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Lofoten, Norway
Colead with Kah-Wai Lin

SKILL LEVEL

ACTIVITY LEVEL

CLASS SIZE

Feb. 25th to Mar. 4th, 2022

All skill levels

welcome

Easy

12 students

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS  |  $3,895

Trip Overview

  • Experience the beautiful landscapes and night skies of Lofoten, Norway with Kah-Wai Lin and myself as your guides!

  • Capture breathtaking images of the Northern Lights and Arctic landscape!

  • Work hands on with professional shooting techniques to increase your creativity and compositional skills!

  • Advance your photography skills in an exciting group class!

Information

What is included?

  • Kah-Wai Lin and myself as your photography guides.

  • Hotel lodging. (Rooms are double occupancy. If desired, single occupancy rooms are an additional fee of $900.)

  • Ground transportation for the 8 days.

  • Landscape photography Masterclass

  • Post-processing Masterclass training in Photoshop and Lightroom.

What should I bring?

  • DSLR/mirrorless SLR digital camera.

  • Wide angle lens such as 14-24mm. Also worth bringing are a 24-70mm and 70-200mm.

  • Sturdy tripod and ball head.

  • Multiple charged batteries, battery charger, and empty memory cards.

  • Shutter release cable (intervalometer).

  • Headlamp with a red light setting.

  • Laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom installed.

  • Warm clothing, thermals, and rain gear.

  • * I recommend ordering a L-bracket for your camera body if you do not already have this accessory. L-brackets allow quickly swapping between landscape and portrait orientation while keeping portrait shots to remain centered over the tripod

COVID-19 Information

  • We will practice social distancing in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and we will wear masks to help limit airborne exposure.

  • Students should book refundable airfare in the event the workshop has to be postponed due to COVID-19.

What is not included?

  • Airfare and rental car

  • Meals

  • Travel insurance or Visas

  • Park entrance fees if applicable

Physical Fitness Requirement:

  • Ability to hike up to 1 mile is helpful. Most photography locations are near the parking lots where we will be driving to and require only a few minutes hike.

Pricing:

  • This 8 day and 7 night workshop costs $3,999 with a $1,000 deposit required to reserve a spot. The remaining balance is due 3 months prior the workshop.

Permits and Certifications:

  • In the event of an emergency, Kah-Wai and I are certified CPR and First Aid.
  • Kah-Wai and I are trained in the practice of Leave-no-Trace hiking and camping to protect the natural resources.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Evenes

 

We meet up at Evenes (EVE), get settled in our spacious minivans and start our Arctic adventure. Whilst driving southwest towards the Lofoten islands, we will all get to know each other and discuss our itinerary and the exciting days ahead. If weather and time permits it, we’ll shoot sunset and Aurora Borealis as soon as arriving at our basecamp.

Day 2 - 4: Reine

 

Our minivans leave the basecamp bright and early and we will explore the historic village of Reine, quite possibly Lofoten’s most prized jewel. We will photograph all the iconic viewpoints, traditional fisherman cabins, jagged granite mountains, colorful fjords and lots more. The surrounding area and islands are extremely picturesque and we will spend the entire days exploring new angles and perspectives. Highlights include locations such as Flakstad (Skagsanden), Fredvang, Nusfjord, Å, Ramberg, Selfjord and more.

Day 5 - 7: Leknes

 

This area is real close to all the world renowned beaches such as Utakleiv, Haukland, Unstad and Vik. All of which are ideal in regards to Auroral activity. We will be chasing the unique Arctic light and explore the before mentioned beaches, as well as Ballstad, Vareid, Myrland and Valberg

Day 8: Evenes

 

After the breakfast, we will transport you to Evenes Airport (EVE) in due time for your flight home, with the wonderful memories and images.

Your Teachers

Dr. Kah-Wai Lin was born in Malaysia, but he has lived in other parts of the world for most of his life. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in medical science from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Since 2012, Dr. Lin has made his home in New Jersey, USA. Following a successful research career at Princeton University, Dr. Lin followed his passion and became a professional landscape photographer. To date, Dr. Lin has explored and photographed some of the most diverse and remote places in over 30 countries, and he is leading hundreds of photo tours and workshops throughout the world. He has been presenting over 250 seminars around the world.

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Hi! My name is Matt and I am a professional photographer with 15 years of experience and a passion for education. Along with a Master's degree in Geology and Planetary Science, I hold a teaching degree and was a National Park Service Astronomy Ranger. The goal of my workshops is to help teach my students so they reach their full photographic potential. Having students push their creative boundaries and enjoying themselves in the field behind the camera means everything to me. I know how exciting it is catching that inspiring moment with a camera and I love sharing that excitement with my students! When you sign up for my workshops you are not only enrolling in an educational trip, but you are joining a family of other workshop photographers who share your passion for travel and self-improvement.

Cancellations + Refunds

By joining this workshop you are acknowledging there at inherent risks during hiking and being in the outdoors. You accept full responsibility for taking care of yourself during this workshop. By joining the workshop you agree to not hold Matt Dieterich Photography, LLC liable for any injures or damaged equipment. I recommend having insurance on your equipment to protect your investment.

Acknowledgement of Risk

Full refunds (excluding the deposit) will be given if a student has to withdraw, but must be requested no later than 6 months prior to the start of the workshop. 50% of the workshop payment (not including the deposit) will be refunded if requested within 4 months to the start of the tour. In the event of a weather related emergency, or any other circumstance causing the workshop to be canceled, a voucher for an upcoming workshop will be issued. We recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover your trip.