Valley of Snow

For those that may be tuning in for the first time, I am Joe shutter: a blogger and photographer based in Iceland. 

I pass on what I learn out here through my  tailor-made photo workshops and tutorials. They can be as long or as short as my clients need them to be, and I always go the extra ten miles (or ten hours) to get the shots and get off the beaten track wherever possible.  

If you are interested in a photo workshop/tutorial in Iceland, pleas contact me through my email ( ) or through my Instagram handle @joe_shutter . 

Each post on my blog describes a different "stop" that I make through my various journeys throughout Iceland, capturing the essence of the moment though portraits, landscapes and detail shots. Below tells the (short story) story of an installment of a journey with Frank from Rock Scissors Taper .

As Frank and I moved from the sunnier fjords in the morning we came into a rather more snowy terrain: this was further inland and the sun didn't reach quite as well. We found a place to stop the car off the road and we descended into this small valley which we liked the look of. 

The lighting situation changed very little as we went down towards the river, but the open shade (cloud cover) made it easier to expose. I took a little break from the leather and went for the Icelandic Lopapeysa: this was one of the first things I bought when I came to Iceland and I have cherished it ever since.

Anyway, here they are, in all their glory, for better or for worse, the results. I sincerely hope you enjoy.

Photography by Joe Shutter and Rock ScissorsTaper

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter