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we wish to inform you, according to of Decree legislative 30 june 2003, n. 196 bringing dispositions in matter of protection of the persons and other subjects regarding the treatment of the personal data, than the otherwise acquired information from She supplied or in the within of the services from lend we, will be object of treatment in the respect of the mentioned dispositions over and the secrecy requirement that inspires the activity of Vincenzo Mazza .

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The treatment of the data will happen for means of instruments and/or modalities apt to assure of the confidentiality, integrity and the availability, in the respect than defined from the law.

According to the indicated law, such treatment will be imprinted to the principles of correctness, liceità and transparency and of protection of Its confidentiality and Its rights.

The treatment that Vincenzo Mazza means to carry out has the following purposes:
- to send information trades them;
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- to send advertising and informative material;

Moreover, being the propedeutica recording for the access to some of the services online offers from Vincenzo Mazza , Its data, they will come dealt for the connected purposes and/or works them to the same services.


Informative document according to and for the effects of art. the 13, Decree Legislative 30/06/03 n. 196
In observance than previewed from Decree Legislative 30 June 2003 n. 196 we supply the due information on the purposes and the modalities of treatment of the personal data completed inside of our society, on the within of communication and spread of such data, on their nature and that of their bestowal and on the rights of the interested ones.

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The personal data are dealt from the ns. society for institutional purposes, connected or orchestrates them to the activity of the ns. company.

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For treatment of the personal data their collection agrees, recording, organization, conservation, elaboration, modification, selection, extraction, compares, uses, interconnection, block, communication, spread, cancellation and destruction, that is the combination of two or more than such operations.

The treatment of the data happens by means of instruments manual, automated, informed to us, electronic actions to manage, memorizzare and to transmit the data and however suitable to guarantee of the maximum emergency and confidentiality.

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The personal data, and the information elaborated on they, can be communication object, for purpose trade them, contractual, statistics, fiscal, customs, insurance etc, to subject insides or exteriors to our society, which as an example:

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Every ulterior communication or spread of the personal data happens alone previa explicit ulterior information.

Nature of the personal data and their bestowal

The personal data in our possession are given common, with the exception of those of employee ours that they can also be sensitive when necessary to the development of the job relationship.
Their bestowal obligatory when is only previewed from the enforced norm.
In all the other cases are optional but the refusal to supply own personal data can involve the impossibility to establish relationships with our Company, to execute contracts or to supply more and more efficient services to the customers.

Rights of the interested one

In relation to the foretold treatments, the interested one can exercise the rights of which to art. the 7 of Decree Legislative 196/2003.

It can obtain the indication of:
• origin of the personal data;
• purpose and modality of the treatment;
• logic applied in case of treatment carried out with the aid of electronic instruments;
• of identification ends of the holder, the responsibles and the designated representative, according to of art. the 5, codicil 2, D. Lgs. 196/2003, of the treatments;
• subjects or categories of subjects to which the personal data can be communicated or that responsibles quality of, designated person in charge or representative can come some to acquaintance in.

Moreover it can demand to our Society, sending written communication to Vincenzo Mazza Meistaravellir 33, 107 Reykjavik - Iceland:

  • • the modernization, the rectification or integration of the data;
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Can also oppose in all or partially, for reasons it legitimizes, to the treatment of own personal data, ancorché pertinenti to the scope of the collection, that is opposed to the treatment previewed to the aims of information trades them or of shipment of advertising material or direct selling, for communication or market researches they trades interactive.

Holder of the treatment is Vincenzo Mazza with operating center , Meistaravellir 33, 107 Reykjavik - Iceland.
Responsible of the treatment is Vincenzo Mazza .

16th January 2016

Winter South Adventure

Iceland, South Coast

PERIOD: From December to March
NEXT DATE: 16th January 2016
: English



This workshop will focus on Iceland's South Coast. Apart from being easily reachable this awesome area also presents perfect lights conditions during the winter.

From December to January daylight time starts later and lasts few hours: although it reduces the opportunity to visit many different places, light quality is at its best and last from dusk till dawn. Landscapes shaped by ice and snow and long-lasting artic nights give limitless chances to see and photograph Northern Lights.
Furthermore, due to late dawn and sunset, days activities and transfers won't be stressful.

From mid-February to march nightime becomes shorter. Cold weather isn't generally freezing and thanks to longer daylight time it becomes much more easier getting around. The combination of wonderful light quality and positive astronomical causes make the Northern Lights much easier to be seen in this time of the year.

Most of the time the group will be focusing on two big areas both located in the South Coast. Vik, with its black sand beaches, its famous Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrholaey promontory, will be the first one. Two nights will be spent there.

The second one is the amazing area of Jokulsarlon. Ice tongues, icy lagoons and icebergs which make it one of the most emblematic areas of Iceland. Three nights will be spent there. Needless to say, the group will always be focused on the best light conditions to photograph while chasing the Northern Lights! During those days we will also have the opportunity to take pictures of the marvellous and photogenic Vestrahorn mountain chain nearby the village of Hofn.

Being a small group (1 tutor for 4 participants) will make it easier to choosing the location (depending on the weather conditions) and doing fast transfers. The small dimension of the group will, once more, allow the tutor to make himself available in supporting anyone at anytime.


During the tour the group will deal with the following tecnical aspects:

- Landscape photography techniques
- Use of ND, NDG and polarizing filters
- Night and Northern Lights photography techniques
- Main Camera Raw post production tools
- Elementi di post-produzione in Photoshop.


Duration: 7 night, 8 days
Dates: 5-12 December 2015, 16-23 January 2016, 13-20 February 2016, 12-19 March 2016
Route night 1 Reykjavik, night 2-3 Vik, night 4-6 Jokulsarlon, night 7 Reykjavik
Maximum Number of Participants 4
Tour leaders 1
Transportation Jeep
Period from december to march
Price € 3090, Double occupancy
including: Full board during workshop, Transfer from and to Airport included, Rooms with prv bathroom


Day one

Meeting with all the participants at the hotel in Reykjavik and dinner with the tutor. Detailed presentation of the tour programm and first day timetable.

Days two and three

Breakfast in hotel and heading for Vik .
On the way we will have the opportunity to take pictures of the gorgeous seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Arrival time in Vik hotel will be scheduled for around 1 pm. We will spend two nights in this fascinating area where we'll experience the amazing black sand beaches, the famous Reynisdrangarsea stacks and Dyrholaey promontory.
Under favorable roads conditions we will hopefully go to Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon and to the C47 Sólheimasandur wreck.

Days four, five and six

After breakfast, we will be heading for Jokulsarlon where the icy lagoons, icebergs and icy tongues will be the group main focus for the following three days.
The icy lagoons can be a perfect place to bump into seals but also the right landscape from where capturing the Northern Lights!
During those days we will also have the opportunity to take pictures of the marvellous and photogenic Vestrahorn mountain chain nearby the village of Hofn.

Day seven

After the last dawn photo session on the icy beache and after breakfast, the group will be heading to Reykjavik. On the way back visit of Svartifoss waterfall which flows through a scenic basalt amphitheatre.

Day eight

After breakfast, the shuttle will drive the group to the Keflavik International Airport for everyone's flight home.



He is a nature and landscape photographer who has been spending years photographing Italy and Iceland.
He eventually decided to settle down in the Atlantic isle.
Several of his pictures have already been selected by most of the important international contests of nature and landscape photography; in 2015 one of his pictures was chosen by BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year section, which is probably one of the most eminent international contest for this type of photography.
Beyond having a long experience photographing on the field and having carried out demanding projects in remote places, he has a ten-year experience teaching photography. He was infact a teacher at the Photography Institute and at the National Architecture Institute of Rome.
Moreover, Vincenzo worked for the most famous italian tour operator for adventurous trips where as a tour leader he guided groups to many continents and remote areas of the world.
During the photographic trip, besides giving the maximum support to everyone, Vincenzo will always be willing to share his experiences and knowledge with the group.


Who is the course for?

The course is open to any photographer passionate with landscape and nature photography of any level of knowledge. Many topics will be treated from fundamental to advanced.


What sort of photographic equipment is needed?

The photographic equipment suggested is a camera with wideangle and telephoto lenses. To make this experience more enjoyable and successful it is highly recommended to bring a tripod, a set of ndg filters and a polarizer.


Is a special clothing equipment needed?

The weather in Iceland is rather peculiar. It is neither very cold nor very rainy but "extreme", weather as we normally intend, it is very common in Iceland.
In winter on the southern coast the temperatures can oscillate around freezing. The weather as well as the temperatures are definitely variable and unpredictable.
We can witness days with incomparably violent winds (that intensify the perception of cold) and snowfalls and sunny days with mild weather. We recommend assorted outfit suitable for humid and cold weather. Bear in mind that when photographing all night outside, the body may accumulate large quantities of cold even if temperatures aren't really frigid.
We will provide you a list of what might be needed.


"What happened in Iceland? More than a workshop I would say we went on a real photographic expedition. Every place has to be known in its transformation, it has to be looked at, heard and breathed and then, only after feeling more symbiotic with it and when you are allowed to, you can immortalize a fragment of its beauty.
How did I gain all this awareness? One would think to be taught something only hearing about it but during this workshop it is what I experienced through our tutor Vincenzo that I comprehended: not only words but action on the field... the knowledge of the place, the light forecast and the composition of the picture.
Waking up early and waiting for the perfect weatherforecast, getting soaked in the freezing ocean, admiring the astonishing Northern Lights painting the sky ...back home I can't wait to print my work...when is the next trip planned for?"

[Mauro Rinaldi]

"Iceland is a nature hocus-pocus: it is light, water, rocks, lava and sky that embrace you day and night
Vincenzo guided us magnificently! Thank you very much!"

[Cristian Rota]



Nature Photography has been going through great changes lately.
For decades photographic language and approach have been remaining unaltered. Then, at one point, they were distorted by social medias.
For many, there is no border anymore between photography and digital art: nature seems to have become a subject that hasn't enough communication strength without digital retouch.
The process of creating "unnatural" pictures by removing or adding elements and over intensifying saturation and contrasts, isn't universally considered an "unfair" practice anymore, even among nature photographers.

I feel that, for some people, gaining social media approval is so fundamental that renouncing to the idea of photography isn't that relevant.

For the past century, photography has been the art of interpreting what surrounds us through our own sensibility, extracting a part of the "whole" and seizing a moment forever.

I'm thoroughly convinced that this is the only approach to photography: one has to look for the picture, to think about it and hope for it, and eventually capture it in an evanescent moment.
All this must happen on the nature photographer playground, which is Nature itself.

Waiting for the perfect "wave" up on a cliff over the ocean, hoping that light would achieve a unique and magic instant, is the core of photography. The photographer forecasts, technique knowledge, intuition, sensitivity (and luck) are the essential combination to create something grand.

Pasting moons on sunset skies, mixing different light conditions is not photography but digital art, at least in my mind!

During my workshops all this will be discussed and photography will be approached with the same philosophy of the Grand Masters of the past.

I will show you how to create a whole picture on the field and how to complete it only working on saturation and contrast with simple tools in Camera Raw and Photoshop.
We will work on the on the rules of composition, on the use of filters but above all we will try to develop and train our personal "vision".

In night photography, even if we'll analyse how to perform double exposure technique in an immediate, intuitive and efficient way, we’ll also discover the right techniques to capture, in only one exposure, the beauty of Northern Lights and full foreground details.

I'm firmly convinced that with huge awareness, modesty and perseverance, nature can donate us pictures, with such an emotional strength, that no image retouching software would ever be able to create.