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 Technique – the basics

The Magic Cloth Technique is a simple way to control the exposure on different parts of your scene. Typically the sky is brighter than the land. Our cameras will find a balanced exposure, but generally this is too bright for the sky or too dark for the land. During...

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Magic Cloth Group – on Flickr

The Magic Cloth group was created by ultimagaina You might find this tutorial about the basics useful. It features a range of photographers who have used the Magic Cloth technique. All of the results are interesting and they really show the scope of this technique. If...

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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.

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...

VestraBluePool

Taken January 10th 2013 Vestrahorn Mountain from Stokksness. The grass anchors itself in the black sand forming tussocks from the drifting sand. Location Link Canon EOS 5D Mark III EF24mm f/1.4L II USM Medium...

Kirkjufell Light

August 18th 2016 This was a late Summer tour of Snæfellsness. The location near Grundarfjordur is best known for the waterfall/mountain combination at Kirkjufellsfoss. But this particular spot is a short hike from the popular waterfall.   ƒ/14 24 mm 5...

Godafoss Red

Godafoss waterfall Sunset 15th August 2016 Godafoss is one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland. The waterfall is in the North of Iceland and is easy to access from the ring road. This shot was taken from the East side of the falls at the level of the river....

Glacier Landscape

Kviárjökull This is Kviárjökull, one of the glacier tongues coming down from Örafæjökull Volcano. The volcano is the second largest in Europe and the glacier is the oldest. The area is a huge ancient glacier landscape with giant moraines from 1000s of years of glacier...

LandmannaMossy

This was a rainy trip through Iceland's Southern Highlands in July 2016. The rain was on and off and mostly mist like drizzle. This is one of many lava fields dotted between the mountains near Landmannalaugar. ...

Moss on red

Taken on February 4, 2012 at Lake Kleifarvatn in South West Iceland. This is a strange volcanic lake. It goes very deep in places and used to be the deepest lake in Iceland. There are no rivers leading in or leading out and yet the water level rises and falls. The...

Brunahorn

March 17th 2016. It was St. Patricks day here in Iceland. This was quite a mild March and quite dry. We lost the tonnes of snow that were freshly delivered the Winter before. Taken on the East Coast of Iceland during our March photo workshop. Behind this mountain is...