What is included in the workshop?
The cost of the workshop DOES INCLUDE: instruction from Dan Ballard, photoshoots at several locations in Norway, classroom courses, snacks & water.
This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE: transportation to/from the workshop (flights or car rental), hotel accomodations, food or any gear
What about accommodation & transportation?
Please note that each participant is responsible for their own food, transportation and accommodations.
Hotel: I have reserved a block of rooms for our group in the town of Mefjordvær for the workshop dates. After sign-up you will receive an email with information to confirm your stay.
Car: I highly recommend renting a vehicle so you can also explore on your own before/after the workshop. During the workshop we will carpool to each location.
Flights: There are many different routes to get to the Norway Photography Workshop, all of which are fairly easy and involve stunning scenery.
You will fly into Oslo International Airport first, followed by a short domestic flight and an easy drive.
Options/Suggestions on domestic flights from Oslo:
Olso to Bardufoss / or Eveness
You can also fly into Bardufoss, rent a car, then drive 2 hours to the town of Mefjordvær. Another option is to fly into Eveness and drive 4 hours.
Oslo to Andenes
You can fly into Andenes where you will need to rent a car. From here, take the 90-minute ferry to Gryllefjord, it departs each day at 0845 and 1700. You will then drive 1 hour to the town of Mefjordvær.
What if I need to cancel?
All deposits are non-refundable but may be transferred to another available workshop up to 45 days prior.
If you cancel your workshop the following applies: If cancellation is received at least 45 days prior to the start of the workshop, the deposit can be applied to another workshop of your choice with available space. For cancellations received 0-44 days prior to the start of the workshop, deposits and workshop fee’s will be forfeited.
Please see Terms & Conditions page for more information:
Where will we be shooting?
We will be shooting various locations in Senja, basing out of the town of Mefjordvær. (Senja is a few hours north of the Lofoten Islands) I will take you to unique locations that are off-the-beaten-path, including jagged peaks, fjords, etc. I will also teach you about scouting out new locations.
We will not be going to any iconic landscapes during the workshop. If you are interested in shooting these, I recommend you visit them before/after the workshop. They are usually very easy to find on your own.
What do I need to bring?
Main photo gear:
-Camera body & lenses
-Large memory card
Always be prepared for any kind of weather. It can get cold at night:
-Warm clothing: layers are best
-Light gloves and beanie
-Rain jacket and/or umbrella
-Sturdy shoes for walking
-travel insurance (mandatory)
-bars and snacks
Optional but highly recommended:
-Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed
-About 15 of your best images for feedback session (flashdrive, ipad, link or prints)
-Pen & notepad (or laptop)
-Day pack for water & snacks
For other ideas please see the workshop gear page:
What brands of camera gear do you work with?
All camera brands are welcome on workshops and will benefit.
I have years of experience with Sony, Nikon, and Canon, and I am extremely familar with most popular models from these brands. After 10+ years of experience of working with all of them on a very regular basis.
While I don't have the same amount of experience with brands like Fuji, I am fairly comfortable with most layouts and can teach you how to navigate your settings. Students with any brand of camera will benefit and learn something from these workshops.