Faroe Islands 2020


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An epic, creative adventure co-hosted by Radek Makar & David Ruff
aimed at semi-advanced and advanced photographers.

Welcome to the Faroe Retreat 2020!

This is our invitation

The idea behind this retreat is to share knowledge and experience between all the attendees and the hosts. We won’t teach you how to do business. We assume you’re pretty good at it already. We will however fuel your growth through facilitated sessions, knowledge share and guided photoshoots in some of the most epic locations of the islands. Let's get to know each other, let's talk, let's learn together.

Key Information

21-24 Sep 2020
Faroe Islands
2 Couples
Group size
10 people only
Early Bird Price
€950 / £800


When most people think Faroe Islands, they immediately conjure up images of the optical illusion at Lake Sørvágsvatn on Vagar, the grass growing on the roofs of houses in the Saksun settlement, the Mullafossur Waterfall in Gasadalur, and finally the wonderful cliffs and rock formations.

Chances are you will see all or most of the above, potentially from angles different than on postcards, just as much as chances are that you will see places you've not heard of or seen before. Add a hint of adventure, awesome suppliers, wedding models and a whole lotta chill and you'll get The Faroe Retreat.

5 W's of Faroe Retreat


An incredible adventure in the wilderness of Faroe Islands.

This co-hosted adventure is aimed at semi-advanced and advanced photographers who are searching for the following:

- Forum to share experiences and knowledge
- Small community of like-minded photographers
- 1:1 tips on double exposures and other interesting techniques
- Wine and beer fuelled conversations
- Epic shots for their portfolio


Faroe Islands, halfway between Iceland and Norway. We will start on the island of Vágar, one of the 18 islands in the archipelago of the Faroe Islands and the most westerly of the large islands. It ranks number three in terms of size, just behind Streymoy and Eysturoy. From there, we will go wherever the light takes us.


We will meet in the evening of Monday the 21st September in Vágar. This will be followed by two full days of organised activities on the 22nd and 23rd.  Departures on the 24th after breakfast.


Radek Makar: Photomagician and David Ruff. Radek is a photographer based in Scotland and London. David is a wedding photographer based in Glasgow.

This workshop is aimed at semi-advanced and advanced photographers.

The group is limited to 10 people only.


Tongue in cheek:

1. Because we love shooting weddings in epic locations and want to share our passion with you.

2. Because we want to spend some time with amazing people in an amazing place and take some amazing pictures in a diverse, creative group rather than sit through a "taught" workshop. Who likes slides anyways?!

3. Because every now and then even adults need a slumber party.

We've also partnered up with some amazing businesses such as Flothemes, JPEGmini, Tribe Archipelago, Casa Presets, Alexia Kirmitsi Atelier etc. It would be a shame to let them down!

Let's set expectations

The land in the Faroe Islands is private and many places are not designed for massive influx of tourists. Some places are inaccessible and some are accessible after taking a ferry and a steep, muddy hike which makes them difficult for a group of photographers with models wearing wedding dresses.

If you’ve ever been to Iceland or even Scotland you’ll know what I mean by saying that the weather is temperamental. It can change every few minutes, from sun, through fog, to rain that falls sideways. We will have to keep the weather conditions in mind.

Observe, adjust, overcome. That’s our motto for the Faroes.

While we have an itinerary, the locations may change due to visibility and weather conditions. Either way, we can assure you that we will make the most out of the experience and there will be an abundance of opportunities for some great portfolio shots.

The landscape is beautiful and the people are amazing, but the islands are tiny with a huge number of tourists visiting every year, to the point that the islands were closed for maintenance to repair some of the damage. I can't stress enough that we will be respectful towards the locals and the wildlife.