Dramatic Northern Lights photography

from the land of ice and fire

Aurora Borealis

Aurora on our workshop last week. This snake like display was dancing over Jökulsarlon. The glacier lagoon was kind enough to offer reflections. The half moon helped with the exposure. The Magic Cloth helped a bit more.

Magic Cloth

For shooting reflections or the foreground in a nighttime scene, the Magic Cloth works wonderfully. For the Magic Cloth Technique, the main condition is having a long-exposure, in order to control the exposure to different portions of the scene. So if you are photographing Aurora, which generally involve exposures between 30 and 5 seconds, the condition has already been satisfied without having to add filters. The only equipment you will require is a straight-edge fabric or card.
The technique demands a bit of extra exposure time because the perfect exposure for the northern lights will mean that the lower part of the scene has to be exposed for longer.


Aurora pictures ought to be taken without filters. Circular filters will cause circles to to arise in in your aurora image.

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Magic cloth photography

Facts about Aurora Borealis

The Oxygen in the atmosphere over 150 miles above the Earth’s surface reacts with the plasma & makes the sky appear red.

Two day South Coast & Jökulsarlon

This 2 day Iceland Photo Tour includes Jökulsarlon and the South coast – with chance for Auroras on the glacier lagoon and sunrise on the ice beach.

Four day Geysirs & Glaciers

This four day Photo Tour of the Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, South coast, Jökulsárlón and Höfn offer a huge range of photo opportunities.

Five day Beautiful South

This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.

6 day Diamonds & Dragons

This multi-day tour will take you around the best of South & West Iceland in six days. Touring from North West to South East with many top photo locations.

Seven day Full Circle

Iceland has a rich variety of landscapes and seascapes and this tour is designed to enhance that variety & capture Iceland’s full diversity.

Northern Lights tours


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