OUR COMPANY name plays on the photographic term 'f-stop' and though almost all travelers take pictures, some are professionals. Owner-operator Mike Kissane, himself a Charter Member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), with a degree in Wildlife Biology, has had the pleasure of cooperating with some of the world's eminent nature photographers, including David Muench, Tom Mangelsen, Jim Brandenburg, Lewis Kemper, James Balog and others. We continue to organize photography tours for both individual professionals and team workshops. These can be local and just a few days long or circle the island in about two week, and may involve a single SUV, a van or sizeable coach.
Whether you are interested in birds, waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, or Nature in all its splendor, Iceland has plenty to photograph, and it is one of f-stop Tours' specialties. During the gorgeous, long summer daylight, darkness is more a figure of speech than a reality, as the Midnight Sun seamlessly blends dusk into dawn, providing beautiful light for hours on end.
Although summer is the choice of many photographers, all the seasons have something special to capture. The fall colors of September and October are a delight to the eye, and the moody winter light and Northern Lights provide a special challenge for those with a keen eye, patience and maybe a tripod. Spring's delicate wildflowers grow tenaciously in the watery veils of Europe's most powerful waterfalls, proving there is indeed gold at the end of the rainbow. Kittiwakes, Northern Fulmars and particularly, the Golden Plover herald their arrival coinciding with Nature's re-awakening.
Among photographic projects organized for 2011 was Andy Long's First Light Tour. Look for it again in 2013 !
Iceland Workshop led by Andy Long, First Light Tours
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