My Iceland Photographic Adventure

Terry White in Iceland

I just spent a week in Iceland on a photographic adventure

Many of you know that I started my Adobe 20th Anniversary sabbatical on August 1st and if you would have asked me on August 1st did I have any big trips planned I would have said no. This was going to be more of a staycation. However, I got the chance to go to Iceland at the last minute. It was AMAZING! There’s just no way that I can do this story justice by posting the images and text here, so I decided to the next best thing and that is to tell my story with Adobe Spark Page which you can view below (just click and start scrolling):

I would say that this was a once in a lifetime trip, but I won’t because I have a feeling that I’ll go back and shoot some more. Iceland is amazing. If you get the chance to go there, take it! Special shoutout to Scott Kelby, Einar Eriendsson and Ragnar Og Ásdís for making this the perfect trip. I hope to do a workshop soon in Iceland with Einar.

About the gear I took to Iceland


This was a photographic trip, so the gear was important. I didn’t really call it out in the Spark Page above, so I’ll do so here as an added bonus to my blog readers:

I did a LOT on the go with Adobe Mobile Apps, you should definitely check out this new book to see what’s possible:

Nikon D810

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens

Nikon 28-300mm lens

Nikon 10.5 mm Fisheye lens

Nikon Cable Release

Dawn di-GPS Pro for Nikon

WD Wireless Hard Drive

Mevo Live Event Camera

SanDisk 64GB SD Cards

Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera

DJI Phantom 2 Vision + Quadcopter (drone) I have the older model, go for the Phantom 4.

Gitzo Traveler Carbon Fiber Tripod

Anker Powercore 20100 backup battery

Arkon Mini Tripod

Arkon TW Broadcaster Pro for dual live Streaming

Platypod Pro Max

MacBook Pro 15″ Retina

iPad Pro 12.9″ w/ Apple Pencil

Kirk BH-3 Ballhead

Thinktank Streetwalker Backpack

I couldn’t have done this without Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.

Kelby Digital Photography Tour


You probably already have this book (it’s the #1 bestselling book on digital photography ever), and if you like that book, you’ll love Scott’s brand new tour based on the book series! When I started to take my photography more seriously this was one of the 1st books I read from cover to cover. It certainly filled in a lot of gaps for me and I learned a ton.

If you don’t have the book, here’s the link (you’ll love it!).

He also wrote three bestselling follow-ups to the book, Volumes 2, 3, and 4 (all different content).

Well Scott is about to kick off a tour that is based on his Digital Photography Book series (and is taught by Scott himself).

Here’s the link for more info on the tour. Even if you can’t make the tour, you should definitely check out all four books. They also come packaged as a set here.

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Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk 2011 is Here

It's time to signup for Scott Kelby's Annual Worldwide Photowalk! The 2011 Walk will happen this October 1st & 2nd. Once again I plan to lead a walk here in the Metro Detroit Area. Since this is the first time he's done this in the Fall I've chosen the Franklin Cider Mill as our photowalk location as the fall colors should play very nicely for some great shots.

More details to follow, but don't wait! Sign up here now as my walk usually fills up the 1st day!

Trip Report: Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It with Scott Kelby


What do I do on my week off? I hop in my car  and drive 4 hours up to Toronto to see Scott Kelby do his "Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It Seminar".

It's not often that I get a chance to actually sit in on someone else's classes. I go to Photoshop World twice a year and I see a list of great glasses, taught by world class instructors and then I sigh because I know that either the class I want to take is happening at the exact same time as one of the classes I'm teaching or I have some other show duty that prevents me from attending.


This means that when I have an opportunity to take another instructor's class, I grab it! 


I would dare say that I've learned most of what I know about photo retouching through my buddy Scott over the years and although I'm quite comfortable doing portrait retouching I'm always eager to learn something new.


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Shooting with Scott Kelby in Denmark and Sweden

In case you haven't noticed I'm on tour in Europe. I've been on the Adobe CS 5 Evolution Tour since the beginning of May. Often times there are weekends where it doesn't make sense to come all the way home and then go right back out again, so we try to pick a good place to regroup for the weekend. It just so happened that this past weekend we stayed in Copenhagen. My good friend Scott Kelby told me before that he always wanted to visit Copenhagen and it worked out with his schedule that he could join me for the weekend to see the sights and of course do some photography. Scott asked his Twitter and Facebook followers for some shooting location suggestions and they came pouring in. Needless to say we not only had a blast, but we got to see some fantastic places. Be sure to head over to Scott's blog to see his photos from the weekend and I put together a few of my favorites below (most of my shots are geotagged, so if you're interested in "where" these photos were taken head over to my Flickr gallery). It's time to prep for the London stop this Wednesday, so I'll be signing off for now. Have a great week everyone!





The Turning Torso in Malmö Sweden

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Stuff we mentioned Live on The Grid yesterday

photo by Brad Moore

First off I want to thank everyone that participated online in yesterday's The Grid LIVE show! The response was amazing! We mentioned quite a few products yesterday and I've gotten questions from people as to what they where so here's my list:


FlilterStorm Pro

The App that Scott showed that gives you Photoshop Like editing capabilities on your iPad

Get it here from the iTunes


The Eye-Fi Pro X2 Card (the one that handles RAW)

Get it here for $92.99 (was $149)

The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 Card (the cheaper one that doesn't do RAW)

Get it here for $79.99



The Nikon 4T-4A Wireless Transmitter

The one that looked like a walkie-talkie (or C4 detonator) that has the 500 foot range and was used during the Olympics.

Get it here for $699


The Cameras I Used

Nikon D7000 (the body with TWO SD Card Slots)

Nikon D700 (Full frame DSLR with CF Card Slot)




The App that Terry was using on the iPad to import images wirelessly as he was shooting with either the Eye-Fi card or the Nikon WT-4a

See my review here

Get it from the iTunes



The FREE Eye-Fi App for both iOS and Android

Although I prefer Shuttersnitch, the Eye-Fi App is FREE and does import your shots

See my review here

Get it from the iTunes

Get it here for Android




The NEW Photosmith App (Lightroom features on the iPad)

This is the App that Scott mentioned that will let you rate, sort, manage Collections, add metadata to images on your iPad and then SYNC via WiFi back to your Lightroom Catalog on your computer!

Just came out Today! Get it here from the iTunes


Catch the replay

If you missed yesterday's LIVE broadcast you'll be able to catch the replay that should be posted later today on the site as well as on iTunes as a downloadable podcast to watch offline here:

The Grid

Another Successful Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk

Although we got rained out on Saturday, we didn't let that stop us and those that could make it on Sunday (plan B) came out for a great time. This year we walked the Detroit Zoo for a change of scenery. In 2008 and 2009 we did Downtown Detroit and since not a lot has changed in 2 years, I wanted to try a different locale. The Zoo is one of those places that you can go every day and get something different because not only do you have the change in seasons, but you also have the "animal activity" factor. Depending on when you go and the mood of the animals you'll either catch some great shots of them interacting with each other or sleeping 🙂 It will be great to see what everyone submits, here are a few of mine for kicks:






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Scott Kelby’s Lightroom 3 Book is Shipping!

Scott Kelby has released his NEW Lightroom 3 Book for Digital Photographers and just like his last book on Lightroom, this one is a must read as well. Scott uses his usual straight-forward, I'm talking to one of my friends style to walk you through the ins-and-outs of be productive with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3. I know the amount of time that Scott puts into his books and not only does he find just the right words to explain a topic, but he also spends a great deal of time finding and shooting just the right image to make his point.

You can order your copy here at a discount.

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk 2010 is here!

It's time of year again and I'm excited to announce that once again I'll be leading a Detroit area photowalk on Saturday, July 24th, 2010. This year I'll be taking my group on a photowalk of the Detroit Zoo. As usual there are only a limited number of slots, so you should probably sign up NOW. You can do so here. If by the time you read this the walk has already filled up (we were first to fill up last year), go ahead and get on the wait list. Each year people sign up and then something comes up and they have to drop off. So if you're on the wait list you'll automatically be slotted in to the next available slot.


Terry's Personal Favorite

Not only are the photos once again competing for Scott Kelby's eye as his top picks, but I'll also award a prize or two for my personal favorites from this year's walk.


More details to come as we get closer.


Not in the Detroit area? No problem. This is a "worldwide" event. Check the site here to find the one closest to you.