Not too long ago, I made the trip to Iceland with precious camera in hand and a self-portrait session in mind.
With its sprawling landscape, rich color, and unbelievable views, Iceland is a photographer’s paradise–period. In our down time, my husband and I spent most of our time simply driving with no planned destination ahead just so we could slowly soak in all the scenery. And while I managed to take a considerable bunch of pretty pictures, I found it truly difficult to capture the country’s beauty on camera. The sheer magnitude and scale of the landscape is hard to accurately squeeze into a frame. Nevertheless, I made a solid attempt!
Most of my images from Iceland will post up here soon, but I did want to share a quick little portrait session I managed to fit in during the trip.
Self Portrait Session
Full disclosure: as with any buzz-worthy travel destination, the main attractions can get quite crowded. Thankfully, Iceland is absolutely brimming with beautiful backdrops and intimate shooting spots, including the remote black sand beach pictured here.
When we pulled up to this beach, I immediately knew it’d make the perfect set. I threw on a bright red skirt, set up my tripod and remote trigger, and shot away. Below are some of my favorites from the session!
Questions on gear? Below is a quick list of recommendations pulled from the equipment I actually used during this session. Bonus tip: if you’re traveling with your significant other and want to snap some memories, I definitely suggest investing in a tripod and wireless trigger remote.