NORD Photography

Joyce Tenneson
Workshop Details
Joyce Tenneson
SAGA – Inderøy - Norway
May 1 - May 5, 2018
Full: NOK 8900,-
Deposit: NOK 2900,-
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What to bring:

Refelctors, tripod, your camera and computer gear. 

Need to Know Info:

We will be a maximum of 10 students on this workshop.

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

Under the surface - a portrait workshop


Joyce Tenneson


May 1, 2018 - May 5, 2018


SAGA – Inderøy - Norway

The Iconic Photographer Joyce Tenneson is returning to Norway in 2018 to teach an exclusive workshop at SAGA Senter For Fotografi in Inderøy, as well as be one of the main guests at the Nordic Light Events. This is a unique opportunity to experience and work with one of the most influencal photographers of our time.

Nordic Light Events is the largest photo festival in Norway, and take place in Kristiansund 25-29 April 2018. The week after, May 1-5TH, you have a rare opertunety to study and learn from Tenneson in her workshop at SAGA. Our workshop will be focused on Tenneson’s portrait work, where participants will learn to approach their subject with the intention of capturing portraits that go beyond the surface. Portraits that shows us the inner person that hovers behind the facade. “I want to allow others to reveal and celebrate aspects of themselves that are usually hidden” Tenneson says about her approach to portrait-photography.

Joyce started her carrier with self-portraits, before she ventured into portraits of others and has since been voted one of America’s most interesting portrayers of the human character. We will be working with natural light, both inside SAGA's studio but also out in nature. Each day will include lectures, image critic, demonstration of the Tenneson approach, and shooting time with models. Joyce will share with the students how she prepares and sets up a shoot, the way she lights it, and the way she works with her subject to get them at ease and relaxed so they will reveal their true inner self.
NORDphotography will book local people to model for this workshop.
Internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, Joyce Tenneson’s work has been published in books and major magazines, and exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Her portraits have appeared on covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine.
Vicki Goldberg, critic and author, writes of Tenneson: “Tenneson possesses a unique vision which makes her photographs immediately recognizable. She creates enigmatic and sensuous images that are timeless and haunting.

Tenneson is the author of sixteen books including the best seller, Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part Today Show series. She is the recipient of many awards, including Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005 (Lucie Awards), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2012. In a poll conducted by American Photo Magazine, readers voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women in the history of photography. In the Fall of 2014, Fotografiska Museum, in Stockholm, Sweden, mounted a large retrospective of her work. (You can view the video of the retrospective exhibit on

Tenneson’s work has been exhibited around the globe and is in many private and public collections. In addition to her photography exhibits and books, Tenneson has also taught master classes in photography workshops in the U.S. and Europe for over 40 years. She has been a mentor to countless photographers who have gone on to be well-respected within the international photography community.

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 990,- 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 1250,- 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 1ST of May, at 1PM. Students are welcome to arrive at SAGA on the evening of the 30TH of April.

The workshop ends on the 5TH of May, 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.