Beyond the Obvious – a workshop with Sandra Bartocha and Bjørn Joachimsen [Lofoten]

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Beyond the Obvious – a workshop with Sandra Bartocha and Bjørn Joachimsen [Lofoten]

950.00

How do you feel, see and convey nature with your photographs? What is obvious – and what has to be explored and discovered? How can you make your photographs work like visual poetry rather than a mere registration of what appears in front of your camera?

Sandra Bartocha (GER) and Bjørn Joachimsen (NOR) invite to a workshop in Lofoten (Norway) March 5.–8. 2018. We will share our views, insights and skills within nature photography – and make our best to make you challenge your own creativity.

Only 12 seats available! Registration deadline is January 20, 2018.

Pricing: Deposit €450. Full payment: €950. Please go to the shopping cart immediately after registering to perform payment.

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 ©Sandra Bartocha

©Sandra Bartocha

How do you feel, see and convey nature with your photographs? What is obvious – and what has to be explored and discovered? How can you make your photographs work like visual poetry rather than a mere registration of what appears in front of your camera?

Sandra Bartocha (GER) and Bjørn Joachimsen (NOR) invite to a workshop in Lofoten (Norway) March 5.–8. 2018. We will share our views, insights and skills within nature photography – and make our best to make you challenge your own creativity.

Only 12 seats available! Registration deadline is January 20, 2018.


Sandra Bartocha (1980) is a German freelance photographer and author specialising in natural landscapes, forest and  plants as well as abstract work, with the specific aim of creating images that evoke an emotional response.

Bjørn Joachimsen (1967) is a Norwegian independent photographer that moves around in natural and urban landscapes with his cameras – always open for being surprised by what he can see and visualize through photographs. He tries to create images that ask questions rather than providing answers.

Our aim is to inspire you to develop your own creative style within photography – and to challenge your ways to see and convey nature through your photographs. Through patience and concentration you can observe nature beyond the obvious – regardless if we are talking about broad sceneries or intimate details.

You will be inspired by the shapes, light and the always shifting weather in the world famous Lofoten archipelago forms during the workshop. We will work together from early morning until late afternoons and even night – as the light changes. We can expect to work under the Aurora Borealis (polar light) as well – but due to nature´s inherent unpredictability we have no guarantee.

Our tuition during the workshop will consist of lectures, portfolio presentation, individual supervision and image critique in the group.

 ©Sandra Bartocha.

©Sandra Bartocha.

This workshop especially target photographers that seek creative development and pursue a path towards an individual style. You will work in a small group and get rich opportunity to be acquainted with and inspired from both the instructors and the other participants.

At the end of each day we will enjoy tasteful meals based on traditional Lofoten dishes. Accommodation will be in hotel rooms and cabins at Solsiden Brygge. We have a spacious meeting room at Solsiden Brygge where lectures and critique will take place. This meeting room is also available for computer work whenever needed.

 ©Bjørn Joachimsen

©Bjørn Joachimsen

Prerequisites

  • You should be experienced within photography
  • You must know how to use your camera and other photographic gear
  • You should have at least basic image editing skills and computer skills
  • You should be in a normal physical condition

What you can expect from us

We are available for you as instructors from morning until evening, and will share all our knowledge regarding photographing. You can, at any time during the lessons, ask for our help and guidance.

What we expect from you

You are genuinely interested in developing your creativity.

You actively seek knowledge and guidance throughout the workshop. If there is anything you do not understand or accomplish during the lessons, you ask the instructors for help.

You dress according to the weather conditions.

What you can expect from Lofoten

Steep mountains, beautiful fjords and beaches – and rapidly changing and unpredictable weather and light conditions. Neither we or Lofoten can of course guarantee that we will see the northern light on the night sky.

We are both dedicated to excellent coffee. During the workshop we will serve hand brewed coffee from one of Europe´s most outstanding roastworks – Tim Wendelboe. We wish you welcome to enjoy Lofoten, excellent local food, excellent coffee & the art of photography with us.

Maximum number of participants is 12.

This will be the opportunity.

 ©Bjørn Joachimsen.

©Bjørn Joachimsen.

Practical information

Dates

The workshop starts March 5, at 1.00 PM (13:00) and finishes March 8 at 10.00 PM (22.00). You must reserve all time for working with photography during these days.

Registration deadline

January 20, 2018

Place

Solsiden Brygge, Moloveien 41, 8373 Ballstad, Norway.

Travel

You can go by plane with a connecting flight from Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) Bodø (BDO) to Leknes (LKN). Book your tickets at: https://www.sas.no/book/flights?search=RT_OSL-LKN-20180305-20180309_a1c0i0y0&view=upsell&bookingFlow=revenue

Recommended flights:

  • Oslo–Leknes, March 5: 08:15 - 10:40
  • Leknes–Oslo, March 9: 06:15 - 08:40 or 08:40 - 12:20

It is also possible to travel by airplane to Harstad/Narvik Evenes lufthavn and the go by bus or rental car to Ballstad. The drive takes at least 4 hours in winter time.

We will pick you up at Leknes and drive you to Solsiden Brygge at Ballstad (approx. 15 min.) We will arrange transportation for the group during the entire workshop as well.

Accommodation and meals

We will stay and have meals at Solsiden Brygge.

Participants must book room themselves immediately after receiving confirmation on workshop seat. Please inform Solsiden Brygge that you are a workshops participant. Booking must be done via their contact page (email og phone) as all rooms are reserved for the workshop.
http://www.solsiden-brygge.no/contact.htm

Costs for accomodation and all meals

  • Single room occupancy, including all meals during the workshop: NOK 6500.- (approx. €658) per person
  • Double room occupancy (doble hotel room or cabin with two separate bedrooms): NOK 5300.- (approx. €536) per person

Meals included

  • Monday: Dinner
  • Tuesday–Thursday: Breakfast, lunch pack and dinner
  • Friday: Breakfast

Accomodation price is from Monday to Friday. Extra nights can be booked for NOK 900 (double room occupancy) or NOK 1200.- (single room occupancy) per person.


What to bring with you

  • System camera with lens(es)
  • Extra battery for your camera
  • Charger for your camera
  • Tripod with flexible leg angles
  • Headlight
  • Water tight footwear
  • Warm clothes and wind jacket
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter cap

Also recommended (but not strictly necessary)

  • Remote control with timer
  • ND filter(s)
  • Graduated filter(s)
  • Polarizing filter
  • Crampons
  • Drinking bottle
  • Reflective vest

Tuition fee is €950.–. The fee does not include travel, accommodation and meals. 50% of the tuition fee must be paid as a deposit when registering for the workshop. See terms and conditions below.

Workshop language

The workshop will be conducted in English. Individual tuition can also be given in Norwegian or German upon request.

Terms and conditions

By registering for the workshop you have accepted the terms and conditions stated here:

http://www.fotografjoachimsen.no/terms-and-conditions

©Bjørn Joachimsen.


More about the instructors

 Sandra Bartocha.

Sandra Bartocha.

Sandra Bartocha (1980) is a German freelance photographer and author specialising in natural landscapes, forest and  plants as well as abstract work, with the specific aim of creating images that evoke an emotional response.

Sandra is vice president of the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT) and is chief editor of the magazine GDT Forum Naturfotografie. Her pictures have been published in European magazines, several coffee table and how-to books as well as calendars. Her images have received prizes in numerous international competitions – including the International Photography Awards and  Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

She was one of the photographic team on the pan-European Wild Wonders of Europe initiative and has been working on a long-term project about the north of Europe – LYS. Recent projects include regional work in northern Germany as well as a new long-term project about tree species.

www.bartocha-photography.com

www.lys-publishing.com/en/

https://vimeo.com/sandrabartocha/lys-book


 Bjørn Joachimsen.

Bjørn Joachimsen.

Bjørn Joachimsen (1967) is a Norwegian independent photographer that moves around in natural and urban landscapes with his cameras – always open for being surprised by what he can see and visualize through photographs. He tries to create images that ask questions rather than providing answers.

He works within a broad range of photographic genres and styles and utilizes both analog and digital technique for his work. Bjørn is among the leading workshop instructors within photography in Norway and teaches both nature photography, portrait, action and gives a lot of courses in image editing and workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop. He is intrinsically connected to the coast of Norway and spends a lot of time with his camera along these shores and in the coastal forests.

www.joachimsenphotography.com

www.fotografjoachimsen.no

 ©Sandra Bartocha.

©Sandra Bartocha.


Sandra Bartocha


Bjørn Joachimsen