Program Details

Explore Reykjavik and its cultural landmarks. Experience the Golden Circle with its rolling hills, geysers and hot springs. Try snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and glacier walks, while learning advanced photography and processing techniques.
Location:
Reykjavik, Iceland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Iceland’s immense beauty means endless opportunities to take amazing photos for your very own professional portfolio. In just three weeks, you will travel around the Ring Road, a road that goes around the entire country, leaving nothing out. Go from city views in Reykjavik to the natural beauty of the Golden Circle. Horseback ride along the southern coast, spotting puffins along the way. Experience the endless lava fields mixed with glacial cliffs all through the lens of your camera. Receive feedback and advanced training for manipulating exposure, composition and lighting. Then, take your work inside to study Lightroom and Photoshop. Here, advance your skills in image editing, retouching, and color correction. Take a break from editing to go whale watching and kayaking before presenting your personal work.

Explore Reykjavik and its cultural landmarks. Experience the Golden Circle with its rolling hills, geysers and hot springs. Try snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and glacier walks. Learn advance techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.
 

Setting Description:
Begin your journey in the sleepy, seaside town of Eyrarbakki which, with it’s beautiful colorful roofs and historic homes, is the perfect place to warm up your camera. Practice your long exposures at the Golden Circle with its rolling hills and geysers. Find a hidden hot spring in the countryside and take a break for a relaxing swim. Take a printing class and try snorkeling in Thingvellir. Head out along Ring Road and stop to adventure behind Seljlandsfoss waterfall and hike the mountain ridge of Thórsmörk. Find a plethora of puffins to photograph at Vik before experiencing Skaftafall, a waterfall made of cooled lava. Journey to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake with iceberg-dotted beaches. From there, head North to the town of Egilsstadir near the Mývatn lake. View Askja Caldera, an old, erupted volcano and erdubreidarlindir, an oasis in the middle of a vast desert lava field. Then, go whale watching in Húsavík. Go inside to learn Photoshop and Lightroom at Ísafjörður .

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • Adventure of a lifetime
    5.0
    10/05/17

    The photography trip I took to Iceland during the summer of 2017 was the most fun and exciting 3 weeks of my life. Every day was something brand new in a country so few get to see. It was my first time traveling internationally alone so if coarse I was

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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