Equipment List for a Photographic Trip to Iceland Part i (Camera-Lenses)
On a remote island in the frigid North Atlantic, lies the world’s most popular landscape photography destination, Iceland.
This relatively small island offers some of the world’s most amazing landscapes, excellent tourism infrastructure that ensures amazingly easy access, which is a key part of it’s title as the world’s most popular landscape photo destination.
In a place as stunning as Iceland, it’s not that difficult to take good photos. The majestic waterfalls, rugged coastline, and vibrant mountains pretty much set the scene up for you – all you have to do is press the shutter and wait.Expect to find frozen waterfalls, lagoons and beaches strewn with icebergs, glaciers, glacier caves and so much more, all easily accessible by walking and parking spaces near the watermarks.
If you are lucky enough, you will have the oppurtunity to witness and photograph the Northern lights. Long winter nights and an extreme Northern latitude ensure optimal opportunities
How I Packed to Shoot Landscapes in Iceland
Full frames cameras produce much better image quality than crop-sensor cameras.This means you can use a higher ISO at night and having live view makes instructions about composition easier.
If your camera isn’t weather-sealed, you will need to take extra care such a Ruggard RC-P18″ Rain Cover in the damp environments of the waterfalls you’re going to shoot, and the salty black beaches you’ll be wandering along.
DJI Phantom 3 Professional
The 4K Camera , the revolutionary Lightbridge connection and the increased stability of this drone is a no-brainer. You can fly it further and take clearer videos and photographs than with any of the previous DJI Phantom drones.
I use it a lot for shooting landscapes, still images and videography with the unique perspective provided by aerial photography.
My favorite camera for extreme conditions such as powerful spray behind a waterfall in Iceland or for some other very rainy places.
A critical part in a photography tour is choosing the right lens to bring with you to the trip. A landscape photography safari brings you to grand and majestic locations and they are best captured by the following lenses. Most of the time the wide angle lens is my lens of choice, and its attached to the camera body about 90% of the time.
An ultra wide-angle lens is a must when it comes to landscapes. The extra stop of light that f/2.8 will give you, makes a big difference at night. The following lenses have been tested and have numerous positive reviews from the professionals. Ultra wide angle lens helps you capture the entire beauty of Iceland’s iconic locations, they are the primary choice of most landscape photographers. It is also critical in capturing the Aurora Borealis, so choose lenses with high aperture such as F2.8.
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon 70-200mm VR II
This is my favorite super sharp lens, with amazing Nikon’s second-generation VR system, which allows me to get sharp images ,shooting handheld at really slow speeds under 1\50. During the course of the trip, you will be visiting glaciers and mountain ranges. This will be the perfect time for you to use these lenses.
Ultra Telephoto Lenses
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD
The compression of elements within an image, and the way a telephoto can bring you into the heart of the scene are really useful effects.