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For those that may be tuning in for the first time, I am Joe shutter: a blogger, photographer and photo guide based in Reykjavik, Iceland. I always go the extra mile to get the shots and get off the beaten track to my special off the map spots.  If you are interested in a photo workshop/tutorial whilst in Iceland, get in touch!

Ice cream comes as standard in all photo tours. As does fun, adventure and a tonne of awesome shots.

After the New Life post, Im going back to what I do best, at least better: that is to say, go somewhere great with a great shooting partner and take pictures.

So off I went with Gunnar  (Icelandic Explorer) one glorious evening to shoot. We left very late, but it was OK becuase it was the height of the long summer nights: more than OK, it was perfect. We took a sweet Toyota Hilux from Toyota Iceland, made a quick entry into the highlands before descending into a lush green valley filled with farms and rivers. By the time we came out of the valley, the light was even better.  We continued onwards and upwards to the west, shooting all night until we could shoot no longer and collapsed in a mess of exhaustion.  

The second half forms part of the next blog post.

Photography by Joe Shutter and Icelandic Explorer

For your enjoyment,

Joe Shutter

Reykjanes & New Friends

Over Iceland airwaves, I met a guy called Frank. This was the first day that frank and I really started to shoot together. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we knew we had to do something bigger: two days later, we set of on a great adventure around the whole ring road of Iceland.  it was a heck of journey. Full story coming soon.

For now, take in these shots from our first day out shooting together in Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula. We were even lucky enough to catch the northern lights over the moss fields.

For your enjoyment, 

Joe Shutter

Photography by Joe Shutter and Rock Scissors Taper 

Hunting for the Fire in the Sky

Oftentimes, when one sees photographs of the aurora borealis, one sees the most spectacular, beautiful images. However, the reality of the aurora e pertinence is somewhat difficulty, in my 2 or so years in Iceland, I've seen the most spectacular auroras only twice. The more moderate displays don't make them any less beautiful, and they do show the range of the experience possible, under different conditions. 

This night in late October was one such day: after an insta-meet with @rezzzzzzz_photo and @rockscissorstaper , the results below were the highlights of our adventure. It was an all-nighter of cloud chasing and long exposures, taking us two hours away from Reykjavik all the way up to the snæfulsnes peninsula. Check out their Instagram handles. They are both excellent photographers.

With that, I shall stop.

Thanks for stopping by,

Joe Shutter