Iceland Ultimate Summer Workshop - July 13th to July 23rd 2014

Iceland Ultimate Summer Workshop - July 13th to July 23rd 2014

Joshua Holko and Daniel Bergmann will be co-leading a summer workshop to Iceland in mid July 2014. This is a brand new itinerary that has been custom designed to take in the very best of Iceland under the spectacular Midnight Sun. The workshop will focus on the spectacular highland and coastal landscapes of Iceland. Normally inaccessible in winter, the interior of Iceland, known as the highlands, is an extraordinary place for landscape photography. It is a landscape of contrasts; wide vistas and pristine wilderness, mountain ranges, glaciers, waterfalls and geothermal volcanic features. Iceland is one of the most exciting and rewarding photography locations in the world. Probably nowhere else is there such a diversity of subject matter in a relatively small area. Glaciers and geothermal areas, waterfalls and lush green valleys, majestic mountains and black volcanic beaches. Along with ever changing weather ...

Iceland Ultimate Summer Workshop II - July 27th - August 6th 2014

Iceland Ultimate Summer Workshop II - July 27th - August 6th 2014

Joshua Holko and Daniel Bergmann will be co-leading a second summer workshop to Iceland in July and August 2014. This is a brand new itinerary that has been custom designed to take in the very best of Iceland under the spectacular Midnight Sun. This workshop will focus on the spectacular highland and coastal landscapes of Iceland. Normally inaccessible in winter, the interior of Iceland, known as the highlands, is an extraordinary place for landscape photography. It is a landscape of contrasts; wide vistas and pristine wilderness, mountain ranges, glaciers, waterfalls and geothermal volcanic features. Iceland is one of the most exciting and rewarding photography locations in the world. Probably nowhere else is there such a diversity of subject matter in a relatively small area. Glaciers and geothermal areas, waterfalls and lush green valleys, majestic mountains and black volcanic beaches. Along with ever ...

Jewels of the Arctic - August 9th to August 22nd 2014

Jewels of the Arctic - August 9th to August 22nd 2014

Come and photograph the 'Jewels of the Arctic' with Pro Photographer Antony Watson and Joshua Holko on this very exciting 14 day / 13 night photographic expedition in August 2014. Departing on the 9th of August 2014 and docking on the 22nd of August the trip will set sail from Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway and will be taking in the very best of Spitsbergen and Greenland before docking in Isafjordur in Iceland. A connecting flight will then take you to Keflavik International airport for connecting flights home. This expedition will combine the very best of Spitsbergen and Greenland with a taste of Iceland and has been structured to provide the best possible photographic opportunities - The 'Jewels of the Arctic'. Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. Greenland’s remote east coast shows off the immensity of the icecap, fantastic icebergs and massive granite spires risi...

Jewels of the Arctic II - August 22nd to September 5th 2014

Jewels of the Arctic II - August 22nd to September 5th 2014

Pro Photographer Antony Watson and Joshua Holko are co-leading a second and very exciting 14 day / 13 night photographic expedition in August and September 2014 titled ‘Jewels of the Arctic II‘. Departing on the 22nd of August 2014 and docking on the 05th of September the trip will set sail from Isafjordur in Iceland and will be taking in the very best of Spitsbergen and Greenland before docking in Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway. This expedition will combine the very best of Spitsbergen and Greenland with a taste of Iceland and has been structured to provide the best possible photographic opportunities - The 'Jewels of the Arctic'. Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. Greenland’s remote east coast shows off the immensity of the icecap, fantastic icebergs and massive granite spires rising over 1000 metres above the fjords. The arctic landscape is one of untold splendou...

Tasmania Photography Workshop - Oct 22nd to Oct 30th 2014

Tasmania Photography Workshop - Oct 22nd to Oct 30th 2014

Promoted as A World Apart, Not A World Away, Tasmania lies some 150 miles (approx 250km) south of mainland Australia.  In October 2014 this nine day expedition starts from Launceston, Tasmania. Travelling  for 9 days we will take in some of the première locations for photography in Tasmania before finishing in the expedition in Hobart for connecting flights home.  This expedition will combine the very best of Tasmania and has been structured to provide the best possible photographic opportunities and is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.  Approximately 45% of Tasmania is protected by Reserves, State and National Parks and World Heritage Sites/UNSECO which is heart warming to see the protection of environment being taken seriously. It’s this level of protection that sees such pristine wilderness and an abundance of wildlife for future generations to observe and for us to photograph. Our Expedition begins in the Tarkine. You won’t find the ...
South Georgia Island and Antarctica - November 3rd to November 22nd 2014

South Georgia Island and Antarctica - November 3rd to November 22nd 2014

Andy Biggs, Daniel Bergmann and Joshua Holko will be leading a brand new and very exciting photography expedition to South Georgia Island and Antarctica in November 2014. This twenty day (yes, 20 days!) photography expedition will depart Ushuaia in South America on the 3rd of November 2014 and has been designed to provide the definitive South Georgia Island photography experience. We will cross the Drake Passage where we will spend time photographing amazing icebergs and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula. We will visit Elephant Island, home to twenty two of Shackleton's men for four months. We will enter the Scotia Sea detouring to the remote and rarely visited mountainous South Orkney Islands. We will zodiac cruise through a maze of icebergs before landing ashore on a beach bedecked with penguins, seals and lichen encrusted boulders. This location alone promises fantastic wildlife and landscape opportunities....

The Spirit of Antarctica - December 6th - December 17th 2014

The Spirit of Antarctica - December 6th - December 17th 2014

Antony Watson and Joshua Holko are co-leading a twelve day expedition to Antarctica in December 2014 - The Spirit of Antarctica. This expedition sets sail from Ushuaia in South America. We will sail across the notorious Drake Passage and will visit some of the première locations for photography in Antarctica. There will even be an opportunity to spend a night ashore camping in Antarctica for those that are feeling brave. We will then return sail across the Drake Passage before docking in Peurto Williams. A connecting flight (included in the expedition cost) will then take you back to Punta Arenas in South America for connecting flights home. On this expedition we plan to visit some truly amazing locations including the breathtaking Lemaire Channel, the Gerlache Straight and the surreal geothermal Deception Island, to name but a few. This expedition is for a strictly limited number of 50 participants plus leaders and expedition guides w...
Iceland Winter Aurora Workshop - Feb 25 - Mar 6th 2015

Iceland Winter Aurora Workshop - Feb 25 - Mar 6th 2015

Joshua Holko and  Pro Nature Photographer Daniel Bergmann will be co-leading their annual winter workshop to Iceland in early 2015. This photography workshop will focus on the spectacular Northern Lights (Aurora), glaciers, partially frozen waterfalls and coastal landscapes of Iceland. The days are starting to get longer in late February and early March, which provides wonderful golden light on what will hopefully be a freshly snow covered landscape. Iceland is one of the most exciting and rewarding photography locations in the world. Probably nowhere else is there such a diversity of subject matter in a relatively small area. Glaciers and geothermal areas, waterfalls and lush green valleys, majestic mountains and black volcanic beaches. Along with ever changing weather and spectacular light conditions. Iceland is geologically a very young country and very much a work in progress. It’s a photographer’s dream come true. Iceland workshops sell ...
New Zealand South Island Masterclass - May 2nd - May 13th 2015

New Zealand South Island Masterclass - May 2nd - May 13th 2015

In May 2015 Joshua Holko will be co-leading a new landscape Masterclass workshop to the South Island of New Zealand with Pro Landscape Photographer Phillip Bartlett. This workshop will take us on a photographic journey into ‘Middle Earth’ – The spectacular South Island of New Zealand. We will be photographing in the style of a professional landscape photographer, setting ourselves up with three main ‘base camps’. This means we will have extended stays in areas which offer exceptional photography in all directions, allowing us to select our shoot locations based on the prevailing weather. This approach will give us the best possible chance to capture professional-quality imagery. The South Island of New Zealand is home to some of the most spectacular scenery and landscapes in the world. It is no co-incidence that Peter Jackson chose the South Island of New Zealand to film the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings movies. Perhaps nowhere else in t...
Wild Polar Bears - Svalbard - Jul 25th - Aug 4th 2015

Wild Polar Bears - Svalbard - Jul 25th - Aug 4th 2015

In July 2015 Joshua Holko is leading a unique once in a lifetime expedition to the pack ice north of Svalbard to photograph Polar Bears living and hunting on the sea ice. This expedition has been more than 10 months in the planning and has been designed to provide the very best possible opportunities to Photograph Polar Bears in their natural environment. With the reduction in Arctic sea ice the Polar Bears in Svalbard are dwindling in number and the number of years left to photograph them is unfortunately limited. Late July and August are the ideal times to photograph Polar Bears north of Svalbard due to the dwindling ice around the archipelago. On this expedition we will be carrying a naturalist/biologist who specialises in locating Polar Bears and an expedition leader and captain who has years of experience in placing us in the ideal position to make the best photographs. Their expertise will allow us to approach the king of the Arctic...
The Highlands - Iceland - 8th August - 18th August 2015

The Highlands - Iceland - 8th August - 18th August 2015

Pro Nature Photographer Daniel Bergmann and Joshua Holko will be co leading a new workshop into the incredible highlands of Iceland in August 2015. The Highlands of Iceland cover most of the island's interior. Inaccessible in winter, they rise 400–500 meters above sea level and are an untamed mingling of uninhabitable volcanic desert, jagged mountains, glaciers and hot springs. A few oasis like areas, such as Herðubreiðarlindir near Askja, are found only in proximity to rivers. Two mountain roads, Kjölur and Sprengisandur, cross the interior from south to north and open up the highlands for exploration. Those two roads are open from late June to early September and we’ll be travelling both on our journey, plus a number of lesser mountain roads and tracks. As there are unbridged rivers in many places that need to be crossed we’ll be using specially modified 4x4 vehicles. Some of Iceland’s most interesting landscapes are in the highlands,...
Jewels of the Arctic - August 16th to August 29th 2015

Jewels of the Arctic - August 16th to August 29th 2015

Pro Photographer Antony Watson is leading a very exciting 14 day / 13 night photographic expedition in August 2015 titled ‘Jewels of the Arctic‘. Departing on the 16th of August 2015 and docking on the 29th of August, the trip will set sail from Isafjordur in Iceland and will be taking in the very best of Spitsbergen and Greenland before docking in Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway. This expedition will combine the very best of Spitsbergen and Greenland with a taste of Iceland and has been structured to provide the best possible photographic opportunities - The 'Jewels of the Arctic'. Spitsbergen’s rugged northwest coast comprises mountains, tundra and fjords. Greenland’s remote east coast shows off the immensity of the icecap, fantastic icebergs and massive granite spires rising over 1000 metres above the fjords. The arctic landscape is one of untold splendour and beauty and this expedition has been designed to maximise the photography opportun...
Kingdom of the Ice Bear - Svalbard - 20th August - 30th August 2015

Kingdom of the Ice Bear - Svalbard - 20th August - 30th August 2015

Pro Nature Photographer Daniel Bergmman and Joshua Holko have teamed up with one of Svalbard’s most experienced expedition leaders and Polar Bear experts, for a once in a lifetime expedition to photograph Polar Bears living and hunting on the sea ice north of Svalbard - The Kingdom of the Ice Bear. The High Arctic is a place to inspire the imagination. Nowhere is it more accessible than the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, located deep within the Arctic Circle. With the reduction in Arctic sea ice the Polar Bears in Svalbard are dwindling in number and the number of years left to photograph them is unfortunately limited. July and August are the ideal times to photograph Polar Bears north of Svalbard due to the dwindling ice around the archipelago. We will be photographing Polar Bears under the midnight sun and as such we will work late into the evening when the light is best. We are highly manoeuvrable on our small ship and our experienced c...