THIS TRIP IS FULL, WE ARE RELEASING NEW SUMMER 2020 DATES SOON

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Unique chance to see the best winter scenes!

Kuusamo Photo Camp in January

17.-19.1.2020 FULL

31.1-2.2.2020 FULL

PHOTO camp IN Kuusamo finland January 2020 | Valokuvausretki Kuusamoon

Maximun 10 participants, minimun 8

Dates: 17.-19.1.2020 SOLD OUT

Dates part II: 31.1.-2.2.2020 SOLD OUT

This photo camp is for everyone who likes to enjoy the nature with a camera. This is a unique way to experience the best possible winter conditions with guides that absolutely love the area and have passionately explored it for years.

We will focus on taking photos while wandering in the beautiful wintery nature. We will improve your photography skills and find some inspiration from nature. We are spending most of the time outdoors.

First we’ll have a short session indoors about nature photography & editing. After the introduction we will continue outdoors, and focus on shooting through the weekend. Transportation is included all weekend so we’ll visit several destinations around the area.

During the days you can ask personal advice from your guide, professional photographer Eeva Mäkinen.

We will shoot sunset, stars, northern lights or campfire and sunrise where it’s the best. Proper winter gear is essential but you can also as some items for rent. Renting or loaning is strongly advised if you don’t have a proper winter shoes and jacket.

This trip includes full board, so do not worry about spending time on anything else than photographing.

We wish everyone has a DSLR camera and a tripod.

About the workshop guide

Eeva Mäkinen is a professional photographer and wilderness guide. Eeva has traveled and photographed in over 60 countries, but she is now focusing on shooting in Finland and finding the beauty nearby. Eeva’s main subjects are outdoor & nature photos and her work has been shown for example at Rio Olympic house and YLE national tv. Over 100 000 people on Instagram are following Eeva’s unique way of capturing the nature. She is also a writer and sharing her stories in outdoor magazines and blogs.

Price includes

– A WEEKEND OF PHOTO CAMP AND EDITING SESSIONS

– 2 GUIDES THROUGH THE WEEKEND

– ACCOMMODATION IN A SHARED BEDROOM

– FULL BOARD FROM FRIDAY LUNCH UNTIL SUNDAY LUNCH

– ALL TRANSPORTATIONS DURING THE WEEKEND

  • 10€ EXTRA FEE FROM AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION TO OUR LOCATION AND BACK

– SAUNA BY THE LAKE

– SNOWSHOES

POSSIBLE TO RENT:

  • OTHER WINTER GEAR CLOTHES

WHAT TO EXPECT?

GREAT WEEKEND WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY AND NATURE ENTHUSIASTS IN THE MIDDLE OF FINNISH WINTER WONDERLAND.

NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER IS LIKE, WE WILL HAVE AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT AND GREAT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY. WE HAVE HAD GREAT GROUPS IN THE PAST AND WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY IF YOU DECIDE TO JOIN OUR PHOTO CAMP THIS WINTER!

THIS IS A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY AS WE ARE ONLY DOING THESE FEW TIMES IN A YEAR. OUR GOAL IS TO SHOW OUR CUSTOMERS DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN FINLAND AS WE USE A LOT OF TIME TO EXPLORE THE DESTINATIONS OURSELVES FIRST. WE HAVE HAD SAME CUSTOMERS COMING FROM TRIP TO ANOTHER AND WE ARE HAPPY TO SEE FAMILIAR FACES THIS TIME TOO :)

WE CAN’T GUARANTEE NORTHERN LIGHTS BUT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO TRY TO SUCCEED ON THAT TOO.

WHAT WE CAN PROMISE, IS A FUN WEEKEND IN THE MIDDLE OF SNOW THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

TOPICS:

  • Creative photography

  • Nature photography in challenging conditions

  • Responsibility

  • Lightroom editing

PROGRAM

FRIDAY 17.1.2020 or 31.1.2020

09.00 MEETING AT AJAKKA

GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND A DAY FULL OF SHOOTING

LUNCH, DINNER

SAUNA

SATURDAY 18.1.2020 or 1.2.2020

BREAKFAST, LUNCH

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY IN A WINTER LANDSCAPE

A HIKE TO SHOOT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS OR / AND STARS

DINNER OUTSIDE

POSSIBLE SAUNA

SUNDAY 19.1.2020 or 2.2.2020

BREAKFAST, LUNCH

EDITING AND SHOOTING NEAR AJAKKA

GROUP CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE SUBJECTS OF THE WEEKEND

14.00 SAYING GOODBYE

All shooting locations and times might chance due to weather. We will always use a plan B if the weather is other than we expect. We will anyways have amazing locations that will look beautiful no matter what the weather is like.

EXTRA NIGHT THURSDAY-FRIDAY OR SUNDAY MONDAY AT AJAKKA IS POSSIBLE AT EXTRA FEE.


RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS:

TO KUUSAMO: THURSDAY AFTERNOON 12.20 OR EVENING 19.40

FROM KUUSAMO: SUNDAY AFTERNOON 17.35

PLEASE, NOTICE THAT IF YOU ARRIVE ON THURSDAY YOU WILL NEED TO COVER THE EXTRA NIGHT AT AJAKKA 50€.

PRICE 650€

Single room extra charge.

Price excludes:

– FLIGHTS OR OTHER TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AJAKKA KUUSAMO (TIKKUNIEMENTIE 2, 93900 KUUSAMO)

  •   AIRPORT TRANSFER 10€ /RETURN OR YOU CAN COME STRAIGHT TO AJAKKA WITH YOUR OWN CAR

  • EXTRA WINTER GEAR


Specific packing tips, program and essential winter gear information will be sent to participants.

 

Tips how to get here:

Flights from Helsinki to Kuusamo

Train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi or Oulu and bus from there to Kuusamo / Ruka

Tips where to rent gear? please contact eeva@eevamakinen.com

Worksop will be held in English and it will be confirmed when 7 people have signed in.

More details: eeva@eevamakinen.com


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