NORD Photography

Image by Ragne K Sigmond
Workshop Details
Ragne Kristine Sigmond
SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2019
Full: NOK 8900,-
Deposit: NOK 2900,-
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What to bring:

Camera: Personally Ragne prefers to use her Olympus camera which has the very specific feature “Live composite” that allows her to follow every light stroke during the exposure on the display. But any camera can be used as long as it manually can be set on long exposure times together with the combination of a chosen aperture.

Flash light: with dimming posibiities, or bring more then one with different strengths

You will also need a tripod, and your own laptop, and camera equipent. 

Need to Know Info:

The workshop starts on the 9TH of April at 7PM. 

The workshop ends on the 14TH of April, at 1PM.

Students are expected to bring a small portfolio (max 10 images) of their work (print or digital) to the class. 


Light painting for night owls and early birds


Ragne Kristine Sigmond


Apr 9, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019


SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
To master the art of lighting is the skill that differentiates a good photographer from a not so god photographer. On our workshop with Ragne Kristine Sigmond it is all about light and light painting in particular. We will exploring the wonders of light, and furthermore the possibilities light painting technique, combined with long exposure times, and dark surroundings, brings to our images and creative prosess. It’s about photography after sunset, it’s about light painting in the twilight, or “the blue hour”.
This workshop will teach you light painting on interior, landscape and with a model. You will, the more you master this technique, experience that your light painting strokes become more and more personal. And as long as your camera has a manual mode, long exposure time, combined with aperture, this technique will give you an infinite range of possibilities and expressions.
We will be shooting in the evenings, at night, and in the morning to capture the soft light that comes with the golden hour. We will seek out interesting locations for the students like old greenhouses, churches, boat houses, old forests that have a curtain mythical quality to them and will work as interesting backdrop.
Light painting is equal to “slow photography”. A picture takes from 30 seconds to several minutes to make. Because light painting itself adds a lot of mystique and atmosphere to the photography, most often very little has to be added in post production. So if your aim is to make creative all-in-one-shot type of photography, light painting is the answer.
This technique is also perfect for photographers who want to create interesting images without the need of expensive equipment, that also requires a lot of space. All you need is a torch, and a camera that has manuell settings.
Our instructor Ragne Sigmond will show you how she likes to work, and why it is important to not over complicate a photo shoot. Simple concepts, a location that is easy to get to, creates an atmosphere for spontaneous on-the-spot ideas and give us the freedom to take chances and explore. To “let go” is an important part of a light painting session. If your mind is open, this process might very well lead to new and innovative work!
Ragne Kristine Sigmond is a Norwegian photographer (b.1977), currently teaching photography at Media College Denmark, where teaching of lighting is one of her favourite subjects.

She received her education in photography at the very same school, graduating in 2003. Working on fine art photography in her spare time has been an important factor for developing her photographic style.

She has been invited to present her work at art fairs, to give lectures and hold workshops, to judge competitions or to exhibit in countries like Norway, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Poland and Australia .

She was the main contributor of photographs to the 500-page book about composition “Se her!” (LOOK!), written by Rudi Hass, released in the Scandinavian market in 2013.

In 2017 she received the Photography award in Norway, a prize created to honour photographers who have especially contributed to enhancing the position of photography in cultural life.

Her website is, and you can see her Ted Talk about “The creative process” on YouTube besides from videos showing examples from Light painting projects. On Facebook you can follow her projects on the site “Light painting by Ragne”

NOK 8.900,- (deposit NOK 2.900,-). This does not include travel costs, accommodations or meals.

Shortly after registration for your workshop you will receive an invoice via e-mail for the deposit (to be paid within two weeks). You will also receive an invoice for the rest of the tuition at the same time as the deposit. This invoice is to be paid no later then one month before the workshop starts. All fees are to be paid in Norwegian Kroner.

International students: You can pay us via PayPal or transfer your payment directly to our account. Please let us know when registration for a workshop your preferred method of payment. For PayPal payments there is a handling fee of 4% of the amount paid. For bank transfer there is usually a transaction fee. Check with your bank for the amount.

SAGA has a hotel section, which offers accommodation for participants during the workshop. If SAGA is fully booked we will organize alternative accommodation nearby in the same price range.

There are single beds in all of SAGA's hotel rooms. Most participants will have to share hotel room with one other participant of the same gender. If you are a group traveling together, or you have a preference when sharing a room, please make a note when registration for the workshop.

Saga is known for it's fresh homemade food. We will start each day with a healthy breakfast, before heading to class, or out shooting. We serve warm lunch at SAGA every day. Breakfast and varm lunch is included in the accommodation fee.

If you have any food allergies please let us know when you register for your class and we will try to accommodate your needs.

For dinner: the options will be discussed with the group on arrival. Dinner is not included.

Saga has a full liquor license.

Shared double-room: NOK 1020,- per person, per night. The price includes shared double room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay. To get a shared double room requires that we have another participant of your gender, that also wants to share. If we do not, you will get a private room - see price below.

Private room: NOK 1290,- per night. The price includes a private room, breakfast, warm homemade lunch, coffee/ tea and fruit throughout your stay.

Payment for accommodations and meals is done directly to SAGA, before you depart.


BY PLANE The closest airport to SAGA is Trondheim International Airport. From the airport, take the northbound train (towards Steinkjer), which stops at the airport terminal about every two hours. You will disembark the train at Røra Station (about 1 hour and 10 minutes) where NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and transport you to SAGA.

Estimated travel time to SAGA:
(Time include direct flight to Trondheim Airport + train to SAGA)

Oslo: 2 hours
Bodø: 2 hours
Copenhagen: 3 hours
Stockholm: 3 hours
New York: 12 hours (NYC – Oslo - Trondheim)

BY TRAIN: You disembark the train at Røra Station and NORDphotography’s van will be to greet you and take you to SAGA.

Travel time to Røra by train from:
Oslo - 9 hours,
Trondheim - 2 hours,
Bodø - 9.5 hours,
Storlien (Sweden) - 3.5 hours.

For the local train schedule see:

BY CAR: Follow E6 to Røra, then RV 755 to Starumen and Sundsøya 11, Inderøy.

The workshop starts on the 9TH of April at 7PM. 

The workshop ends on the 14TH of April, at 1PM.

For workshops to run we need a minimum of five participants, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description. If we for some reason are not able to reach our minimum number, the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a full refund.

NORDphotography is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline / train tickets in the event of a program cancellation. Our line of liability is to return all monies paid to the workshops. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements. There will be a maximum of 10 students in each workshop, unless otherwise noted in the workshop description.

Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have registered for a class – we are counting on you to attend. The registration is binding. We do however understand that sometimes plans fall trough and offer the following cancellation policies:

Withdraw more than 60 days before the start of class and we will refund all monies paid, minus an administration fee of NOK 1500,-. Withdraw 60 days or less before the start of class and we will charge you with the full workshop tuition.

NORDphotography is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance.

It is the nature of our business that occasionally a listed instructor cannot participate because of unexpected events. If we are forced to replace an instructor we will do so with someone with equal or similar credentials. When time permits we will inform everyone who has registered.


Travel Information

  • We ask that you do not book your ticket until we have confirmed that the minimum number of participants have signed up.
  • Travel expenses are each participant's own responsibility.
  • We suggest that you always have traveler's insurance.