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Are you ready
for a life-changing adventure?

You can drastically improve your photography skills in just one week by joining the Luminar Photo Camp in the vast lands of Iceland. Learn from masters and your peers, boost your skills, and get spectacular photos. Perhaps it’s time to take the next step in your photography journey?

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Your trip checklist:

Find like-minded beauty seekers

Become part of a big family where everyone loves photography as much as you do.

Approach the professionals

Meet real masters of landscape photography (perhaps ones you admire) and learn to apply their tips in practice.

Take photos from exclusive spots

Visit and take pictures of unique Icelandic spots, thoroughly scouted by the Iceland Photo Tours team especially for Skylum campers.

Feel as geeky as you want

Make friends for life and get personal attention in a team with 13 peers, 2 masters, and 2 Luminar Insiders (3 teams in total).

Take your photography to the next level

Learn with ease through informal lectures and presentations from masters in the field and in the classroom: where to find inspiration, how to manage your blog, and how to lead your business.

Masters

Albert Dros

Albert’s extreme passion for landscape photography leads him to the most unique shots of volcanoes, solar eclipses, and more. His works are regularly published by Time, HuffPost, the Daily Mail, and National Geographic.

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Iurie Belegurschi

The local Master of our group, Iurie founded Iceland Photo Tours and dedicates his time to sharing Iceland’s many wonders. Visit and he will share his secrets with you.

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Serge Ramelli

Serge has published multiple coffee table books and over 15 books on photography, has sold pieces in over 85 galleries, and hosts a YouTube channel with over 582,000 subscribers. Learn how to make your artistic photos that popular.

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Jim Nix

Jim has a colorful and expressive style and a strong preference for shooting at the edges of the day, where soft light and shadow help create the dramatic and moody sentiments his photographs embody. He will teach you how to experiment and find your own creative voice.

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Sarah Lyndsay

Sarah Lyndsay is a landscape and environmental self-portrait photographer based in the beautiful Canadian Rockies in British Columbia. She is widely known for her breathtaking long-exposure photography which adds drama and an edge to the landscapes she photographs. Sarah has been professionally guiding and leading photo tours for over 4 years around the world and is deeply in love with the diversity of landscapes she has photographed.

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Jabi Sanz

Jabi is a landscape and travel photographer and Skylum ambassador from Pamplona, a small city in northern Spain. He was always inspired by the beautiful nature nearby his hometown but only started photography after his trip to Iceland. He now leads photo tours all around the world and shares his knowledge with others.

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Meet the Luminar team

Six Skylummers will join you on this fun adventure and will make themselves available to answer questions about and offer tips on using Luminar. See you in Iceland!

Ivan Kutanin

CEO

Juliana Chyzhova

CMO

Valerie Kryshchuk

Influencer Marketing Manager

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A plan is the key to a great adventure:

Day 1. N-ice to meet you!

  • Arrival at Keflavík International Airport.
  • Bus or taxi transfer to your hotel in Reykjavík, where you are free to unwind until 7 pm.
  • Initial introductions in the evening.
  • Inspirational talk: the Masters will share their work and the tricks they use to find inspiration.
  • Plan overview, logistics, and locations you’ll be shooting.
  • Nice welcome dinner.
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Day 2. The South Coast’s Waterfalls & Petrified Trolls

  • Bus journey along the South Coast.
  • Practice on the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which is 63 meters tall and falls in a narrow cascade in front of a cavern; if the path is clear, you will be able to walk behind it and photograph the water from a unique angle.
  • Practice on the dramatic Skógafoss Waterfall. Though the same height as Seljalandsfoss, it is broader and more powerful, thundering to the earth. Imagine rainbows and sun rays arching through the mist.
  • Transfer to the black sand beach of Reynisfjara — the most beautiful non-tropical beach in the world — for a sunset shoot.
  • Reynisdrangar sea-stacks photo shooting. These two basalt columns rise from the tumultuous ocean, 66 meters tall at the highest point, and are, according to folklore, the petrified remains of two trolls caught in the morning sun trying to pull a ship into shore.
  • Accommodation in the charming nearby village of Vík.
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Day 3. Vatnajökull National Park & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

  • Exploration of Vatnajökull National Park: fascinating lava landscapes, glacier tongues, waterfalls, desert-like stretches of black sands, and more.
  • Observation of the mesmerizing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Take pictures of how vividly blue icebergs break from the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue, some towering high above the water, and slowly cruise across the lake towards the ocean.
    • Use your time at Jökulsárlón to practice wildlife photography! Many seals call the lagoon home and can be captured either swimming in the azure water or hauling out on the ice.
  • Walk to Diamond Beach, named for the fact that icebergs, when they finally free themselves from the lagoon, tend to wash up on the black sands here. Photographing the contrasts between the ice, sands, and surf results in beautiful images.
  • Night in the Jökulsárlón area. Conditions permitting, we will enjoy a northern lights photography session over the lagoon or beach. If conditions are not favorable, do not worry, as there will be more opportunities to capture the northern lights over the next two days.
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Day 4. Sunrise at Jökulsárlón & Ice Cave Photography (Vatnajökull Glacier)

  • The sunrise shoot will happen back at Jökulsárlón; this beautiful area changes under different lighting conditions.
  • Return to Diamond Beach for another shoot there.
  • Ice cave photography focus. The ice cave you will explore is found beneath Europe’s largest ice cap, Vatnajökull Glacier. Find otherworldly blues, deep tunnels, and unusual formations within the cave that will make for awe-inspiring photographs.
    • Ice caves are accessible from very few places in the world, and even then only at certain times of the year under specific conditions. The chance to explore one is a rare opportunity!
  • You’ll spend another night in the Jökulsárlón area, with the hopes that you will get a chance to practice your northern lights photography.
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Day 5. Vestrahorn Mountain, aka Batman Peaks

  • Sunrise shoot at Diamond Beach.
  • Trip to Vestrahorn Mountain on the Stokksnes Peninsula. This feature is often called “the Batman Mountain” due to its horned twin peaks. The imposing mountain is surrounded by dark black sands, allowing you to take pictures that reveal the stark, barren, and often haunting nature of Iceland’s landscapes.
  • Capturing the sunset. Take pictures when Vestrahorn becomes shadowy and even more atmospheric. As night falls, you can hope once more to capture the northern lights, this time with the mountain as your foreground.
  • After a day of shooting at Vestrahorn, you’ll return to your accommodation.
    • If the auroras are dancing when you return, you’ll visit Jökulsárlón to capture them.
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Day 6. Skaftafell Nature Reserve and Vik Village

  • Visit to the spectacular Skaftafell Nature Reserve. This area is so beautiful that it was once a national park in its own right. You will spend the majority of the day shooting its many sites, continuing to practice your landscape photography. Your subjects will include glacier tongues and lagoons, mountains, ice caps, forests, river systems, and waterfalls.
    • By this time in the tour, you will no doubt notice a marked improvement in your skills!
  • After capturing the magic of this beautiful reserve, you will head back to the South Coast, returning to Reynisfjara Beach for another sunset shoot.
    • If the northern lights did not show the first time you were here, let’s hope they do tonight!
  • Accommodation in Vík.
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Day 7. Editing Party in Reykjavik

  • Return to Reykjavik, where we’ll have post-processing sessions, photo reviews, photography lectures, and, of course, the farewell party.
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Day 8. Departure

This is the final day of our Skylum and Iceland Photo Tours Camp. No doubt you’ll have countless images of the northern lights and ice caves saved to your memory cards, as well as a wonderful range of new photography skills under your belt to practice into the future. When it’s time, you will take a transfer back to Keflavík International Airport, where you’ll be able to catch your flight home or onwards to your next destination.

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Your Trip Includes:

Accommodation for 7 nights, from check-in on October 31 through check-out on November 7.

All meals from dinner on October 31 through breakfast on November 7.

Transportation along the whole camp route in a comfortable bus.

A welcome kit full of goodies from Skylum and partners.

Chances to win gifts from Skylum and camp partners.

Extra activities you’ll do on the island.

Additional pleasant surprises.

Education from some of the world’s leading photographers.

What’s Not Included:

Flights to/from Iceland.

Transfer to/from the airport.

International medical and travel insurance.

Alcohol, snacks, and beverages (including your room mini bar).

Environmental tax charged by the local government.

5 Spots available

In partnership with Iceland Photo Tours — the leading local photo tour operator.

FAQ

Have additional questions or just need advice?

Do I need to be an expert photographer to join the camp?

The primary purpose of the camp is to learn and get experience, so you don’t need to be concerned about your skill level. We welcome ALL photographers, regardless of their level of experience. Every day we will travel, work with various scenarios, and explore the true beauty of mother nature through our cameras. If you love taking photos and are passionate about photo art, this camp will bring you a lot of joy and dramatically boost your skills.

Will I be able to see the northern lights?

We will hunt the Aurora every night, as it’s a sight to see! The northern lights can be seen in Iceland from late August until the beginning of April if the sky is clear and aurora activity is forecasted, so the chances are high.

What should I pack, and what gear should I bring with me?

We will send you a complete clothing and camera equipment list in our welcome kit after you book your spot. Our general recommendation for dressing in Iceland is to wear layers and to stay away from heavy cotton clothing. Lighter alternatives like Merino wool are warm, wrinkle-free, and will serve you well.

How do I book my spot at the camp?

To book your spot at the camp, you need to:

  1. Provide your contact information through the booking form on our website.

  2. Look for an email from Skylum and confirm your booking by sending a 50% deposit.

  3. Pay the remaining 50% of the total trip cost by September 15, 2022.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, we have a cancellation and refund policy.

You can cancel at any time before the camp begins. If you cancel and we are able to fill your spot and all other spots by the time the camp begins, we’ll refund you the full amount paid minus a $300 service fee.

If you cancel and all spots are not filled by the start of the camp, you will be refunded according to the following schedule:

  • Cancellation by August 25: full refund minus $300 service fee

  • Cancellation between August 26 and September 30: 50% refund minus $300 service fee

  • Cancellation after September 30: no refunds given (unless all spots are filled by the start of the camp)

All refunds will be given after the camp has begun and we have determined refund amounts as per the policy stated above. Refunds will be paid through the same method in which the original payment was made. We strongly recommend that you obtain trip cancellation and travel insurance after booking your trip. If you must cut your trip short for any reason once it has already commenced, you will not receive any refund.

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