Photographic Workshop in Iceland with Seth Resnick August 7-13, 2011

Sunset at Grotta Lighthouse in Reykjavík the largest city of Iceland.


Come to Iceland with Seth Resnick and Focus on Nature and experience a glacier hike, volcanos, dramatic waterfalls, glacial lagoons filled with icebergs, geothermal vents through frozen landscapes and even multi-colored hot springs.


FocusOnNature is guided by Icelandic natives, with a lifelong experience, connection, and commitment to the place and its culture. Fluent in both the native tongue and its ways, you simply can’t find better guides, who mix high adventure and gracious hospitality. Their local knowledge and insider information will send you along hidden byways where you’ll find people and places you’d never find on your own. And their passion is to serve and make your stay enjoyable and unforgettable.


This workshop that seeks to reinvigorate your capacity for creativity. We concentrate on techniques that improve the overall photographic process, from concept to output.

Sunrise in the Port of Reykjavík the largest city of Iceland. Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay. With a population of over 200,000 in the Greater Reykjavik Area, it is the heart of Iceland's economic and governmental activity. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which is said to have established around 870. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the next decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population and governmental activities. Its location, only slightly south of the Arctic Circle, receives only four hours of daylight on the shortest day in the depth of winter; during the summer the nights are almost as bright as the days. Despite its extreme north Atlantic location, Reykjavík is much warmer than most locations at a similar latitude. The average mid-winter temperatures are not significantly lower than those in New York City.

Anyone who was in Seth’s Iceland workshop with Focus on Nature last year will tell you that it was one of the best trips they have ever been on. It rocked and we are going to do it again.


“You will jumping into the deep end of the pool with Seth. None stop action, adventures, teaching, discussions. A total work-win-fun package I guarantee”

This is a creative workshop designed to push you to the limits to create the best possible images.


Creativity is fueled by experiences, sights, sounds and smells.  Sitting still won’t bring new ideas in; experimenting and trying new things will jog your creativity. Practice, practice, practice. Creativity is like a muscle that you need to flex regularly. In much the same way that our bodies get out of shape without using our muscles, as a photographer our cognitive and visual capabilities decrease if we try new things and if we don’t shoot images almost every day.


As a professional photographer I have the luxury of being able to carry a camera every day and thus always tweaking my skills but many folks don’t have this luxury and if they haven’t shot pictures in a while they feel visually about the same as not exercising. Becoming a better photographer is really about training yourself to make your minds eye more creative. It’s about how to look for, see, and create better images. While some of this is intuitive other parts of this take training.

Steel in the Port of Reykjavík


Rather than just taking pictures this workshop will help refine your creative vision and help you create more effective and compelling images bringing your creativity to a new level.


The majority of the workshop will be spent following the light from very early to very late and shooting the dramatic landscape of Iceland. Each photographer will learn how to create what they see in their mind’s eye, which you wouldn’t see if you were standing next to them. We will concentrate on creating strong color imagery and strong graphics that will stand the test of time. In our non-shooting time, we will provide instruction for shooting under various lighting conditions.

We will use Lightroom to process our images and optimize them for output. Students will learn to apply captions, keywording and metadata. We will also critique student work throughout the workshop, improving daily on your creative, compositional, and business skills.

What you should bring:

  • Digital Camera that Shoots Raw
  • Laptop
  • Compact Flash Card Card Reader
  • External Hard Drive
  • Lightroom 3
  • Photoshop CS5 suggested


The class is designed for photographers of all skill levels who want to take their photography in new and different directions. Our ultimate objective is to create the strong color imagery and dynamic graphics that stand the test of time.


Lagoon filled with icebergs in Iceland

10% Early Registration Discount

If a registered person pays additional $1500 before end of April 2011 or a total of $ 2000 deposit, he will get a 10% early registration discount of the workshop fee.

Total Cost: $6480



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