PHOTO TOURS & TUITION
Photo Tour Finland - Kuusamo & surroundings (09-15 February 2020)
Finland is not only the land of a thousand lakes, it is also blessed with some of the most stunning natural scenery on the planet. Kuusamo and its surroundings breaths photography: The Oulanka National Park and especially the Riisitunturi National Park's humid climatic conditions contribute to its natural beauty. In winter the spruce trees that cover many of the park's hillsides are clad with a thick coating of condensed frost, creating a photogenic white forest. Many small streams are offering great opportunities for photographing fishing White-throated Dippers. Local specialities such as Siberian Jays and Siberian Tits along with a whole array of other passerines can be found at several hot spots with stunning backgrounds. In addition, there will also be a chance to photograph Golden Eagles from well positioned, heated, hides. February is likely the best month for eagles, the days are getting longer, though with the cold temperatures still present, the eagles are more likely to feed (longer) than later in the winter. There are certainly good chances to see other species such as Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Bohemian Waxwing, Hawk Owl and Great Grey Owl. During the evenings and nights we lookout for Northern Lights and visit the best places to capture this amazing phenomenon.
Dates: 09 to 15 February 2020
Duration: 7 days
Themes: Winter landscapes, northern lights, birds including local specialities such as Golden Eagles, Siberian Jays and Siberian Tits
Group size: 5
Why have tuition?
There are plenty of “how to...” books available that can improve your photography skills and indeed they are very good at a theory level. However nothing beats the onsite hands on approach with a photographer guiding you. I must admit in all my years some of my greatest leanings have come through working with highly skilled and knowledgeable photographers out in the field. Realising that I feel that I can now pass on my tricks of the trade to the next generation of photographers, ensuring that you to get the guidance, knowledge and wisdom that comes from years behind the lens.
The format will be hands on and include an in depth briefing of the subject of choice as well as in-field training. A stunning location is a guarantee.
Digital Post Processing
For those interested in photography basics and digital post processing I offer a custom made workshop to your own wishes and will cover only subjects of your preference.
For more information on these photo tours, tuition and digital post processing workshops as well as my photos and prints (or as digital images for reproduction), any other form of image usage and other photography related issues, please contact me.