July 18, 2024


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Guest Article  – Iceland & Photography – by John Caulfield


Exploring Iceland – The Adventure

If you want waterfalls, landscapes, Puffins, ice formations, architecture; then put Iceland on your bucket list. It’s a great destination for everyone, especially photographers.  And it’s not as far away as it may sound.  From my home in Kansas City it is a mere 3321 miles. For you – perhaps closer or further.

A Few Tips For The Traveling Photographers

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  • Go with your photo buddies. You will need to hit it and get it! BTW that is me, second from the left.







  • Hire a guide and a photo professional who make all the reservations and know all the secret handshakes and can teach you the camera tricks you always wanted to know. They would look like Reed Hoffman and Einar Ólafur Matthíasson.

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  • There are waterfalls everywhere.  A large part of the island is a glacier.

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  • Here is the Gullfoss Waterfall.  Besides its beauty you may notice there are no ropes, warning signs or Park Rangers.  Proceed at your own risk, slippery when wet, ooooops!

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  • If you like Iceland Ponies you will love these guys




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They will not let you take one home for a pet.


  • If you want to photograph Puffins then be sure to go during a time when they are there – we went in early July. This is where your guide will earn his money – they know the “where and when”.

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  • With glaciers come ice formations and unique inlets

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  • Back on dry land – Reykjavik

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I am just trying to whet your appetite for an adventure that will produce memories for a lifetime. Questions? I’d be glad to help fill in the blanks. Contact info below.

John Caulfield, Photographer


My thanks to John for his guest article. John is a great guy and a wonderful photographer. Here is his brief bio:

John Caulfield Biography

John Caulfield - Photographer
John Caulfield – Photographer

I am a freelance photographer concentrating on event and portrait photography. My images have appeared in newspapers, magazines, travel brochures, advertising brochures, promotional books, billboards and on TV. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from St. Louis University and a MBA from the University of Kansas. I augmented my photography skills by taking Fundamental Photography, Photoshop, and Digital Photography courses at Johnson County Community College.

I am a long time board member of Digital Dimensions and Beyond, a local Kansas City photography club.

I retired in August 2011 from Cleaves-Bessmer-Marietti, Inc., a Kansas City based manufacturer’s representative with 33 employees selling electrical products in a 5 state area. I spent 35 years with CBM, Inc and was President/CEO for 10 years.

In addition to photography I enjoy time with my wife Laura, 3 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 2 grandchildren, ham radio, computers, church activities and golf.

John can be reached at jcaulfield@kc.rr.com




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