Photo Workshop in Gorgeous Fjords









The landscape of Norway is cut up by deep fjords encircled by jagged and high rising mountains. Snow and glaciers rest on top of mountains and supplies the fierce rivers with fresh water all year round. Along the shorelines of the fjords farms, villages and towns find rest in coves, bays and inlets. This is an almost overwhelming scenery as well as a cultural diverse garden without comparison to anywhere else in the world. It’s a photographer’s dream whether you are into nature, landscape, editorial or documentary.

That’s why my colleague, friend and photographer Sven Creutzmann and I would like to invite you to a workshop in these magnificent surroundings. Spend a week in the middle of the longest Norwegian fjord. We will focus on travel photography as well photographing people, but will take you around in this gorgeous landscape so any landscape photographer will feel at home as well. We will go deep into the fjords, we will visit glaciers, and we will take you on the local ferry that goes from town to town and even visits farms without any road connections.

The workshop will take place from September 3rd to 7th in the town of Høyanger in Sognefjorden. It’s only a couple of hours boat ride conveniently away from Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. This is a workshop for photographers at all levels, it’s not about technique, but about vision and getting the most out of any shooting possibility. We will of course help anyone who needs technical guidance, but it’s not the focus of the workshop.

And of course anyone who wants to extend the stay in Norway, for example in Bergen, I will do my outmost to help getting around and get the most out of the stay. This is an unique opportunity. Give it a chance. For more information look up the website:
www.bluehourphotoworkshops.com/workshops

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About Otto von Münchow

Photographer based in Norway
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94 Responses to Photo Workshop in Gorgeous Fjords

  1. I’ll check the website out. I’m thinking of planning a trip from Turkey…going up through Eastern Europe and ending in Norway!

  2. how wonderful that would be! you are quote the lucky photographer traveler!

  3. Wow – really makes me want to visit Norway even more!

  4. Alli Farkas says:

    Oh, you have me dreaming now! I took tons of photos when I was in Norway back in 1996, but they don’t look anywhere near as inspiring as yours! If my lottery ticket came in, I would be there in a nanosecond! Loved Bergen and took a tour through the fjords too. May have said this before, but my funniest memory of Bergen was the old guy who came up to us on the dock and asked in fractured English where we were from. When we said “Chicago” he pointed to his cap–Chicago Bulls! We hadn’t even noticed…

  5. semprevento says:

    It ‘a fantasy world, a paradise!
    I never traveled so far .. who knows maybe in a 10 years I can afford a long trip.
    Not just 1 week .. it takes at least three weeks!
    But think about me in Italy and pull a kiss to the fjords on the water
    compliments for the photos …. wonderful!

  6. Guro Leirvåg says:

    Beautiful pictures! I love (and miss) the Norwegian nature, it’s definitely unique.

  7. CherryPie says:

    Stunning images :-)

  8. A dream vacation. Gorgeous photos. Wish I could attend.

  9. niasunset says:

    Amazing photographs… Really makes me dreaming too. Sounds it is a great oppotunity! I wish I could attend too… But who knows maybe… I can die for this. Thank you dear Otto, with my love, nia

  10. orples says:

    Norway looks like a beautiful place to visit. Maybe one day. For that matter, I’d like to see some of the Western portion of the United States. The world is so vast, with so much to see. It is wonderful to at least experience some of the sites that others are so kind to share. Thank you.

  11. Lee says:

    It looks absolutely fabulous in every way. Wish I could!

  12. magsx2 says:

    Hi,
    It all looks so magnificent in the photos, such a beautiful place, I only wish I could go.

  13. Martina says:

    Otto, a unique opportunity indeed. It would certainly be a dream workshop. I was looking for one in the US, and here you present an awesome one. Although, I have been known to make the impossible possible before. Great photos, thanks for sharing and planting a seed in my dreams. :)

  14. mcolmo says:

    Breathtaking photos!

  15. Rick Diffley says:

    Love the top (First) image!!

  16. maejane28 says:

    Great captured photos! Thanks for sharing it to us:-) I love the river…

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  19. What a beautiful country! The photos are amazing, of course, but how would you even begin to choose where to first aim the camera? I think there must be something lovely in each direction. Sounds like an amazing opportunity for photographers who join you! Debra

  20. souldipper says:

    Wow…I’m far too green, but what a great opportunity. The first photo is awesome, Otto! I truly love it.

  21. fgassette says:

    What beautiful photos. Wish I could attend workshop but not possible right now.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  22. Stunning photos and beautiful scenery.
    One of my few regrets in life is that I didn’t (& couldn’t afford) to travel to Norway, Finland & Sweden when I travelled in Europe in the mid 1970’s.
    Now……health and finances make it impossible.
    But I really enjoy looking at the blogs of so many talented and creative travel photographers like yourself.

  23. I have been to the fjords a few years ago and your photos bring back wonderful memories.

  24. patti kuche says:

    Such a tempting invitation, thank you to you and your colleague for putting this wonderful opportunity together. Thinking cap is on.

  25. Lynne Otter says:

    Ciao, wonderful landscape and terrific shots!

  26. Nandini says:

    I loved these photos. :)

  27. Beautiful images; my favorites being the first and last. :-)

  28. Michelle Gillies says:

    What a wonderful opportunity you are offering. It will be wonderful to see some of the results.

  29. aFrankAngle says:

    Stunning photos of a land we hope to someday visit. I sky is awesome, and the river/glacier combination catches my eye. Thanks for sharing.

  30. sandy says:

    Stunning scenery and photography!

  31. likeitiz says:

    So beautiful! I think I will forward your offer to my daughter. She and some friends are planning to go to Iceland this year. They all dabble in photography.

  32. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful and breathtaking photos! Your photos are always so crisp clear and so pleasing to the eyes! The workshop sounds fabulous. Someday I hope to do a photo tour.

  33. A.Barlow says:

    Dang man, that looks so amazing! That 4th shot gave me chills. Looks like a wall of water racing in for a flood. Just wow. Time to start socking away more cash so I can go on one of these workshops!

  34. David Hall says:

    Wonderful photos Otto, so crisp and colourful.

  35. Incredible images Otto and this is so enticing. I wish I could join you on this workshop.

  36. Oooooohhh, so pretty! 0678-011 is my favorite. Lovely lovely lovely! Someday I will go there. But not today.

  37. rian says:

    judging by the images here, that sounds fun.. :)

  38. lisa says:

    This is a magnificent series of images.
    I especially love the first one.
    Beautiful color and mood.

  39. Smaktakula says:

    Gorgeous photos. There are so many places around the globe I would like to see, and many I have seen. Some, I will never see. I haven’t yet been to Norway, but until then I can travel vicariously in images like these. Very nice.

  40. knudsens says:

    My country is a beautifull country.

  41. Madhu says:

    Awesome! Moving Norway higher on my bucket list :-)

  42. Breathtakingly beautiful Otto! You live in a gorgeous country. I would love to visit there one day. The local ferry sounds like a beautiful way to explore the various towns and countryside. The workshop sounds exciting! I wish you much success with it. :)

  43. Solo con ver tus fotografías ya dan ganas, como decimos en España, de liarnos la manta a la cabeza, e irnos a ese maravillo encuentro, ¡ojalá pudiese!, saludos

  44. I am simply in love with the fjords of Norway. Your photos are, as always, breathtaking. If I could travel to anywhere in the world, it would be to see the fjords. I even have a travel book, that I bought about a decade ago. Someday I will go there, for now, your blog is a welcome gift. Your first line took me right there, “The landscape of Norway is cut up by deep fjords encircled by jagged and high rising mountains.”

  45. Wow those shoots are gorgeous!!

  46. fabrizio says:

    I absolutely agree with your description, I still remember with pleasure my visit to Norway, so wild landscapes, and an explosive nature, so distant and different from what my eyes were accustomed to seeing, which still, after so many years are still vivid in my memory, a place to get lost! wonderful post

  47. HansHB says:

    Very good shots! Yes, you should go
    and take more photos in Norway.
    The fjords are fantastic!
    I wish you a nice Sunday!

  48. The Hook says:

    As always, beautiful work. You have been truly blessed, my friend.

  49. You aren’t kidding. That looks like a fantastic place to shoot. Gorgeous!

  50. truels says:

    A “like” can lead to many new experiences. Yours ( http://truels.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/goodbye-winter/ ) led me to your blog – and after reading your recent posts – you have another regular reader!! I think there is much for me to learn here!
    Following a workshop like this sounds incredibly tempting, but unfortunately there is not enough space this year for that (I am travelling to Tanzania later this year).
    But you probably do more workshops in the future?

  51. That sounds like an amazing adventure, and y’all capture it beautifully.

  52. Star Bear says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking Heart Wash. When I saw the words Norwegian Fjords my mind went in a different direction – and your fjord adventure looks gorgeous! My own fjord adventures are of the 4 legged variety: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyesee360/682869936/

  53. Beautiful! Sounds like a wonderful workshop. Good luck with it!

  54. Birgitta says:

    Fantastiska bilder!

  55. I love the first two images and the fourth image in this series. The second in particular with the imposing mountains and all the lines leading into the centre. Very nice.

  56. rolandtheys says:

    Wonderful photos Otto

  57. ~mimo~ says:

    wonderful photography!

  58. Stasha says:

    Beautiful photos. Love the last two. I used to have neighbors from Bergen :)

  59. Barbara says:

    Oh, how I’d love to attend a workshop in Norway. One day when I’m rich…. :) (The photos are gorgeous!)

  60. magiceye says:

    superb captures!!

  61. Sony Fugaban says:

    The fourth photo is the most alluring for me.

  62. hotlyspiced says:

    Amazing images of Norway. I’ve never seen those in the travel brochures! A Frank Angle recommended your blog to me.

  63. paule says:

    Beautiful scenery.

  64. I’ve just added it to my list of ‘must see’ places. Gorgeous.

  65. My friend, your photos are just sensational. Like a vision of a beautiful dream but only it is so real. Your posts inspires me to see things and events in a positive and wonderful way. Just amazing images. Thank you….best wishes to you and your family.

  66. Looks really inviting. I must check out the website

  67. Cara Olsen says:

    Your photos are quite stunning. Looking at the procellous rapids, I believe it is the fourth picture from the top, it was a visceral experience. I could actually hear the water pounding the rocks, slopping against the river bank. I was reminded of something else, the imperious prescript nature makes. Beyond its beauty, the picture holds a certain power, a message in two-fold. Like people, often times we forget the cruelty nature can inflict. Water is one of the more lethal natural disasters I have seen savage land and country.

  68. Arindam says:

    Beautiful collection of photographs. it will be really hard for me to choose my favorite among them. Really you are a person with wonderful vision. Your every post inspires us all to do something really good. Just as this post inspires us to stay connected to nature and to enjoy its offerings.

  69. zannyro says:

    WOW!! Just wonderful! So glad that I found you…

  70. Cristien Fotografie Macro says:

    WOW, ik ben dol op Noorwegen en heb hier dus volop van genoten!
    Wat een indrukwekkende serie! Dikke complimenten, groetjes Cristien.

  71. Lynne Ayers says:

    Oh my gosh, the photos are stunning! I have long wanted to visit Scandinavia – I hope I make it because the scenery is obviously worth it.

  72. hnMom says:

    Wonderful images. Norway is definitely on my list of places I want to visit. Thank you for sharing!

  73. Sunshine says:

    Okay, if Norway is breathtaking in photos, I am counting myself as passed out and relocated to heaven if (and when . . . intentional thinking for a moment) my feet ever touched on Norway’s ground. Wonderful opportunity and abundant blessings for this upcoming workshop Otto. Thanks!

  74. emilyjsantos says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Norway! It’s my dream vacation. I am hoping to go there in a year or so! How amazing it must be there. Gorgeous shots!

  75. F.a l a i n says:

    Gorgeous light and colours, so peaceful, top shot!

  76. Martina Egli says:

    Wow – what a stunning series! I love the colours and the unique framings in all of your imges. That must have been an amazing holiday. Thanks for sharing!

  77. The photos are incredible, Otto. Such rugged beauty. I would kove to come to the workshop, but my ship would have to come in before I could fly over.

  78. A photographer’s dream … and just about anyone else’s too… such a beautiful place!

  79. Fabulous images and scenery – how i wish i could attend – the landscape perfectly suits my vision and imagination – one day i will get there – yes !

  80. Jodi says:

    Ahhhh. lovely photos! I can’t wait to visit Norway! It’s high on my travel bucket list!

  81. Your photos always make me stop and be breathless for a moment. Not only are the landscape amazing but more importantly you genuinely capture the human and emotional element of your subjects. It gives a sense of transparency that makes you feel, or at least relate to the struggles or joy of the person/event. Thank you for sharing all of these and so much more….Best wishes to you and your family.

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  83. roberto88264 says:

    Great blog with interesting information. Amazing photos. Excellent work. The best compliments. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Italy!

  84. mehmudah says:

    beautiful pictures.

  85. Beutiful pictures and beutiful country. I lived there for a while and visited lot of places. I keep so amazing photos from everywhere: the coast, the fjords, Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, Lofoten.
    Preikestolen is in my bucket list as well as Sonegfjorden.
    Hope to have the opportunity to come back in the future.

  86. Went there last year, the fjords were fantastically beautiful and I want to go back! But further north this time.

  87. Paule says:

    Beautiful landscapes.

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