I’m a young portrait photographer from New England, so before the tour I had absolutely no knowledge in landscape photography. That changed so fast! Paul & Allie are so helpful during all of the shoots. They go over a ton of different topics in landscape photography and bring you to the coolest spots!
— Allison C.
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The Tour

June 22-28

Join us for a week exploring the Faroes - the “Next big thing” for Scandinavia

The Faroes are a tiny archipelago between Iceland and Norway, and are experiencing more tourism now than ever before. This is one of the most unique countries you can visit, and one of the most authentic in Scandinavian culture. You will be sure to create incredible photographs, as the landscape is uniquely breathtaking along the entire coastline. See a lake over the ocean, turf houses and chapels, hundreds of waterfalls, and walk through a Puffin colony, and experience sunsets and sunrises that never seem to end.

Itinerary

The Faroe Islands

June 22-28, 2020

June 22: Fly to the Faroes
June 23:
Arrive, Saksun, Tjornuvik, Gjogv
June 24:
Gasadalur, Tindholmar & Drangarnir
June 25:
Kirkubour, Leitisvatn, Sorvagur
June 26: Mykines
June 27: Kalsoy
June 28:

What's Included
  • 6 Nights lodging in Torshavn

  • Ground transportation

  • All breakfasts

  • 3 Dinners

  • Photo instruction

  • Exclusive, small group experience

  • All Admissions & Fees

    • Day trip to Mykines

    • Guided tour to Drangarnir

    • Vestmanna Boat trip to the Bird Cliffs

Details

Average Climate

Temperatures can range from 50 F to 60 F, and is very pleasant for this time of year.
Be prepared for both cool and warm weather.

Physical Difficulty

The Azores are generally very easy to get around. You will be walking on grass and dirt paths, as well as cobblestone in Angra. Some viewpoints require an ascent, which you are not required to do. You may walk around and over Lagoa do Fogo from our parking location for a better perspective. The view of Vista do Rei requires a short ascent up a dirt path with some steps, not more than a quarter of a mile. If you choose to get various perspectives in Biscoitos, you must be very careful as you will be climbing on lava rocks which are extremely sharp if you fall on them. This is not required.

Sunrise/Sunset

Because this is a photo tour, the priority of this trip will be focused on making the best photographs you can possibly make. This means we’ve structured the itinerary to coincide with the best lighting, i.e., sunrise or sunset shooting. For this tour and time of year, sunrise is around 6:30 AM and sunset is around 8:45 PM. If we choose to shoot at sunrise, we will be eating breakfast after the shoot.

Cost

5 Spots Total
$3500 per person

 
Instructors
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PAUL NGUYEN

Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students. 

In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston.  His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.

Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.

Visit his website and portfolio at www.paulnguyenphoto.com

ALLIE RICHARDS

Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist. 

She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. 

Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.

Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.

Visit her website and portfolio at www.allierichards.com

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Flights

Flights ARE included in the cost of this tour. We will be booking everyone’s flights for this tour 60 days of our depart date.
We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance if you may not be able to attend for any reason.

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