Hattvika Lodge


8373 Ballstad



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Hattvika Brygge.


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The Photographer's Lodge

The Photographer's Lodge

From Concept to Printed Image - A Complete Workflow Workshop in Arctic Norway

Dates: 23-29 Jan 2020

Price: 3095 EUR

The Photographer's Lodge merges world-class teaching, exquisite locations, quality accommodation and amazing local food into week-long photography experiences that go beyond the level of teaching that is possible on an expedition. The entire photography process of planning - visualising - exposing - post-processing - printing will be explained in easily digestible sessions, both at the Lodge and in the field to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to develop easily actionable processes for consistent high-quality landscape photography. The majority of lessons will be practical exercises in the great outdoors. Classroom-based learning will be kept to a minimum and only include basic theory and the printing sessions. A professional large-format printer will be available on site.

The Photographer's Lodge follows a proven curriculum that aims to teach the theory behind photography in a dynamic way that directly translates into easily actionable processes in the field. As we move through nature we also go through an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to be safe in the great outdoors.

Introduction to Landscape Photography

  • A conceptual introduction to the art of photography

  • Landscape photography in a historical perspective

  • The purpose of landscape photography - telling stories and evoking emotions

  • The modern vs classic aesthetics of landscape photography

  • A comprehensive introduction to composition, including the elements of art and principles of design

Landscape Photography in Practice

  • Photography Process - Learning and implementing a process to achieve consistent quality in landscape photography

  • Focusing - A science-based method for focusing to make your images sharp

  • Long exposure and filters - Long exposure and the use of Neutral Density (ND) filters, especially related to moving water and clouds

  • Night photography - Explore the nighttime skies, Northern Light and landscapes to show the world at a different time

  • Panorama photography - Exposing and merging multiple images

  • Multiple exposures and graduate filters - Achieving correctly exposed images in challenging conditions using graduated filters and multiple exposures (exposure bracketing)

  • Finding locations - Using maps, weather services and other tools to identify potential photography locations and times.

Post Production

  • Introduction to Lightroom - Import to Editing

  • Mastering the Lightroom Develop Module

  • Stitching panoramas in Lightroom

  • Exposure stacking in Lightroom

  • Focus stacking in Photoshop

  • Sharpening images for print and for digital use

Printing Images

  1. Introduction to Printing

  2. Selecting Papers

  3. Calibrating your monitor

  4. Working with colour profiles

  5. Printing Workshop - we will print two images from the workshop per person for you to bring home. We will print up to A3+ (13" x 19") size.

Outdoor Skills

We are first and foremost out to enjoy nature and to pursue the art of photography, however, as we are moving toward our locations there is always time to polish our outdoor skills.

  • Planning for a day out on the hills in winter conditions

  • Using safety equipment and emergency transponders

  • Map reading

  • Navigation with map and compass

  • Relocation with map and compass

  • Using sighting for fast movement


During this expedition we will be staying in apartments at Hattvika Lodge. Hattvika Lodge is well situated at Ballstad with great access to the many locations that we will be visiting.

Your Guides

Jonas Paurell

Creative Guide & Expedition Leader

Jonas is the founder of Terra Photography Expeditions. He has been a photographer for well over 20 years. Jonas is a qualified International Mountain Leader (UIMLA) and will be leading the expedition. More info here.

How Challenging?

This expedition has a Low Effort Rating. We can expect to be out around 7 hours per day with light trekking. Previous trekking experience is not necessary. More info about effort levels here.

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