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Tutorials

Please find below a bunch of Magic Cloth Photography tutorials. There are in no particular order at the moment, but hope to be categorising everything later.

Where to start

The original article gives you an introduction to the technique, but as the art requires physical movement, it is so much easier to watch one of the Videos to begin with. It is a very simple idea, but whenever I try to write about it it seems very complex. So my strong recommendation is to watch the videos and then use the blog tutorials as a reference.

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Magic Cloth Image focus

Here I focus on Magic Cloth images to help you understand the whole process. Each image is presented with the background story, composition and focus considerations and, of course, Magic Cloth Technique.

Oskar Ice man

Taken on March 24, 2017 Location: In the ice caves under Vatnjökull glacier in South East Iceland. This is a very popular ice cave and is normally full of tourists. On this morning, we were in there hours before the tourists. The caves are formed by glacier melt water...

Velvet Beach

Taken on December 12 , 2010 Location: Ice beach near Jökulsarlon. The beach is the final land based resting place for ice chunks that calve from the retreating Vatnjökull ice cap. The ice eventually melts into the North Atlantic, but not before being washed up on this...

Colour Jelly

Taken on January 11, 2017 Location: Jökulsarlon diamond beach Mode: AV mode with + 2 stops over (compensation +/-). Focus: f/11 hyperfocal mark. This is slightly weighted to the foreground. Camera...

Mother of a morning

This was a January morning in the South East of Iceland. This was no ordinary morning for our 5 day workshop because the sky was filled with a special kind of cloud. Nacreous clouds are ice particles high up in the atmosphere that catch sunlight long before sunrise....

Nacreous Dawn

Taken on January 6, 2017 Location: The Ice beach at Jökulsarlon, South East Iceland. The ice on this beach come direclty from the glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon. The tide of the Atlantic ocean interact with the lagoon, accelerating the melt and taking small ice bergs...

January Star

Taken on January 11, 2017 Breiðarmerkursandur is the name of the beach and the "Sandur" part of the name denotes a desert. Indeed we were reminded of the "sand" all too often as Strong winds from the North battered the glacier ice sitting on the black sand waiting for...

ColourRipples

Taken on January 11, 2017 Location: The Ice Beach at Breidarmurkursandur Winter Sunsrie on a stormy Jökulsarlon lagoon and Ice Beach. The storm was overnight and we caught the tail end of ice. The wind & sand created incredible scalloped textures in the fresh...

Glacial Mirrors

Taken on January 5, 2017 Location: Between Skafatfell National Park and Svinafellsjökull. The view is over Skaftafellsjökull glacier tongue and we are about a kilometer from the ice. According to our Geologist, photo-guide Owen Hunt, "The moraine is relatively recent...

Dream of the Gods

Taken on August 15, 2016 just after 9 o'clock in the evening. Location: Goðafoss Waterfall The Waterfall of the Gods is a fine location for photographers, both Summer and Winter. You will often see me there in the Summer months. Great photographs can be made on both...

Timing is communication

Taken 20th Sept 2016. Location: Ice beach at Jökulsarlon. Location Link: Jökulsarlon Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF24mm f/1.4L II USM Medium weight Gitzo 6 stop B&W ND filter Magic Cloth = my hat. Background...

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