Landscape Photography Vlog: Northern Lights, Sunset, Sunrise & None Wildlife

Location: Senja, Norway
Date Shot: 24-26/02/2016

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A video documenting my travel & photography adventure around arctic Norway.

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Indie Electro by Cospe
Me And My Dirt by Niklas Gustavsson
ES_Hopeful And Calm Piano 2 by Anders Mörlin.

My Kit List:
Canon 5D MKIII – http://geni.us/5DIII
Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Tripod (New Version here) http://geni.us/ManfrottoTripod
My New Arca Swiss Manfrotto Ball Head – http://geni.us/c9eN
Garmin Fenix 3 – http://geni.us/GarminFenix3
LowePro Pro Rover 45 – http://geni.us/HikingBag
My “L” Bracket – http://geni.us/LBracket
LowePro Filter Pouch – http://geni.us/FilterPouch
Lee Foundation Holder – http://geni.us/wKWK
A Range of Nisi Filters – http://geni.us/NisiFilters
Heliopan Polariser – http://geni.us/Heliopan
This Attches my Polariser to my Filter Holder – http://geni.us/LeeAdapt
Hot Shoe Bubble Level – http://geni.us/yIzTeke
Waterproof Cover – http://geni.us/WaterProof
Leatherman Skeletool – http://geni.us/Tool
Black Diamond Storm Head Torch – http://geni.us/HeadTorch
Jobby Sling – http://geni.us/Sling
Filter Ring Lens Caps – http://geni.us/LensCaps
Canon 24-70L f2.8 Lens MKI
Canon 70-200L F4 Lens None IS
Zeiss Distagon 21mm

DJI Phantom 4 Drone – http://geni.us/Phantom4
Canon G7X – http://geni.us/CanonG7X
Micro Muff – http://geni.us/WindBuff
Windslayer for Gopro – http://geni.us/WindSlay
GoPro Hero 4 Silver – http://geni.us/Hero4S
Timelapse Head – http://geni.us/TimeLap
GoPro 3 Way Mount – http://geni.us/Mount
GoPro Jaws Clamp – http://geni.us/Jaws

Vango Banshee 200 – http://geni.us/Tent
Thermarest Neoair X-Lite – http://geni.us/NeoAir

Editing & Processing
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Video Rating: / 5


Bokeh is a beautiful photography effect which can be used to create stunning images once you understand how to create it.

Gavin Hoey has all the basic info you need to create bokeh and control it in camera. He then goes on to set up a really simple shot with a household light bulb, before perfecting it in Photoshop.

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Photos by Gavin Hoey

Like, share, and comment on the video below…let’s get the conversation started!

If you have questions, please share them below.

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    Abhilash Khanduri September 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    love you brother… Amazing stuff :)

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    homerun217 September 3, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    That last location you said was too risky… would have been a great shot, the ocean spray frozen in motion with the range in the background

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    Noeline999 September 3, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Love your videos Thomas… am travelling to Iceland next year in November on a photo tour which will be exciting… and then my plan is to hire a car and do a road trip around the West Highlands of Scotland. A long way from home in Australia… but should be epic!!

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    Gavin Smith September 3, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Only just stumbled on your channel and am currently binge watching – fantastic videos and just the right blend of geek info and general information to inspire…

    I went to that Polar Park in 2014 on a cruise and it's an amazing place. Even paid extra to feed the arctic foxes 🙂 I only had a bridge camera at the time, but since upgraded to an Olympus EM-5 II and hope one day to get even one picture approaching the quality of any of yours!

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    Ilham Nandana September 3, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Thomas,

    It seems you are living my dream at the moment. I travelled to Europe three times last year but I did not have time to go to Norway (and it is expensive as well). As a junior landscape photographer, I am really inspired by you. I hope I have the courage to quit my job and become full-time landscape photographer 🙂


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    Csoery September 3, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    It's nice that you look around with the camera before you scout the area. I like to imagine which way I would have gone to look for a good composition, and then see which spot you picked 🙂 (Btw I have the same tripod, good to see it withstands all kinds of weather). Great videos, thanks for sharing, I really enjoy them.

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    Gino Rigucci September 4, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Good adventures. So Thomas the square photo you posted is a polarized one? It looks like it. Great image.


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    Doge September 4, 2016 at 1:03 am

    You are the best at taking photos! :0 The photos are so beautiful… 😮 I almost cried
    and im buying a Nikon D3300 Soon… :D

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    Elias Kaltenberger September 4, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Very Nice Images!

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    ymmij765432 September 4, 2016 at 2:37 am

    What are you referencing when looking at the card and determining the exposure time?

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    Hamza Khawaja September 4, 2016 at 2:59 am

    superb video as always. inspirational work. I shall go to northern Pakistan maybe next year for Photography. Big problem for me is that when the roads open to the north my business under goes it's season. I gotta figure something out.

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    Guardian of the Night September 4, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I will give anything to live in Norway. Mate, great vid and great photos :D

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    Rudolph de Girardier September 4, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Man this is fantastic, love your videos! I've been looking at many of them, and they've all given me grand aspiration!
    Your work is amazing!
    I've been shooting for a bit more than a year now, my passion is steadily growing.
    You seem to use a polarizing filter and a few stops on most of your pictures – none of the equipment I have!
    Is the difference major, when doing so and without? Could you perhaps show more of the before and after, as you did with that blue water in the lac? Would be so interesting to see the difference!
    My instagram is thewalkingphoto, would be a grand treat to have your feedback! All photos taken in South Africa, around Cape Town 🙂
    Much respect to you, you're quite a mentor to me :)

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    Jason Lloyd September 4, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Cool as shit you are Sir. Bought my first ND filter today, inspired by you :D

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    Emanuel B September 4, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Well done! Next, Make a gear video.

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    Matthew Miller September 4, 2016 at 6:07 am

    For crisp photo's like yours, is a Nikon D5300 with the kit lens sufficient? Im thinking of getting the Nikkor f1.8 lense after buying the camera :D

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    AHMED GALAL September 4, 2016 at 6:55 am


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    Timothy Bindner September 4, 2016 at 7:12 am

    I love the camera light. Where did you get it? Great video by the way!

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    Jaimin Pandya September 4, 2016 at 7:19 am

    which photoedit program are u useing?

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    Dale Daniel September 4, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Love the video. Where did you get the fake camera with the light bulb?

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    SamoreLoveTV September 4, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Great video

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    Nicolas zapata September 4, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I love your videos, please keep on doing them!

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    Vijith Vj September 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Gavin … you are a good teacher

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    Edward Cavendish September 4, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Hello Gavin!
    Does the Live View on OMD EM5 II have a DOF preview or did you press a button so it has the DOF preview on the LCD screen?

    Great video btw!

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    嘉傑郭 September 4, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for your sharing, Merry Christmas! ????

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    Murugesh M September 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

    u r great sir god bless you

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    Stormwatch153 September 4, 2016 at 11:17 am


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    Callum Wombell September 4, 2016 at 11:40 am

    This man is nothing but a genius.

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    Ahmed F September 4, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    which editer did you use?

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