Photography techniques

Northern lights HDR photography

Northern Lights HDR Photography HDR exposures HDR means 'High Dynamic Range'. Multiple exposures are combined to give the result that a single exposure couldn't achieve. For this scene, I actually took 3 exposures. First was the sky for 25 seconds, then...

Beginner’s guide to Night Photography

Night Photography Beginner's guide Shot in the dark Why am I writing about Night photography for beginners? Never the twain shall meet.. surely? Night photography requires a whole set of skills that are way beyond the typical beginner and the...

Reflections in Landscape photography

Reflections in Landscape photography Reflecting on shiny Apart from the one I see every morning, I love reflections. They are a sign of cleanliness, stillness and value, but above all they are a visual treat. In the landscape they communicate the stillness...

Waterfalls & slow shutter magic

Long Exposure Photography Waterfalls Icelandic Waterfalls Waterfalls are abundant in Iceland. The multi-plateaued volcanic landscape with massive melting ice-caps create the perfect environment for a variety of waterfalls. Waterfalls can pop up where they...

Jokulsarlon Northern lights panorama

Northern Lights Panorama Jökulsárlón Aurora Northern Lights Photography Northern lights add an extra dimension to night photography because they add strong colours and depth to the sky. Sometimes they can be so bright that you could argue it is no longer...

Photography at the seaside

Long Exposure Photography at the seaside Coastal Landscape Photography Long exposure coastal landscapes are very effective long exposures because they often have moving waves and stationary objects, like rocks and ice bergs. This gives the photograph a...

Creative long exposure photography

Creative long exposure photography Photo techniques Unique perspective From silky waterfalls to star trails, long exposure photography captures the world in a way we don't normally see. These long exposure photography are popular and capture...

The future of photography

The Future of Photography and Hacks You Need to Know in 2018 The future of photography is brighter than ever. With today’s technological advancements, there are more and more hacks available to make your life easier and also help you save plenty of money...

Beginners guide to aperture

Aperture Camera Aperture is quite simply a hole. It is an adjustable hole. The adjustments are normally 1 stop increments. For example f/2.8 is double the size of f/5.6. Because the aperture is double the size, it lets twice as much light onto the sensor. This can...

What is the “truth” behind Noise and high ISO?

I've been reading about how ISO doesn't actually increase noise in the camera? Is there any truth to this? Imagine you have just washed your clothes but when you put them on they are just as dirty and smelly as when you last wore them. How do you explain this? Maybe...

Beginner: semi-automatic vs manual mode

Camera shooting modes Moving away from automatic. Automatic mode can be very useful for learning the basics, such as composition and just getting a feel for your camera. If you want to use your camera with more control, it is important to explore other camera modes....

Beginner’s guide: focus and infinity

Infinity Focus When it comes to focal length and focus, is there really every distance to focus for? Firstly, lets clear one thing up. "Infinity focus" doesn't mean as far as the eye can see. Infinity in terms of focus is the point in the distance where everything...

Arguing for aperture

I am a fan of the semi-automatic modes and when I am on a tripod facing a natural landscape scene, I usually switch to Aperture Priority. Anyone who does this is arguing for aperture. Arguing for aperture is a challenge, this article will get a bit...

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....

Magical Mel – Aussie photographer visits Iceland

Mel Sinclair The girl from down under shooting landscapes from up over. Anyone with an eye on the Australian photo scene may well have heard of Mel Sinclair. Few Aussie photographers are as busy with their travels, study, blogging and, of course Photography. I first...

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 This is one...

People at Skogafoss

Crowds - What can we do with them? I have mixed emotions when I turn up at Skogafoss with photographers. The first views of the falls from the main road usually brings about gasps of excitement. As we enter the car park and approach the falls, the gasps turn to...

101 Landscape Photography – beginner’s guide

According to me, landscape photography is just about the coolest thing you could possibly be doing right now! But what is it? I have prepared myself for expertly answering such questions by immersing myself in landscape photography and surrounding myself...

Patience is virtue

I just stumbled across this sequence of shot from a cloudy day at Jökulsarlon 6 years ago. Sometimes you get there and the visibility is poor, there is a lot of thick cloud and the ice is not quite doing it. If you have flown half way around the world to be here,...

My perspective on perspectives

Let's forget the Maths and geometry here and focus on spirit animals. Your camera can become a spirit animal, but it is up to the photographer to decide which spirit to adopt. "Spirit animal" isn't an accurate term because your camera can also...

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