30th July - 2nd August 2018
North of Disko Bay, in a serene fjord, stands the island of Uummannaq. With its iconic, heart shaped peak, and surrounded by gigantic icebergs and towering mountains, Uummannaq is an incredible photographic destination. Far less-often visited than Ilulissat, this high Arctic community is a much truer representation of the Greenlandic lifestyle.
This is a perfect short annex to the main 'Tales of Arctic Nights' workshop in Disko Bay. It will give you beautiful variety in atmosphere and subject matter, and result in many more images and experiences.
Upon finishing the main 'Tales of Arctic Nights' workshop in Disko Bay, the annex participants will take a short flight to Uummannaq airport. We will settle in our hotel, have dinner in a nearby restaurant, and discuss the days ahead. After dinner we'll start our boat sail around Uummannaq Island.
Uummannaq Fjord is a wonderful location for sailing. We'll sail around the fjord in a fast boat, shoot icebergs, whales and of course, the iconic mountain, under beautiful Arctic light.
Once we finish shooting on the last morning, we will head back to the hotel, pack our belingings and drive to the airport for your flight back to Ilulissat.
Total Price: US$3390 per person in superior double room for participants registering by October 30th, 2017,
$3490 per person in superior double room for participants registering by February 28th, 2018,
$3590 per person in superior double room for participants registering afterwards.
Sign up as a group of 3 or more and receive a $150 discount each!*
Single room supplement: $490
Maximum Number of Participants: 6/12 in one/two boats.
Physical Difficulty: Beginner. Very basic mobility is needed for the boat sail where we'll spend most of the shooting time. We will do some easy hiking around the island, but you can refrain from that if you wish. Weather conditions are usually wonderful this time of year, and the fjord is remarkably still, meaning the risk of motion sickness is minimal (I personally suffer from motion sickness, but never had any nausea, even without pills). Temperatures will probably range between 0 and 10 degrees Centigrade. There are no mosquitoes in Uummannaq at this time of year!
Born in 1980, Erez Marom is a full-time nature photographer, photography guide, writer and traveler-adventurer based in Israel. Specializing in wildlife and landscape photography, Erez spends much of his time in the field shooting the wildlife and scenery of his favorite locations in Israel and overseas.
In addition, Erez publishes articles and instructional texts in leading magazines and websites, and dedicates a considerable amount of his time to sharing his experience and knowledge by lecturing worldwide and traveling several times a year to guide his unique photography workshops.
In order to secure your spot, you are required to transfer a deposit of $1890. This deposit will be refunded only in case the workshop gets cancelled for some reason. For your comfort, the deposit can be payed either through PayPal or via bank transfer (contact me for details).
The full amount (minues the deposit, after discounts if applicable) must be payed via wire transfer 75 days prior to the workshop starting date.
In the case you need to cancel your participation, a 67% refund (excluding deposit) will be given up to 60 days prior to the workshop starting date and a 33% refund up to 45 days prior to the workshop starting date.
I reserve the right to increase the price of the workshop if costs rise extremely due to unexpected changes in fees, taxes or exchange rates.
The tour plan above is subject to change. If weather conditions are unfavorable we might not be able to fulfil some of the planned activities.
Important: In order to join the workshop, you will be required to sign a contract that establishes that the tour leaders are not responsible to physical or proprietary damages, and that you understand and accept several behavioral standards (including not taking excessive risk), necessary to ensure the workshop's success and your safe return.
Whale sightings aren't guaranteed, but they are very likely.
Space on the helicopters flying to Uummannaq Airport is limited. It is your responsibility to make sure you have a place on the flight. If you don't manage to get a spot on the helicopter, alternative transportation can be arranged from Qaarsut - please contact me for help.
*Multiple discounts may or may not apply, please consult me.
30th July - 2nd August 2018