This was a stormy session with big waves and an exciting dawn sky. The main challenge here was there was too much ice on the beach. These ice locations, such as the ice beach at Breiðamerkursandur near Jökulsarlon are so great for learning photography because each chunk of glacier ice presents composition challenges. Each chunk of ice teaches you a little more about light and composition, because it is never what you expect, so you have to make sense of it as it is at that moment. The trouble is that regular landscape seem a little too easy after a good session with ice.

Taken with the Magic Cloth Technique.

Technical

  • Canon 5D3
  • EF24mm f/1.4L II USM
  • f/8
  • 5 sec
  • iso400

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Northern Light Prints

Multi-day tours

These are multi-day photo tours that include Jökulsarlon glacier ice beach. If conditions are good these tours can include sunrise photography on the diamond ice beach.

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.

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.

Three day Jökulsarlon, Vestrahorn & South Coast

Feel the powerful silence of Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon and explore the South Coast & Vesturhorn – one of our best Iceland Photo Tour for Auroras.

FlyTour – Jökulsarlon

Spend a day or 2 in the Vatnjökull area of Iceland. This Iceland photo tour puts you right in the heart of Iceland’s stunning Glacier landscapes with one of our photo guides. These totally flexible photo tours can be booked on the fly and we can sometimes run with flexible dates to avoid a bad weather trip.

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 in a week long tour around the country.
Prices from $8,847 USD

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.

Custom Photo Tour

If you want something that is not listed or you want see Iceland at your own pace on a bespoke tour, our Custom Photo Tours go to all parts of Iceland.

Winter photo workshops with Tony Prower

5 full photography days
  • South Coast & Vatnjökull region
  • Ice and Aurora photography
  • Regular dates from Oct – March
  • SiXPaXMaX
  • Prices from: $1850 USD
  • Single room supplement: $240 USD
  • South Iceland Photo Tours

    Our guided, multi-day photo tours of South Iceland will give you incredible photo opportunities. The South coast is rich with, glacier ice, towering waterfalls and black sand beaches.
    Book online from $2,291 USD

    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.
    Prices from $7,536USD

    Glacier Ice Photography

    Here are some more pictures of ice in Iceland.

    Zig-Zag Wander

    This was a photographer-crowded beach with few pieces of ice in January. Imagine my luck to spot the zig-zag in these chunks just as the clouds were completing the zig-zag. The moral of the story here is that sometimes, even when things seem hopeless there are treasures to be found. Settings f/8 5 sec iso800 […]

    MagicDawn

    Magic Cloth Photography – Magical Long Exposures All from the Same workshop Ladies and Gentlemen! Our Winter workshops are rich with great locations and fantastic photo opportunities. If you have a good camera and lens you can’t really go wrong and with the right guide you will return with stunning images. Saving the best til […]

    Blue Anchor

    This colourful scene on the beach at Jökulsarlon is the result of careful observation. The waves moving around these big chunks were causing grooves in the black sand. With the right angle, the reflected sky colours enhanced the groove textures. This was reciprocal because the grooves enhanced the reflected colours. Magic Cloth Technique Canon 5D3 […]

    Jokulsarlon Sunset

    This was a beautiful evening in August. If you can catch an August sunset at the lagoon, it is worth pulling out all the stops. The huge chunks of ice always make an interesting foreground. And this was all fairly comfortably captured from a spot comfortably near the car park. The exposure was controlled with […]

    Jökulsarlon YingYang

      Dramatic Glacier Ice on the Ice beach Ying Yang Opposites attract and these unlikely couple gathered to watch Henry surfing on the ice beach. Ying yang philosophy is about accepting the badness in every good thing and the goodness in every bad thing. It is usually presented in circular form because it shows the […]

    Ice beach lobster

    The Ice Beach at Jökulsarlon offers so many opportunities for unique photographs. I frame can look completely different a few seconds later. The Ice beach is called Breiðamerkursandur which means “The squirrel’s nutsack” although the translation has been lost over 1000 years. This shot was a mixture of the right timing and composition, al that […]