Creating a good photo composition in landscape photography is the subject of this video. We had a great time working the scene, trying to create a proper landscape photo. This is how we do practical photography on location. The Gatanöf rock might be the next Instagram photo hit, but it could just as well just be a rock out in the sea.
It can be argued that photography is not only about the conditions needed to get the shot. The main actors are the moments, – the experience and the mindfulness of the experience. When considering the ideal conditions for photography the wind plays an important role. Calm winds offer the possibility of reflections and sometimes the reflections provide great foregrounds. This is what we focused on at Gatanöf.
Gatanöf is in many ways similar to Hvítserkur at Vatnsnes. It is possible to walk right up to it on low tide if you are careful. For photographers, it is one of the more interesting destinations close to Húsavík, north-Iceland. As long as the weather is reasonable it´s possible to walk down to Gatanöf all year around.
We did also visit Gatanöf in the middle of March and had a great time shooting the northern lights. Those northern lights photos are also featured in this video.
Did I mention that our books are now available on our new online store GGart.is with rather low worldwide shipping. If you order any 2 books the shipping cost is the same since the shipment is under 2 kg.
Our Books About Iceland
PHOTOGRAPHING ICELAND – A Photo Guide To 100 Locations
A must-have if you plan to visit Iceland. An excellent guide to Iceland and the book we wish we had read years ago when we started traveling in Iceland. The book is the result of a vast undertaking and took more than a year in the making. It is available in all bookstores in Iceland and our online store. Now also available as an e-book.
Soft cover in protecting plastic: 21 x 14,5 x 2 cm and 352 pages.
ICELAND: Wild At Heart
Our beautiful bestseller. Available in all bookstores in Iceland and our online store.
Hardcover large format: 26,5 x 22,5 x 2cm and 160 pages.
GRIMSEY – The Arctic Wildlife Wonder
Our latest book and a must-have if you plan to visit Grimsey. It is currently only available in our online store and in the Gallery in Grimsey.
Hardcover: 24,5 x 17,5 cm and 120 pages / 7000 words
It is possible to order our books in our online store with worldwide shipping: www.ggart.is.
Notice that the shipping cost is the same if you order two books.