by Julieanne Kost
We all need something to “Look Forward To”, and right now, my LFT is Iceland!
I’m thrilled to be returning to Iceland July 8th – 14th 2012, to spend a week with some of the most delightful people on the planet – and I’d love for you to join me and our wonderful hosts from Focus on Nature. This workshop is an incredible opportunity to give yourself permission to unplug from your daily life and reenergize your photography, your mind, and your soul.
The time we spend together: Pursuing Your Personal Project in Iceland, will be a graceful balance between creating stunning imagery in the field and learning the tools necessary to finish the images in Lightroom and Photoshop adding your personal style. The first day will be spent at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik where we will cover the Lightroom workflow in depth to provide you with the workflow you’ll need for the rest of the week.
Then, the class will shift gears: participants will be challenged to communicate their own personal photographic project as they explore and expand upon their photography skills while traveling through the Icelandic landscape. During the field work, we will have technical and creative discussions regarding photographic conditions we encounter. The last day will be spent at the Grand Hotel processing selected images (using both Lightroom and Photoshop) before sharing work with the group.
This really is a unique opportunity to experience Iceland and all that it has to offer – glacier lagoons, Icelandic horses, waterfalls, and mud flats are just a few of the things we may see on our excursions. We will follow the weather and the light, photographing Iceland’s ever changing landscape with long hours of exquisite sunrise and sunset while the Focus on Nature team takes care of every little logistical detail so that we can photograph in a relaxed, low pressure, and unhurried environment. We will come home not only with improved technique, but reenergized and inspired as a result of making the images that fulfill us as creative and passionate photographers and artists.
If you are looking for a location that will ignite your passion for photography, there is no better place than Iceland to photograph and no better workshop to participate in than Focus On Nature. Join the Focus On Nature family as photographers, collaborate together as artists and depart with friendships that will last a lifetime.
Creative people need to exercise their creative muscles, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so! I hope you will join us!