THE FAROE ISLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
MAX 3 PEOPLE
8 FULL DAYS
A workshop with Vieri is like savouring your favorite dish. You look forward, you anticipate, you prepare, you pay attention to every little detail, you enjoy, and you learn through the interpretation of every little change and the minute adjustments made. These moments together are intensive and fun. You learn new styles and polish familiar ones. Simplicity and mastery of the tools are key. This was my second workshop with Vieri. One builds on the other since Vieri has enormous attention for detail, remembers one’s style and adjusts suggestions accordingly!
THE FAROE ISLANDS
DISCOVERING PRIMORDIAL LANDSCAPES
WELCOME TO OUR FAROE ISLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP | The Faroe Islands are a small but amazingly beautiful group of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Their rugged, majestic, wild and primordial looking landscapes are incredibly inspiring, and the moody weather helps making this a must-go destination for all landscape lovers and one where you’ll want to return multiple times for more. I have been exploring, loving and photographing the Faroe Islands since 2021, and I dedicated many weeks to their incredible landscapes.
After leading a first, extremely successful and rewarding Workshop in 2022, I am looking forward to return to these spectacular islands for more Workshops in 2023! Next March, I am looking forward to putting at your service all my knowledge of these spectacular islands, together with my extensive experience leading over 70 Workshops so far. Together we’ll let the Faroese landscapes and Atlantic weather inspire us, and I’ll help you create your original, unique photographs of these spectacular, iconic landscapes!
YOUR WORKSHOP IN DETAIL | Click on the links to explore your Workshop’s details: THE LOCATIONS | THE PROGRAM | PHOTOGRAPHIC LEVEL & TUTORING | PHYSICAL LEVEL, COMFORT & SAFETY | EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING | WHAT’S INCLUDED | FREE TRIALS & SPECIAL OFFERS | CARBON NEUTRALITY | THE TUTOR
FALL 2024 | NOVEMBER 3-10, 2024
- 3 PEOPLE GROUP | €6.995 | 3 SPOTS LEFT
- PRIVATE 1-1 WORKSHOP | €15.995 | AVAILABLE
- PRESTIGE 1-1 WORKSHOP | €20.995 | AVAILABLE
To secure your seat, select your Workshop’s dates & type and click on ADD TO CART to send a deposit of:
€1.995,00 – €3.995,00
(PLEASE NOTE: The Workshop’s balance is due 60 DAYS before the Workshop’s start)
See OUR WORKSHOPS for more information about our fixed-dates Group, Private 1-1 & Prestige 1-1 Workshops.
If you prefer the unrivalled comfort and luxury of a tailor-made Private or Prestige Workshop instead, with fully custom dates and group size, click to create your PRIVATE & PRESTIGE WORKSHOP
OVER 30 INSPIRING LOCATIONS
During our 8 days of Faroe Islands Photography Workshop, we’ll have over 30 locations available for you. Together we’ll photograph Faroe’s most iconic locations, such as Drangarnir, Risin og Kellingin, Sorvagsvatn, Trollkonufingur and more, we’ll work on the island’s most impressive waterfalls such as Fossa, Mulafossur, Svartidalurfoss and more, we’ll portray the beauty of the beaches, rocky shores, sea stacks, churches and more.
THE FAROE ISLANDS + YOUR VISION
Whether we'll photograph iconic locations or more unexplored ones, you'll never go home with the same images as everyone else. Thanks to my knowledge of the locations, during our Faroe Islands Photography Workshop I’ll keep you away from the crowds and I’ll help you bring your vision to life photographing the Faroe Islands' spectacular, primordial landscapes in your own original and personal way!
DETAILED LOCATIONS LIST
To make the most out of your time with us, I’ll select our shooting locations for any given day according to that day’s weather. For image tagging, and for your record, once the Workshop is over I'll be happy to provide you with a detailed list of the locations we actually photographed.
Enjoy some of the locations that we’ll photograph together (click on the images to enlarge):
VAGAR FAROE AIRPORT (FAE)
ANY AIRPORT HOTEL
TIME: 10.00 a.m. (latest)
VAGAR FAROE AIRPORT (FAE)
ANY AIRPORT HOTEL
TIME: by 7.00 p.m.
WHERE WE'LL STAY
Seven nights in Torshavn
GROUP | PRIVATE WORKSHOPS: high quality hotels, in single occupancy en-suite rooms
PRESTIGE WORKSHOP: the best luxury hotels available at each of our stops (selection offered upon booking, when available)
OUR DAILY PROGRAM
During all our Workshops, we photograph every day, including the first and last day of the trip. To take advantage of the best light, we’ll photograph at sunrise and sunset every day, adding as many daytime shooting sessions as the weather will let us.
Generally speaking, a typical Workshop day will run like this:
– Sunrise photography session, arriving on location at least one hour before sunrise, to take advantage of the best light
– Back to the hotel for breakfast
– Image review, image selection and post-processing sessions, developing your Portfolio and optimizing your Workflow
– On location for our afternoon and sunset photography sessions
The broad daily schedule above may vary according to the locations visited on a particular day, to our traveling schedule, to weather conditions, and such.
DRANGARNIR BOAT TOUR
Weather permitting, we’ll enjoy an amazing boat tour to photograph Drangarnir from up close! (Please note: for maximum cost transparency, your boat tour fee is not included in the Workshop’s fee).
PHOTOGRAPHIC LEVEL & TUTORING
Open to everyone, from beginners to professionals. No matter what your level is, thanks to our trademark maximum attendance of 3 people, choosing us you’ll always have enough 1-1 time with me to make the most out of your Workshop.
I developed my unique tutoring style during 30 years of experience teaching in 1-1 and group settings. As a tutor, I strongly believe in fostering individuality, in helping you develop your style rather than imposing you mine, and in sharing everything I know without holding anything back.
Under an artistic point of view, I’ll dedicate all my experience and knowledge to inspiring you to bring your vision to life. Under a technical point of view, we’ll work in-depth on landscape photography specific techniques, aiming to develop your photographic skills to such a degree that you won’t need to worry about technique anymore and you’ll be free to fully concentrate on your vision.
IMAGE REVIEW & PORTFOLIO SELECTION
After a photo trip, it can be hard to select the best out of hundreds of photographs. Unique to our Workshops, our trademark image reviews sessions are a fundamental moment to share with you my technical and artistic tips to improve the images you took, to offer you pointers for our next sessions in the field and to help you choose the best images to add to your Portfolio.
Post-processing is a fundamental and powerful step of the digital image creation process. However, making the most out of the power of post-processing is definitely not easy, both technically and artistically. During our Workshop together, I will walk you through my post-processing workflow, demonstrating how to go from shooting to a classy, powerful and striking image in a few easy steps.
OUR ALUMNI SAY IT BEST!
Below you'll find a randomly selected Testimonial and a few backstage images out of our previous The Faroe Islands Photography Workshops:
OUR ALUMNI SAY IT BEST!
Below you'll find a randomly selected Testimonial and a few backstage images out of our previous The Faroe Islands Photography Workshops. Check out our THE FAROE ISLANDS WORKSHOP REPORT & ALUMNI SHOWCASE to read about our previous Iceland Photography Workshops and get inspired by our Alumni's Testimonials & images!
The weather is always unpredictable – their unrivalled knowledge of the locations make that I trust Vieri and Zeynep 200% when they say: “let’s wait here 20 minutes”. Rest assured… an amazing sunset is about to happen!
Enjoy some backstage images out of previous The Faroe Islands Photography Workshops (click on the images to enlarge):
PHYSICAL LEVEL, COMFORT & SAFETY
WALKS & HIKES: Moderate. TERRAIN: Uneven / Rocky shores. During our Faroe Islands Photography Workshop, be prepared to work on the seaside on sandy & rocky shores. Longest hike is 45 minutes on level ground; steepest hike is 30 minutes with moderate elevation gain.
Temperatures will be mild, but the wind can – and very likely will be – strong at times. Rain is a daily occurrence on Faroe. In case you won’t feel comfortable reaching a particular shooting spot, on almost all our locations various alternatives will be available for you to enjoy no matter what your fitness level is.
Please refer to the “WORKSHOP DIFFICULTY & FITNESS” section of our PREPARING FOR YOUR WORKSHOP page for more information, and don’t hesitate to CONTACT ME if you have any questions about your fitness level for this Workshop.
I firmly believe that we work best when we enjoy our time doing what we do. Choosing our Faroe Islands Photography Workshops, you’ll enjoy the best accommodation & food available at each of our stops, you won’t have to worry about logistics and you’ll be free to concentrate on creating beautiful images of The Faroe Islands primordial, unforgettable landscapes.
During all our Workshops, your safety is always our first priority. From organization to logistics, from our deep knowledge of all shooting locations to the use of the most modern technologies, we take pride in preparing our Workshops in painstaking detail to minimize any possible risk and offer you the most fun, rewarding and enjoyable photographic experience.
Click to read about OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SAFETY, and please check our Covid-19 Fall 2023 measures below:
COVID-19 | FALL 2023 WORKSHOP SEASONS MEASURES | While by now we all got used to traveling with the Covid-19 pandemic, during all our Workshops we’ll take all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe:
1. Local measures | During all our Workshops, we will ask all attendees to comply with all local measures in force at the time and place of the Workshop, NO EXCEPTIONS.
2. Extra onboard precautions | These are the extra safety measures in place during all our Workshops:
a. Face masks. In case local authorities enforce a mask mandate, we’ll provide everyone with enough FFP2 face masks to last for the whole Workshop. Regardless of mask mandates, for your safety our staff will wear face masks at all times onboard our vehicles, and we strongly recommend everyone to do the same.
b. Hand sanitiser & Disinfecting wipes. We’ll have a large supply of hand sanitiser and disinfecting wipes onboard our vehicle at all times.
EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING
To make the most out of your time photographing, I recommend:
- A camera with remote or timed release
- Lenses from (Ultra) WA to Tele
- A sturdy tripod & head combination
- A set of filters (Polariser, Grad NDs, NDs)
- A laptop for our post-processing sessions
- An external HDD for image backup
To work in the field as comfortably as possible, I recommend:
- Warm, windproof and rainproof jacket
- Warm, windproof and rainproof gloves
- Warm, windproof and rainproof hat
- "Tech" clothing, organised in layers
- Warm Merino base layers (top and bottom)
- Rain pants
To hike safely and in full comfort, I recommend:
- Warm waterproof hiking boots
- Warm Merino socks
Please refer to our PREPARING FOR YOUR WORKSHOP page for my general Workshop recommendation and for more information.
The following are included in the Workshop's fee:
- Tuition in and out of the field
- Image review and post-processing sessions
- All transports during the Workshop (incl. insurance & fuel)
- Booking of all Workshop accommodation
- Full support before, during & after the Workshop
- Assistant always available in the field
- Phase One gear available on free trial (upon request)
- H&Y Filters gear available on free trial
- SPOT Safety device always with us in the field
- Water, coffee, tea & cookies always onboard our vehicle
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
The Workshop's fee doesn't include:
- Transport to and from the Workshop's pick-up & drop-off points
- Cost of all Workshop accommodation, food, drinks & extras
- Cost of Drangarnir boat tour, if your Workshop's weather allows for it
- Personal, travel & equipment insurance
- Anything not included in the "WHAT'S INCLUDED" section
PRIVATE 1-1 WORKSHOPS & PRESTIGE 1-1 WORKSHOPS | For a full list of the extra feature offered by our Private 1-1 Workshops and Prestige 1-1 Workshops, please check out OUR WORKSHOPS page.
FREE TRIALS & SPECIAL OFFERS!
TRY THE PHASE ONE XT | As a Phase One Ambassador, I am very pleased to offer you the exclusive opportunity to try a full Phase One XT kit for the whole duration of the Workshop, completely free of charge!
To take advantage of this unique opportunity you’ll have to reserve your Phase One XT kit at least two months prior to the Workshop’s start. Actual kit might vary upon availability. For details & questions feel free to CONTACT ME.
TRY H&Y FILTERS | As an H&Y Filters Ambassador, I am always carrying a full H&Y Filters magnetic kit for you, available to try for the whole duration of the Workshop completely free of charge!
More, if you’ll decide to purchase your own H&Y Filters kit, I am very happy to offer you a 10% discount on their products.
Just use code Vieri10 on H&Y FILTERS Italian website to redeem!
ENJOY DISCOUNTS ON THE HEAT COMPANY GLOVES | After years trying a ton of different gloves, I settled for THE HEAT COMPANY‘s Merino Liner Pro + Shell combination, the only solution that keeps me warm in every climate, no matter how cold.
As a Proud Partner of The Heat Company, I am delighted to offer you a 10% discount on their products (with no kickback whatsoever to me). CONTACT ME to get your discount code!
YOUR WORKSHOP IS CARBON NEUTRAL!
To offset the carbon footprint created by your trip with us, every time you book one of our Workshops we'll fund the planting of 250 TREES!
All tree-planting work is being done by Eden Reforestation Projects for the purpose of reforestation, agroforestry and reducing extreme poverty through the employment of local villagers. Click to read about OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
THE TUTOR | VIERI BOTTAZZINI
Vieri Bottazzini is an Italian Fine Art landscape photographer and educator, with a personal style rooted in pure photographic craftsmanship. Passionate about the outdoors, Vieri believes in honouring the majestic power of our planet’s beauty by creating his iconic images using unadulterated photography only. Through his unique black & white and subtly post-processed colour images, Vieri tells stories about the relationship between nature and mankind, exploring the concepts of time and of the surreal. Vieri’s Fine Art work has been viewed millions of times on social media and featured on leading publications such as Medium Format Magazine, LEMAG, Elements-Landscape Photography Magazine, and more.
Vieri leads truly limited attendance 3-people Workshops in places like Iceland, Scotland, England, the Southwest USA, Italy, France and Spain, where he fully shares his knowledge and his art with his Alumni. Vieri’s diverse and vast Portfolio is the culmination of over a decade of passion, love and craftsmanship, of months spent on the road every year, of hundreds of kilometres of hikes and most of all, of a lifetime’s devotion to the arts.
Through his work and tutoring, Vieri aims to inspire others to embrace their inner artist and find their own path to self-expression. [Click to read the FULL BIO]
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