The life of a corporate portrait photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Sun Halo over Reykjavik

Iceland, Reykjavik, Sun Halo

I was standing in front of the Reykjavik Parliament building waiting for the right moment to take my photograph when I looked up (never forget to look up) and I spotted the ring. Never having seen one before, I excitedly motioned to people around me to also look up.
FYI – the ring is caused by sunlight passing through ice crystals in cirrus clouds within the Earth’s atmosphere.

6 responses

  1. a remarkable weather event – great photo

    October 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

  2. Always like your photos. Why you don’t make a tutorial how to make a great photo like you do? Hehehe 😁

    October 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    • I greatly appreciate your compliments. However I am not a teacher and wouldn’t know where to start. But I am okay at answering questions, so if you (or anyone else reading this) has a one regarding an image, I can do that. Generally my approach is “all over the place”. Just like a carpenter doesn’t use one tool, I will/might vary how I approach a subject. Also, as I have said to many folks who do ask a question, becoming a better photographer is like playing a musical instrument. Practice. Practice. Practice.

      October 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      • From your photos, you have a lot of practice. Why you don’t share about how you learn it, what gear (lens, filter, etc) do you use, or what software do you use to touch up your photos? I think you are good in it 👍👍👍

        October 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      • I’ve been a photographer my whole life and got my first job working in a hospital in 1980. I worked there for 20 years and that really laid the groundwork. I had a darkroom and shot film. In 2001 I was laid off and have been a self-employed corporate photographer since. I made the change to digital (a new learning curve), computers and photoshop are part of the process. I use photoshop as a “digital darkroom”. For contrast, exposure, etc. I don’t use presets as my work is my own. I’ve used Canon and Nikon and medium format and 4×5 view cameras in my time. Now, just Canon, not because it’s any better, but its what I have and it’s too expensive to change. The majority of my photography is work related but that skill translates to my personal work. So after all these years, there isn’t one camera, lens, filter I use. Over the years when I was on assignment or personal work, I wrote down what camera settings I used to check what worked and what didn’t. These days you don’t have to write it down because it’s all recorded in the digital file. So keeping on eye on those details you learn what works and doesn’t work.

        October 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

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