I've been in Iceland for a project about 2 years ago. I've been there for just 4 days and I didn't get the chance to explore the island. Since then, Iceland has been on my list. I had to go back and take some shots of that beautiful country.
Now the time has come and yes, I'm going back to Iceland!
With the support of the fantastic people at Inspired by Iceland and Icelander hotels I'll be travelling around the country for 10 days with my wife. As I'll be taking pictures (hopefully the weather will be nice with us) I want to let you know what gear I'm going to bring with me for this trip.
I like to travel light and I'm mostly exclusively a prime lenses shooter so you won't find a long list of items here. I generally adapt to my camera as doing this let me think more about the composition and the shot I'm going to take. So here we go, this is the gear I will bring with me to Iceland (please bear in mind that nobody sponsored me and every item in the list has been meticulously tested and chosen :-)):
The backpack, my trusty Manfrotto Advanced Active Backpack I
The camera, a Fujifilm X-PRO 2 (and a Fujifilm X-e2s as a backup just in case my X-PRO 2 breaks)
Three lenses: a Fujifilm 14mm f2.8 for landscape, a Fujifilm 23mm f1.4 for everything (I love this lens :-)), a Fujifilm 60mm f2.4 if I need something longer
The tripod, a Manfrotto BeFree Carbon Fiber (yes I'm that lazy and I'll be hiking around :-))
The igadgitz filters holder with 3 filters (Hoya ND1000 58mm, Haida ND1000 62mm, Hoya Polarizer 58mm )
The Expro dual battery charger
Sd cards and batteries
A MacBook pro (not in the picture) to backup and edit pictures and to assist all my customers around the world (I love you people :-))
A rubber bulb to clean sensor and lenses (I've been asked strange questions about it in various airports :-))
A microfiber cloth
That's it guys, as you can see I like to keep it simple and use my mind (when it works) to bring home some good shots. I leave you now with some pictures I've taken the last time I was there and hopefully I'll do better this time :-). You can follow me on Instagram, Flickr, 500px, Twitter or Facebook to find out more about my trip.
I'm glad to announce that one of my pictures has been shortlisted for the final of the Siena International Photography Awards!
Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2016 edition has received nearly 50.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 130 countries worldwide so I'm proud that they picked my work for the final stage.
Wish me luck for the final I hope I could win one of the final prices.
Unfortunately I can't reveal which of my pictures they have shortlisted but I'll update you as soon as I'll get some news.
I’m proud to announce that one of my pictures will be on exhibit at the #IgersDublinBridges Gallery Night. Unfortunately I can’t say which picture made to the final of the competition but you can discover it by yourself visiting the gallery on the 15th of February from 7pm at Bagots Hutton Bar/Restaurant. I’ll be there so if you’re planning to come let me know, we can meet and have a pint together!
More information about the event in the following Instagram post.
One of my pictures has been featured in the National Geographic Daily Dozen of today January 2nd 2017. To get a picture selected by National Geographic is such an honor for every photographer and if you help me voting it here the picture could be published in their magazine.
Thanks for your help in advance, I hope you will have a great 2017.