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My name is Joe and I am the man behind the lens at Joe Shutter. Over the last few years, I have carved out an adventure-filled life here in the Land of Fire and Ice. Through my blog, vlog and pictures, I show my life in iceland to anyone who is willing to stop and take a look.
In a given view, the light in Iceland can change within the second. And so it was that one glorious day some time ago, I traded in the blandness of the London life (wonderful though it is) for a life of multi-directional wind & rain, long blue light, midnight sun, highlands, mountains, volcanos, glaciers and canyons and of course waterfalls.
These are the sub-Arctic conditions in which I thrive and where I get the inspiration that I need, to drive (literally and figuratively) a life of adventure in Iceland. The vehicle of choice for my adventures is my Land Rover Defender: The Landy. The Beast. My steel horse.
I love to take photos, and I love to take people out with me in the Landy on my adventures. I invite you to join me on my journey, at least for a time, and share in the wonder of this remarkable and wild land. Iceland. Fill out the form below and reach out if you want to get to some incredible spots and grab some awesome pictures in Iceland!
I love to take photos, and I love to take people out with me in the Landy on my adventures. I invite you to join me on my journey, at least for a time, and share in the wonder of this remarkable and wild land. Iceland.
I write about my mishaps and adventures around Iceland, as well covering other areas and issues relating to photograpahy, social media and travel. Check out the blog for my latest writings!
Joe Shutter: Facts & Questions
Here, I just wanted to put down a few of the questions that I get asked the most. Did I miss anything else important? Let me know!
What photography gear do you use?
In a word: Nikon, Nikon, Nikon.
I was raised surrounded by my father's nikon photography. although there is a fair but of legacy that comes into that, i have found the nikon full frame bodies to be some of the best
Which camera would you recommend for a beginner?
Somebody who is starting out in their journey in photography doesn't need to get a full size, professional body straight away: they need to get to start shooting with, but with great image quality. Start with a Nikon D5500 and the kit lens that comes with and add the NIKKOR AF-S 35mm f1.8
Do you sell Lightroom presets?
I made a preset that I gave away for a flash 48 hour giveaway once upon a time. No plans for any other presets until then!
What gear do you love and depend on out in Iceland?
When I am outside and exposed to the elements all day, I have a few pieces of gear, clothing or equipment that I depend upon constantly. I have worn ZO:ON Iceland since my very first visit to Iceland, and I swear by a bunch of other stuff like Icebreaker base layers, Fjallraven almost anything and of course my Amundsen Sports knickerbockers!