The Magic Cloth Technique involves controlling the amount of exposure to different parts of a scene during a slow shutter. The technique involves dodging and burning over a long exposure.
Using a dark cloth (or card) you can reduce the exposure to the sky (or highlights) by covering the front of the lens for part of the exposure time
The potential for good photographs at the seaside is endless. Whether it is rocky, craggy, sandy or pebbles, the capture of the ocean interacting with these elements is challenging and fun.
I was trying to triangulate the 3 main subjects. The middle iceberg was a bit too close to the center but getting closer to the nearest piece of ice allowed me to form a triangle. It was important to be a few meters from the ice, so that I could include more sky with them.
In December, the sun rises around 11 a.m. which meant that we could make it if we left Reykjavik at 04:00. This particular morning, we left Reykjavik but quickly came across black ice…
Taking nature photographs on a beautiful Summer morning at Jokulsarlon with some icebergs reflecting in the glacier lagoon.
A slow shutter can be achieved with a dark filter (often called an ND filter), or by taking the photograph in low light.
If you catch the glacier ice beach at the right time, you can photograph the incredible colours of a sunset or sunrise.
In the Summer, I like to photograph Goðafoss waterfall in North Iceland at an un-godly hour!! The waterfall of the Gods is at the perfect angle for a Summer sunrise.
Magic Cloth Ice Beach – Long Exposure Photography Video This tutorial…
When your local volcano erupts, grab your camera and tripod and head out for a Long Exposure adventure. There is nothing like being with other photographers who want to be there until it gets dark, so choose your company wisely.
This was an incredible Valentine’s morning on the ice beach. We were in the middle of a photo tour and the light was exactly like this as we arrived on the beach because this was the very first image I took that morning.
Long Exposure Photography How to get Silky Water Effect on Waterfalls…
Coastal landscapes are very effective long exposures because they often give the photograph a strong contrast between the temporary and the permanent.
From silky waterfalls to star trails, long exposure photography captures the world in a way we don’t normally see. These long exposure photographs are popular and capture the viewer’s imagination, so it is worth studying long exposure photography to add some unique perspectives to your portfolio.
This photo was taken early November on a Jökulsarlon tour. I was taking some shots without an ND filter and some shots with. This is one of the shots with the Neutral Density filter – which creates a slight rose tint. This was one of the last photos of the session and everything fells into place when the sky reached it’s best.
We found ourselves in East Iceland looking at a northern Lights forecast. Not to be defeated, we decided to head back to Vestrahorn mountain with a view to doing star trails or some form of night photography.