Photographing in Cold Places – John & Di Tilsley

With the bulk of the images shown by John and Di Tilsley, photographed in Finland and Iceland, there were countless vistas and villages captured in magical deep snow, having said that, it still takes a dedicated photographer to be there for the best light at -25 degrees.

John and Di cross-country ski on their photographic expeditions, so really get into the depths of the region, the environment generates subtle colours, with the short days and early sunsets, but at other times you get dramatic light and dramatic weather. Hot springs, volcanic formations and trees create a varied and rugged place to navigate.

Not only do they both capture landscapes, but also enjoy photographing wildlife and birds, on their latest visit to Iceland they were hoping to see the spring migration, but -10 degrees had put off most of the feathered visitors.

Considering they travel and photograph together, the Prints presented by John and the PDI’s shown by Di, actually capture a different feel of the places they visit.

So apart from photographing in Finland and Iceland, the final images were just as captivating, but a little closer to home, Norfolk in a recent winter and also Martinstown. It is a case of finding a good composition, suitable weather, wrapping up warm and getting out there.

Rachel Cooper

I have been a club member for several years now and find I learn something whichever club event I attend. I enjoy the Studio Group evenings, but equally am happy photographing whatever the surroundings provide at home and out and about.

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