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2020 Iceland Summer Photography, Time-lapse and Aerial Expedition

July 6th– July 12th, 2020

Join filmmaker/photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee for an epic 7-day photography, timelapse and aerial expedition in Iceland during the middle of summer. We will experience 24 hours of daylight and 5+ hours of absolutely magical light during “golden hour” when sunset ever so slowly transitions into sunrise. The summer is also when access to the remote highlands is possible.

Traveling in a 4-wheel drive high clearance vehicle, we will go where the light and weather is best. We will be exploring and shooting in Iceland’s most scenic areas! Conditions permitting, our priority will be heading into Iceland’s interior for breathtaking landscapes that are impossible to access for much of the year due to ice and snow. Vast glaciers, breathtaking waterfalls, colorful mountains, beautiful wild flowers, other-worldly landscapes and more awaits.

This expedition is one big shooting adventure that will be an organic blend of photography, timelapse and aerial cinematography.

Expedition Highlights

• Henry’s workshops are the only ones that offer an open itinerary in order to chase the best light and weather conditions on the island. Iceland’s weather is very dynamic and unpredictable. It can be cloudy and raining on one part of the island while another part experiences epic light conditions. Putting ourselves in the best situations is the best way to shoot in Iceland.
• Specifically designed for photographers and filmmakers, with emphasis on timelapse photography and aerial cinematography.
• Travel by well-equipped 4-wheel drive vehicles and super jeeps to off-the-beaten-path locations that are otherwise impossible to reach.
• Capture epic scenes of beauty in the breathtaking highlands, glaciers, lagoons, rivers, mountains, and waterfalls.
• Learn from one of the premier timelapse experts in the world.
• Expand your creative horizons by taking to the air using drones.
• A maximum of 5 participants to keep the workshop nimble and highly personalized.

Epic Locations

What You Will Need to Bring

• Camera – DSLR or Mirrorless. A camera that has manual exposure settings and can shoot RAW is highly recommended.
• Lenses – Bring all the focal lengths you want to shoot. All focal lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto can be useful for this trip. Zoom lenses are going to be very convenient to have although primes are still the lenses of choice for ultimate quality.
• Tripod with ball head.
• Intervalometer if your camera doesn’t have one built in. One for each camera.
• Memory cards – 3 or more 128 GB or larger cards are highly recommended. 128 or 256 GB cards for high megapixel cameras. You want them large enough to be able to shoot at least 1200 images each.
• Plenty of extra batteries and battery charger – expect to use 2-3 batteries per day. A battery grip that holds 2 batterys will allow you to shoot longer sequences without running out of power. Plan to have enough power for 2 full days without charging.
• Laptop computer – to preview, process and edit your shots. Bring a memory card reader or usb cable for your camera so you can transfer your shots.
• 4 TB hard drive for storage. An additional hard drive is highly recommended for backup. SSD drives are the way to go for fast transfers.
• Smart Phone or tablet with GPS functionality– there are some helpful and powerful apps that will help us shoot.
• Neutral density and graduated ND filters.

Highly Recommended:
• If you already have your own motion control gear, bring it! It is a good time to put it all to good use.
• Photographer’s insurance – to cover your equipment in case of accidents.
• International travel and medical insurance – to cover unexpected travel or health issues.

Workshop Fee: 

$6295. A $500 deposit is due upon registration to guarantee your spot. Remaining balance is due 90 days before start of workshop. Register by March 1st to receive a $300 discount towards the final balance of the workshop.

Note: Workshop fee includes all activities, ground transportation, guide fees and lodging. It does not include international air transportation to Iceland, meals or beverages. We will pick you up and drop off either direct from/to the airport or a hotel in Reykjavik.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel more than 90 days before start of workshop: Full refund minus $500 fee.

Cancel 30 days before start of workshop: 50% refund.

Cancel less than 30 days before start of workshop: no refund.

Questions and Contact Information

If you have questions about this event or wish to sign up over the phone, please email info@evosia.com or call 310-980-8645

About Henry Jun Wah Lee

Henry Jun Wah Lee is a world renowned filmmaker and photographer. His work has appeared worldwide on television and film. They have also been featured on National Geographic, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Iceland Air, The Weather Channel, Gizmodo, Mashable, Petapixel, io9, NPR, Pitchfork, Huffington Post, Slate, LA Times, The Atlantic, and many more.

Henry’s clients include Disney, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Mitsubishi, Vizio, the BBC, PBS, Epson, the United Nations, the British Government and the European Union.

Read an interview with Henry in The Atlantic.

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