Magic Lantern Firmware – Canon 5D mark II

Godafoss waterfall rainbow

For Canon Cameras, there is a FREE firmware called Magic Lantern. Magic Lantern is an enhanced upgrade to the Canon DSLR firmware. If you have a Canon DSLR and like experimenting with digital technology, then Magic Lantern could be for you.

Goðafoss Waterfall – 175 Second Long Exposure Photography

I love visiting Goðafoss Waterfall in the late Summer. The sunset colours work so well with this dynamic, North Iceland waterfall. I was facing West around 20.30 on this September evening on a tour around Iceland.

Northern lights HDR photography

Northern lights are a real treat for the travel photographer, but what’s the point if you can’t see the landscape your are visiting? This post looks at the HDR technique and how it can be used at night for Northern lights.

Creative Long Exposure Nature Photography

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.

Pink Panther Returns – Diamond Beach Iceland

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.

Vestrahorn Lights – Northern Lights at Vestrahorn

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.

Beginner’s Guide: – Semi-Automatic vs Manual Mode – Understanding Cameras

I would like to go beyond the automatic mode. Should I shoot only in manual mode though? When should I use the “Semi-automatic (priority)” modes?