Faroe Islands Photo Tour

A place where the more effort you put in, the greater the rewards
  • Full Price
  • 2100 p/p

  • A deposit of €550 is required to secure a place on this workshop. Remaining balance to be full paid no less than 5 weeks before the trip.
March 28th-2nd April 2023
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What to Expect

The Faroes is one of those places where the more work you put in, the bigger the rewards. This promises to be one amazing tour. During our time on the Faroes, sunrise will be around 7am and sunset around 9pm, This means with sunrise and sunset so early and late there will be plenty of time for shooting but also plenty of downtime too. I will be at Vagar Airport from 2pm on March 28th. Please be at Vagar airport no later than 3pm. The workshop will end at midday on the 2nd of April.

We will be spending our entire stay in the Vagar Hotel. This is based right beside the airport. The hotel is perfectly positioned to get us to all places in good time but also to react quickly to some of the most famous spots on the Faroe Islands if the conditions look promising all of a sudden.

There is one short ferry journey on this trip to the Island of Kalsoy to shoot Kallur lighthouse. This trip will be weather dependent but will be high on our priority list of places to shoot.

There will be NO SET itinerary for this trip as I prefer to keep a close eye on weather forecasts throughout the tour to determine our destination and make sure we have the best possible weather that may suit a specific place. Having been to the Faroes many times I find keeping things flexible is the best option and gives us the best chance of being in the right place at the right time.

A deposit of €550 will be required to secure your place on this trip. Remaining balance must be paid no later than 5 weeks prior to the trip. Once you book, I will email you my bank details so you can pay the remaining balance at your own convenience.

 

Transportation

You will be transported throughout the tour in a comfortable, spacious 9 seater bus starting and finishing at Vágar airport.

Please be at Vágar airport no later than 3pm on March 28th.

The tour will end at midday on April 2nd when we arrive back to Vágar airport.

Weather

The weather in the Faroes in April can be anything from mild, calm weather to cold, snowy weather, so prep is key! Shooting in the Faroe Islands can be very tough as it is prone to strong winds and sideways rain. Given the challenges of shooting here, it is definitely the most enjoyable place I have ever shot. Warm clothes and waterproofs are a must here, as temperatures can drop suddenly when the sun goes down. Should we get any nights of clear skies, I will be keeping close tabs on the solar activity for potential shooting of the Northern Lights.

Locations

Gasadalur
Drangarnir Arch
(90 minutes hike each way in windy weather, if the weather is favourable we will be brought out on a boat and collected)

Trælanípan
(40 minute easy walk each way)
Witches Finger
Fossá
Tjørnuvik
Funningur (20 minutes hike)
Kallur Lighthouse (30 mins easy hike)

Fitness level
This trip requires a decent level of fitness, a couple of locations on this tour requires a 60-90 minutes walk/hike along flat ground with little incline.

Learnings

You will learn about shooting in manual mode, slow shutter speed, ISO settings, Aperture priority, the use of filters, why the polariser filter is so important and learning to get the best compositions (thinking outside the box)

You will also learn the use of sunrise, sunset & astro planning apps.

Equipment

You will need a DSLR with manual mode, a sturdy tripod, grad, polariser & ND filters.

I would strongly recommend a wide angle and zoom lens (24-105 and/or 70-200) lens for this workshop.

Full frame Wide Angle: 12-24mm or 16-35mm etc…

Crop sensor Wide Angle: 10-20mm or 11-16mm etc…

You will also need good walking shoes, wellies, warm clothes, waterproof clothes and a shower cap (to put over camera in rain)

If you need some loan filters for the workshop please let me know well in advance of the trip here

Included/Not Included

Includes 5 nights single occupancy hotel accommodation with breakfast,  transportation throughout the workshop, full tuition, mobile WIFI, amazing locations, and great craic.

Not included flights, travel insurance, Drangarnir hike fee, we will get brought out on a boat if weather allows (€75),  Trælanípan hike (€25) Kalsoy ferry fee (€25) and food and drink.

Flight Information 

I will fly to Vagar Airport in the Faroe Islands from Dublin, via Edinburgh or Copenhagen and the same on the way back.

Flight information should be released at least 9 or 10 months prior to the tour.

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Why book with us?

YES YES, The rumours are true… We do have a knack of getting our groups in the right place at the right time, ensuring you capture a truly memorable shot you can cherish for the rest of your life. To us, capturing “the shot” is important but just as important is to enjoy the experience, when we get to a location take a minute to breath in the fresh air and really appreciate the views around us.

Not convinced?

When you book a trip with us, you get to sit back and relax. while we do all the driving. For our Irish workshops we have our very own Volkswagen 9 seater shuttle bus. The bus is a long wheel base, full air conditioned, extremely spacious and has ample USB charging points. On our tours abroad we also mostly book 9 seater buses and with groups no bigger than 5 or 6, ensures plenty of space and comfort!

Still not convinced?

Thanks to our amazing sponsors Whelan Cameras, 53 Degrees North & Formatt Hitech Camera Filters we have spare equipment like tripods, gore-tex jackets and pants and plenty of spare filter holders, filters and even shower caps to keep the camera dry during showers. All this equipment is readily available on our Irish workshops, should you need anything on an international trip, please just email us here to arrange this.

Where I buy my equipment.

NOTE: Use code BERN10 for a 10% camera filters discount at www.formatt-hitech.com

Camera equipment: Whelan cameras, Limerick city.

Clothing & footwear: 53 Degrees North, Carrickmines & Blanchardstown in Dublin, Cornmarket centre, Cork.

(Email me for a 20% Discount with 53 Degrees North)

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