Photography workshops


PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN OULANKA NATIONAL PARK & 1 night winter camping 15.-17.2.2019


Registration to the workshop is now open! 


Maximun 10 participants

8/10 places available

This workshop is all about improving your photography skills and finding some inspiration from nature. The environment of Oulanka National Park and areas nearby are offering the best possible places to experience and photograph the Finnish Winter.

The weather on February will be something between -10 celsius to - 35 celsius degrees so this is something you will need to be aware of. We do have a minus degree limit for camping and we will have a plan B just incase the weather will get down to -25 degrees or less.

First we will go through some basic tips of nature photography & editing in the small auditorium while getting inspired by the photos taken in the area. After the theoretical session we will continue outdoors, and focus on shooting.

During the weekend we will go through some tips for editing, and you can ask personal advises from your guide, professional photographer Eeva Mäkinen. The second part of this workshop will be held entirely in nature. We will camp the night in the area nearby on top of a fell and shoot stars, northern lights or campfire and sunrise. Winter sleeping bag and mattress are essential but you can also rent some with extra 50€ charge. Renting is strongly advised if you don’t have a proper winter sleeping bag and mattress. We will provide tents and snowshoes to all participants. You will also need to have proper winter clothes to stay warm the entire night outdoors. We will give you examples of clothes upon request.



Friday 15.2.

13.00 -14.00  Airport Pick-up to Ajakka

15.00 Welcome & lecture, dinner, sauna & shooting outside

 - Spending the night inside in Ajakka Bed and Breakfast -  

Saturday 16.2.

Breakfast, lectures, activities & lunch

Transportation, hike to the nature, buidling the campsite, shooting, dinner…

- Sleeping outdoors at on top of a fjell- 

Sunday 17.2.

Breakfast, shooting and hike to back to the car 

Lunch & feedback

15.00   Transportation back to airport

Price includes:

– Workshop, lectures and guiding with extra guide in the wilderness

– Accommodation for Friday-Saturday night in a shared hostel room

– Full board from Friday afternoon until Sunday lunch

Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

– All transportations through the weekend including airport pick-up from and to Kuusamo airport

– Sauna by the lake

–Tent rental

- snowshoes

Price excludes:

– Flights / bus or other transportation to Kuusamo airport

  You can also come straight to Ajakka hostel if traveling with your own car

– Sleeping bag / mattress and other outdoor winter gear

- personal snacks and drinks

Price: 690€ / person

Single room extra charge upon request, Sunday-Monday extra night in a hostel 28€ including breakfast / sharing

Physical condition level: Good

We will have a hike to the campsite that requires moderate fitness while carrying your own gear on top of the fell.

Photography level: Suitable for everyone

Important must have -gear:

  • At least 75 L backpack or sledge

  • winter sleeping bag

  • winter sleeping mattress x2

  • head torch

  • DSLR camera

  • tripod

  • extra batteries

  • thermos bottle

  • enough clothes to survive a night in a tent (merino wool layers and wool)

Specific packing tips and essential winter gear information is available upon request from and after registration.

Tips how to get here:

Flights from Helsinki to Kuusamo

Recommended flight times with Finnair: 15.2. Helsinki -Kuusamo 11.50-13.05 // 17.2. Kuusamo Helsinki 17.25-18.45

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

Tips where to rent gear? please contact

Worksop will be held in Finnish / English.

*All inclusive except sleeping bag, mattress and personal snacks and other gear.

More details: Contact me here

Booking terms:

All participants must have their own travel insurance.

After registration we will send you an invoice of the trip. You are welcome to pay that in two parts but please let us know if you wish to do so. The payment needs to be made in full before 31.12.2018.

There are only few spots for this workshop so of course we hope there are no cancellations. If you do reserve a spot and you need to cancel the reservation please do so 45 days prior to the departure before 1.1.2019. We well return the money but the cancellation fee is 50€.

If you have to cancel the trip later than 45 days prior to departure we will give you 50% of you money back. You can also try to find another person for your spot and help us to fill that space, then you will only pay the 50€ cancellation fee.

If you will need to cancel the trip later than a week before the departure please contact us for further information. There is no guarantee you will get the money back but we will try our best to find another person for your spot and be able to give 50% back your money.

We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule due to weather conditions and we will do all the decisions based on our knowledge of the environment. No refunds will be given to the participants as we still keep the workshop and change the second night to some other location.

We reserve the right to cancel the trip due to any natural, political or personal issues we may have. If we cancel the tour all money will be returned to the participants.

 February 2018.

February 2018.

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Please note that the second night of the trip will be camping and if you are unable to do that part please contact me for options.
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Please note that your place at the workshop is confirmed by paying the registration fee by the due date. In case of illness we can refund registration fee, deducted by administration fee which is 30% of the sum. Medical certificate is required. By making the registrationd you accept the booking terms.

Summer 2019

Registration is now open!

Link for registration: 

31.5-2.6 Liesjärvi I will be organizing the next outdoor photography workshop in June 2019. The workshop will be held in Tammela area, Southern Finland where two beautiful National Parks are located, Liesjärvi and Torronsuo. This will be hosted by me and Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor resort

Price: 380€

 Liesjärvi National Park.

Liesjärvi National Park.