Photography from the land of ice and fire


This might have been the cause of my Wi-fi connectivity issues last week.

30sec total, (with 10 sec on the sky)

The Aurora Borealis dances above the ice on Jökulsarlo, the glacier lagoon.

Learn my secrets to catching the Northern Lights with your camera on my BLOG.

Posted by Iceland Aurora Photo Tours on 2012-09-09 16:11:53

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The Magic Cloth Technique

The Magic Cloth Technique is a an interesting way to photograph a high dynamic range scene.

Magic Cloth Tricks

More Long Exposure hints…

Long Exposure Photography Tips

What to do:


Start with a filter or low light for a for a slower shutter speed, then over expose the scene by two to three stops.

Exposure time

It is easier to set a long Exposure time. 2-5 sec requires a fast, but smooth movement to cover the sky within a reflex time. 5-10 sec allows for a controlled exposure of the middleground.

Magic Cloth Motion

I usually lower the cloth as fast as possible and bring it up gently.

Different Methods

Change the Motion to allow many short exposures of the sky, rather than one initial exposure (30 seconds and over exposures only).

Meter for the highlights and

Witness more Ice and Auroras on our Photo Workshops.

Thanks for reading!

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— Scott Lorenzo

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More info about Iceland

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) can be seen during Winter (September-March) when the sky is clear.

Facts about Night photography

Tiny Particles that are too small to see with our eyes, called plasma, are fired from the Sun very fast – 1,000,000 mph. This is called the Solar Wind.

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