Winter photo workshops

Photo workshops

Tony Prower is running several photography workshops with a focus on Winter landscape photography & glacial Ice. These 5 day workshops are set in the stunning landscapes on the edge of the Vatnökull ice-cap. Special things happen here during the Winter. We can expect a variety of weather systems and eye witness their effect on the Landscapes and Creatures of South East Iceland. The area has good access to the Jökulsarlon Glacial lagoon and various other geological wonders.

These workshops are scheduled to improve the chances of photographing Aurora, because they are run during Winter months and avoid full moon phases. The season is from October through March to increase the likelihood of Winter conditions. October is rich with Autumn colours and often has snow on the mountains.

Landscape Photography Tuition is included for all levels of photographer. There is something for beginners & advanced photographers. Tuition in the Magic Cloth Technique will also be included in the workshops, so read this and bring your dark filters. General photography instruction is always available in our small groups. Expect to work & learn during these five full days of photography.

Seashells - Glacier Ice safari at Jokulsarlon
Red Morning -Diamond beach photo shoot

Ice Crystal Beach

The beach at Jökulsarlon is often littered with beautiful diamond ice which has been further sculpted by the Ocean. Winter mornings can offer unique opportunities to catch the first rays of sun behind the glacial ice chunks. We spend quality time at the Diamond Beach on these Iceland Photo Workshops.

Arctic Safari - Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Fjallsarlon Lagoon

Simply Blue

Magic Ice

Frozen shore - glacier lagoon

Frozen Shore

Pink Ice Lake Dawn
Regal ice reflection

Glacier lagoons

There are many Lagoons in the area and each offer new challenges and opportunities for the photographer. The photography workshop will offer several chances to see floating ice in a variety of settings and conditions.

Carved by retreating glaciers, these lagoons offer tough composition challenges. They are highly rewarding if you catch the light, colours and reflections successfully.

Glacier lagoons, ice caves and the Ice Beach often have glacier ice that you can get right up close to. This photo workshops gives you fantastic opportunities for both stunning wide angle work or close-up ice abstracts.

Glacier ice abstract

Right: Northern lights at Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon.

Red sky at night

Ice caves

Early November – Mid-March we may include a trip to an ice cave with a qualified guide. The opportunity to venture under the Vatnjökull ice cap cannot be missed!! These mystical places are showered with strange blue which gets even stranger and even bluer as you go deeper into them. The occasional windows offer challenges and opportunities for some creative photography. We book you on a glacier adventure for a hike up to a glacier ice cave. Ice cave adventure trip
Ice cave toursThere are easier access caves (with lots of tourists) if you are concerned about hiking & climbing. You can enjoy extra time at Jokulsarlon & Ice beach if you don’t want an ice cave tour.

Northern lights adventure safari

Rose bowl aurora


Aurora photography

The Aurora Borealis is an amazing light show that is on many people’s Bucket list.

The northern lights depend on both earth weather and space weather to ensure a good view. They are always occurring, but at different strengths according to the sun’s cycle. They can be predicted with relative accuracy if a sun spot (solar storm) is observed. There are several other scientific instruments which can measure the incidence of solar activity and magnetic storms around the earth. Aurora photo workshops in the evenings if conditions are good.

They are often clearly visible from Iceland if the conditions are right! All workshops take place around the new moon to further increase our chances.


Photo workshop Booking

This is the place to book your photo workshop place. Prepare to check a few items on your bucket list. Use the booking calendar to the right or the contact form below if you have any questions.

Workshop Dates

Late 2019

  • 01-Oct-2019 till 05-Oct-2019
  • 22-Oct-2019 till 26-Oct-2019
  • 29-Oct-2019 till 02-Nov-2019
  • 19-Nov-2019 till 23-Nov-2019
  • 26-Nov-2019 till 30-Nov-2019
  • 03-Dec-2019 till 07-Dec-2019

Early 2020

  • 21-Jan-2020 till 25-Jan-2020
  • 28-Jan-2020 till 01-Feb-2020
  • 18-Feb-2020 till 22-Feb-2020
  • 25-Feb-2020 till 29-Feb-2020
  • 17-Mar-2020 till 21-Mar-2020
  • 24-Mar-2020 till 28-Mar-2020


  • Professional photography tuition and assistance.
  • Transportation during the workshop with Reykjavik pick-up/ drop-off
  • 4 nights Accommodation at hotels near Jökulsarlon.
  • Breakfast x 4
  • Lightweight Crampons for icy conditions.
  • Optional Arrival/Departure Package can be arranged
  • Ice cave tours run (Nov-Mid-March) only.

Not included:

  • International flights
  • Airport transfer
  • Fith day hotel
  • Extra activities and entrance fees
  • Meals, Alcohol, snacks and beverages

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100.0% is charged if cancelled 20 day(s) or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 75.0% is charged if cancelled 40 day(s) or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 25.0% is charged if cancelled 60 day(s) or less before the event

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Tony Prower Winter Workshop

7 + 4 =

Don’t compromise your photography in a large group!

Small groups are more flexible.


Our commitment to better photography

Arctic Landscapes

If I haven’t convinced you already, Iceland has many beautiful landscapes even without the ice and auroras!!

Iceland Mountain lakes offer unique opportunities for strong landscape shots. Incredible beaches offer sea stack and mountain combinations with tempestuous swells. Our Iceland photo workshops allow plenty of time to perfect your shooting skills.

photo tour discounts

Mountain lake

Glacier rivers
Vestrahorn landscape
Iceland landscape

“I was fortunate enough to go on an Iceland Aurora photo workshop in February 2015 with a great group and two excellent guides.
We encountered a few other (massive) groups while we were there and I’m very glad I wasn’t rammed into one of those! Two vehicles, two guides and five other photographers was a good size group.
While we hit a number of popular spots we also managed a few locations all to ourselves. Overall, a good balance of locations without feeling rushed. The days were loosely structured to make the most of the light. Some locations we did a couple of times under different conditions for different shots.
Evenings were a relaxed affair. Dinner then lounge with or without laptop or retire to room as you liked. A good chance to review shots.
Tony would give as little or as much individual help as you wanted and was keen to ensure everyone was getting good shots. Composition and local-knowledge based shot suggestions as well as some impromptu Lightroom tips helped improve my “keeper ratio”.
Overall a great trip and one I hope to repeat in better weather. And yes, we did manage an Aurora.
Thoroughly recommended.”

Adrian Steller

Location info

Photo locations include:

  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Vik – black sand beach
  • Fjaðrargljufur – river canyon
  • Skaftafell – Vatnjokull
  • Jökulsarlon – Ice Beach
  • IceCaves (Nov-March)
  • Vestrahorn Mountain

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Iceland workshop locations

Workshop Info Download pdf

Workshop Focus

Iceland Landscape photography workshopsThe main subject of our Workshops will be Ice. The learning objectives are skills relating to landscape composition, exposure and focus. Looking and seeing involves psychology and philosophy skills. Lightroom and Photoshop along with printing and presentation are also discussed.

Physical: easy – moderate.
Fairly easy access at most locations which require just a few minutes walk. One or two locations require a moderate hike (4KM up and down hill), but this is optional. Most customers report around 7KM (5 miles) per day. Hiking is strictly optional because we do welcome everyone and can be flexible. If you are concerned, please send a message.

Learning objectives

  • In camera
  • Winter Landscape techniques
  • Composition Consideration
  • Focus and DOF
  • Exposure techniques
  • Filter use
  • Long Exposure
  • Night photography
  • Aurora photography
  • Milkyway photography
  • Magic cloth technique
  • Postprocessing*
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop

*optional and dependent on unfavourable conditions and weather.

Why book with us?

  1. Established 2010 – at the same time as the Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic eruption
  2. All our guides are experienced photographers and tour operators.  They are fully licensed and registered with the Icelandic Tourist board.
  3. We are connected to many other Iceland tour companies, so we can really tailor your tour to suit your needs.
  4. We use licensed Icelandic Travel agents – Aurora Hunters. ehf to solve your hotel needs.
  5. All Winter tours provide micro-spike style crampons for slippery surfaces.

Volcano - crater eruption 2010

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