Our photo guides
We have been running guided photography courses since 2001 and is the only operator in Swedish Lapland to provide year-round guided photography with true professionals. We offer a full range of courses in both summer and winter time and is the winner of Tripadvisor certificate of excellence award 2015.
Peter Rosén has a background as associate professor in environmental science in Abisko. The breathtaking mountains and subarctic wilderness were always a part of his daily life and quickly became the subject of his favourite hobby – capturing the ever-changing beauty of Lapland on film. In 1996 he founded RosénMedia, to satisfy the increasing requests to purchase the images so many people found absolutely stunning. What Peter sees through his lens conveys the true spirit of Lapland, everything visitors long for. Peter’s education and research on the environment, love of photography and dedication to quality have transformed his hobby into a successful and highly-acclaimed company. Peter’s company has been delivering images around the globe for over 17 years, having appeared in more than 100 publications, television broadcasts, books, marketing material and more. In addition, His company also independently produces articles for magazines, books, slide shows, posters and postcards. Let these images introduce you to this impressive spectrum that represents the spirit of Lapland. The international fascination of the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, has been Peter’s favourite since he moved to Abisko in 1999, and the book “Aurora Borealis in Lapland” conveys the spirit and awe felt by seeing aurora live. “Aurora Borealis in Lapland” sold over 4,000 copies before it was even published. It is part of the strength of being an active and professional photographer in Lapland.
Photographer Hans-Olof is coming from Kiruna and has during his more than 15 years as a professional still and video photographer been working with multinational companies such as SAAB, Volvo, Vattenfall, Sandvik, and PEAB. He is also an excellent wedding/portrait photographer so don’t be surprised if he borrow your camera and capture some images for you.
Niklas Johansson from Kiruna has worked in the field of digital photography ever since Photoshop 1.0 was launched over 20 years ago. It would be hard to find someone better versed on every aspect of the digital workflow. When asked what fascinates him most, he replies: “The three-dimensional aspect of underwater photography and the way light can completely change the character of an image.” He spends a great deal of time off the coast of Norway in Narvik and Lofoten, a world teaming with hidden underwater wildlife and forgotten shipwrecks. His advice for above-water photography is: “try to see your subject from every direction, move around, change your perspective, alter the mood with light.” Niklas is also a talented musician, so don’t be surprised if you find him packing his flute and guitar as back-up entertainment if the weather is less than cooperative. Through his music and friends, Niklas has had the privilege of learning to appreciate Sami culture and musical traditions, something he gladly shares with his guests.
Peter Lilja from Skellefteå is another photographer with an equally impressive portfolio. He was born and raised in the dense forest and lake regions of northern Sweden, close to the breathtaking Scandinavian wilderness and wildlife. His keen eye has earned him international attention, to say the very least. He won the BBC Photographer of the Year award twice and works worldwide in almost every imaginable environment. In addition to numerous publications, Peter’s photographs are marketed and sold by among others Getty Images (UK), AGE Fotostock (ESP), IBL (SWE) and Animals/animals (USA). So what does Peter consider to be one of the most important features of a successful photographer? “Patience. Grant yourself the luxury of time and wait. Wait for that moment that feels near perfect. Wait for the unexpected. See the nuances in expressions and capture the unique as closely as possible. The photographer’s personal relationship with the subjects becomes his/her trademark.” Once you begin down the photographer’s path, you will begin to appreciate the time behind whiskers on lynx, the sharp eyes of curious young owls and dewdrops on forest orchids. Every photographer has his favourite subject and process, but continues to learn and long for that one image still waiting. Peter Lilja will guide you with his own experiences and personal tips on what has brought him thus far.
Joint photo workshops together with internationally awarded photographers
David Evans, Australia