
Extra time on your own in Iceland before/after tour
Tipping of the models is entirely at your discretion based on your experience working with them and your budget.
Deposit: A $1500 deposit is due at the time of registration, and the remaining balance is due by the trip start. Until payment is sent, your place is not guaranteed. You may conveniently pay your deposit securely with your credit card, processed by Paypal payment processor. The deposit portion may also be paid via personal or bank check for USA and Canadian clients. Please contact me if you if you would like to sign up!
Final Payment: The final payment for the balance due on the trip (after your paid deposit), is due one month prior to the trip start. Payment options include bank transfer to my Icelandic bank account (details on request), cash in person at the trip start (with prior permissin), personal or bank checks (preferred for USA and Canada clients), and credit cards (a 2.5% credit card fee will be added for final payments with card).
Cancellation Policy: In the unfortunate case if you need to cancel, cancellation policy is: Deposit payments are refundable as 100% future scheduled trip credit up to 120 days before trip start, 50% future scheduled trip credit if cancellation is 120-60 days before trip start, and non-refundable less than 60 days before start. Final payments for the full trip balance are 100% refundable as cash until the trip start, and non-refundable after the trip start. If we are able to fill your empty spot on the trip, half of what you'd lose will additionally be returned to you, for all the above situations. If we cancel the trip for some major reason, such as overwhelming volcanic activity, trip leader health crisis, etc, then we fully refund everything in cash or Paypal, or a pro-rated amount if the trip must end early for the same reasons. We are not responsible for reimbursing you for travel or other ancillary expenses you incur in prep for the trip.
For more information, contact: Johnathan A. Esper Wildernesscapes Photography LLC PO Box 326, Long Lake, NY United States phone: 001 518 241 3363 (USA) or +354 626 0292 (Iceland) www.IcelandPhotography.com