Senja Photo Tour

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February 1st-7th 2021
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What to Expect

Join us for a week of photography paradise on the incredible Senja Island, Norway. This tour will consist of six nights, self catering shared accommodation, right in the wilderness of Senja with no light pollution and amazing compositions on our doorstep. The house consists of 5 bedrooms, so single occupancy is guaranteed as we keep the group small, the house is as cosy as you can get with warm heating, a big wood burning stove with unlimited fuel supply. It also consists of two bathrooms, two shower rooms, full cooking facilities, wifi, satellite TV and a cosy living room. Outside in the garden, there is a wooden chalet with an amazing fire pit, which we can also cook on and beautiful seating also. There is also an option to do a one hour hike to the amazing viewpoint overlooking Segla, the most iconic view in all of Senja, you will not be disappointed! This hike is optional.

I am delighted to have renowned time-lapse and film maker, Adrien Louis Mauduit (Night Lights Films) on hand for Some guiding, stories and sharing his knowledge of the night sky and aurora, before and while we shoot, I was delighted to have Adrien on hand during our Senja 2020 tour, I’m MORE EXCITED to have him take part on our 2021 tour.  A native of France, Adrien has lived on Senja for 3 years and has a vast knowledge of shooting locations in the area.

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. In my experience of spending time on the Senja Island, we always took it one day at a time as we were keeping tabs on the weather forecast and it worked a treat. We got some great conditions including amazing sunrises and sunsets most days aswell as 4 nights of jaw dropping northern light displays.

This promises to be one of the most epic of trips on my calendar for 2021, DO NOT MISS IT.

 

Transportation

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

Weather

The weather in Senja can be anything from -10oC – 0oC in January. From my previous trip to Senja, we got the most amazing light during the day and then to top it all off, nearly every night we were out shooting the Northern lights with some EPIC displays. It is very possible we will experience some clear night skies so there is a high chance of some Northern lights with some amazing foreground interest. This promises to be an amazing week of photography in a truly picture perfect part of the world.

Locations

Senja is truly full of magic, with the Aurora, landscapes and wildlife this will be a trip with memories to last a lifetime.

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 tripodpolariser & ND filters.

  • Good walking & hiking shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Thermal clothes
  • Waterproof gear
  • Shower cap (for camera if it rains)
  • Wooly hat & gloves
  • Crampons
Included/Not Included

We include Six nights, shared self catering, single occupancy accommodation, transportation throughout the workshop, tuition, mobile WIFI and great fun.

We do not include, flights, travel insurance, food and drink.

Outbound

Flights should be announced soon.

My Flights will be from Dublin to Tromsø

Inbound

Flights should be announced soon.

My flights will be Tromsø to Dublin 

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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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