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Join timelapse filmmaker / photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee and Icelandic photographer/filmmaker Thorvardur Arnason for a once in a lifetime Northern Lights workshop and adventure in Iceland. This year is the peak of the 11-year solar cycle. The increased solar activity can provide stronger and more frequent displays of Aurora Borealis. Autumn is also prime time for fall colors, walking on glaciers, capturing waterfalls, and exploring/shooting around the world famous glacier lagoon, Jokulsarlon. We will show you why Iceland is a photographer and filmmaker’s paradise.
This epic 7-day timelapse and photography workshop will be held September 29th to October 5th, 2014, and is limited to only 6 participants. We will start and end in the Southeastern Icelandic town of Höfn, easily accessible from Reykjavik by air or car.
You will be in good hands as you learn from an incredible team: one of the premier timelapse shooters in the world assisted by an expert Icelandic photographer with intimate knowledge of Iceland’s hidden locations, fickle weather patterns, and various kinds of Northern Lights.
You will learn how to shoot different kinds of auroras, as well as day, day to night, and astro timelapse both on static tripods and motion control equipment. You will also learn how to process and edit your shots into professional 4K resolution timelapse video using Adobe Lightroom, After Effects and LRTimelapse. Autumn provides excellent opportunities to capture stunning compositions of Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes. We will spend a lot of time shooting so you will have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills and apply what you are learning.
The workshop is open to all skill levels and covers everything from the basics, to shooting motion-controlled time lapses, to processing and editing your footage into professional quality 4K video.
Please note that while the highest priority for the workshop will be shooting Northern Lights, it is ultimately up to mother nature and what the prevailing weather and solar conditions allow for.
“It’s a pleasure and an honor to partake in these experiences with you. Your willingness to share your knowledge and secrets is rare and wonderful.” – D.W.
“The locations and experiences you provided were truly amazing!! Thanks again for your guidance and assistance – and patience! Many great memories!” – C.K.
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Timelapse photography is both an art and a science. You will learn all of the skills and techniques Henry uses to shoot professional quality timelapses, including understanding nature, workflow, planning, composition, camera gear, accessories, shooting techniques, camera settings, post processing and editing. We will also discuss common mistakes as well as known challenges and their solutions so that you will be prepared when things don’t go as planned. And things often don’t go as planned! More importantly, you get to learn the essence of timelapse beyond equipment and numbers that you can not get from books or online forums. For seven days you will be fully immersed in the craft of capturing the magic of nature through timelapse.
Note: Workshop fee includes breakfast, snacks, transportation during the workshop and guide fees. It does not include lodging (approx. $150 per night), international transportation to Iceland, transportation to Höfn (airfare discount available), lunch or dinner. Please inquire for more details.
Due to the small size of this workshop, there is a $500 nonrefundable fee if you cancel.
Cancel between August 1st and September 1st: $1000 total cancellation fee
Cancel after September 1st: No refund
If you have questions about this event or wish to sign up over the phone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-980-8645
Henry Jun Wah Lee is an internationally-recognized filmmaker and photographer. His work has appeared worldwide on television and film. They have also been featured on Yahoo, MSN, AOL, The Weather Channel, Gizmodo, Mashable, Petapixel, io9, NPR, Pitchfork, Huffington Post, Slate, LA TImes, The Atlantic, and many more.
Henry’s clients include Canon, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sigur Ros, Mono, BBC, PBS, Epson, SmugMug, Japan Railroad Company, the British Government and the European Union.
Dr. Thorvardur Arnason (Þorvarður Árnason) is a multi-disciplinary environmental scholar and landscape photographer/filmmaker who lives in Hornafjordur, Southeast Iceland, close to the Vatnajökull glacier. His main work involves research and teaching for the University of Iceland, concerning e.g. the aesthetic experience of nature, the foundations of nature conservation, and human perceptions of global warming. Thorvardur studied experimental filmmaking at Concordia University in Montréal and has also been an active photographer for over three decades. He has produced several short films and published an Iceland photography book.