WESTFJORDS PHOTOGRAPHY EXPEDITION
APRIL 25TH - APRIL 30TH 2020
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APRIL 25TH - APRIL 30TH 2020
Price: $3,330 USD
8 Seats Available
SOME ANSWERED QUESTIONS
WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?
We will be staying in various guesthouses in the Westfjords. These will serve as our base during the duration of the expedition.
WHAT LEVEL OF PHOTOGRAPHY IS REQUIRED?
Anyone is welcome on this expedition, wether you are a beginner, enthusiast or pro. If you are a passionate beginner we will help you with the technical skills, and for the pros we will do our best to get you the shots you have dreamed of.
WHAT CAMERA GEAR SHOULD I BRING?
A DSLR or Mirrorless camera body and lenses of your choice. The best combination is to bring both a wide angle and a tele lens, or a zoom lens like 80-400 mm. A sturdy tripod is useful for heavy lenses and bring your laptop and external hard drives for editing sessions. Keep in mind that the climate in the Arctic can be very harsh with strong winds, cold temperatures, snow and ice. Extra batteries is crucial. We will also have a variety of camera gear on board that you can try out and loan.
CAN I BRING MY DRONE?
Yes you can bring a drone but keep in mind there are certain restrictions in areas with wildlife.
HOW FIT DO I NEED TO BE?
There will be some hiking but everything will be light to moderate. You do not need to be a pro mountaineer.
HOW WILL THE WEATHER BE IN THE WESTFJORDS?
The days will be getting longer during this time. Also the weather can still be very unpredictable with sun, rain, and even snow.
HOW MUCH CAMERA GEAR CAN I BRING?
Our greatest recommendation in this regard is that you bring a telephoto lens to mix things up (since we will be doing a lot of photography from the boat this will allow you to mix things up). This is especially important for the wildlife photography part. Canon has a superb 100-400mm which would be invaluable. Nikon also also have a brand new 200-500mm and an 80-400mm. Slighly pricier is the 200-400mm but this is a faster lens at f4.
That being said, bring what you have. In general, consider bringing a range of focal lengths: wide-angle (e.g, 24mm) standard (e.g, 50mm) and a telephoto (e.g, 85mm or above). A large part of the workshop will be about making the most out of the equipment that you already have.
DSLR or Mirrorless
Tripod (not that important since we will be on board Ópal much of the time, but could be useful in case of aurora etc.)
WHAT OTHER EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Down coat to spend long periods outside and in comfort. Greenland is cold as it is, so you can imagine how it will be at sea!
Good, sturdy, ankle-or-above hiking boots.
Waterproof coat (GORE-TEX or similar).
Backpack to carry your gear and other things you might need during the day.
SHOULD I BRING A DRONE?
If you have one, absolutely! If you don't, consider getting one! Greenland is a fantastic location to drone. Of course, we won't be doing any droning too close to sensitive wildlife since we to be as respectful of the environment and animal life as possible.
WILL WE SEE ANY WILD ANIMALS?
Yes you have a small chance of seeing Arctic Foxes, whales, seals and many different species of birds.
WILL WE SEE NORTHERN LIGHTS?
The chance of seeing Northern Lights during this time are not very good as the sun is now starting stay out longer and there is no real darkness during this period.