Adam Burton Photography

Iceland workshop

30 Jan
Iceland workshop Iceland workshop

I've just returned from Iceland, where I was leading a Northern Lights workshop for Tatra Photography. Despite our best endeavours the Aurora Borealis eluded us most evenings, however we were fortunate to capture it on the second night. The days were a real challenge also; we had to contend with all the elements Iceland could throw at us, from fierce winds, blizzard conditions, rain and cold. Probably a pretty typical trip to Iceland then! The scenery was remarkable and utterly inspiring, and has left me contemplating a return trip hopefully sooner rather than later. Despite the frustrating weather, it was great to meet and spend the week with such a lovely group of people.

One of the most challenging aspects of leading workshops is resisting the urge to take photographs myself. I try to keep away from my camera as much as possible so I am always on-hand to provide advice. As a result I only have a few pictures from the Iceland trip, but this iceberg beach picture is probably my favourite.

For many years I have longed to visit the beautiful black beach opposite Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon on Iceland's southern coast. It is a popular subject for photographers these days and for very good reason; I couldn't think of any better foreground to place in a picture than a glistening chunk of ice.  Although temptation surged inside me I only allowed myself a few minutes to indulge my desire to shoot the beach before resuming my tutor role. Tearing myself away from this scene was one of the hardest photographic decisions I have ever had to make, but fortunately I have a picture or two to cherish until I am able to return.


Hi Adam
this photo is very beautiful and I’ve noticed with our work that they are always pin sharpe and the colours very vivid.  Just wondering what you do to them in photoshop? Thanks

by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 30th January 2013

Nice photo

by Faysal ahmed on 30th June 2013

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