LOFOTEN PRIVATE  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

SMALL GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS

Looking to camp with a group of friends under the northern lights, watch the midnight sun from a lonely mountain people, or photograph the classic scenes at your own pace – I am available for custom designed Lofoten photography workshops or outdoor experiences for yourself or small groups of friends or family; including accommodation, local transport, and photography/outdoor guiding.

Photo tour possibilities can cover casual guiding for all experience and fitness levels on dates which happen to fall outside of my normal group tour seasons. Or for more adventurous individuals looking to experience the wild side of Lofoten, custom private hiking and camping photography tours into the scenic mountains and beaches of Lofoten are available.

As a full time resident of Lofoten, private workshops can generally be arranged at anytime of year – however please check my Photo Tours page to see if your requested dates might be in conflict with existing tours.

For booking or questions:

workshops@codyduncan.com

PRIVATE PHOTO WORKSHOP OPTIONS

Full Package Tours

Just book your flights to Lofoten and I’ll handle everything else…

Due to the changeable weather of Lofoten and northern Norway, and due to some of the distances involved, a minimum tour duration is 3 nights is required for all full package tours with accommodation included – though I highly recommend 6 nights at a minimum – especially in the northern lights season. Last minute bookings are possible, however during the high season of Summer or Winter, accommodation might not always be available, So I recommend booking as far in advance as possible.

Arrival/Departure – Leknes/Svolvær

Minimum 3 nights – 4 days workshop

Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours

Beyond the road – camping and hiking tours

If you are looking to combine mountains and photography, then Lofoten is the place! With often short hikes to world class views, there is a near endless selection of mountains to choose – from easy 1 hour hikes to overnight adventures on rarely visited lonely peaks of the Yttersia.

Possibilities exist for both day tours while having rorbu cabins to return to each night to sleep.

For the more adventurous, tents, sleeping pad, cooking equipment, will be provided for night out wild camping on the isolated beaches of Moskenesøy or any suitable mountain peak.

Arrival/Departure – Leknes/Svolvær

Minimum 3 nights – 4 days workshop

Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours

Day Tours

Single day tours are only available at last minute request – No more than one week in advance booking. Pickup and drop off only available in the Leknes area.

Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours

Beyond Lofoten

Custom photo tours can also include the nearby regions of Vesterålen, Senja, and Tromsø – Or one-way road trip style trips across them all – beginning or finishing in either Lofoten or Tromsø.

Arrival/Departure – Harstad/Evenens

Minimum 6 nights – 7 days workshop

Arrival/Departure – Tromsø

Minimum 8 nights – 9 days workshop

Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours

CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY

If you are looking for individually tailored photography workshops and tours on Lofoten for yourself or a group of friends, please contact me for availability and prices.

I am based on Lofoten and am often available to guide individuals or small groups, even at short notice. This can range from mountain hikes in summer to chasing northern lights in autumn or winter.

Contact me for more info!

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WHAT TO BRING

Photography Gear

You will need a camera bag which is suitable for mountain hiking. This means it should not be overly heavy, while having enough room to carry your camera gear, extra clothing and some food/water.

Camera – Any camera welcome, but a full frame DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual mode will give you the best performance.
Tripod – A strong tripod that can tolerate the frequently windy and stormy conditions of winter.
Lenses – A selection of lenses from 14 to 200mm is recommended. A fast wide angle f/2.8 or faster is beneficial for shooting northern lights, should they appear.
Filters – This is somewhat to shooting style, but I heavily recommend a set of neutral density filters, covering: 3, 6, and 10 stops.
Cable Release – Cable or remote camera release, preferably with ability to lock in bulb mode for long exposures.
Camera Cover – It is likely we will encounter some adverse weather on Lofoten, so you want to be able to cover your camera and keep shooting.
Lens cleaning – Some locations can be exposed to sea spray. I recommend a combination of pre-moistened disposable lens wipes (Zeiss and Nikon make some) and dry cleaning tissues. I find microfiber cloths don’t handle the maritime conditions and quickly become unusable.
Storage – Bring plenty of memory cards to last for multiple days of shooting.
Batteries – Bring enough batteries to last for several days of shooting.

Clothing

You will need to be prepared for standing around in Cold, winter conditions down to -10˚C or below with windchill.

For a detailed clothing list, see my article: What to Wear

Lofoten Summer Hiking Clothing

ABOUT CODY

Cody Duncan is one of the most experienced photographers living and working on Lofoten today. Since first visiting the Islands as a young backpacker in 2001, he traveled to Lofoten more than 20 times before deciding it was finally time to move there in the winter of 2016. While not guiding photo workshops, he can generally be found out photographing in the wild mountains of west Lofoten as he gathers new work for his growing catalog of hiking and photography guides.

In 2010 he created the website 68 North to showcase his ever growing Lofoten portfolio which has now become one of the best photography and travel resources available today. In 2015 Cody published the first two photography guides focused on the unique seasonal nature of Lofoten, drawing upon his years of experience exploring hidden corners and lonely mountain tops across Lofoten.

Cody was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. Spending many of his early years surfing the cold waters of the Pacific, just down the road from his childhood home. His early 20’s saw him turn his focus to the mountains and hiking numerous 4000+ meter peaks in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and beyond. As his photography career developed, he soon found himself spending more time in the wild landscapes and turbulent weather of northern Europe. Cody’s images have been published by: Visit Norway, National Geographic, Men’s Journal, Sunset Magazine, Lonely Planet Magazine, GEO Saison, British Airways High Life, and numerous calendars, travel guides, and more.

Cody now lives on Flakstadøy, in the heart of Lofoten.

FINE PRINT

Travel insurance is mandatory. Some providers are: World Nomads, ADAC, Allianz, Medjetassist

Travel insurance needs to cover any medical emergencies or accidents before, during and in transit to the workshop. Any situation which would require you to cancel the tour before or during the trip. Any loss or damage to your luggage or photography equipment.

Deposit is non-refundable.

Any cancelations will be fully refunded (minus deposit) up to 90 days before tour. After that, no refunds are available.

If tour itself is cancelled by the operator, then full refunds (including deposit) will be given to all participants.

Cody Duncan Photography is a member of the Norwegian Reisegarantifondet, mandatory insurance for all tour operators in Norway.

Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours
Lofoten Islands Norway - Private Photo Tours

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