Workshop

September light – Helgeland and Saltfjellet with Orsolya Haarberg and Trym Ivar Bergsmo

17-24 September 2021

In this autumn workshop we will focus on grand- and intimate landscape photography at some of the unique locations in Norway’s Arctic Circle region. We set up this workshop for a small group of photographers who will receive the undivided attention of two instructors both in the classroom and in the field.

Orsolya Haarberg explored this region for months while working on various photo projects in the past and will be sharing her knowledge regarding the best photo locations along our route.

The geology of this area is unique. Exposures of marble – which is a fascinating rock both in terms of colour and pattern – dominate the landscape at our destinations. Therefore, we will put special emphasis on working with lines and patterns in the landscape.

Helgeland is a spectacular region that, partly due to difficulties with travel logistics, is not yet commercialised for the international audience. We offer this workshop to introduce you to this breathtakingly beautiful part of Norway while challenging you to become a better photographer.

Programme

We will take 6 days exploring the coast of Helgeland, the marble landscapes of the Lahko- and the Saltfjellet-Svartisen national parks and the mountainscapes in nearby Junkerdalen. In the first 3 days of the workshop we will combine lectures indoors and photographing outdoors. Days 4-5 will be devoted to travelling and exploring new areas. Day 6 we combine field work and image processing before we return to Bodø on day 7.

Since most of our destinations are suitable for both grand- (wide-angle) and intimate landscape photography, we can choose our focus based on the light and weather conditions. Besides lectures in the classroom, we will be giving you instructions in the field as well as help you to best capture the subjects you discover at the locations we visit. We will also give you insight how we work in the field: what we are looking for when exploring the landscape and how we arrange and frame the subject in a photograph.

We will spend some amazing albeit hectic days together where you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded people whom you may want to keep in touch with beyond the workshop!

Link to join the workshop: https://www.bergsmo.no/events/september-light

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