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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - FACTS AND ITINERARY

You travel with a local photography guide to different destinations by car. The guide is a local professional and knows the best spots for beautiful shooting in the area. 

To get to different destinations, we must walk along paths and paddle on the rivers and lakes. Daily distances are about 1-6 km. You also have to carry your own photography equipment, your daily drinks, and other equipment in your rucksack.


We stay in different places, cabins, and camping lodges during the trip. The guide takes care of meals, so you only have enough drinks and snacks in your backpack for the day trips.

We talk a lot, for example about the light, photographers' position, equipment, and technical issues. We talk about the artistic perspective and your way of thinking about photography in general.


One of the most important parts of the schedule is the showtime for you at the end of the week. In this part, you can introduce your best shots of the workshop with a projector on the big screen and tell your stories from your perspective. 

  • Place: Syöte National Park, Hossa National Park, Korouoma cliffs, Oulanka National park, Riisitunturi National Park, Northern Finland

  • Availability: 1.9.-31.3.

  • Guaranteed departures: 3.9.-9.9., 10.-16.9., 17.-23.9.2022, 7.-13.1. 2023

  • Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

  • Number of participants: Min 1, max 8 persons

  • Price: 3190 €/person when 1 person, 2290 €, when 2 persons, 1890 €/person when 3 - 8 persons

  • Price includes: Return transport from Oulu Airport to Syöte, activities due to the program, guidance, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation in 1-2 person rooms, sauna, and shower daily. 

  • The price doesn’t include flights.

  • Equipment: Participants have their own camera equipment, tripod, laptop, memory stick, boots, winter clothing, warm underwear, etc. according to the cold weather. Please ask for the whole list of equipment after booking.

  • Equipment included in the price: Canoe equipment, snowshoes (in winter), sticks, and all other special equipment needed in the program.

  • By additional cost: Photographing equipment, binoculars. Winter clothing set: Padded jacket, trousers, mittens, headwear, boots 90 €/set/person/week. 

  • Supplements: One extra night in the cabin after the workshop. 

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card

  • Tour level: Intermediate. Previous skiing and trekking experience is not required. Moderate physical condition is desirable. Swimming skills obligatory

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

  • Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for outdoor activities in Finland and in arctic weather conditions.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

WORLD CLASS PHOTOS

We take you to the most magnificent sceneries in North East Finland. You will have the best available conditions for a world-class wilderness landscape photography

LOCAL GUIDE

During this wonderful holiday, you can experience all the well-known north-east Finnish wilderness spots with the local expert.

EXCITING MOMENTS

True wilderness holiday is in front of you! Enjoy the drive, photograph, show the results to your friends and make them jealous!

PERFECT LIGHTS

We will start photographing early in the morning and continue in the evenings, so you will have a full time fun and always perfect light for unforgettable pictures.

 

ITINERARY

1st day, Sat.:
Arrive at Oulu Airport, where you will meet your guide. Transport to Taigalampi Holiday House in the Syöte hiking area by a car with low emissions. Transport time approximately 2 hours.

Taigalampi Holiday House is a cozy log house in Syöte. House works for us as a base camp for this unforgettable wildlife adventure. There is homemade dinner waiting for us on the table with different local delicacies! Program briefing. To have a nice and safe adventure, we'll have basic info about clothing, accommodation and safety instructions for the week. Evening meal in the dining room and accommodation in rooms. Sauna, maybe a dip into the small pond! Welcome to enjoy your photographing holiday!


2nd day, Sun.: Bogs, ponds, colors, plants
Early breakfast in the dining room. The trip will take us to a remote wilderness lake which gives us a lot of ideas to photograph!  After a short and peaceful hiking the path leads us to the wilderness cabin and fireplace. Picnic lunch by an open fire. Hiking back to the cabin, relaxing, photo editing time. Photographing continues near the cabin. Enjoying the evening lights. Sauna, dinner and accommodation in the cabin. Possibility to photograph the magnificent Northern Lights from the dark bog without any light pollution! 


3rd day, Mon.: Black and white photography, minimalism, gorge, sunset. 
After breakfast, we start the excursion to quiet forests and fells. The old forest surrounds us on the way to Portinkuru, a deep gorge with a beautiful small lake and natural views. Hiking in the old forest, around the lakes and bogs is really an amazing experience. Here you can feel the real wilderness and quiet nature around you. Lunch during the tour. Driving back to base camp. Dinner and sauna.


4th day, Tue.: Fell-top views, canyon, forest, horizon, clouds

Early breakfast at the base camp. Making a picnic lunch from the breakfast table and after that two hours transport to Posio Lapland, Korouoma canyon, and Riisitunturi National Park. Climbing to the top of the fell, photographing the horizon, clouds, old forest, and lake from the top. Possibility to shoot small wild forest birds. Night visions and Northern lights. Transport near Oulanka National Park for the next photographing day. Sauna, dinner, accommodation. 

5th day, Wed.: Paths, river, streams
Early breakfast at the accommodation place. Transport to Oulanka National Park, a hiking trip to the view of the epic river Oulanka which meanders through the huge rock and forest formation! Picnic lunch during the tour. Transport back to the base camp. Sauna, dinner, accommodation.


6th day, Thu.: Processing and demonstration day

Breakfast. Showtime for your best shots of the workshop! At the end of the workshop, we collect together all the wonderful memories, process them together on the computer and make a presentation of the images. Lunch, celebration dinner, sauna, swimming in the pond. Accommodation in your room. 

7th day, Fri.: Departure day
Departure day. Breakfast and transfer to the Oulu Airport or bus station. Possibility to stay one extra night in the cabin. 


We reserve all the rights to change the activities' order or the program's content due to the weather or other conditions.