I had an awesome summer adventure in Landmannalaugar. In July 2020 I went on an adventure with a group of photographers to Iceland. The main goal of this trip was to visit Landmannalaugar. Landmannalaugar is located in Fjallabak Nature Reserve (“Friðland að Fjallabaki”). Our tour guide Madelon Dielen drove us through rivers and dust roads bringing us to beautiful locations. After my adventure in Iceland in January I wanted a rematch with Iceland.
What’s the fun of guided photo trips. Photography is a journey for life. There is always something new to learn or improve. For me photography is always fun. One of the things I picked up is going on photo trips. I joined my first photo trip in may 2013. It was a short trip to London with Madelon Dielen Fotografie. On this trip I heard about the P, M and A dial on my camera. My main goal on this trip was to learn about these settings and understand what they did. I also learned what shooting in RAW meant. Furthermore while my first photo trip was a city trip, most other photo trips are for landscape photographers.
First of all what is the fun of these photo trips? I can hear you think “every photographer on the same location with the same pictures or that’s easy making nice pictures or ……….”. So what’s the fun of guided photo trips!
Our Arctic Light Adventure in Iceland started January 1st 2020. We flew with a group of seven people to Iceland to explore the northern part of Iceland in wintertime. Would we be able to see the Northern Light? How will the weather conditions turn out in wintertime?
In October 2019 I went on an adventure with a group of photographers to see the Colors of Autumn Bulgaria. Starling Tours organized this adventure as the travel agent. Our tour guide was Yves Adams who did an amazing job. He was always there to lend a hand, teaching us something, making us laugh and inspiring us every day. We were lucky to have two drivers. Emil and his wife Sevdalina, who were very kind people. Emil himself is a photographer as well. So we had two photographers who taught us.
In November 2018 I went on a photo trip to Wales with tour guide Wilco Dragt of Nordic Vision. I did not know what to expect of Wales. Was it like Scotland or Ireland?
Our destination was on the isle of Anglesey just above the national park Snowdonia. We stayed in a place called Menai Bridge in Hotel Anglesey Arms. Read on to see my Spark page and the video I made of this adventure.
In April 2018 we visited Sofia. It was a short weekend break with our Photoclub Trefshot. Sofia is a city with a big variety of very new building but also very old desolated buildings. In the centre of the town most buildings are well maintained, but further away the sidewalks are very dangerous. No tile or brick is in place. The Alexander Nevski Cathedral made a big impression, especially at night. The blue night colours are working very well with the yellowish lighted cathedral. Read more →
In september 2017 I visited Snæfellsnes. The journey started in Amsterdam. We flew September 23 – 2017 to Reykjavik and went on adventure in Snæfellsness in the western part of Iceland.
Snæfellsness is known as “Iceland in Miniature”, because many national sights can be found in this area. The Snæfellsjökull volcano, regarded as one of the symbols of Iceland, is one of these sights that can ben found there. With its height of 1446 m, it is the highest mountain on the peninsula and has a glacier at its peak. We saw waterfalls, the amazing Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), lava fields, andmany more of the beautiful mountainscapes. This peninsula of Iceland is a true GEM OF THE WEST. The Milk Photo Book I made can be found here: GEM OF THE WEST by Richard Paas. An Adobe Spark page can be seen by clicking the picture below.