Faroe Islands

Wild Light Photography Workshops in the Faroe Islands with Steve Walton

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Photography workshops in the Faroe Islands

Join us in May 2018 for this 5-day (4 nights) Wild Light Photography Tour on the dramatic Faroe Islands. The islands may be small in area, but we will cover a lot of ground on this tour.  High quality hotel en-suite single occupancy accommodation for a total of 4 nights at Hotel Foroyar in Torshavn. Breakfasts are included. Atlantic Airways scheduled flights to and from Edinburgh & Torshavn airports are on Fridays in 2018.

Alcoholic drinks, snacks and evening meals are not included.  The Hotel restaurant is excellent, the food is freshly prepared, varied and special dietary requirements are catered for. Evening dinners can be booked at the Hotel where we will dine together, or you may wish to try one of the numerous restaurants in Torshavn.  Taxis to and from the hotel into the town centre are plentiful and fares are fixed at reasonable prices.

We will be visiting the islands of  Vagar, Streymoy, Eysturoy, Bordoy, Vidoy & Kunoy  Small groups  for maximum individual attention, no single supplements, airport transfers and transport to all photography locations with individual tuition for all levels of photographic ability, including post processing techniques, throughout the tour by Steve Walton.

This extensive tour will give you a Faroe Islands experience to remember, with dramatic mountain landscapes and seascapes, changing light and weather as well as the unique cultural heritage, flora and fauna, local characters and settlements of the islands.  Those who have traveled with me previously on my Wild Light Photography Workshops will know my penchant for spontaneity and there is always room for the unexpected ‘off piste’ excursion to seek out hidden gems and local people.

For full details of our Wild Light Faroes Islands Photography Workshops, please contact us via the Contact Form.

 

Svinoy.  Image by Steve Walton FMPA FBIPP from our April 2017 Wild Light Photography Workshop on the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Photography Workshops

Svinoy, Faroe Islands.

 

Gasadalur.  Image by Steve Walton FMPA FBIPP from our April 2017 Wild Light Photography Workshop on the Faroe Islands.

Gasadalur Waterfall, Vagar, Faroe Islands

 

Saksun Church.  Image by Steve Walton FMPA FBIPP from our April 2017 Wild Light Photography Workshop on the Faroe Islands.

Saksun Church, Faroe Islands

Saksun Church

Fugloy. Image by Steve Walton FMPA FBIPP from our April 2017 Wild Light Photography Workshop on the Faroe Islands.

Fugloy, Faroe Islands.

Fugloy, Faroe Islands.

Images above were made with Fuji X-T2 cameras and 16mm f1.4 and 56mm f1.2 lenses

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  Wild Light Photography Tours in the Faroe Islands

Day 1: Saturday 19th May 2018.  Steve will personally meet you at Hotel Vagar at 10am and transfer you to Hotel Foroyar in Torshavn.  Hotel Foroyar is our base for the duration of our workshop.

Day 2: Sunday 20th May 2018. We will spend the day exploring the ruggedly beautiful islands of Kunoy and Eysturoy, including the basalt sea stacks Risin og Kellingin, Eidiskollur near Eidir, views of  the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur, and the adjacent settlement of Funningur, Fossa and the turf-roofed settlement of Saksun.

Day 3:  Monday 21st May 2018.  We visit the islands of Bordoy and Vidoy.  Klaksvig and the amazing landscape of Bord offer a wealth of landscape and travel photography opportunities.  Turf-roofed wooden houses, mountains and coast and offshore islands.  Don’t forget the neutral density and graduated filters!

Day 4: Tuesday 22nd May 2018.  We continue on Streymoy and Vagar, taking-in the people, Tjornuvik and other settlements, landscapes, sea stacks, Gasadalur waterfall and coast.

Day 5: Wednesday 23rd May 2018.  Our final day.  We will visit the cliffs overlooking Tindholmur from Vagar.  The Workshop ends at 4.30pm.

 

Fun, adventure, exploration with inspirational landscape and travel photography tuition by professional photographer and author, Steve Walton.   Join us for this Wild Light Photo Tour of the Faroe Islands in May 2018.

 

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Faroe Islands Workshop duration: 19th-23rd May 2018

Total cost: £1650  (if you have previously attended any Wild Light Workshops in 2017, you will qualify for 5% Loyalty Bonus reduction for workshops in 2018).

Deposit: £300 (non-refundable) upon booking

Balance: £1350 payable on 1st February 2018.

What is included: arrival and departure transfers to & from airport to hotel, transport to all locations throughout the workshop, tuition and guiding by Steve, 4 nights accommodation at Hotel Foroyar (4*) with breakfasts

What is not included: equipment, insurances, your return air travel, evening meals, lunches, alcoholic beverages & snacks.

What photographic abilities is the workshop intended for:  all abilities from beginner to advanced are welcomed with equal enthusiasm

What you will gain from this workshop: Fun, exploration and unlimited landscape, seascape, people and travel photography techniques on location.  Image reviews and image processing tuition in the evenings at the hotel

Payment: PayPal, cheque or bank transfer.  Please contact me for booking forms and full details.

Late bookings: bookings made 10 weeks or less from the workshop start date must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Cancellations:  deposits are non-refundable.  Cancellation of a booking within 10 weeks of the start of the workshop will be subject to a cancellation fee of 20% of the balance.  The remaining 80% of the balance will be refunded.

 

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Getting to and from the Workshop

Our 2018 Wild Light Faroe Islands workshop begins at 10am on Saturday 19th May.  Direct scheduled flights from Edinburgh to Vagar are operated by Atlantic Airways.  Flights can become fully booked quite far ahead and are more expensive closer to departure dates, so it is a good idea to book your return flights as soon as possible.  Options by other operators such as SAS usually involve stopovers in Copenhagen, some of which are quite lengthy and may require overnight accommodation

If you are arriving on the Atlantic Airways scheduled flight from Edinburgh on Friday 18th May, you will need to arrange an evening meal and accommodation for the night of 18th.  There are numerous options close to the airport, Hotel Vagar is very convenient and the most expensive and there are a range of B&B’s close by.  Accommodation close to the airport also books up well in advance and you are advised to arrange this as soon as you can.

The workshop ends at 4.30pm on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 and you will be dropped off at Hotel Foraoyar.  If you are staying on for the nights of Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th to check-out on Friday 25th for your return flight to Edinburgh, you will need to arrange this with Hotel Foroyar as this is not included in the workshop cost.  Hotel Foroyar is a popular hotel and it also books up well in advance, so be sure to reserve your room if you are staying after the 23rd May.  If the hotel is already fully booked from 23rd, you will need to arrange alternative accommodation and there are more options in Torshavn.

If you are intending to rent a car for an extended stay before or after the workshop, there are car rental companies at Vagar Airport and in Torshavn.  I have used Budget (Avis) in Torshavn on numerous visits and the cars and service has always been exemplary.  I would advise arranging your own personal care hire insurance before departure as full cover beyond the basic collision damage waiver that all car hire companies offer at the desk is expensive and very limited.  You can be liable for the excess payment of up to £2000 without full cover.  It is also a good idea to add lost/stolen car key, wrong fuel, windscreen, tyres, exhaust system and under floorpan cover to be sure that you will not have to pay out in the event of a claim.

Personal car hire accident cover will save a lot of money and you can choose short break or annual cover and you will usually find that an entire week of personal hire car insurance cover is cheaper than two days of operator provided cover.  I arrange my own personal hire car insurance cover online here.

I will provide transport to Vagar Airport from Hotel Foroyar, leaving the hotel reception at 9am on 25th May 2018.  There is also a direct bus service from the ferry terminal in Torshavn to Vagar Airport.

 

To reserve your place on this workshop, please contact me on +44 (0) 1162994901,  email steve@stevewaltonphotography.info or submit the contact form.

 

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