Photography is an inwards and outwards journey of discovery. The problem solving nature of photography takes the evolving photographer on an inward journey to explore the senses and aesthetic beauty appreciation. The travels with your camera to beautiful locations is a rich and rewarding outward exploration. The combination of these leads to a richer appreciation of life. Much like a meditation.
Iceland is a photographer’s paradise. A huge variety of landscapes and worthy photo subjects await the traveler. The nature is inspiring. The landscapes are raw, intimidating and rewarding. The rewards come more frequently with a good guide.
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Photography is a little bit more than a passion of mine. I have been taking photos in Iceland for several years and I am in my sixth year of running Iceland Photography Tours.
If brevity is the soul of fire, then longevity is the soul of clouds.
Auroras @ Jökulsarlon near Höfn, South East Iceland. Taken with the Magic Cloth Technique.
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Anybody want a one2one session over skype to go over a landscape image?
I use a very simple technique which can be applied to a lot of Landscape images as it enhances colours and contrast and gives you total control. It is a procedure worth learning and with practice you will be doing quality processing at an effective speed. The result will be a powerful, but natural Landscape image.
You will need:
- Good quality Landscape image in Jpeg format
- Good quality Landscape image in RAW format
- Computer with internet connection
- Skype, Photoshop, Lightroom and Photomatix (desirable)
- 2 screens is very useful – you could use a laptop in conjunction with your PC
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The number 1 requirement for using the Magic Cloth Technique is having a long exposure, so you can control the exposure to different parts of the scene.
These video tutorials will encourage you to wave your magic cloth at Nature’s Landscapes for many years to come.
Though this technique produces some beautiful images for me, it is not without it’s issues.
Milky way images are stunning, but what you see on the front page of 500px is usually the result of careful camera and lens choice…
The Magic Cloth Technique involves controlling the amount of exposure to different parts of a scene during a long exposure.
In one of the last interviews with Ansel Adams he expressed excitement over the possibility of digital photography.
I constantly advise photographers to get out of the city and away from the city lights to get the best aurora images. But, seeing as I am here, I thought I would give the challenging conditions a try.
This very simple technique is the basic for Magic Cloth photography and this video is actually a good starting point for the beginner.
The reverse cloth technique is useful if the middle part of a scene is notably brighter than the top part of the scene.
This tutorial is a demonstration of the Magic Cloth Technique to add drama to a dull sky.