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Iceland is HOT…

Iceland is hot??

Well, compared to Canada right now at least

As I sit at my desk here in my office in Montreal on a very cold winter afternoon, I dream of warm exotic destinations. Destinations like… Iceland?

Yup, it’s about 20°c warmer right now in Reykjavik and I’m quite jealous. Then again, I’ll be back there soon enough and I can’t wait!

“I love cold weather.”

~Seth Rogen

Shut up Seth. :)

Now that we have that out of the way…

I’m excited to announce my next Photography Workshop in Iceland in June 2014!

Dates: June 27h – July 4th, 2014

Jokulsarlon Ice Beach

Jokulsarlon beach where awesome ice formations wash up on the black sand

For all the details please visit my Iceland Photo Workshop page where you can read up on all the cool — not freezing cold — info about the workshop. Once again I’ll be teaming up with my buddy Colby Brown on this week long adventure to the land of fire and ice.

The Iceland workshops sell out quite fast as a rule so if you’re interested in joining us please let me know if you have any specific questions.

Iceland is a photographer’s dream come true and during June and July we are blessed with amazing amounts of daylight. Since Iceland is so close to the Arctic Circle we get to experience the midnight sun around the time of the summer solstice. This makes for some exceptional photo opportunities and a very cool life experience.

Colby and I always have a great time with our groups as we help them discover the best pats of western and southern Iceland. Here’s what some have had to say:

I recently had the pleasure of attending a photography workshop with Ken Kaminesky. While I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, I quickly learned that Ken is a consummate professional. His knowledge of photography was really demonstrated by some of the challenges we faced on our venture in Iceland. For anyone that has not been to Iceland, it is a very diverse landscape offering many wonderful photographic opportunities, but it takes a professional to navigate to some of the more diverse areas and to understand how to make the most of an area. While working with Ken I had a fantastic time; Ken is not only a professional, but has a great sense of humor and understands how to relate with people. Overall I would honestly say that my venture with Ken was more than rewarding, I made a friend for a lifetime, came back with fantastic pictures and experienced memories that will last forever. I would highly recommend anyone to join Ken’s team on his next adventure!

~Stephen Flournoy

Gullfoss at Sunrise ©Stephen Flournoy

Gullfoss at Sunrise ©Stephen Flournoy

I was lucky enough to be one of the participants of the Iceland photo workshop that was organized by Ken Kaminesky and Colby Brown in June 2013. The workshop was simply fantastic and exceeded all my expectations. The workshop was well organized and photo locations were carefully picked. I was quite impressed the way Ken and Colby handled the challenging weather conditions and made necessary modifications to the schedule on the fly so that we did not miss any of the planned sites. Their familiarity with the locations and their knowledge of photographic composition and technique are top grade and they willingly share their knowledge and experience. The photo workshop provided an optimal balance of individual freedom and personalized instructions.

In addition to being great tour leaders, both Ken and Colby are very kind individuals and genuinely nice guys with great sense of humor. I enjoyed every minute of the workshop.

Overall, this was a wonderful experience and I cannot wait to join these two extraordinary photographers on their upcoming workshops.

~Mehmet Goral, MD, PhD

Mini Ice Formation at Jokulsarlon ©Mehmet Goral

Mini Ice Formations at Jokulsarlon ©Mehmet Goral

I’m humbled and very appreciative of these kind words. It takes a lot of hard work and planning to make these tours and workshops a success and I’m thrilled to see the excitement and wonder on people’s faces when I’m able to share some of the most beautiful places on Earth with them. So, thank you Stephen , Mehmet and everyone else who has joined me in the past on tours and workshops. I’ll have more photo tours to announce soon and they are gonna be, you guessed it… Awesome!

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

~William Arthur Ward

Some behind the scenes images from last year’s Iceland workshops

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Hope to see you in Iceland in June!

Iceland Photo Workshop Sign-Up Page

For more fun photography and stories from the road, check out these previous posts:

that looks pretty epic – hopefully someday I will get there, and maybe on one of your tours! nicely done! looking forward to seeing all your new images from there!

I love your work!

Wow – this looks like so much fun!

Wow, stunning. I love the iceberg photo on the beach. I have been there but sadly we drove in winter and ran out of daylight so we saw some glaciers but it was dark when we actually reached the icebergs on the beach!

This country is a photog’s dream … you’ll come back with plenty of amazing shots!

Beautiful images. Wonderful Blog. I like it.

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