I’ve been lucky enough to see some of the most beautiful places on planet Earth. I’d place the Faroe Islands in my top 10 places for landscape photography because of the abundance of beautiful geological and cultural features.
Still Much to Photograph
Despite a huge increase in tourism, the Faroe Islands still hasn’t been over photographed like the nearby Iceland. It’s true that some of the top tourist spots on the Faroes have seen their fair share of tripods over the years, but there is still much left to discover, especially if you’re willing to lace up your hiking boots.
Great Images Even in Bad Weather
In my recent photography trip to the Faroe Islands I was delighted by the number of images I came home with for the time that I spent there. We didn’t get amazing weather but still managed to capture some lovely scenes.
Much like Scotland, the Faroe Islands sees more than it’s fair share of rain, but as I often say, ”you don’t get rainbows without rain”. If you’re willing to wait out the weather, you usually get a moment or two to capture great light.
I’ve seen the weather switch from rainy to clear skies in a matter of minutes while doing landscape photography on the Faroe Islands.
Hop a Ferry to Discover More
Many of the Faroe Islands are connected by underground tunnels but there are still some that can only be accessed by boat. The islands of Mykines and Suðuroy can be accessed by ferry and offer dramatic landscapes that you’ll really want to photograph.
It’s not all about Sunset or Sunrise
I’ve found that golden hour in the Faroe Islands isn’t really that important. It’s often the gloomy, misty day time shots that yield the most moody scenes. I love that kind of light. With ever changing weather, you can sometimes capture that perfect moment where a break in the stormy clouds creates a beautiful moment of captivating contrast.
The light in the Faroe Island is very dynamic and fleeting. You have to be ready to quickly change your photography goals for the day and seize an opportunity when it presents itself. On the other hand, if you prefer to hunker down in one spot and wait patiently for the light to change, you’ll often get the desired result – if you’re patient.
Shoot Alongside Me
If you’d like to experience the wonders of the Faroe Islands, consider joining my Faroe Islands Photography Workshop and I’ll show you my favourite shooting locations as we chase the light and capture some amazing landscape photos of this magical land.