Guest article by Alister Benn
Isolated in the North Atlantic, just on the tip of the Arctic Circle, the island of Iceland seems an unlikely candidate for landscape photography stardom. It is remote, cold, bleak, windswept and ravaged by extreme seas and the occasional volcanic eruption or two. It’s also expensive, especially if you like a cold beer at the end of a day’s effort.
The above statement perfectly reflects first impressions and the extent of most of the queries I get prior to tours. Having spent months in Iceland over the past few years, I would concur that most of the above are true – in part; but rarely all at once! Let us start by myth-busting some of them at least.
Joel Wolfson is a fine art and nature photographer who conducts photo workshops worldwide from his native Southwest to Italy, France and other locales. His roster of notable clients include Newsweek, Elle, Seventeen, Houghton Mifflin, and corporate clients such as Apple, AT&T, 3M, United Airlines and Pillsbury.
His technical articles on digital imaging have been translated for use in more than 30 countries. Yet he is best known for his artistic images and unexpected views of everyday places around the globe.
Tips and Techniques from a pro by Joel Wolfson
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In my last article I covered the equipment side of travel photography including how to get your gear to your destination and back safely along with the images. Now I’d like to share some tips and techniques I’ve developed from years of taking travel photos.
When you go on a major trip with photography in mind, just deciding what gear to bring and getting to your destination and back with all of it can be as much of a challenge as shooting great photos once you are there! Over the years I’ve done a number of travel photography presentations and received a lot of good questions. Here are answers to some of the most practical questions I’ve received about the strategies of traveling for photography.
At the age of ten Scott Stulberg’s father gave him the gift of a film camera. What he describes as opening Pandora’s box to the realm of photography, come adulthood Scott would switch his career as a landscape designer to that of a professional photographer.
Today Scott focuses on travel photography, taking pictures and selling his images to stock agencies such as Corbis and Getty images. He also teaches photography courses and workshops across the globe and is the author of the book, Passage to Burma.
Having just returned from a photography workshop in the South of France, read on to see his beautiful images of the indigenous Camargue horses and other inspiring photographs from around the world…