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Expedition: North Tour - Faroese Autumn October 2020, adventurous horse photo tour on Faroe Islands for equine photographers by the Pixel Nomad

Equine Photo Expedition 11.-17.10.2020

North Tour — Faroese Autumn

The Faroe Islands offer the possibility to make a fantastic horse photo tour on such a small area and with short distances to each other, with photo locations both on the beach with black sand, on a lake with grass houses, with dramatic cliffs or in the mountains with a view, and also with buildings like in a ruin, on a colourful harbour, with modern architecture and traditional houses. In addition, there are several places where stallions are kept in groups and each pasture is scenic. This density of ingenious locations and models is something I don’t think you get very often.

Explore The Faroe islands & Faroese Horse

The native horse breed of the Faroe islands is the Faroese horse. These hardy ponies of Norse and Celtic heritage will be the stars of our and pose for us in the middle of dramatic mountain views, on black beaches, in traditional villages and roaming free in windy valleys.

Join the adventure

This tour offers sessions with local horses, with special emphasis on the rare and endangered Faroe horse and free living horses. The choice of sessions, locations and breeds allows for a wide variety and experience.

  • Expedition date
  • 11.-17. October 2020, 6 days
  • Start and End at the airport FAE Vagár on Faroe islands
  • Min. 5 / max. 7 Persons
  • Schedule
  • This photo tour will start with a pick up at the Vagár airport on Faroe islands to our home base, from where we will make day trips all over the Faroe islands. Be ready for 2 photo sessions a day and return with a full hard drive full of wonderful photos. The tour ends with a drop off at the airport.
  • The locations feature exclusive photo shootings on beaches, by lakes and rivers, lagoon, in picturesque mountains, with modern architecture, traditional farms, churches and fisher houses, waterfalls and at the harbour and old town of the capital.
Expedition: North Tour - Faroese Autumn
Expedition: North Tour - Faroese Autumn
Expedition: North Tour - Faroese Autumn
Informations
  • Equipment
  • We will have mainly staged photo sessions with portraits, herds and free roaming horses sessions. You can’t do nothing wrong with your standard 70-200 mm Iens, but I strongly encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and take the opportunity to try out new lenses. To include landscapes and architecture, a 35 mm is a good choice, and to be more flexible a 24-105 mm or similar zoom is a great alternative. For wildlife shots and free horses I recommend 100-400 mm lenses or even more tele zoom. Think about a rain cover for your tack.
  • Outfit
  • It is very very windy and it will certainly rain, so I recommend clothing to protect from wind and rain and cold, and a set of cloths to change. Please also protect your camera. Bring hiking boots, or waterproof boots with good profile.
  • It is certain that you will get wet feet if your shoes are not 100% waterproof.
  • Scarf, warm hat and gloves are a must.
  • Fitness
  • Tours including hiking require a basic level of fitness or at least you should be determined to reach the destination (at your pace 😉 ). I’m also a slow hiker compared to the mountain folk, but I have a strong will to grow beyond my limits. (the photos will be worth it and after a few days you will forget the pain). On flat plains, beach sessions or big pastures you still need to walk a lot to reach the destination.
  • Weather
  • We will take pictures in any weather, except in thunder storms or unbearable weather. Weather in the mountains or close by the sea can be extreme and slightly unpredictable, but safety is more important than being struck by lightning for a horse photo. Worst case, the sessions on exposed areas must be cancelled or switched.
  • It is certain, that it will rain, there will be wind, it will feel cold and the ground will always be wet.
  • Social
  • The Expedition is very intense and we will spend much time together. For this reason I reserve the right to pick the best candidate for a tour, to ensure we will get along well.
  • Language
  • I will speak English, German or French depending on the group requirements.
  • The local language is Faroese, most locals speak English.
  • Invest
  • 1895 €
  • Registration is possible immediately and can be cancelled free of charge until 4 weeks before tour start. Further information and terms and conditions by email.

Equine Photo Expeditions are intense, adventurous and absolutely unique. This is the photo tour of a lifetime you won’t regret.

Sign up to this Expedition

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Impressions of the locations and models

Beautiful landscapes, native breeds of horses, free-roaming herds and regional attractions await you.

Adventure is calling, so we must go

Expedition

Your photographic adventure of a lifetime is calling you to join this unique horse photo tour. I have explored the best locations during my travels to take photos: from the highest glacier valley, to dramatic mountain sceneries, perfect beaches, free roaming horses and beautiful stallions — each session is a highlight and many locations will literally blow your mind and will make your flash drives glow hot. During the 6 to 10 day Expedition we will visit my favourite places and discover their horses in a small and diverse group, so the adventurers can inspire each other, exchange knowledge and share experiences.

  • The Facts
  • 6-10 days
  • Small group (max. 6-8)
  • 2-4 photo sessions a day
  • Experienced models
  • Tested locations
  • For beginners to pros
  • Travel expenses incl.
  • Accommodation incl.
  • The idea
  • Exciting photo tours for curious equine photographers who seek new adventures, whilst discovering old traditions, different cultures and photographing the finest horses in picturesque landscapes.
  • Staged photo sessions
  • Free roaming horses
  • Unique locations & sqcenery
  • Native horse breeds
Fine Art Photosession and Advertising Photography
Exciting and unique

What to expect

During the past years I have made many contacts to amazing horses and people in different parts of Europe. For my unique horse photo tour Expeditions, I will put together one highlight after another. Our horse models will be mostly local horse breeds with a special focus on rare and endangered breeds. Each Expedition in unique and I don’t plan to repeat them in the following years.

Think outside the box

What you can learn

The Equine Photo Expedition is not like a workshop. We don’t have any theoretical classes, but focus on travelling, exploring and discovering new locations, amazing horses and the best scenery the place offers. But this doesn’t exclude any learnings! We will share experiences and give each other insights in our workflow, by spending time with each other and work together. Before embarking the tour we will have a preparation call to get to know and clear things up. A harmonic and social group is crucial to a successful trip together as a group. I strongly encourage you to step out of your photographic comfort zone and experiment with new techniques, lenses and angles during the tour.

Join the adventures

Upcoming Expeditions

Check out my Expeditions for the upcoming year. Don’t miss to sign up, they will not be repeated and spots are limited.

#explorer_tour

Do you want to see photos of past Explorer Tours on Instagram? Have a look at #explorer_tour and see the results of the other photographers who joined me for a tour.

Informations & Basic conditions

The Expedition is very intense and we will spend much time together. For this reason I reserve the right to pick the best candidates for a diverse and international group of talents, to ensure we will get along well and inspire each other.

  • General
  • Each Expedition is individual in destination and theme. It is my aim to provide a high diversity in topics, formats and motives.
  • My focus is on unique landscape experiences and interesting horses, therefore it is possible that we change locations during the day and drive to the next session and sleep in different places.
  • The Expedition will take place in any weather.
  • Fitness
  • Tours including hiking require a basic level of fitness or at least a determination to arrive at your pace 🙂
  • Experience
  • You should have a basic experience in photography and know your camera. The Expedition offers unique and challenging possibilities for amateurs and professionals.
  • Dogs
  • On most tours my two dogs travel with us and it is important that you are not afraid nor allergic of dogs.
  • Gear
  • Camera with battery and flash cards, Portrait lens with min. 100 mm (e.g. 70- 200 mm).
  • You may have opportunities to experiment with wide angle (e.g. 24 mm or 35 mm)
  • For wildlife and free horses I recommend more than 200 mm (e.g. 100-400 mm or 300 mm or more.)
  • You should be experienced to handle the camera in manual mode
  • You may bring your laptop, some Explorer Days will have an opportunity to edit.
  • Cloths
  • You should bring clothing and footwear according to the weather and landscape conditions.
  • Wear new hiking boots already at home, pack sun protection and rain protection for you and your camera.​
  • Fitting gear and track, depending on the tour topic.
  • A backpack which fits your camera AND hiking gear
  • Bring a snack box and refillable water bottle
  • Use of Photos
  • All Photos can be used for your portfolio, your website, social media accounts and your private usage. For the owners and models you need to send 3 edited photos per session not later than 6 months after our tour.
  • Commercial use is possible, if you send 10 photos per session not later than 3 months after our tour, or at least before the intended commercial usage.
  • Included
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch Bag
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Travel costs and transport during Expedition
  • Modell fees
  • Preparation call before the tour
  • Multiple unique photo sessions
  • Breathtaking Locations
  • Discussions & inspiration
  • Excluded
  • Arrival / travel expenses to and from pickup
  • Insurances
  • Dinner and extra meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Your camera equipment
  • Teaching, Coaching, Lessons

Exploristas

I was fortunate to be accompanied by these amazing photographers. Here’s what they say.