Here is the general plan of our time together.
NOTE: This itinerary reflects past Faroe workshops and may not necessarily be our schedule, as exact locations and days will likely change. Use this as a guideline and note that this schedule will be kept flexible and will change depending on weather and photographic potential.
Sunrise at this time of year is around 5am with sunset around 10pm, which leaves little night time. Normally we'll be able to get back to the hotel for breakfast after our sunrise session, and we'll go to dinner prior to our sunset session.Usually the afternoon is reserved for rest time. When we go to photograph the puffins, that is an all-day trip via boat and there is a nice little restaurant on the island we can go to.
Due to the hours of sunrise and sunset with the short nights, it can be tough doing each sunrise and sunset everyday and we will plan accordingly. If the weather is ideal we may even stay out all night from sunset through sunrise - if we do we'll have extra rest the following day. Sunsets & sunrises last much longer than what we are used to so we'll make maximum use of any amazing light we receive.
You will arrive at Vagar Airport where we will pick you up.
After saying hi to the rest of the group we drive to the starting point, around 1,5 hours from the airport. We arrive the amazing village of Gjogv.
Here we check in at the wonderful Gjaargardur Guesthouse.
This place is simply breathtaking. Wonderful staff, amazing food, and the location are breathtaking overlooking the surrounding mountains and fjords.
We shoot sunset in one of the crazy seascape spots in Gjogv.
The following days we will explore the incredible areas in the northern parts of the Faroe Islands.
Stunning locations are scattered around and we will be moving around in our van trying to maximize our photography options. The weather and light conditions are constantly changing and fabulous light can be expected at all times.
We will make sure we are at the best locations at the best times! Places like Tjørnuvik and Saksun are on the list, in addition to many incredible unnamed spots.
On day 4 we check out from Gjaargardur and drive south towards Hotel Vagar.
This nice hotel is located at the airport. This is convenient for several reasons. Most importantly we are located in the middle of a long list of epic locations; Leitisvatn, Gasadalur, Tindholmur, Bøur and Sornfell Mountain. We continue to be flexible and move around according to the conditions.
These spots are simply incredible and have to be seen in person!
On the final day we have breakfast at the hotel and say goodbye. The hotel is located at the airport so we can walk to the airport.
Complete travel information will be provided following registration.
All in-tour transportation and hotel accommodations in a double room are included. A single room upgrade can be purchased for an additional fee. Should you want to arrive a day earlier and/or leave a day later, we can provide hotel recommendations - these are to be made on your own and are not part of the workshop.
More complete information will be provided following registration.
A complete list of What to Bring will be provided. This list will mention items that are absolutely required in addition to suggested items regarding camera equipment and clothing.
It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to purchase quality travel insurance.
Some companies allow for the purchase of Cancel for Any Reason Coverage that expands the list of reasons for your canceling to include things such as sudden work or family obligation and even a simple change of mind.
There is a paid option upgrade for a single room. However, in order to join us in the vehicles we will be traveling in, any spouses/companions would need to be fully registered for the workshop as there is no room in the workshop vehicles for those not registered.
NOTE: As of the time of this page going live in December, 2022 there are no Covid restrictions to the Faroe Islands.
We will be following all requirements regarding Covid that the Faroe Islands may have in place during the workshop.
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For the first 17 years of my career I was a photojournalist based in New England. I am a digital photography pioneer and began teaching digital photography to photojournalists in the late 90’s, helping bring digital cameras to two different newspapers. I was awarded the 2003 New England Press Associations Photographer of the Year award for my work at the Cape Cod Times. During my time as a photojournalist, I also photographed weddings & portraits, as well as corporate & commercial assignments.
In 2006 I decided to leave all of that behind and move West, where I am now a fine art landscape & nature photographer, educator, and publisher. In addition, I also accept select luxury resort & architectural photography assignments.
I teach numerous field & classroom workshops throughout the year as well as online courses and I provide occasional free online webinars. You may have already seen my videos for software companies such as Skylum and ON1. My passion for sharing and teaching what I have learned during my long career is evident in my down-to-earth and encouraging approach with my clients.
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Dr. Kah-Wai Lin was born in Malaysia, but he has lived in other parts of the world for most of his life. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in medical science from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Since 2012, Dr. Lin has made his home in New Jersey, USA. Following a successful research career at Princeton University, Dr. Lin followed his passion and became a professional landscape photographer.
To date, Dr. Lin has explored and photographed some of the most diverse and remote places in over 30 countries, and he has been leading hundreds of photo tours and workshops throughout the world. He has been presenting over 250 seminars around the world, i.e. USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China, on behalf of Phase One, Fujifilm, Sony, NiSi, Fotopro and Skylum. On social media, Dr. Lin has over 300,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram.
Besides, Dr. Lin received over 200 awards at international contests and exhibitions including multiple gold medals. Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded the 1st place at the International Photography Award 2015. He was named top 10 exhibitors in the world by Photographic Society of America in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Dr. Lin was honored by the appointment as Artist-in-Residence of US National Park.
Dr. Lin is the Goodwill Ambassador, and the former vice president of Photographic Society of America (PSA), one of the biggest and oldest international photographic organizations in the world. Dr. Lin is the founder and former president of PSA Metropolitan Chapter (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania); the founder and former president of Photographic Society of New Jersey; the representative and honorary advisor of many photographic societies around the world. Dr. Lin also operates a camera & telescope store, Stetinden Photo, in New Jersey.
Dr. Lin is the director of Global Elite Photographers; official photographer of Phase One Camera; ambassador and education advisor of NiSi Filters; ambassador and global marketing advisor of Fotopro Tripod; ambassador of f-stop; ambassador and global marketing advisor of FeiyuTech; pro team of Spiffy Gear; pro team of Red River Paper; ambassador and international liaison officer of Studio of Masters; and panda ambassador of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He is also sponsored by BenQ and The Heat Company.
In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin received over 80 honor and distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, as well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.
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