Workshop Details

Planning shoots, at any time of day or night is an important part of being able to create compelling and purposeful images. We’ll go over weather apps, how to plan for light (or no light), scouting tips, etc. Your instructors will take you through their processes including, research, scouting, settings, compositions and more, and help you adapt this to your shots and thought process.

This workshops allows for participants to try a lot of techniques if they choose. Some subjects like night photography require working in manual mode, while for others we can use semi-automatic modes as well. We will go over ISO, white balance, aperture choices, and shutter speeds. Different methods of focusing will be covered for each subject we will be shooting. During the landscape shoots for example, we’ll go over focus stacking, bracketing, long exposures, depth of field, panoramas and more.

Safety & Leave No Trace
These are very important topics for photographers to be knowledge about in order to preserve the places we love to visit, keep wildlife wild and make sure you stay safe and (mostly) comfortable on your adventures.

Included in the Workshop:
  • Accommodation (Double Occupancy, Single Supplement $600 subject to availability, please contact us first)
  • Breakfast
  • Photography tuition and mentoring in-the-field
  • Transportation during the tour
  • One-on-one Image Review Sessions with Viktoria and Monika
Not Included in the workshop:
  • International Travel to and from Iceland
  • Meals (except where indicated)
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel to and from airport and Reykjavik hotel
  • DLSR or mirrorless camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote/Intervalometer/Shutter Release
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards
  • Laptop
  • Variety of lenses
  • Appropriate clothing and layers for the weather
  • Appropriate footwear/Hiking boots, pole, pack, etc.
  • Headlamp
  • Hand/toe warmers
  • Personal items
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Hats/toques

Days are short, with sunrise just after 10:00 am and sunset around 16:00 pm at the start of our workshop. This itinerary is a guideline and participants should expect changes as we adapt to conditions.

Day 1: Arrival day in Iceland and Reykjavik hotel check-in.

We recommend arriving in the morning or early afternoon. Participants are responsible for transportation from airport to hotel – Flybus is recommended. Meet and Greet with Vikotria and Monika, details TBD.

Day 2: Reykjavik – Snæfellsnes

We head to our first destination with the goal of shooting Northern Lights if conditions are favourable. This area is wonderful for landscape photography as well and we can easily adapt to the conditions we get.

Day 3: Snæfellsnes -Vik

Waterfalls are on the menu for this day. We may shoot at 1-2 locations before heading east for sunset at Dýrholay or Reynisfjara beaches and cliffs.

Day 4: Vík-Jókulsárlón

Sunrise at Dýrholaey or Reynisfjara. Afterwards we proceed further east stopping at Lómagnúpur, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Eldhraun, Svínafellsjökull and finish with sunset at Jökulsárlón.

Day 5: Jökulsárlón

We will begin with an Ice Cave adventure. The second part of the day will depend on the weather and we have some wonderful options in mind.

Day 6: Jökulsárlón

Sunrise at the Ice beach. Then we will visit Kálfafellstindur and spend the end of the day at Vestrahorn.

Day 7: Jökulsárlón-Vík

The day will begin on the Ice beach or Jökulsárlón, then we have many options for locations that we didn’t get to on the way from Vík to Jökulsárlón. We finish off with sunset in Vík.

Day 8: Vík-Reykjavík

On the last day we will visit Brúárfoss and parts of the Golden circle.

Day 9: Departure

Unfortunately the workshop must end and after breakfast we say farewell.

The Fine Print:

By registering for this event you agree that you have read and understand the following.

Registration is non-refundable but is transferrable. If you can find someone to take your spot and buy your ticket from you, this is acceptable. Email to confirm a transfer.

If the remaining balance is not paid in full, your spot will be forfeit without any refund of deposits or payments already made.

Participants understand that weather and conditions are unpredictable or difficult to forecast. There is no guarantee that we see northern lights or specific natural phenomena. You acknowledge that travel with a group involves compromise to accommodate goals, desires, personalities, abilities, and physical capabilities. Itineraries are planned, but flexible, and no part of the schedule can be guaranteed. You understand that no discounts or refunds will be given in the event of any changes.

Only in the event that the country or the venue is unable to host the workshop (such as a lockdown situation), participants will be given the option to postpone or receive a refund.

Please ensure you can travel and abide by all health and safety travel recommendations for Iceland and your home location if you are booking a spot. It is your responsibility to ensure you can make the workshop. Participants must have travel and medical insurance.

Monika Deviat Photography reserves the right to cancel the workshop at any time. The cancellations could occur for a variety of reasons, such as a minimum number of participants is not met, family emergency, unforeseen circumstances impact the worksop, etc. In the event of cancellations that are under the control of Monika Deviat Photography, participants will receive a full refund for the workshop. No compensation would be made to participants for any other associated costs such as, but not limited to, travel, hotels, etc. Participants should have travel insurance.

You, for yourself, your heirs, executors or anyone else who may claim on your behalf, hereby waive, release and forever discharge, Monika Deviat/Monika Deviat Photography, assistants, and affiliates, representatives, executors, and all others from any and all responsibilities or liability from personal injury, death, damage to property or loss of any kind resulting from participation in a photography workshop event.

This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability. You are responsible to research the event and bring the proper gear. You are also responsible for selecting activities that are appropriate your physical abilities and interests.

Your attendance at any event confirms that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this event you understanding that you are attending at your own risk.