Whether you’re visiting Iceland as a destination in its own right or as a brief stopover on your way elsewhere, you’re bound to have a unique and memorable experience. Considered by many to be the world’s current #1 destination for amateur and professional landscape photographers, the island possesses unparalleled beauty that cannot be found anywhere else. Indeed, Iceland is on many photographers’ bucket list, and there are plenty of great locations to shoot.
In order to make the most of your trip—no matter how long it is—Photographing Iceland provides you with five unique photography-focused itineraries that cover 40 must-see locations for you to capture. Photographer and Iceland expert Martin Schulz is your guide, providing you with exact directions and location descriptions (including QR codes with Google Maps links), along with tips and advice on the best time of day to visit locations and ideal angles from which to shoot. (Because who wants to end up on the wrong side of Europe’s largest waterfall, Dettifoss, shooting it against harsh midday sunlight?) Itineraries conveniently start and end in Reykjavik, allowing you to complete multiple tours on your trip or combine tours for one epic adventure.
8.25 x 5.5in
Soft Cover- without flaps
Gloria September 4, 2018
Great book and just what I wanted because, instead of a book full of technical how-to as to photographing Iceland, the book gives five detailed tours of Iceland.
The author tells us where to stay, what kind of car to rent, and even what something to bring 🙂 Of course, he also talks about the camera equipment you will need. Even points out that sheep often across the road and with no warning — The guy knows the country!
He also points out that many potentially dangerous sites in Iceland are not fenced: for example glaciers, and certain features for which he suggest you take a guide with you. Not something I read every day in photography books 🙂
The bulk of the book is the author’s detailed description of five tours to take, including Reykjavík, which will yield great photographic opportunities. For each location he gives “top tips“ including what to eat, where to eat, where to stay, etc. he talks about the tourist destinations, for example art museums in Reykjavík, as well as where and when to shoot pics.
In his essay on the northern part of Iceland he talks about which towns to stay in to avoid long drives, especially in the Icelandic dark winter. Schulz does not skimp on the technical aspects we all look for-for the mud pools at Hverir, for example, he gives exact camera settings including the filter to use to shoot the colorful mud holes.
And for each location, he often give us the time of year to be there that time of day to shoot, what equipment you will need for that specific location-for example, bring along a long lens when you visit the coast in order to shoot whales, local phone numbers to call for information, and many website links to helpful information about your stay there.
The area that appeals to me the most by his description is the “golden circle“ with its hidden waterfalls. Schulz describes one area is having a secluded waterfall that flows into a blue gully — how could you not want to see that for yourself?
This is, happily, not just a how-to photograph book but instead a complete guide to visiting Iceland with your camera. It’s just about all you would need to take with you on your trip as far as great books. Tells you where to go, where to stay and eat, what equipment to bring, even what kind of car to rent for particular locales, and what time to arrive at your chosen sites. Well worth having!
jefforns November 18, 2018
This is one of those ‘WOW’ books. I have traveled all over photographing the wonders of the world and have not yet had the fortune of visiting Iceland; however, that will change very soon.
Martin Schulz takes you on multiple photographic tours and tells how you too can manage the tours. Also, this is not a technical ‘how to’ book, but rather it assumes you know how to take photographic images of some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. The where and when to go is a fantastic gift by the author.
The one suggestion I would offer is to take this book with you to Iceland and then return it to your photographic library.
James May 30, 2019
Great Iceland Photos and how to get them!
While this is a specialty book on Iceland, it is a valuable aid if you want to photograph one of the most beautiful areas in the world.
Iceland is an area that is not familiar to the average photographer. We have all seen the beautiful photographs of Iceland, but most have no idea how to get to the most scenic locations.
This book explains where to go, how to get the classic shot, how to get an unusual angle and how to avoid the crowds.
This is also not a typical tour guidebook, but it does recommend when to go and even has some suggestions for guide services (in the rear of the book).
A must have if Iceland is on your list of places to shoot.
edbensen (verified owner) December 27, 2019
Photographing Iceland by Martin Schulz is an excellent book. It’s filled with detailed information on where to shoot in popular and unpopular Icelandic locales. Information such as specific distances, best time of day and year to photograph said sites, whether 4×4 is required and QR codes for locations to include parking, etc. The book format is superb in it’s organization and high quality photographs. I wish this author would write more books about other off the beaten path locations with the same style of layout and information.
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