Monday, August 22, 2011

Photography in Iceland

I was invited to observe for one day the work of Focus on Nature, an Icelandic firm that offers week-long photography workshops for a small group comprised of amateur and experienced photographers, many of them Americans.  The workshop involves taking participants around Iceland’s stunning landscape and holding daily evaluation sessions with world-renowned photographers (Seth Resknick from the U.S. and Ragnar Þór Sigurðsson from Iceland were the leaders during my observation).  The workshop participants seemed to enjoy the camaraderie and learning.  It was a very interesting experience that took us to the crater of Eyjafjallajökull and the southwest coast of Iceland.   It should not be surprising that so many Americans participated in the workshop as U.S. tourists comprise the largest national group visiting Iceland this summer.