DOG PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN ICELAND

About the workshop

Iceland holds a cherished place in my heart ever since my first visit in 2020. The profound silence, the sense of boundless freedom, and the awe-inspiring surroundings help me rediscover a deep connection with myself.

Because this feeling was so incredibly beautiful, I wanted to share it with others through a special event in which like-minded people could come together in breathtaking surroundings to photograph their favorite subjects: dogs!

While this workshop promises an immersive dive into new knowledge and experiences, it also ensures ample time to savor nature as it deserves. After all, Iceland isn’t just a destination; it’s an experience that lasts a lifetime. You’ll not only capture stunning images of dogs but also delve into the art of dog photography through a comprehensive program, including a theory class, multiple photo sessions, and editing lessons.

During this workshop, I would like to share with you my passion for dog photography, and take you on the most beautiful adventure. In order to offer individual attention and answer everyone’s questions, the number of participants is limited.

DETAILS:

  • Date: August 11 – August 18, 2024
  • Participants: 6 maximum (fully booked)
  • Price: 3800€ (payment plan available)
  • Level of experience: Amateur to experienced photographers
  • Physical level: Moderate
  • Recommended lenses: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm, 200mm.
  • Editing equipment: A laptop with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop 2024 installed is mandatory for our editing sessions.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Sunday, August 11

Feel free to arrive at the house in the evening to rest after your trip to Iceland. It’s recommended to arrive a few days earlier in Iceland in case of flight cancellations or delays.

DAY 1

Monday, August 12

8 am – 12 pm: Theory class on dog portraiture

12 pm – 2 pm: Lunch break

2 pm – 3 pm: Travel to the location

3 pm – 9:30 pm: Organized photo sessions

Locations: Gljúfrabúi, Seljalandsfoss

DAY 2

Tuesday, August 13

5:30 am – 9 am: Organized photo session

Locations: Skogafoss and surroundings

10 am – 5 pm: Time to rest/edit

6 pm – 9:30 pm: Organized photo session

Locations: Sólheimajökull

DAY 3

Wednesday, August 14

8 am – 12 pm: Image review & Editing

12 pm – 2 pm: Lunch break

2 pm – 3 pm: Travel to the location

3 pm – 9:30 pm: Organized photo session

Location: Mossy lava fields

DAY 4

Thursday, August 15

5:30 am – 8:30 am: Organized photo session

Locations: Reynisfjara Black Beach

9 am – 5 pm: Time to rest/edit photos

6 pm – 9:30 pm: Organized photo session

Location: Fjallsárlón

DAY 6

Friday, August 16

In the morning we will take some time to rest.

1 pm – 3:30 pm: Travel to the location

4 pm – 9:30 pm: Organized photo session (2-hour hiking, but really worth it)

Location: Múlagljúfur Canyon

DAY 7

Saturday, August 17

In the morning we will take some time to rest.

1 pm – 4:30 pm: Travel to the location (this will be the longest route)

4 pm – 9:30 pm: Organized photo session

Location: Stokksnes

Sunday, August 18

After this long journey together, it’s time to say goodbye!

Workshop highlights

Participating in a dog photography workshop in Iceland promises a unique blend of natural beauty, and the joy of capturing remarkable moments with dogs in a truly extraordinary setting!

  • Stunning Backdrops: Explore the picturesque landscapes of Iceland, providing a breathtaking backdrop for capturing unique and captivating dog photographs. From majestic waterfalls to volcanic terrains, each location is suitable for creative dog photography adds a distinct touch to your shots.
  • Beautiful Cottage: Our luxury house is located the middle of the south cost and surrounded by beautiful nature. You’ll have a shared bedroom, but we will make sure to pair you with a friend or participant of the same sex.
  • Expert Guidance: Learn from experienced dog photographer who will share their knowledge and techniques. Receive personalized tips on capturing the best moments, handling different breeds, and taking advantage the Icelandic scenery to enhance your compositions.
  • Diverse Dog Models: Work with a variety of dog breeds, allowing you to broaden your photography skills and adapt your approach to different subjects.
  • Customized Itinerary: Enjoy a carefully curated itinerary that maximizes your time in Iceland, ensuring you experience the best locations for dog photography while also allowing for relaxation and exploration.

And much more!

What will be taught?

UNDERSTANDING YOUR GEAR

You will undergo comprehensive familiarization with camera equipment, lenses, and accessories suitable for different situations in dog photography. Additionally, you will learn techniques and adjustments to optimize camera settings for capturing dog photos in various shooting conditions.

Composition techniques

The workshop covers composition principles essential for crafting visually appealing and dynamic dog photographs. I will demonstrate how to use natural light efficiently for outdoor shoots and provide insights into choosing and evaluating color schemes for visually appealing dog portraits.

Working with dogs

Understanding dog behavior and body language is one of the most important aspects of dog photography, enabling you to capture authentic expressions and moments. You will learn how to identify the best expressions and poses of dogs according to the story you want to convey.

CREATE UNIQUE PHOTOS

During the workshop, my aim is to guide you in uncovering your distinctive voice in dog photography, regardless of whether you’re an amateur or seasoned photographer. You’ll learn to craft images that convey compelling messages and evoke emotional responses from your audience.

Location scouting

The choice of a backdrop can significantly impact the narrative and aesthetic of a photograph. You will discover how to seek out environments that complement the canine subject, considering factors such as lighting, textures, and colors to enhance the overall composition of your images.

Post-processing

The workshop will encompass both basic and advanced post-processing techniques. You will gain insights into shaping light, shadow, and contrast, correcting color reflections on a dog’s coat, enhancing scenery colors, and mastering advanced masking techniques.

Ready to book?

Deposit of 1000€

Due to book your spot for the workshop.

2nd payment of 1400€

Due 120 days before the workshop starts.

3rd payment of 1400€

Due 60 days before the workshop starts.

INCLUDED

6-day photography workshop

7 nights of accomodation

Airport pick-up & drop-off

Transportation

4-hour dog portraiture theory

7 organized photo sessions

175-page Dog Portrait Guide

Breakfast

Editing classes

Refreshments

EXCLUDED

All flights

Travel insurance

Photo equipment

Meals

Any questions? Get in touch with the host: isakolafsson@gmail.com