Puffins and Razor Bills of Grimsey Island Iceland I
- May 27th, 2025 - June 2nd, 2025
- Spaces Left: SOLD OUT!
WORKSHOP AT A GLANCE
This bespoke, custom-tailored workshop to Grimsey Island, north of Iceland, is for keen and passionate wildlife photographers who want to capture dramatic and powerful photographs of Puffins, Razor Bills, and other Arctic birds. Grimsey Island is the best place in the world to photograph the Atlantic Puffin and Razor Bill under the midnight sun. We have a small group size and personal, one-on-one tuition for the duration of the workshop. There will also be landscape opportunities during this workshop, although our primary focus is Puffins and other birds.
- Dates: 27th May 2025 until 02nd June 2025 (Duration 6 Nights / 7 Days)
- Investment: $9,750 USD (Deposit to secure place $3,000 USD)
- Participants: Maximum 5 Photographers plus leader
- Start and Finish: Reykjavik, Iceland
- Trip Leaders: Joshua Holko Master Photog II
- Fitness Level: Easy
- Temperature: Moderate
- Experience Level: Beginner to Professional
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
In May and June of 2025, I will lead a dedicated workshop to photograph the Atlantic Puffin and Razor Bills of Grimsey Island. Grimsey Island is one of the best places in the world to photograph Puffins and other Arctic birds in their natural environment. We will visit several locations during this tour where we will have special access to the Puffins living in burrows on the edge of sea cliffs. We will also have plenty of opportunities with Razor Bills and many other Arctic bird species. We have timed our 2025 workshop to ensure we are in the best locations at the best times to photograph all of these beautiful birds.
With luck, we will have hours of golden light under the spectacular midnight sun. This is a unique opportunity to travel and photograph a full-time professional wildlife photographer with more than 30 years of photographic experience that can take you to the best wildlife locations that are off the beaten track and at the right time – when the light is best. You’ll be spending seven days (six nights) with others who are just as passionate about wildlife photography as you are, and to ensure everyone gets plenty of individual attention, the maximum number of participants is capped at just five. We will travel in a large modified 4-wheel drive / mini-bus vehicle to provide ample space for camera equipment and gear.
We will be staying both in a hotel and in a guest house that is functional and clean. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included and will generally be held at the accommodation where we are staying. However, this workshop tour is all about photography, and we will be putting in long hours in the field to ensure we get the best possible light for photography. We may take food and drink into the field to ensure we are in the right locations to get the best possible light.
This workshop is about photography and lots of it. During the workshop, we will go through camera settings in detail and the correct techniques for wildlife and bird-flight photography. We intend to ensure you get the best possible results from each shooting session. We will be providing instruction in the field and will be on hand for any advice you may need. As time permits, we will also cover some aspects of post-production in the evenings.
If the idea of photographing Atlantic Puffins, Razor Bills, and the spectacular landscape of Grimsey Island appeals to you, then now is the time to register for your place. Places in this workshop are strictly limited to just five photographers, and once they are gone, the workshop will be sold out.