THE FAROE ISLANDS

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Between Norway, Iceland and Scotland the Faroe Islands have a completely unique identity.  The incredible landscapes of this beautiful archipelago comprise of soaring sea cliffs and long fjords with islands rising dramatically above the deep blue water.  It’s an amazing place, one where the views often feels like optical illusions as the landscape takes on incredibly forms.

It still feels relatively undiscovered with many of the most incredible locations requiring a fair bit of hiking to get to, but it’s always rewarding to find yourself standing high on a cliff or ridge with the different islands and fjords laid out before you. It’s an amazing place and I’m really excited to share this place with small workshop groups early in Spring.

2019 Landscape Photography Workshop in the Faroe Islands

Gásadalur Sunset   Another image from the village of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar, this one taken after sunset.

Gásadalur Sunset

Another image from the village of Gásadalur on the island of Vágar, this one taken after sunset.

Bøur

Dramatic light breaks over the island of Mykines, captured from the small village of Bøur in the island of Vagar

Kunoy

Storm clouds around the island of Kunoy, as seen from Trøllanes on neighbouring Kalsoy

Klakkur Panorama

The islands of Kalsoy and Kunoy seen from the peak of Klakkur above the town of Klaksvík at sunset.

Hvithamar

The ridge high above Funningsfjørður on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands is one of the windiest places I’ve ever been. We could barely stand up from the wind, but the changing light from the heavy clouds made for a really dramatic scene and including my good friend and workshop co-leader Andrea Livieri into the frame gave an idea of the scale of the scene.

Klakkur Sunset

The last light of day above the Faroe Islands from the peak of Klakkur on Bordoy.

Stóri Drangur   The sea-stack of Stóri Drangur off the coast of Vágar in the Faroe Islands.

Stóri Drangur

The sea-stack of Stóri Drangur off the coast of Vágar in the Faroe Islands.

Drangarnir   The sea stacks of Drangarnir, just off the coast of Vagar in the Faroe Islands are one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen, and it’s a fair hike to get there - a little bit less than 4 hours round trip, which isn’t all that long but what trail there is is mostly made by sheep. We had pretty awful shooting conditions for photography - no cloud and a milky white haze which just sucked out all the contrast, and because the trail was a little sketchy we decided against waiting for sunset and doing the return journey in the dark, we had to make the most of what we’d got. With this kind of light I decided that the best thing to do was just to try and use it in some way to create a little drama, which meant ignoring a few basic photography rules concerning exposure, and just letting the light dominate the frame.

Drangarnir

The sea stacks of Drangarnir, just off the coast of Vagar in the Faroe Islands are one of the most incredible places I’ve ever seen, and it’s a fair hike to get there - a little bit less than 4 hours round trip, which isn’t all that long but what trail there is is mostly made by sheep. We had pretty awful shooting conditions for photography - no cloud and a milky white haze which just sucked out all the contrast, and because the trail was a little sketchy we decided against waiting for sunset and doing the return journey in the dark, we had to make the most of what we’d got. With this kind of light I decided that the best thing to do was just to try and use it in some way to create a little drama, which meant ignoring a few basic photography rules concerning exposure, and just letting the light dominate the frame.

Gásadalur

The beautiful village of Gásadalur in the Faroe Islands at sunset-

Sorvagsvatn   The towering cliffs and lake of Sorvagsvatn, which appears to float above the ocean here on the island of Vagar.

Sorvagsvatn

The towering cliffs and lake of Sorvagsvatn, which appears to float above the ocean here on the island of Vagar.

Sorvagsvatn

Another view of the incredible cliffs at Sorvagsvatn