When you travel around a small island on your own in a few days in search of the perfect shot, you’re going to have some stories.
Valerie grills Gina on why she went to Iceland, how she planned her shot list and reviews what she ultimately achieved. From the obligatory rugged landscapes and cascading waterfalls, Gina also reveals how she captured moody shots of disused barns, lonely clotheslines, friendly (and unfriendly) sheep, amazing street art, and her new obsession – birds.
Harpa – Iceland
“Located by the old harbor between Reykjavík city center and the North Atlantic, the new Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, stands out as a unique landmark in continuous interplay with its surroundings. The design was influenced by Iceland‘s exceptional and dramatic nature. Situated on the boundary between land and sea, the building is a gleaming sculpture reflecting both sky and harbor, as well as the vibrant life of the city.” – www.iceland.is/arts-culture/music/harpa
How I photograph fast moving birds:
Focus set to AF Servo (canon) AF Continuous (Nikon)
Long lens (200mm)
1/1000th sec or higher
How to photograph waterfalls:
Overcast day is best to get maximum detail in the water
Beware of moving trees if it’s a windy day
Protect your gear from splashing water
A towel over the camera is better than rain coat
Avoid including grey skies in the shot