"The Faroe Islands are the most windswept and dramatic islands I have visited - and the most beautiful."
“Far out in the radiant ocean glinting like quicksilver there lies a solitary little lead-coloured land”. (The famous Faroese writer William Heinesen)
The Faroe Islands present a dramatic landscape with ever changing shades of green. They are situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream.
The stunning 18 volcanic islands are rugged and rocky and were voted best island destination in the world in a survey of 111 island communities made by National Geographic Traveller.
The Faroe Islands will impress you deeply, both as a traveller and photographer.
- Explore the spectacular landscapes at the Faroe Islands together with photographer Christian Norgaard.
- Learn about travel and landscape photography and how to shoot scenes in a natural environment.
- How to approach different situations in a landscape – and get a feeling for choosing the right moment.
- Shoot amazing photos in a stun-ning landscape.
- A journey into a magnificent group of 18 volcanic islands.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
You will learn how to approach the unique challenges of landscape photography and how to capture expansiveness, dynamic energy and the simplicity of natural landscape photography.
- Teaching and training in the best techniques and personal hints and advice
- Composition and focus on lines, golden section, perspective, foreground, midground and background.
- Work in different lighting and with short/long exposures and apertures.
- How to handle equipment with care on location.
- Private hands-on lessons that can help to take your photography skills to the next level.
- Expert review and constructive criticism of the images taken during the day.
- Workflow in Photoshop and/or Light Room, and printing.
- Portfolio Review.
- A Better Moments Certified Photo Instructor is available during the entire workshop to offer assistance with camera settings, the basics of composition, and to generally guide and help.
Since the absolute best light is during the evening and night hours, we will chase our motives in these very hours – the late evening and night. At these moments the light is saturated with pink red colors and the mighty landscapes will appear in the most beautiful and dramatic way.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Arrival at the Faroe Islands. We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to our hotel at Eysturoy (East Island). We spend the evening in the beautiful and intimate fjord that surrounds our cosy hotel.
After dinner we meet for a briefing on our workshop.
DAY 2: EYSTUROY
We will cross the only bridge over the North Atlantic – from Eysturoy to the Streymoy. Because the channel is so narrow, spectacular eddies form at the base of the bridge when the current is running strong with the tide. This spectacular introduction to the island quickly pales out as we explore all the unique nature and vistas of Eysturoy. We start the day from the tallest mountain in the Faroe Islands: The towering Slættaratindur soars 882 metres, yet the summit is easily reached along the eastern ridge. The view is absolutely breathtaking, because you can see all the Faroe Islands from the north of Viðoy to the fringes of Suðuroy in the south – a truly panorama shot. The rest of the day we will spend around Eystury.
After dinner we open a discussion about the images of the day and the genre of landscape photography.
DAY 3: STREYMOY
From the top of Vestmanna Bird Cliffs some 600 metres above sea level we will start shooting during the early morning light, which illuminates the islands of Vágar and Mykines. After lunch we will spend the rest of the day exploring Streymoy sceneries between the rugged sea stacks and the many grottoes along the coast, with their rich textures. Your imagination and the spirit will be filled with amazement at the wonderland that nature has created in this country.
In the evening the workshop is open for discussion about the images of the day and techniques around composition.
DAY 4&5: NORðUROYGGJAR, THE NORTHERN ISLANDS
The northern islands consist of six islands. We will explore the six islands over the next three days. We will focus on photographing the overwhelming landscapes during sunrise and sunset. The scener- ies consist of a great variation of rock formations, forest (there is a (very) small forest), breath-taking mountains and waterfalls.
We will continue the workshop with facts about night workshop, ideas and advice on how to create your own photo exhibition and a look into the work of the greatest wildlife photographers.
DAY 6: BIRD AND LANDSCAPE – MYKINES
Mykines is a great haven for unique photography. We will arrive by boat in the morning and spend a day on the cliffs of MykinesUlmur that is overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic rocks in the massive ocean. We will work on photographing the intimate landscape in the stone forest in the valley of Korkadalur, where the summit of 560 meters Kn´kur awaits.
DAY 7: SUðUROY, THE SOUTHERN ISLANDS
We will take off early in the morning for Suðuroy, which is the southernmost island in the Faroe Islands. Here we will find magnificent and staggering dramatic landscapes. We will shoot from the Atlantic coastline and search for large and small waterfalls and from cliffs that rise into the sky. We are going to photograph the huge rocks coming out of the sea. It will be truly a day filled with adventure and great opportunities to photograph the stunning sceneries at the Faroe Islands.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
THE FAROE ISLANDS
WONDERS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
May 5 – 12, 2017
Travel to the stunning 18 islands with volcanic origin that was voted to be the best island destination in the world in a survey of 111 island communities made by National Geographic Traveller.
TRAVEL WITH THE BEST
Christian Nørgaard is the founder and CEO of Better Moments. For years he has photographed and travelled around the globe. In recent years he has also collaborated with Steve McCurry and other of National Geographic’s leading photographers for exhibitions and events.
Number of guests: 6–8
Local transport: Bus
Exertion level: Easy
Meals: All meals included
Type of photography: Landscape
€3,550 per person in shared double room.
€3,750 per person in single room.
If you sign-up a group of 4+ participants you will receive a discount based on the size of your group.
Hotel accommodation and all meals.
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages.
Coaching, teaching, workshops and seminars.
Passion for landscape
“I went with Better because I wanted to visit a place I had never been before. And all three workshops have been real adventures, excellent companions and well organized.”
– Bob Hamilton, from Scotland.