About the volunteer workThis is the tenth year -since 2008- that SEEDS organizes series of International Photo marathons. Throughout the year participants from all over the world come to Iceland for an intense Photography related camp. SEEDS coordinators work with the participants to develop their unique photographic skills through workshops and feedback sessions on technical settings, compositional considerations as well as developing conceptual frameworks which progress the participants individual style. Participants should arrive ready to shoot and should bring with them their own digital cameras, lenses and laptops if possible. They should be prepared for walking and visually exploring the city streets and working within a flexible time schedule. Participants will be photographing in their free time outside of workshop hours with images to be discussed at group feedback sessions. Please note this project is more of a learning/sharing camp and not a regular work camp; we may be able to organize some outdoor voluntary service but it depends on our partners and weather conditions. SEEDS organises a programme that combines learning, sharing, getting to know Iceland, its culture, having fun, as exploring the capital city and some of the most stunning nature attractions in the Golden Circle excursion, which will be part of the camp.
Local accommodationSEEDS participants will stay in an equipped house in Reykjavik, which is located about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The facilities are basic with a shower, washing machine, kitchen and everyone is expected to show consideration for their companions. We will sleep in shared rooms and participants shall bring their own sleeping bag. Participants from other projects may also stay in the house for part of the time.Participants will receive food supplies and be in charge of the cooking and cleaning activities. Do not forget some traditional/typical food and recipes from your home country for the international evening.
About the project locationReykjavik is a dynamic, modern city which lives in harmony with beautiful nature, using renewable energy sources - geothermal power and glacial rivers. The world s northernmost capital bridges the Atlantic, between Europe and North America. Reykjavik is spread across a peninsula with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean on almost all sides. Reykjavik is an International city with a lively Cosmopolitan cultural scene surrounded with beautiful nature. Participation fee EUR 280 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.The fee includes transportation from the meeting point to the camp and back into SEEDS office (on the first and last day) and the Golden Circle excursion, we will visit spectacular landscapes with a geyser, an impressive waterfall, a volcano crater, the National Park of Thingvellir and more.
RequirementsAdditional trips (eg. South shore, Hot River Hike, Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes Peninsula) can be arranged at discount fares in case there is additional free time after the workshops and sessions of the camp.Weather may be cold and/or rainy, so we recommend to bring warm and/or waterproof clothes as part of the project takes place outside.
Extra info about the projectParticipation fee EUR 280 (Euros). Please note that these fees are to be paid to SEEDS on arrival in either Euros or Icelandic kronas.