Iceland Volcano webcams
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by nigel danson
1M ago
The Iceland Volcano has again erupted. It looks absolutely incredible but this time it seems a lot bigger. I thought I would put a quick page together with the webcams so you can easily follow it as well as other resources. Live From Iceland Multicam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=804nPrAUAxg Towards Grindavik - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TWiAPdGg5k Directly over the fissures - https://www.youtube.com/live/VIs83vmfZCk?si=dQBzrBXzwBt_P9QO Amazing updates from Jeroen (my good friend who lives in Iceland and has special access) - https://www.instagram.com/jvn.photo/ Tremor measurements f ..read more
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7 really simple tips all photographers need to know
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by nigel danson
9M ago
I have been a landscape photographer for 35 years now (I know I don’t look that old!). In that time I have felt the pain on many many occasions of struggling with a composition or loading my images into Lightroom and having that faceplate moment. Or worse still developing my B&W film in my parents attic and having that moment of realisation that I will never become a good landscape photographer. But I persevered and for someone who naturally doesn’t have an artistic eye feel like a produce some half decent images now. To do this I came up with various tips and techniques and recently I cre ..read more
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Preparing for Autumn Photography
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by nigel danson
2y ago
In this week’s video I talk about how I go about scouting for new potential Autumn compositions. It is amazing how many images you can find in your local woodland. I have visited this woodland hundreds of times with Pebbles, my Springer Spaniel but I still find a new amazing location with Beech and Oak trees. The occasional silver birch adds even more magic to the scenes. Make sure you check out the video here for some great tips on finding woodland compositions. Here are some of the images I talk about in the video. These are just scouting images but when I go back I will have a head start on ..read more
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Landscape Photography in Overcast Conditions
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by nigel danson
2y ago
Here is a wider selection of the images that I shot in Glen Affric, Scotland. It was a fairly overcast day with almost no direct light. I concentrated on shooting form and texture An old silver birch covered in Lichen I was here with my good friend and videographer, Rick to create a few tutorial videos for YouTube. It is a location that I have dreamed of visiting for some time and having been there can’t wait to return. This glimpse of the snow capped mountain added depth The day stayed fairly overcast with just a small change in the cloud cover for a brief moment which I managed to capture ..read more
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Chasing Volcanoes - Episode II
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by nigel danson
2y ago
I had one of the best nights of photography I can remember whilst in Iceland in July 2021. Here are a few of the images from the YouTube video and some more additional ones I haven’t shared yet. Me and a Volcano!!!! A 2 shot pano HDR with my DJI magic 2 pro. The colours in the highlands were so amazing. One thing you have to be careful about in scenes like this is getting caught up in the magnificence and not concentrating on composition. The pastel colours were breathtaking this evening. I just tried to take a balanced shot with my long lens. This is the last sun we had on the mountains ..read more
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Bluebells and why the grass isn't always greener...
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by nigel danson
2y ago
Here are a selection of the bluebell shots I took over the last week. It was a real lesson to me in perseverance and remembering that there is always a better photograph. Creativity is about following your own path and not that of others. Instagram creates clones I believe and I am as much to blame for this. So here are my favourite photos from a really enjoyable week shooting the same woodland 6 times. Try clicking the images as I have uploaded larger version of some. I like the triangle of bluebells and the depth the distant patch of bluebells gave in this image. I feel this image will wor ..read more
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Edit my RAW - PRO vs AM
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by nigel danson
2y ago
I shared three of my RAW photos for you to edit and I was blown away by the response. I had over 2000 people edit the photos and the results were incredible. It took me over a day just to look through them all. These are some of my favourite but it doesn’t feel right not to share them all so please feel free to share your edit on Instagram and use the hashtag #NDRAW2021 that way everyone can see more of the edits. I will share on Instagram the prints of my 3 favourite of each image this week. Make sure you click the image if you want to see it larger. Thanks to everyone who took part in this ..read more
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Incredible weather leads to incredible photos
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by nigel danson
2y ago
I have recently returned from a stunning trip to Skye, Lewis and Harris in Scotland. On the first few days I had a huge amount of rain and wind but this led to some of the most amazing conditions. Here are some of the images I captured that go along with this YouTube video. Glencoe. as the rain came through and the sun left A shot after hiking for 1 hour in the rain down into Glencoe Stunning light reflected off the wet road creates dramatic B&W image I love the contrast of dark skies and wet roads when you have a bit of light breaking through We get a lot of rainbows in the UK but I ..read more
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RAW edit challenge
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by nigel danson
2y ago
These are some of my favourite from the over 1000 images on my recent edit my RAW files challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. If yours isn’t below then please feel free to share it on Instagram story or post, Facebook or Twitter. Tag me if you want me to see it and share it and use #2020NDEDIT so everyone can see them. I have put my favourite three at the start of each section (note - I have also copied the notes that the editor gave where available and linked to Instagram profile) If you want to have a go at editing the RAW images you can download them here. The Faroes Santiago ..read more
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My favourite Photo Locations
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by nigel danson
2y ago
I have recently published a video on the exact location of my 3 favourite photo locations. Not countries or areas but the exact spots that over the last few years I yearn to return to. As part of this I have also produced a map of my favourite 50 locations. Since we have been in lockdown for a few weeks I am finding myself looking back over my Lightroom catalogue and that brings with it memories of locations I have visited. It is a great way of reliving a trip or emotion from a photo without having to travel. But it has also made me realise the value of that travel and how lucky I have been to ..read more
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