Our base where we held the workshop, in the heart of Norway where the locals call it flyover country because few tourist ever go here.
This part of Norway is very rural. In fact the Norwegian government encourages its citizens to live in the countryside. Consequently, the village of Engavagon is very small. Not many tourists venture here, which makes it great for all types of photography.
One day the group decided to take one of their favorite hikes. I was told it was easy....by Norwegian standards. 2,000 feet up in less than about a 1/2 mile. It was a challenge, but the view was in fact....spectacular.
No matter what time of day it is, it is good for a hike and don't forget your camera. This 'sunset' lasted for over two hours. The prime shooting time with wonderful light - 11 pm to 2 am.
The Summer Workshop in Norway was an exciting experience. The first week participants were instructed in visual storytelling at the base high above the arctic circle. The second week we traveled to the remote island of Traena to be event photographers for the Traena Music Festival. Our team covered events for 3 solid days of all types of music. See the gallery on the Storytelling page for more on the Festival itself. What is remarkable about this area is you are visiting a place most tourists outside of Norway never see. It is really unspoiled. .