May 6 -13, 2023

Experience an 8 day/7 night workshop in this wonderful location for landscape photography in the company of two very experienced photographers – Kevin Raber from the US and Steve Gosling, who is based in the UK. We look forward to sharing our knowledge, insights, and passion for photography and the natural world as we travel around these amazing islands. And, as the many participants who have been with us before will testify, time with the two of us will be full of good humor and fun as well as fantastic photography!

Rust abstracts from the whaling station
Rust abstracts from the whaling station

With Steve Gosling and Kevin Raber
May 6-13, 2023

The Giant and the Witch Tjornuvik


The Faroe Islands are situated in the North Atlantic about halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Faroes are comprised of 18 rocky, volcanic islands connected by road tunnels, ferries, causeways, and bridges. It’s a dramatic and windswept landscape with mountains, valleys, grassy heathland, and steep coastal cliffs that harbor thousands of seabirds. The coastline stretches for 1289 km (800 miles) so you’re never more than around 5kms (3 miles) from the coast. The island’s isolated position and their location in the North Atlantic means that changeable weather is a constant feature – great for the photographer looking to capture moody and evocative images!


We also hope your time with us will be educational, instructive, and informative to help you develop and refine your photographic skills. Our aim will be to not just help you with your technique but primarily to encourage and enable you to consider what you photograph, why (i.e. to clarify what you are trying to communicate with your images), and to contemplate how your photographs can reflect your emotional as well as visual responses to the landscape. There will be lots of opportunities to do this out in the field with cameras in hand (well, on a tripod preferably!) and back at our hotel.

The Hotel Foroyar

For this all-inclusive trip, we will be based at the Hotel Foroyar, a fabulous 4-star hotel based on the outskirts of Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. Accommodation will be in double rooms (all single occupancy) and we will have breakfast and dinner at the hotel. We will take our lunches at various locations (or a packed lunch depending on our exact itinerary).

Storm Light Funningsfjordur

There will be a maximum of 10 participants. This 1:5 ratio keeps the group to a manageable size and enables us to work with people on a 1 to 1 basis when we’re out shooting. It also means that people have space to work and are less likely to get in each other’s way when we’re on location.

Vulnerable Saksun

Bull in a barn
Bull in a barn

Space Is Limited to 10 Attendees - May 6-13, 2023

Your Instructors


Steve Gosling

Is a UK based professional photographer who specializes in producing creative & contemporary landscape and travel images. His photographs have been widely published internationally and his fine art prints have been exhibited in venues in the UK and overseas. His work has also won many awards – most recently achieving an ‘Honor of Distinction’ in the prestigious international ‘B&W Spider Awards’ 2018. He enjoys writing & teaching about photography and has run a successful workshop programme for nearly 20 years, encouraging and inspiring photographers from across the world.
He is an Ambassador for Olympus, Gitzo & Permajet inkjet papers as well as working closely with Phase One and Lee Filters.
His website can be found at


Kevin Raber

It’s all about the passion . . . the passion of photography and the beauty of the world that I get an opportunity to see and capture with my camera. I have been doing photography since I was 12 and since that first day and up to today and I am sure tomorrow, I find myself consumed with taking and making great photographs. My history runs deep and I have progressed through many stages of photography in my lifetime. I had studios in the Philadelphia area, I worked for one of the premier color labs in the country and I was a big part of the digital revolution that has enveloped photography today. Today I am the publisher of a website for photo pros and enthusiasts. Previously, for 13 years I worked for Phase One a very progressive camera company making the finest cameras in the world as well as 5 years as CEO and publisher of My job allows me to work with photographers from around the globe and to photograph in some of the most beautiful places there are. I am blessed with a job I love and many friends I have made along the way.

Accomodations & Pricing

Proposed Itinerary

When – May 6 – 13, 2023

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, we will collect participants from Vagar Airport (the Faroe Islands International Airport) before traveling to our hotel where you will get some time to check in and familiarise yourself with the hotel before we meet for introductions just prior to our first dinner.

In general terms, the program will be flexible to make the best use of the locations, the light, and the prevailing weather conditions (the Faroe Islands are known for their potential to give four seasons in one day) so this outline itinerary is a guide to locations rather than a program fixed in stone.

During our time together, we will travel in two 9-seater vans to various locations across the islands. These will include: –

– the famous Gásadalur, which is located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar where the Múlafoss waterfall falls into the ocean;

– the sandy bay at Tjornovik with its views to the Risin og Kellingin (‘The Giant and the Witch’) rock stacks;

– some of the picturesque fishing villages on the islands (for example Bour with its views across to the island of Tindholmur, Kunoy, the colored houses at Gjogv, and the turf-roofed church at Funnigur);

– Saksun, a small village near the northwest coast, with its small white church and a museum;

– Kirkjubour with its views across to the islands of Hestur and Koltur.

On Wednesday, May 13, 2021, we will say our ‘goodbyes’ and return participants to Vagar Airport for their departure home.

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Storm Imminent Koltur


$5850.00 per person.

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Accommodation, meals (breakfast and dinner at our chosen hotel with a packed lunch or a stop for lunch at various locations depending on our itinerary) plus transport during the workshop.

Tuition, advice, guidance, and inspiration from two experienced photographers.

Not Included: incidentals, alcoholic beverages, telephone, and internet charges for your room. Airfare to the Faroe Islands.  Once you are there we take care of all your transportation and room and meals.


It is possible to get direct flights to the Faroe Islands from a variety of European Airports including Reykjavik (Iceland), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Edinburgh (UK).


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Kevin Raber at Rockhopper workshops is handling the bookings for this trip.  If you have any questions please contact Kevin at +1-317-379-7482 or email him at Kevin Raber

Storm Imminent Koltur

The workshop will take place in May 2023


  • $5850.00 USD

Deposit of $1500.00 USD with the balance paid 6o days prior to the workshop. The deposit can be made at Rockhopper workshops PAYMENT PAGE.

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