26. oktober– 01. november 2020
Sted: Reinefjorden Sjøhus



This year I've started an exciting collaboration with Elisabeth Aanes, at Nordphotography. read more about it:

Join artic photographer Trym Ivar Bergsmo on our new workshop in Lofoten. Our goals is for you to capture the artic landscape, but in a way that is true to your creative vision and style. And to create a cohesive portfolio of images from the North, ready to share on your website.  


Partner in crime

Elisabeth N Aanes, Nordphotography



We have joined forces with the acclaimed Norwegian Photographer Trym Ivar Bergsmo, who have been photographing the Lofoten Iceland for decades. Trym is born in this area and have first hand knowledge of the culture, the landscape, the light, and the seasons. His partner in crime on this workshop will be NORDphotography’s own founder Elisabeth N Aanes, who is also from the Northen part of Norway. Elisabeth will contribute with her knowledge as a curator, gallerist and mentor for photographer, and help participants create a cohesive portfolio of images that could work together as a portfolio, selection for an exhibit, or a photo story to publish. 


Which means we will have two goals for our participants. 


1. To capture the artic landscape, but in a way that is true to your creative vision and style. It is easy to be blown away by the magnitude of the landscape and the special artic light and just capture what is in front of you. The challenge try will give our participants is to experience the landscape in such a way that it becomes a canvas for you to create your own artwork from. 


2. To create a cohesive portfolio of images from the North, ready to share on your website. We want each participant to leave this workshop with a selection of images that could work together in a portfolio. 




We will spend 5 full days (6 nights) exploring Lofoten. The light and the weather at this time of year is dramatic and unusual, and in combination with the wild and varied Lofoten landscape, you will have the perfect backdrop to expand your vision, and create new and exciting work. 


We will conduct group excursions, but also give participant time to explore on their own. On the group outings Trym will demonstrate how to capture light, form, movement and spend time with each participants to help them get the expression they are envisioning. We will have group lectures and critic sessions but also one-on-one follow ups for each participant to help strengthen your creative vision, and select images that set you apart from the crowd. 

Maximum number of participants 9, minimum number of participants 6.





Participants are recommended to rent a car while in Lofoten, so you are free to explore the area of your chosen. We will open a Facebook group for this class so you can coordinate with you fellow participant about car rentals and travel schedules. Both Trym, and Elisabeth will bring their own cars to Lofoten, and you are welcome to share the ride with either of us, however that might limit your flexibility and you might not get to see all the areas you want. You will be expected to chip in for gass.  



Our base will be at Reinefjorden Sjøhus, which offers hig end fisherman's cabins and seahouses both with breathtaking views of the sea and sky. Each cabin/seahouse has room for 3 participant, single accommodation, with shared bathrooms. The cabin/ seahouses  has fully equipped kitchens and a living room



Students are responsible for their own food. The cabin/ seahouses has fully equipped kitchens, and we recommended to stop by the supermarked on the way to the cabin, to stock up on breakfast and lunch supplies. We also recommend to pack lunch to bring with you on our field trips. For dinner options, there are restaurants in the area who offer delicious local food.




NOK 26.000,- (deposit NOK 6,000,-). Includes accommodation in single room at Reinefjorden Sjøhus. Does not include travel costs, transportation or meals.


Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.


International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 4% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.



There are many ways to get to our destination Reinefjorden in Lofoten.

Bodø Airport - Moskenes (Lofoten): You can fly into Bodø, rent a car at Bodø Airport, and drive to the ferry (10 minutes from the airport) taking you to Moskenes, which is a trip of around 3 hours. The ferry runs once a day Bodø-Moskenes. Moskenes is about 30 minutes from our accommodation at Reinefjorden. You can also drive from Bodø to Bognes (about a 3 hour drive), and take the ferry over to Lødingen (1 hour and 18 minutes) (Lofoten), and drive from Lødingen to our accommodation at Reinefjorden (3 hours and 18 minutes). 

Evenes Airport - Reine (Lofoten): You can fly into Evenes Airport, rent a car, and drive to Reinefjorden, which is around a 4 hours drive. 

Svolvær (Lofoten) - Reine (Lofoten): you can fly into Svolvær, rent a car and drive to our accommodation at Reinefjorden which is about a 2 hour drive. 

Check the ferry schedule here.   


If you have any questions please contact Trym on: 

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