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PRESS RELEASE: Southern Iceland: 10 Outrageously Cool Photographic Locations


Wild Photography Holidays (00354 5888939), are an innovative UK/Iceland based travel company, specialising in small-group photography holidays to wild and inaccessible places. Their late May Icelandic departure Southern Contrasts - Glaciers, Volcanoes & Waterfalls offers:

Southern Iceland: 10 Outrageously Cool Photographic Locations

  • Solheimajokull Glacier - Images of a surreal icy landscape

  • Gullfoss - Photograph the iconic 'Golden Falls '

  • Black Sands of Vik - Focus on a remarkable ocean location

  • Skaftafell National Park - Contrasting unearthly landscapes

  • Hengill Volcano - Close ups of bizarre, bubbling geothermal activity

  • Hvannadalshn úkur - Shoot Iceland's mightiest glacial mountain

  • Thingvellir National Park - Expose lush mossy lava formations

  • Geysir - Capture powerful watery eruptions

  • Glacial Lagoon J ökulsárlon - View surreal floating Icebergs

  • Seljalandsfoss - Frame an impressive free falling cascade...

...Blue Lagoon - Relax into a dreamlike spa experience-no camera needed!

Photographer shooting closeup of a geothermal near the Hengill Volcano. Photo courtesy of Wild Photography Holidays. Click for a bigger picture!


Photographer shooting closeup of a geothermal near the Hengill Volcano.
Photo courtesy of Wild Photography Holidays.

Southern Contrasts - Glaciers, Volcanoes & Waterfalls
This early season photographic holiday combines some of Iceland’s classic and iconic sights with many off the beaten track locations. Although the 1st May is the official first day of summer in Iceland, the mountains and highlands will still have a covering of snow making this the perfect time for those spectacular and unusual shots with a wintery back-drop.This end of May departure is just three weeks from the summer solstice with the sun disappearing for around three hours only; almost twenty four hours of brightness and plenty of magical ambient light will ensure sunrises and sunsets that go on and on affording maximum time behind the lens to capture some memorable images. Outside of Reykjavik the hotel accommodations have been chosen for their spectacular situations, comfort and modern amenities. Partners of photographers will be welcomed. Photography tutor Martin Sammtleben will work throughout enabling participants to return home with a unique Iceland portfolio. Lightroom tutorials from beginner to advanced will be offered allowing participants to learn how to develop their images to a high standard.

“We felt privileged to see your truly incredible country, words cannot do it justice, you just have to go there and see, we had no idea that it would be so amazing… we came home with some really unusual pictures of the excellent locations that we visited...the Lightroom tuition really opened our eyes to the myriad possibilities of developing images, thanks Martin!”
Megan and Michael Whittaker, May 2010

This holiday departs 21 May 2011 for nine days. The cost is £2,085 per person, which includes all accommodation, in country transport, most meals, all transfers, the services of a guide and photographic tutor, admission to the Blue Lagoon. Flights are not included. Wild Photography Holiday's owner and guide Geraldine Westrupp commented, ''Iceland is a very happening place for modern landscape photography, quite often the terrain here does not conform to idealised images of a beautiful landscape, it stretches the imagination, the outcome is often a portfolio of 'out of the ordinary' and very unusual images"

Special Offer
Wild Photography Holidays are offering a 90 pounds discount each for two people booking together and sharing a room.

To book call Wild Photography Holidays on 00354 5888939 or visit the website www.wildphotographyholidays.com

-ENDS-

For more information contact Geraldine Westrupp on 00354 5888939 or email info@wildphotographyholidays.com

Notes to Editors:
Wild Photography Holidays
WPH specialise in photography holidays and workshops visiting unique locations in Iceland, northern Spain and India. With twenty years of 'in the field' experience they are experts in organising/ guiding adventure travel holidays and sourcing fine locations for photographers. Many of their connections with the local providers of accommodation and transport go back many years and most importantly they have visited and photographed in all of the locations. They provide a very personal service.

In addition to the scheduled holidays, WPH often guide clients privately by arrangement.


(First posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 18:19 EDT)

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