Rafn

 
 

Rafn Sig,- is one of the Iceland’s leading landscape and nature documentary photographers. He has focused on documenting the raw nature since he was a young boy and has been hiking in the Icelandic highlands and low lands all his life so he knows the nature and the hidden spots like a true native.

Rafn Sig,- is a self-educated photographer and has worked as a freelance photographer for more than thirty years. He has developed his own unique style through photographing the wide variety of the colorful Icelandic nature. He’s got his photos published all over the world, in magazines, books, postcards as on the internet.

Rafn recently published 8 photographic books about Iceland  called “WILD ICELAND the untouched nature”
Each book focuses on the collection of the best of the sensational nature of the individual parts of Iceland; these eight books contain photographs of the south, southwest, west, westfjords, north, east, highlands and Reykjavik the capital of  Iceland.

2018 Rafn Publichet his 9th book called “Discover Wild Iceland” where he shows the colorful raw nature at its best on 100 pages

Rafn Sig,-  lives his passion of photography by traveling, and exploring the nature of Iceland as well as other countries.

You can support Rafn on his journey of Documenting Iceland at: https://www.patreon.com/RafnSig

  Wild Iceland

“The Untouched Nature”

Eight beautiful photographic books by Rafn Sig-      

Each book focuses on the collection of the best of the sensational nature of the individual parts of Iceland; these eight books contain photographs of the south, southwest, west and Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland nort, east, westfjord and the highlands

The “Wild Iceland” books contain a small proportion of his best work from the past 30 years.
Each book is the size of a large postcard and is packed from cover to cover with over 130 pages of unique images from the magnificent land of ice and fire.

Language on the back cover: English, Danish, German and French
They can be purchased all over Iceland or ordered from the publisher: NB publishers

To order: Pls. write your name and address in the e-mail
Guðjón Guðmundsson +354 896 888 / gg@vortex.is

“You can’t begin a journey if you don’t step out”

Discover Wild Iceland offers private and scheduled Day/Photo/Photo workshop from Reykjavik and surrounding city’s.

„Everyone who wish to experience the magic of Icelandic nature and landscape photography in a relaxed way should travel in a small groups, where each person can have enough time to take his photos and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Iceland.“

The group size on my tours are strictly limited to maximum three persons per tor. Due to its very small size of group, the photo tour will allow plenty of time for individual attention, making sure you photograph the area under the best light and supervision possible.

I use 4×4 Mitsubishi L200 super jeep pickup truck..

“Photographs make us stand still for a moment in our fast moving world”

 

Tour or Workshop?

A photo tour is based on holiday, relaxation and enjoyment. I will take you to well researched locations and will guide you on how to photograph them. You need to have a basic knowledge in photography and how to use your equipment when you join one of my tours. Saying that, I’m always there to help if needed.

A photo workshop is purely based on tuition. I do my best to teach you as much as I can during the length of it. If you are new to photography and you need to learn technical aspects such as aperture, shutter speed and how to use your equipment including the use of filters, then I recommend you to join one of my photo workshops first.
My Photo Workshop tours are based on Canon SLR Cameras

Please note that neither my photo tours nor my photo workshops offer post processing tuition. . If you wish to learn how to post process your pictures, I recommend the purchase of downloadable videos from Photoshop Cafe.

Insurance

Although all ‘Photography / Workshops’ clients are covered by myour public liability insurance, I recommend that you take your own travel insurance also.

 

What kind of camera do I need for these workshops?

In order to take full advantage of the opportunities and techniques I cover in my workshops, I recommend a DSLR camera. However, the workshops are not about the media used to capture the image but more like the way we see the scene and value the light that affects its mood. In a few words, any camera will do. This could be a compact, consumer, prosumer, medium or large format, panoramic, digital or film.

 

What other equipment will I need?

Your camera comes first, of course, but most importantly I recommend a sturdy tripod such as the Manfrotto 055. A tripod forces you to slow down, take your time and concentrate on composition, as well as keeping your camera safe and shake free. If you own a low budget light aluminium tripod such as Jessops and you are wondering if it is good enough, no, it is not. It will not allow you to trust your gear on it and it will not allow me to help you with tuition.

I also recommend a set of neutral density graduated filters of 0.45 & 0.75 strength. If you are starting now and wish to purchase filters, we recommend the 0.45 hard ND grad and the 0.75 soft ND grad. We strongly recommend Lee filters for the superior quality, although other brands are of acceptable quality. A polariser or any other filters that you might own. You don’t need to have all the above, however, they will help you to gain the most out of your workshop.

 

How many memory cards or film will I need?

A very good question. You see, memory cards or film are never enough and our answer would be to get as much as you can. You need to remember that we will be shooting almost all day and if the workshop is as long as a week, you will need as much memory as you can get. Digital users with a laptop or a memory bank will be fine. Having said that, I always try to pass on the philosophy of “shoot less – keep more”. It is better to leave the workshop with 40 stunning images that will make you proud, rather than 2,000 very average ones.

 

Shutter Release Cable

You will need one for longer than 30 seconds exposures.

 

Clothing

Very warm and weatherproof clothing and neoprene wellies (if possible) is a must as the weather can be quite cold this time of year, especially during twilight times that we will be photographing. Temperatures can range from -4 to +10. ☀ ☁ ❄. I also recommend to bring along a pair of crampons, just in case there are icy patches that you wish to walk on.

 

Something else

Yes – your smile

 

 

 

 

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