Plan B

It’s #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here as always. this week I write from Reykjavík, Iceland, where I’m currently engaged in a plan B!

Over the past couple of years the volcanic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula has picked up following 800 years of silence. There have been two volcanic eruptions in as many years and guess what – I missed both of them! For the first one I was heavily engaged with other projects and for this second one I was commissioned by Russell Preston Brown of Adobe to shoot red hot magma for his Viking series for Adobe MAX, but the eruption stopped the day before I arrived in the country! I had to enact plan B and shoot elsewhere in Iceland, finding Viking-worthy backgrounds.

With everything we do in photography, more-so when it involves nature and the great outdoors, we should have a plan B to fall back on.


I wasted no time in hitting some spots I’d scoped out for drone photography as well as exploring some magical locations close to the highlands. Having a plan B already in my mind meant no time was wasted and I was still able to be productive in spite of the primary mission being a failure.

I highly recommend building a plan B into all your photography plans, especially if they’re in Iceland!

Those of you attending Photoshop World today, I hope you have an amazing time and learn a lot from the awesome line-up of instructors.

Much love


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