Category: Landscape photography

A collection of photos, articles and tutorials all about Iceland landscape photography. These photo tutorials include cameras, lenses, camera settings, composition, sharpness and tricks for getting great exposures. Even if you are highly experienced and know all the techniques, landscapes can really test the key technical aspects of photography.

Landscape Photography Beginner Guide

Taking photos of Landscapes is such a cool activity that connects you to the nature and helps you forget negative thoughts. If your photography is good, then your viewers will benefit in the same ways. Here are a few thoughts on what landscape photography is, and how to develop your landscape photography skills.

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Buðir Winter Sunrise

The weather was cloudy but as we turned the corner, a gap in the clouds allowed some beautiful, Winter light onto the scene.

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Communicating Depth in the landscape

Pictorial depth is a third dimension in a 2 dimensional image. Being able to communicate depth in an image will increase the sense of space and using pictorial depth cues is a composition skill.

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Reflections in Landscape photography

Reflections in landscape photography communicate the stillness in the air and increase your tones and colours. Effectively, you can have double the photograph if you capture a good reflection.

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Photography at the seaside

Coastal landscapes are very effective long exposures because they often give the photograph a strong contrast between the temporary and the permanent.

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Magical Mel Sinclair – Aussie photographer visits Iceland

Few Aussie photographers are as busy with their travels, study, blogging and, of course Photography. I first came across Mel on facebook, not sure how we connected, but she was planning a trip to Iceland at the end of 2015. Being the natural travel writer that is at the heart of Mel’s work,

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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, there is […]

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My perspective on perspectives

To find your spirit animal, sit quietly in a comfortable place, just breathing and relaxing for some time, (may take a few attempts) your spirit animal will come to you…

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Excuse me

I have witnessed some angry exchanges between photographers in busy places. But I am hoping here to help you see that all this anger is unnecessary.

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Get high

As important as finding high ground is in wilderness survival, I would like to include the concept in my photography survival kit-bag. This article explores some of the technical advantages of the high ground.

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Landscape composition

Composition in landscape photography is perhaps more critical than it is in other forms of photography. The chaos in Nature makes composition challenging in some scenes where the photographer has to restore some visual order. There are rules of composition and many of these rules break other rules of composition. There are tricks you can learn to help you see like an artist and these can help both with landscape composition and post-processing decisions.

Focus & Sharpness

Focus can be critical in the taking of a quality Landscape photograph. Viewers of the final print will be the ultimate judge of sharpness. Getting the balance between adequate Depth of field and a high quality aperture requires a bit of technical guidance.  When you consider Depth of field in visual art, then aperture becomes the brush.  Iceland landscapes have such a variety of textures that deserve good sharpness and some subjects that will need a manual focus, read more about intelligent focusing here.

Exposure

Mastering exposure in Landscape photography will take every aspect of your photography to the next level. But landscape photography throws every exposure challenge at you. When the sky and the landscape have big exposure differences, it is good to know about filters and techniques to get the best out of the scene. From high dynamic scenes to low light situations with very long exposures, landscape photography in Iceland tests all your exposure skills.  For advanced exposure control check out my Magic Cloth Technique in the guide to Long Exposure Photography.

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