short form Photography WORKSHOPS IN ICELAND for photography lovers
Bring any camera, your curiosity, and an appetite for knowledge! We will take care of your thirst and hunger too. Book either or both sessions below. You might wish to book more than one session. For example, book a morning session to get off to a great start and then follow up with an evening session later in the week to reinforce what you have learned.
The details: All skill levels and photographic devices are welcome (even phones). If you do not have one and want to learn something you are welcome to join us armed with nothing but your curiosity. The setting is informal and you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
The Breakfast photoGRAPHY club
Mornings 8am - 10am (max size 8 persons) breakfast included
This session will energise your body and mind, give your photography a boost, and prepare you to take better pictures during your stay in Iceland and beyond. Breakfast is included.
The Cocktail photoGRAPHY club
Evenings 20:00 - 22:00 (max size 8 persons) cocktail included
This session will energise your mind, transcend your inhibitions, give your photography a boost, and prepare you to take better pictures during your stay in Iceland and beyond. Your first round of drinks is included.
OUR TIME: The session will take place over two hours giving you plenty of time for one on one guidance with the added benefit of feedback from a sociable group of fellow photography enthusiasts. It is a casual but intimate round table discussion set in the enjoyable atmosphere of a great local restaurant.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Whether you are a serious amateur, a professional or someone who enjoys taking pictures on your phone you will benefit from this session and have a chance to also contribute to it. The goal is to inspire you, demystify stumbling blocks and set you on a surer path to self-learning.
MATERIAL COVERED: Material covered will vary depending on the questions asked by you and others, but will include things like: tips on how to improve your shooting, discovering useful apps and advances being made in photography, and looking at inspirational photography. You might have specific questions about the camera you use or one you’d like to get. You might know your camera back to front but want to have a meaningful chat about your composition techniques or ideas. Maybe you’re looking for tips for where to go in Iceland to take amazing photos?
Want to know more about tools and resources:
- Which apps can I use to edit photos on my phone? My computer?
- What is color correction and why does it matter?
- How do I send printed postcards from my phone?
Or have specific questions about photographing in Iceland:
- Where to go?
- What precautions to take regarding equipment safety?
- How does the color temperature of light in Iceland differ? (yes it does!)
You may have questions about your camera like:
- What do P A and S stand for and why would I use them?
- How do I choose the best ISO settings?
- When not to use auto White Balance or auto exposure.
- How do I take better portraits?
- What settings do I need to get good pictures under little or no light?
- How do I get sharper pictures?
WHAT YOU GET: By the end of our time together you should be able to approach subjects of any kind with more confidence and with a surer working knowledge of your camera and its features. Breakfast is included in the morning sessions. Select any main dish or pastry and up to two beverages from the regular menu. The first round of drinks is included in the evening sessions. Select any drink from the regular menu.
About the photographer: Gabrielle is an award winning photographer, published author, film colorist and experienced teacher. She is an Olympus Mentor and has been shooting a range of different analogue and digital cameras for 20 years. She has been living in Iceland over the past four years, relocating from London after publishing her first book, “An Equal Difference”, inspired by Icelandic society. She has taught at the International Centre of Photography in New York, The MET Film School in London, Kvikmyndaskólinn (Film School) and Ljósmyndaskólinn (Photography School) in Reykjavik, as well as running several workshops and private tutorials.
About the morning location: Breakfast sessions are usually held at the Sandholt Bakery located at Laugavegur 36 in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. Perfect if you fancy a walk after breakfast and a chance to begin taking pictures. The baked goods, sandwiches, bread, cakes and chocolates at this bakery are incredible. You may wish to take something home with you or to snack on later in the day.
About the evening location: Cocktail sessions are usually held at the bar in Oddsson Ho(s)tel located at Hringbraut 121 in the West End of Reykjavik. The venues itself is a photo opportunity and is also close to the sea and the lighthouse. Perfect if you fancy a walk afterwards and a chance to begin taking pictures. You may wish to book dinner before or after the session at Bazaar, the gourmet Italian restaurant on the premises. http://www.bazaaroddsson.is/ Contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org 519-3510