Explore Lofoten 2018 – Large Format Photography Workshop. ©Bjørn Joachimsen

Explore Lofoten 2018 – Large Format Photography Workshop. ©Bjørn Joachimsen


Explore Lofoten 2018 – Large Format Photography Workshop

Explore the wonderful Lofoten Archipelago with your large format camera during a 5 day workshop. Together we will create a workspace open for photographers from all over the world. Lofoten provides the most fascinating scenery and we will visit iconic spots for photography as well as some hidden gems. Ballstad in Lofoten, October 10.–14. 2018.

Registration deadline is August 10, 2018.

Higraffsfjorden. ©Bjørn Joachimsen

Steep mountains rising from the sea, dramatic fjord landskape, picturesque villages and beautiful beaches will appear in front of your camera during these days. This is a very unique opportunity to work with other photographers devoted to large format photography far north.

This workshop aims to make you grow as a large format photographer – technically and – not at least – aesthetically. I will inspire you to work even better with visualization, light, lines, composition and storytelling.

Vestvågøy in Lofoten. ©Bjørn Joachimsen

We will spend hour and hours outdoors with our cameras, but you will also be able to process your sheets and scan your negatives if you like. We will also put up a professional inkjet printer if you would like to learn more about printing and having your images printed. Thus we combine classic photographic technique for the 19th century with digital technology of today.

We start every morning with breakfast at the hotel and go on discussing yesterday´s photos. In the afternoons you can work with processing, scanning and printing.

Austvågøy in Lofoten. ©Bjørn Joachimsen


  • To create a workspace for enthusiastic large format photographers whose ambition is to improve their creative skills.

  • To inspire you to work even better with lines, light and space in photography.

What to expect from me: You will meet a dedicated photographer and instructor that shares all of his photographic knowledge from sunrise to sunset and beyond.

What I expect: You are an enthusiastic student that involves and shares in the group of participants. You have a genuine will to improve your artistic skills within photography.

What to expect from Lofoten: Dramatic scenery and always shifting and unpredictable weather conditions.

Stockfish. Austvågøy in Lofoten. ©Bjørn Joachimsen.

 Practical information

Place: Ballstad in Lofoten. The base for the workshop will be Solsiden Brygge.


Dates: October 10 to 14, 2018. The workshop starts at 9 AM on October 10 and finishes at 2 PM on October 14. We work every day from early morning to late night.

Instructor: Bjørn Joachimsen - www.joachimsenphotography.com

Workshop language: English


  • €675. (Early Bird Price is €625) Includes: Tuition, chemicals and printing materials. Travel, accomodation, meals, photographic film must be covered by participants themselves. (Payment processing fees may be added to the workshop fee.)

Acommodation and meals

  • I recommend all participants from outside Lofoten to accommodate themselves at Solsiden Brygge http://www.solsiden-brygge.no/en-us/ Book your stay by phone or email booking@solsiden-brygge.no –  as soon as you have signed up for the workshop. Special price for participants is NOK 1200.- per night. Remember to include information that you ar attending the workshop to obtain this price. 

  • Every workshop day will start and end at the hotel. Every night we will have dinner together at the hotel.

  • Participants must book and pay accommodation and meal expenses themselves.


  • Participants must book and pay travel themselves. Nearest airport is Leknes Airport (LKN). Book your travel via Bodø (BOO). We will pick you up free of charge at Leknes Airport. You should arrive October 9, 2018. You can also arrive at Harstad/Narvik Lufthavn (EVE), but you will have to arrange travel to Ballstad yourself. You can book at rental car at Evenes or Leknes.


  • You can process your sheets at the basecamp. We will provide chemistry and developing equipment for 4x5”, 5x7” and 8x10” formats.

  • Of course, you can process your films (or glass plates og tintypes) yourself in Analogoue´s rental darkroom.

What to bring with you

  • Large format camera

  • Filmholders and necessary accessories like light meter, cable release, filters etc.

  • Film

  • Tripod

  • Archival material for negatives

  • Warm clothes and rainwear

  • Windbreaker/pants

  • Warm gloves and cap

  • Waterproof footwear

  • Drinking bottle


  • The workshop is organised by: Fotograf Bjørn Joachimsen
  • Fotograf Bjørn Joachimsen is not responsible for airline ticket costs if cancellation occurs.
  • Participants must be covered by travel insurance
  • Fotograf Bjørn Joachimsen can not be hold responsible for any personal or equipment damage or loss during the workshop.
  • Workshop fee is not refundable after May 30, 2018.

More information?

Contact me at bjorn.joachimsen@gmail.com

Included: Photo guiding, tuition and chemistry for processing and printing. Materials. Transportation from workshop start to end.

Not Included: Travel. Any private insurances, taxes, levies, immigration, duty and visa fees where applicable. Accomodation and meals.

The workshop is sponsored by Lotus View Camera, Austria. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a Lotus Rapid Field 8x10” camera during the workshop.


Registration deadline is August 10, 2018.

Please, register by using the form below.

Abandoned Lofoten Power Plant. ©Bjørn Joachimsen

Abandoned Cod Liver Oil Factory. Vågan in Lofoten. ©Bjørn Joachimsen.

Explore Lofoten 2018 – Large Format Photography Workshop