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SENJA, ARCTIC LIGHT

18th - 24th February 2018

Places available

 
 
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 MAIN DETAILS

  • Place: Island of Senja, Northern Norway

  • Dates: 18th - 24th February 2018

  • Places Available

  • Group size: 4p (min) to 6p (max)

  • Price: 3'970 CHF

  • Deposit: 1’500 CHF

  • Single room & all meals included

  • Exertion Level: Easy 

  • Photo level: All

  • Languages: English, French

 
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ARCTIC LIGHT SENJA ISLAND

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A white arctic canvas

Fjords, towering snowy mountains, seemingly endless forests, northern lights and unspoiled beauty under the magical winter light of the arctic. The island of Senja, often referred to as "Norway in miniature", is the best kept secret of Scandinavia.

Indeed, this photo-immersion trip will be about variety. We will photograph strikingly white mountains, forests in the snow, frozen rivers, dramatic shores and isolated villages under the magic of the northern lights, the dynamic Atlantic weather and the never ending twilight of the arctic.

Senja has been voted by Norwegians as the most beautiful place in the whole of Norway and it is no surprise. Overshadowed by the popularity of the Lofoten Islands, Senja has preserved a pristine and authentic environment. Expect to see more reindeers and elks than people! 

This will be an all inclusive Photo Immersion trip conducted personally by Rafael Rojas, Master Hasselblad 2014, and his partner Anca Minican, co-director of Whytake.net. During the entire week we will be based at our ideally placed, exclusive and comfortable apartments, from where we will be able to easily reach all our chosen photographic areas and adapt ourselves to the different weather, light and aurora conditions. 

 
 
The island of Senja, often referred to as “Norway in miniature”, is the best kept secret of Scandinavia.
 

Highlights of this Trip

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Winter in Senja is pure magic. Twilights are never ending and the golden light lingers for hours.  We will still have many hours of sunlight during the workshop.

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Senja is about diversity. We will photograph mountains, shorelines, forests under the snow, the night sky, the northern lights, high plateaus covered in white, isolated colourful houses, a myriad of details, the arctic twilight...

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Senja is a wonderful place to photograph not only in colour, but also in black and white. Patterns, shapes, textures and the unique atmosphere of winter can be ideally rendered in monochrome.

 

 

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LEADERS OF THE TRIP

RAFAEL ROJAS

Rafael Rojas (Master Hasselblad 2014, MA Photography, ARPS) is a Swiss-Spanish fine art photographer, author and lecturer whose work frequently focuses on concepts like time, decay and renewal, the raw latent energy found in the landscape and the ephemeral qualities of existence. He strives to encapsulate concept, emotion and spirituality in his work.    

Rafael has been involved in teaching since he was in his teens, and well before he took a camera for the first time. First helping out young students, then teaching undergrads and later on as a University lecturer. Nowadays, as a full time professional photographer, lecturer, author and creativity mentor, he deeply enjoys helping other photographers grow as artists, slow down and look at the world with different eyes.

He is the founder of the online Photo School "Photography with Intent", A unique, comprehensive and structured one year course devoted to the whole photographic process from message to print.

Rafael is also co-owner and co-director of “Platinum Press Editions”, an independent finer art photography publishing company devoted to the creation of photography books of the highest quality.

Rafael speaks English, French, Spanish, Romanian and Italian.

ANCA MINICAN

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Anca Minican, the partner of Rafael Rojas, provides a very special touch to all our photographic workshops and trips.  Trained as an architect, she is a true lover of nature and the wilderness and always accompanies Rafael on his photographic expeditions all over the planet. 

Her broad experience in the corporate world, her professionalism and her methodical and serious approach make her a valuable asset for the organization, on-site logistics and the support to customers during our workshops and photographic trips. She also plays a key role in the team building and knows how to create an amicable environment with a personal touch as all our clients can testify! 

Anca is co-owner and co-founder of “Platinum Press Editions”, an exclusive editorial house specialized in the creation of unique fine art photography books of the highest quality. She is also part of the management staff of the Photo School “Photography with Intent”.

She speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian and Romanian.

FURTHER DETAILS

 
 

 

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Top of the class

Small groups, all inclusive, daily critique sessions and full support by two leaders

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All inclusive. All included. All first class.

Single Occupancy accommodation in exclusive appartments by the ocean, all meals, three course dinners, two leaders, small group... What else can you ask for? Northern Lights? They have been ordered already! 

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Matching light and mood with the place

The island of Senja is still a very much unknown destination for landscape photographers, and a place we know inside out after many visits in the last few years. We will take you to some of the most intimate, hidden and magical places of the area. 

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Learning with the best

One of the main activities of Rafael Rojas is tea­ching, writing and lecturing about creative and expressive landscape photography. As a former university lecturer, author of the series of books "Photography with Intent" and monthly columnist for several magazines, Rafael will surely help you go home being a better photographer.

 
 

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

 
For those looking for a warm, friendly, fun, inspiring and photographically stimulating trip with exceptional people and one of the best landscape photographers anywhere, one need look no further.
— David Driman, Canada
 
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COME WITH US!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
— Mark Twain

 
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