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Learn & Explore Series Episode 34

"What to Expect and How to Prepare for a Photo Tour in Iceland?"

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Did You Know?

Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe; however, it is not the most photographic. Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss are spectacular waterfalls for your camera.

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Did You Know?

During the Arctic summer, there is 24 hours of daylight in Iceland and there are six hours of the magic light of dawn and dusk.

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Did You Know?

More than half of the 300,000 inhabitants of Iceland live in the capital, Reykjavik.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: Sigurjon Petursson
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. How do I know if I’ve picked a good photo tour?
  2. Is it necessary to sign up for a photo tour well in advance or can I sign up for a tour during a vacation?
  3. Do photo tour companies provide a checklist of photography and other equipment that are necessary to enjoy the tour fully?
  4. Can I arrange a photo tour exclusively for a family or a group of photo buddies?
  5. Are there photo tours available for a single photographer?
  6. Can I request specific locations or subject matter for a photo tour or are the locations pre-determined?
  7. Are photo tours one-day events or are there tours during a number of days?
  8. Does the tour company provide transportation to the shooting locations?
  9. Are most photo tours in wild locations that require backpacking and camping overnight?
  10. Are there photo tours in cities to shoot architecture, street scenes, etc.?
  11. Are there photo tours to photograph the night sky: moon, stars, Milky Way, Northern Lights?
  12. Are there any unusual photo tours?
  13. Will I be able to photograph wildlife during a photo tour?
  14. Do photo tours include any instruction?
  15. What are the most important takeaways from a photo tour?