Completed 2025 Dates Coming Soon

Experience an 8-day/7 night workshop in this wonderful location for landscape photography in the company of a very experienced photographers Steve Gosling and Kevin Raber. Steve who is based in the UK and Kevin is from the US, look forward to sharing their 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 Kevin and Steve before will testify, time with them 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 Kevin Raber and Steve Gosling
2025 Dates Coming Soon

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 eighteen rocky, volcanic islands connected by road tunnels, ferries, causeways, and bridges. It’s a dramatic, 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 5 km (3 miles) from the coast. The island’s isolated position and its location in the North Atlantic means that changeable weather is a constant feature – great for the photographer looking to capture moody and evocative images!


This workshop will be led by Steve Gosling and Kevin Raber with no more than ten attendees.  Steve and Kevin know the Faroe Islands well and have been coming to the Faroe Islands to run workshops and photograph together for many years.

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 not just to 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 many 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 manageable 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. We will be using two vans, so we are never cramped together.

Vulnerable Saksun

Bull in a barn
Bull in a barn

Space Is Limited to 10 Attendees

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

Kevin Raber is a digital pioneer.  Embracing digital in 1996 Kevin hasn’t looked back.  In the seventies and eighties, Kevin ran a very successful commercial studio in the Philadelphia area.  In the mid eighties, he bought one of the first Macintosh computers and started a software company writing software for photographers.  He sold both the studio and software company in 1990 and worked with Burrell Professional Labs as Sales and Business Development Manager.  In the mid 90’s he was part of the team that developed initially a hybrid digital workflow for color labs and eventually a fully digital workflow.  In 1999 he joined Phase One as a Vice President and worked on numerous projects with Phase One until 2013. From 2013 – 2018 Kevin served as the CEO and Publisher of Luminous-Landscape.

Kevin’s passion for photography can only be experienced by photographing with him.  His collection of images from all corners of the globe is extensive.  He was the originator of the well known PODAS workshops. He was CEO & Publisher of the website from 2013-2018.  You can see more of Kevin’s work at

Accomodations & Pricing

Proposed Itinerary

When – May 2025

Steve and Kevin will collect participants from Vágar Airport (the Faroe Islands International Airport) before traveling to the hotel, where you will get some time to check in and familiarise yourself with the hotel before we meet for introductions just before our first dinner. If time allows, we will do a short photo trip to the harbor and make sure everything is working properly before our morning departure.

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 2 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 Saturday May 11, 2024, we will say our ‘goodbyes’ and return participants to Vagar Airport for their departure home.

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Storm Imminent Koltur


$TBD 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 Steve Gosling and Kevin Raber.

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 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 2025


  • $TBD USD

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

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