Chasing the arctic light

Kiruna, Sweden
4
Day
Days
7
-
Apr 2020
Apr 2020

£

4200

or

4200

p/p

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This is the third year that we plan to return to Northern Sweden, 150 miles into the Arctic circle. This time we will be hosting both photographic and drawing workshops.

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The sessions will push your creative abilities to the limit as moving dogs, managing equipment and working in minus temperatures makes getting that shot or drawing even harder. Day by day tasks will help you come up with your own unique version of this fantastic trip in photographic or art form and will allow you to create that perfect image that is truly yours - for the memory of a lifetime.

Learn to drive your own husky team of four dogs over frozen lakes and through snow covered forests, stay in wooden cabins with your own wood burning stove, saunas and great food in a setting straight out of Dr Zhivago with the slight complication of it being minus 20 - on a good day! While away in the frozen North we will be staying by the side of a frozen lake in one of the five of lodges that offer showers, toilets and saunas. You will breakfast and dine on fabulous food cooked by the local chefs.

It is serene, simple, rejuvenating and a magical experience. Dog appreciation essential and not for those who think the city can turn a bit cold. The trip will run over four nights with an option to spend a fifth night in Stockholm on the way back to wherever your bit of civilisation might exist. Experience nature’s icy and quiet beauty that is hard to appreciate until you are actually standing in it.

Mediums
Photography
Drawing
Digital

Overview

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Day to day

Itinerary

Morning

Discussion on the day’s photographic task with laptop critique from the previous day.

Afternoon

Sketching activity around the returning dogs, kennels and landscape.

11:30am - Photographic expression & personal creativity

- 1.5 hours How to shoot the horse within the nuances of a natural setting, changing light and effects. Including critical observation, lighting theory and the appreciation of the environment and atmosphere. Using smart phone and digital SLR photography, to shoot, practice and edit.

4:30pm - End of session

Tea and end of session group discussion

Things to do

On the trails with the dogs in two teams.

A day/afternoon visit to the reindeer farm of the local Sami to understand their way of life and dependence on the reindeer and reindeer racing, at no extra cost.

Ice fishing on the lake or igloo building and a basic survival lesson one morning. All fascinating and perhaps in case you get stuck in minus zero temperatures on your skiing holidays. All included.

A visit to the ice hotel late one afternoon for an evening drink by vehicle or night sleigh.

Pricing &

Booking

£

4200

p/p

Flights not incl. details via enquiry

Equipment
included

Except cameras

Models provided

Particulars

50% deposit is required to secure a place.

The remainder is payable three weeks before it begins.

Customer

Testimonials

Jessica Cook

I never imagined that I would experience such a transformation on so many levels as the result of the professionalism, patience and teamwork

“Having had no previous experience with digital or SLR photography, the stated goals of the workshop were daunting to me. I never imagined that I would experience such a transformation on so many levels as the result of the professionalism, patience, teamwork and camaraderie of your staff."

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Tutors

Michael Potter

Artist & Photographer

Michael Potter has been working in the fine art and photographic businesses since the late 1970s with work in private collections and has exhibited in London and internationally.

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The sessions will push your creative abilities to the limit as moving dogs, managing equipment and working in minus temperatures makes getting that shot or drawing even harder. Day by day tasks will help you come up with your own unique version of this fantastic trip in photographic or art form and will allow you to create that perfect image that is truly yours - for the memory of a lifetime.

Learn to drive your own husky team of four dogs over frozen lakes and through snow covered forests, stay in wooden cabins with your own wood burning stove, saunas and great food in a setting straight out of Dr Zhivago with the slight complication of it being minus 20 - on a good day! While away in the frozen North we will be staying by the side of a frozen lake in one of the five of lodges that offer showers, toilets and saunas. You will breakfast and dine on fabulous food cooked by the local chefs.

It is serene, simple, rejuvenating and a magical experience. Dog appreciation essential and not for those who think the city can turn a bit cold. The trip will run over four nights with an option to spend a fifth night in Stockholm on the way back to wherever your bit of civilisation might exist. Experience nature’s icy and quiet beauty that is hard to appreciate until you are actually standing in it.

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Booking Particulars

50% deposit is required to secure a place. The remainder is payable three weeks before it begins.

Date(s)

TBC

7

-

April 2020

Price

£

4200

per person

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