Our Iceland Winter workshops are based near the glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon. We stay in a hotel close to the lagoon to give us a fair chance of getting photographs like these. We have a 98% success rate for Northern Light photography on these 5 day Winter workshops.
Private Northern Lights Tours
The Northern lights reflected in Jökulsarlon is a dream come true for many photographers. Although composition is an important part of aurora photography, sometimes you just have to shoot them where you stand.
Photographing the Northern lights usually presents under-exposure challenges for the night photographer. Sometimes the Aurora flashes so brightly that it lights up the landscape. In these situations, it is a challenge not to over-expose the photograph.
A high energy light show is great! To see layers of streaks is amazing. It looks like a celestial rainbow in the sky over the Glacier lagoon at Jökulsarlon.
A weak, distant Aurora can be disappointing, but gives a unique opportunity for longer exposures. Using the Magic Cloth Technique, it was possible to produce a brilliant exposure of the foreground ice with the colours refracting through.
This is a small lake close to the city of Reykjavik. There is some light pollution, but facing North it is possible to get some good Northern Light exposures. The reflections can be very good for photographing Northern Lights.
Northern Full Beam
This is a mountain road just 20 minutes from Reykjavik city center. The car with its lights on full beam might have upset some photographers, but I like the way it gives extra depth and texture to the road. Aurora photography is better with a snow covered landscape.
This mountain is on the South coast of Iceland just a few miles from Skogafoss. It was moving quickly and this was one of many photographs from this spot.
The glacier lagoon in South East Iceland is a top location for Northern lights photography. However this night, the display was better in the opposite direction over the cafe building.