ICELAND ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP / CAMPER VAN ROADTRIP

It’s time to challenge yourself and take your travel, adventure and landscape photography to the next level in 2019. This NEW Iceland workshop is going to challenge your comfort zone and your photographic mindset, so you can start creating your own voice in photography.
This is your ticket to join me on one of my adventure photography camper van road trips.

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The Iceland Adventure Photography Workshop is an 8 day / 7 nights adventure photography workshop in Iceland this fall. As with all my workshops, it's limited to 5 participants, as I want to keep things adventurous, flexible and personal. If you, like me, loves a solid road trip, this workshop will be the right fit for you, as we are going to be based out of camper vans the entire trip, with the odd cabin booked for editing sessions. We will be hiking to wild places and visit lots of stunning locations. My adventure trips usually involves some long days, so expect both sunset shoots and early sunrise outings to be part of this workshop. A reasonable level of fitness will be required as access to some of the possible locations will require some hiking. You will also need to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions as Iceland is notorious for the ever changing conditions. I will of course plan our trip to ensure we get some rest during the daytime, but we will prioritize photographic opportunities. I want you to come away with as many bangers as possible!

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Iceland is surely at the top of almost every photographers bucket list of places to shoot, and for a good reason. There is simply so many awe inspiring locations and stunning landscapes to visit, that I have set the goal of driving the entire Ring Road 1 around Iceland in 8 days! I have created this workshop to include both some of Iceland’s most iconic locations, but also some of the less commonly visited gems along the way. We’ll find such places especially in the less touristy regions in the North and the East.

Possible locations on this workshop:

  • Reykjanesviti
  • Sólheimasandur plane wreck
  • Vík / Reynisfjara
  • Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon
  • Diamond beach / Jökulsárlón lagoon
  • Múlagljúfur Canyon
  • Svartifoss
  • Stokksnes
  • Stuðlagil Canyon
  • Dettifoss
  • Hverfjall volcano
  • Hvítserkur
  • Kirkjufell
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
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Each day we will be going to various epic locations, and in the process I will motivate your personal development and inspire and challenge your photographic approach. Together we will explore themes like consistency, preparation, developing positive habits, understanding light, living without fear, choosing the right gear, editing and other meaningful topics related to photography. Everyone can attend this workshop, and I guarantee that you will benefit highly, no matter your entry skill level. I will be working intensively to make sure you leave the workshop ready to set your world on fire!

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On this workshop, I will help you to:

  • Create more meaningful compositions
  • Tell a story with your photos
  • Train your eye on incredible shots and convey the energy of the outdoors
  • Understand focal point and framing
  • Create more depth of field
  • Understand camera settings, but keeping it simple
  • Be creative with your long exposure photography
  • Place people to add scale in photos
  • Make your photos 'pop' more in post production
  • Shoot and edit with Instagram in mind

The workshop is structured to maximise your opportunities to get great images whilst improving your skills as a photographer. I will use all my experience and knowledge to get you to some of Iceland’s most breathtaking locations in the best possible light, and I will be on hand to provide as much support, advice and guidance as you want. This workshop being a camper van road trip, obviously, both accommodation and transportation to all shoots is provided, as well as all meals during the trip.
This workshop is also a fantastic opportunity to make some unique photographic friendships. 

Leading up to the workshop, I will share my clothing packing lists, break down my go-to camera gear and give you a comprehensive look into the necessities that I bring on all my adventure travels. During the workshop I will share my experiences and give loads of tips to help you start finding your style in photography. The key aim of our time together is to have a lot of fun and enjoy being outdoors, whilst leaving inspired to take our adventure photography to the next level.

I am really excited about this camper van workshop! Come join me exploring the iconic landscapes of Iceland in early October!

Want to sign up to this workshop? Shoot me an email: info@christianals.com

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About me:

With a background in photojournalism, I now divide my time between a range of photographic assignments, documentary film work and solo exploration around the world. For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to the outdoors, adventures and landscapes. I am particular known for chasing authentic moments, climbing big mountains and constantly looking for the next adventure. With 15 years of working as a professional photographer I bring with me not just enormous experience, but also a creativity and drive that just gets stronger with time. I am always inspired by visiting new places and new cultures, and I find incredible happiness in being out in the natural world. I have teached a lot of photography during the years, and now I feel it’s time to give back some of my knowledge. I will share everything I've learned about making work that resonates with people, while sharing my passion for the true adventure.

Below you can see a selection of my work from Iceland. (click to enlarge + see the location)

And here you can see more of my adventure photography.