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Photographing Iceland

The latest fashion in “location shooting” seems to be Iceland. This volcanic island offers a variety of extraordinary landscapes and scenery. Rainer Mirau is back from the cold north and offers his advice on photographing this amazing place

As a passionate landscape photographer, Iceland is high on my shooting wish list. Northern Europe as a whole is my preferred area to take scenic images; the main reason is simple: less people and more nature. After visiting Scotland and Norway several times, I wanted something new, although these two countries alone deliver sufficient shooting opportunities for a photographer‘s lifetime.

Iceland is different, it is like a raw jewel with unique places to see. The land, from a geological point of view, is young and still in a dynamic process. Stunning coastlines, amazing waterfalls, geysers, and an incomparable landscape affected by volcanic activity, are some of the highlights. The vegetation is sparse, there are almost no trees. Nevertheless...

Read this article, and many more, in High Definition, inside Issue 30 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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