2022

Date of the trip: 22.08.22 – 28.08.22
Location to explore: Southern Finland
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Photography days: 5 days
Available spots: 7 participants

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An equine photography tour to Finland, brought to you by Kreetales Photography & Minh Dan Vu Fotografie

Experience the magic of Finnish landscapes, capture numerous horse models including the rare Finnhorse, and improve your photography skills during this 7-day tour of Southern Finland -all under the guidance of two experienced equine photographers.

A once in a lifetime
experience...

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Imagine exploring a new country and culture while photographing several horses a day. Everything from models and locations to accommodation and transport will be arranged for you. All you have to do is sign up, enjoy the journey and do what you do best: create!

During the tour you will constantly have two experienced equine photographers with you. During one-on-one sessions with the both of us we establish your goals and struggles that we will work on during the week to make sure you get the most out of this trip. We want to help you take that next step in your personal photography journey!

Photography tours are a perfect combination of travel and photography

We have spent months curating the perfect tour for you to experience authentic Finland while leveling up your photography skills. Find all the information you need about accommodation, program, meals, and more in the brochure.

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We have spent months curating the perfect tour for you to experience authentic Finland while leveling up your photography skills. Find all the information you need about accommodation, program, meals, and more in the brochure.

Fill in the form to get your brochure with all the information about the tour! You will receive an automated email with the brochure within minutes. Please check your junk email folder in case you can't see the email!

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This tour is for you, if you love...

Travel and exploring new sceneries
Getting to know the equine culture of Finland
Expanding your portfolio with unique images
Learning more about photography and editing
Connecting with international equine photographers
Photographing a variety of horses, including the Finnhorse

“Before the trip to Poland I was having a small loss of motivation. I wasn’t sure what I expected from the trip, but whatever it was, I came back with so much more. We had a small but amazing group of photographers and I learned something new from everyone. Our models and locations where stunning and I got many new ideas for my own shootings for the future. I’m so thankful for Minh for having me and others on the trip, she was ready to help anytime. I absolutely recommend Minh’s photo tours and workshops if you’re up to a fun, exciting trip where you learn a lot and meet amazing photographers around the world!“


so much more than i had expected"

"i came back with

Vilma Ignatius
Joined Poland tour 2019

"I participated in Minh’s ‘Italy Tour 2019’ and I am beyond happy with the photos I was able to take thanks to them. Every session was new and interesting, with stunning models and inspiring surroundings! Minh is professional with a lovely personality, making the time in between shoots enjoyable as well. I was also positively surprised by the accommodation and the restaurant. Overall, I can’t find a negative aspect of the trip and I would strongly recommend joining one of Minh’s upcoming photo tours!" 

recommend Minh's tours"

"i would strongly

My Hager
Joined Italy tour 2019

"I participated in Minh’s ‘Italy Tour 2019’ and I am beyond happy with the photos I was able to take thanks to them. Every session was new and interesting, with stunning models and inspiring surroundings! Minh is professional with a lovely personality, making the time in between shoots enjoyable as well. I was also positively surprised by the accommodation and the restaurant. Overall, I can’t find a negative aspect of the trip and I would strongly recommend joining one of Minh’s upcoming photo tours!" 

recommend Minh's tours"

"i would strongly

My Hager
Joined Italy tour 2019

"I would like to thank you so much for being part of this incredibly great photo journey to Poland! The locations and models were professionally selected and unique. In addition, there is your very lovable and very helpful nature. It was not a workshop, but you have always helped me as a beginner with words and deeds, always! The organisation was very elaborate and planned with great attention to detail. I was very impressed. I learned a lot and am so proud of the wonderful shooting results. I’ll be back next time! Many thanks Minh!" 


to detail!"

"great attention

Renate Koller
Joined Poland tour 2019

Excluded

Included

- Insurance (highly recommended)
- Lunch and dinner
- Personal expenses
- Camera/laptop gear
- Optional horse riding tour (€80,-/pp for 2 hours)
- Optional carriage ride (€60,-/pp for 1 hour)
- Travel between your home and Helsinki Airport

- Accommodation for six nights
- Breakfast each morning
- A variety of photoshoots with equine models
- Location permits
- Continued support in photography & editing
- Transport to-and-from photoshoots
- Transport to-and-from the airport
- VAT 21%

€1950,-

DISCLAIMER  
A minimum of 5 participants is required for the tour to go through. If the number of participants stays below this, the tour will be cancelled and all money paid will be returned to the participants in full.

Experiences are invaluable...

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STAY AT AN AUTHENTIC, LAKESIDE FINNISH CABIN WITH A SAUNA

GROW YOUR INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS

EXPERIENCE SEVEN CAREFULLY CURATED DAYS ORGANIZED FOR YOU

HAVE ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS WITH TWO EXPERIENCED EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHERS

PHOTOGRAPH BEAUTIFUL HORSES

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Six weeks prior to the start of the tour, the remaining fee is due. We'll also send you information about how to best prepare for our shared time ahead!

final payment

After confirmation, you will have 14 days to pay the €500,- non-refundable retainer. This fully secures your spot! Yay!

pay retainer

Within 14 days, you will hear if there is a spot available for you! In case there is a large number of people willing to participate, you may be placed on a waiting list.

confirmation

After you have read through the brochure and become just as excited as we are, fill in the sign-up form at the end of this page! You will see a confirmation message on the screen to let you know we have received it.

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How to join?

We would love to bring everyone with us on this tour. That being said, we value giving personal service and want to ensure we have a motivating group dynamic. Because of this, we will select participants based on their motivation letters. Selections will not be based on factors such as race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender. Please take into account that photoshoot locations, accommodation, as well as transport are not wheelchair accessible. It is recommended to be in reasonable physical health due to the intense program.

5. The tour organisers are not to be held responsible or liable for any personal injury or damage to property during, or immediately surrounding the tour

6. The tour organisers may use the images taken by the participants during the photography tour, with credit to the participant, for the promotion of any future photography tour

7. The tour organisers reserve the right to refuse participation during the photography tour for participants who are not willing to cooperate with the group or behave disrespectfully or in a dangerous manner towards other participants, the hosts, or the models. 

Please click on the link below to read through the entire Terms & Conditions -it is very important that you have familiarized yourself with the information before booking your spot on the tour.

1. The participant retains copyright to all images taken by them during the photography tour. The photos taken by you may be used for your personal and business purposes, Further commercial use must be discussed with the models in question on a case-by-case basis. You will receive a copy of the model release signed by the models. Images may not be used for the purpose of promote your own tour or workshop held in Finland.

2. When posting images taken during the tour on social media, the participant must mention the following “Photograph taken during the Nordic Tales tour 2022 organised by @kreetales and @minhdanvufotografie” and use the hashtag #nordictales2022.

3. The participant gives permission to be seen on photographic and videographic material created during the tour for the purpose of promoting future tours.

4. The retainer of €500,- is required to secure your spot on the tour and is non-refundable, unless the tour is cancelled in full by the organizers. Acquiring travel insurance is highly recommended for each participant.

Important information.

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FAQ

We are on a mission to organise the best possible experience for all the awesome participants joining us on this special journey! A part of this is being fully transparent about the technicalities of the trip. Below of are some of the most frequently asked questions to help you. If you have anything in mind that isn't answered here, on this page, or in the brochure, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We would be more than happy to answer your questions!

- Kreeta & Minh

I am still a beginner. Will this tour suit me?

Every level of photographer is welcome! However, it is recommended to take some time to get to know your camera before joining the tour. 

This tour contains continued support from two experienced equine photographers, including one-on-one sessions designed to help you get the most out of the tour in terms of improving your technical and theoretical skills on both photography and editing. We will set personal goals and work together to bring your photography to the next level! 

What kind of photoshoots can I expect?

We have carefully curated a variety of photoshoots at different locations such as forests, flower fields, and lakes. We will mainly be photographing in the afternoons, as well as during sunset. We have a fantastic selection of horse models of different breeds (including the very special Finnhorse) and colors lined up. The focus of the photoshoots are on the horses and the nature. You will also have the opportunity to photograph the horses together with their owners in traditional Finnish scenes.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Beautiful horses in beautiful, natural sceneries.
Action shots, mostly without a rider.
Possibility to photograph individual horses and herds.
Posed portraits both with and without a human.

What other activities are available?

The photoshoot programme is relatively intense, but besides photography, editing, and workshops, you will also have some free time. During this time you will have the opportunity to explore Finnish nature, jump in a lake for a morning swim, as well as enjoy a traditional sauna which will heat up every day if you’d like it to. 

You will also have the opportunity to go on a trail ride, or take part on a carriage ride in Helsinki, also with a Finnhorse and traditional wagons.

Can I use the images I take commercially?

The photos taken by you can be used for your personal and business portfolio both online and offline. However, other commercial use will have to be agreed upon with the models in question on a case-by-case basis. You will receive a copy of the model release signed by the models to help specify when you will be expected to get in touch with the models to receive permission for other commercial use scenarios.

It is not allowed for you to use the images to promote your own tour or workshop held in Finland.

What are the (COVID-19) cancellation policies?

We know that the future is still uncertain because of COVID-19. Should the tour be cancelled by us, you will receive a full refund -including your retainer. Should your participation be cancelled due to illness or injury, all fees apart from the non-refundable retainer (€500,-) will be returned. We advice all participants to get travel insurance that will cover fees resulting from cancellations, including reasons related to COVID-19. During the tour, COVID-19 regulations in Finland at the time of the tour will be followed.

A minimum of 5 participants is required for the tour to go through. If the number of participants stays below this, the tour will be cancelled and all money paid will be returned to the participants in full.

The retainer of €500,- is non-refundable in case a participant cancels their participation.

Meet your hosts

KREETA KERKKÄNEN  

One of the big loves of my life is telling the stories of horses and their humans through my photography. I can't wait to not only share my passion for photographing equines, but also my beautiful home country with you!

  • 24-years on this beautiful planet
  • Finnish born and now living in The Netherlands
  • Loves more things than not (which often makes time management challenging -good thing I also love planning)
  • Studies cognitive neuroscience and teaches horse riding



MINH DAN VU

Only memories are what we bring with us along the way. And I am looking forward to make this memory with you! I am passionate about the way we capture the characters of horses and how they inspire us.

  • 10 years of self-taught equine photography
  • Loves going for a hike, watching movies and good design
  • Has a bachelor's degree in architecture
  • Intrigued by animal facts and space



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