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Adrian Szatewicz

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HI to all!

I am living and working in Norway since 6 years now, since the beginning I was exploring norwegian beautiful landscapes, improving my photographic skills, my gear and my knowledge about the photography itself as well as scandinavian nature, culture and different shooting conditions.

On my workshops I will lead You through the most scenic, beautiful and breathtaking locations across western parts of Lofoten Archipelago.

Each day I will share my knowledge about different shooting styles, the gear, building the composition and of course - how to catch Your very best Aurora Borealis photographs. Between the sessions we will discuss our shots and share some post-processing tricks.

I was visitng Lofoten multiple times already and You can be sure that I will take You to the best locations in the right time so You could experience The Best of this magical place!

Hope to see You soon!

 

Workshops Details:

Place: Norwegian Lofoten Islands

Dates: 11-17 October 2019 - Closed

                26 Jan - 01 Feb 2020 - Last place left!

                07-13 March 2020 - Open

                10-16 October 2020 - Open

Group size: 3-5 persons - from my experience - small groups are much more 'effective'!

Our base: We will stay in fully equipped, very comfortable house in Ramberg or nearest area - this is the best location to easily reach most of the best locations on Islands. In Ramberg we have shops, cafe, restaurant, post office and very nice beach as well.

Price: 12 000 NOK (1248 €, 1424 $, 1080 £)

Price include:

  • Transfer from/to the airport. Place of meeting will be Evenes Narvik/Harstad Airport but it is possible to fly directly to Leknes and I will pick You up from there

  • 6 nights in fully equipped, beautiful house in the heart of Lofoten Islands

  • Every day transport to different locations, at least two photo sessions a day (sunrise/sunset and Aurora Hunting depending of weather conditions and Aurora forecasts)

  • Food on arrival - I will make a basic grocery shopping for everyone, so You will have basic food products for supper after arriving and breakfast next day.

  • My support during every session - gear, settings, compositions, finding the best spots

  • Photo editing tips and tricks on demand

Price does NOT include:

  • Tickets to Evenes or Leknes airport

  • Food and drinks during the stay (except 'Food on arrival') - it is a self catering accommodation but You can easily buy a lot of 'ready to eat' meals which can be prepared in our kitchen fast and easy

  • Extra gear if You forgot ot lost Yours

Difficulty level: Very easy to easy - most of the visited locations are situated on beaches and towns area - so only wet rocks and stones can be tricky here. We will walk away not further than 500 meters from parking area and car. For now I am not planning to reach the mountain tops, but it can be an extra option if desired.

Final word: We will be shooting outdoors for a long time sometimes and You have to remember that northern parts of Norway can be unpredictable if we talk about weather. This is the main subject to watch for every day - we will choose the locations and time of sessions each day. We will work around weather conditions to find the best solutions, but be prepared for few days of strong wind, rain showers or sudden temperature drops. However, Lofoten climate is much more mild than inland areas so no big worries -just take Your best outdoor clothing with You. It is not said that we cannot see the sunny weather for the whole stay ;).

Reservations and payment:

To make a reservation, please contact me via this side or directly on my e-mail address: adrian.szatewicz@gmail.com

 

 

Payment methods:

Bank Transfer and PayPal, also Vipps app in Norway.

Reservation fee/ deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 2000 NOK (200 €, 230$, 180£) is required to confirm Your reservation and hold the place.

This amount will be taken from final price.

Final payment: Deadline for final payment is set to 6 weeks before start of each workshops, if You haven't paid the full amount before.

Cancellation: It is possible to cancel Your booking until 28 days (4 weeks) before starting date of workshops. Your money will be transfered back except the deposit amount.

By making this reservation You confirm that You read all the informations and agree to all the Workshop's terms and conditions.

For payment in US dollars PayPal: 

 

 

or use my PayPal.me link, where You can choose currency and amount.

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Workshops plan:

 

DAY 1

Meeting at the Harstad-Narvik Airport, Evenes, transport to our accommodation in Ramberg will take around 4 hours.
On place I will provide welcome pack with food products so everyone can make supper that night and/or breakfast next day.

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DAY 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longer sleep after late arrival, meeting in living room around 11:00 am, we will talk about the plan for the
workshop and answer some questions you may have. 
After the meeting and breakfast everyone can do their shopping at nearest location (food for the next 2-3 days),
have time for lunch and get ready for evening shooting.
We will leave home an hour before sunset and head to Ramberg beach and Skagsanden beach for evening/sunset shooting.

We will check forecasts for Auroras every day and try to go out trying to shoot Auroras in different locations if
possible.

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DAY 3

Morning departure before sunrise.
We will spend most of the
day in Hamnøya, Reine and Å areas. 
If the conditions will be good, we can spend the whole day outside our base, exploring and photographing those three areas. There is a lot great photo spots to visit.
If not, we will drive back after morning shoot to our base for lunch and come back to Reine for sunset
session.

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DAY 4

Early wake up call, leaving the house 2 hours before sunrise.
We will shoot locations in northern parts of Lofoten and we will spend the whole day in the field.
We will catch sunrise light in beautiful Ballstad village.

After morning sessions we will have lunch in Ballstad or Leknes and drive directly to Vik and Haukland beach.

Sunset shooting will end up our day in fantastic Utakleiv beach.

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DAY 5

We will start our day with morning sunrise shooting in Skagsanden and Flakstadpollen area, afterwards we will drive to Nusfjord village where we will explore the village and shoot the famous road motive on the way.

We will go back to our base for lunch and continue with sunset session, first visiting small Myrland beach and final destination in Vikten.

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DAY 6

Our last day plan will be open - we will re-visit some of previous locations of Your choice, or visit some locations which we couldn't see before, because of bad weather or other unexpected situations, we can also try to reach one of the amazing viewpoints above Reine if conditions allow. We can also drive further east and visit fantastic area of Gimsøya island with white lighthouse and scenic church.

During the day, or in the evening, we will have to pack our bags and be ready for very early wake up next day.

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DAY 7

We will have to leave our base very early to reach Evenes airport on time. Time of departure will be set, depending on Your flight times.

When planning Your trip, try to book come back flight not too early if possible.

Details about all the times will be updated during the booking confirmations.

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FINAL WORD:

Around one month before the workshops I will send You detailed informations about the times, plan updates, gear and clothing check list.

Plan can be changed during the workshops, as I wrote before, we will work around the conditions and will try to use all the forecasts in the best possible way.

If You have any questions, need extra informations or ideas - write!

Hope to see You on my Lofoten Workshops! - I am sure this will be an adventure of Your lifetime!