Nikon School is excited to bring you this photography adventure to learn landscape and astrophotography in the Abisko National Park in Sweden.
This workshop gives you the chance to capture the stunning Lapland scenery by day and night while under the guidance of Nikon School experts and award winning astro photographer Goran Strand
Abisko is ranked as one of the best place in the world to see the Aurora Borealis, with historical data showing that the northern lights can be seen on more than 70% of the dark season’s nights. As the Aurora Borealis are a natural phenomenon there is no set guarantee for seeing them, but we have designed this photography workshop to maximise our chances of seeing and photographing the Aurora from many different locations
Meet at the Abisko Mountain Lodge for a welcome briefing with the Nikon School and Goran Strand. In the afternoon we will host an informal discussion on astrophotography and photography tips in a dark and cold environment and the best camera settings and lenses for photographing the northern lights. We will then break for a dinner influenced by Scandinavian cuisine. After dinner and depending on the Aurora forecast we may go out to photograph the night sky
Day 1 22 September
In the morning, you will have the opportunity to review and edit images and after lunch at the hotel, we will host an image review session and critique where we will also show you how to create panoramic photos of the night sky and share tips on how to improve your photos for the coming evening. After dinner at the hotel, we prepare ourselves for another night under the stars.
Day 2 23 September
An image review session will take place in the morning and after lunch, depending on weather conditions, we will either continue to edit our images or travel to a wonderful wild location to do some daytime landscape photography. After dinner we hopefully have another night of Northern Lights photography.
Day 3 24 September
We will be hosting another optional image editing and critique session in the morning, although you may want to use this time to catch-up on sleep. After lunch, depending on weather conditions, we will either continue to edit images or travel to another location for landscape or mountainscape photography. After dinner, depending on the weather, we will hopefully be able hone our skills further with another night of Northern Lights photography.
After breakfasting at the hotel, it's time to check out and say our farewells before making our own way home
General weather conditions
As a guideline the average minimum temperature at night in September is 4.0°C (42.8°F). The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 11.0°C (51.8°F), there can be rainfall in September. It is possible to get cold weather and also some snow in Abisko during late September. Layering of clothing is advised.
Abisko is known for many clear nights due to its geographical location. That also means that the weather can be cold at night so warm clothing is strongly recommended. On average the temperature in the end of September is around 0 - +6C but it can also get blow 0 C degrees at night. Snowfall is also possible.
Once you have completed the course on location, or the training online, use your online portal access to upload your photos, share them with others on the course in the gallery area, compare ideas and results, plus get direct feedback from your trainer.
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