Iceberg photos: tips to get the best shot possible
The ice giants have been gliding toward the Newfoundland coastline since last week, and people have been posting their photos of the icebergs on social media.
If you're looking to get the best shot possible, one St. John's photographer has some tips about what you can do to ensure your picture captures the beautiful scene.
Alick Tsui, who has been an avid photographer for 20 years, said photographing icebergs can be tricky because of certain light factors.
The contrast of the stark white ice against the dark water makes for unique photo conditions, but Tsui said there are some tricks you can use to get that great photo.
"You should pick at day which is not too sunny because the iceberg doesn't like bright light, otherwise it will come out really overblown," he said.
"So on a cloudy day, or when the sun is starting to set like around 6-ish, or early in the morning, that would be the best time."
Don't be afraid of your settings
Tsui said using a tripod is a good idea for anyone who doesn't yet have a steady hand.
"Your hand has to be steady and you will get good pictures. It doesn't matter if you use a cellphone or a good camera, everything has to be steady, and that comes with practice," he said.
"The more you take pictures, the steadier your hands are and your pictures will become good."
For anyone with a camera which has adjustable settings, Tsui said there are some little things you can change to get a good iceberg shot.
"If you turn down your ISO to make it a little bit darker than the [frame] rate, then your picture will come out good. Don't do it when it's a bright sunny day because that will ruin the icebergs details because you want to see the lines and everything in your picture."
If you're able to hop on an iceberg boat tour to get a closer look, the small details in the icebergs will shine through in your photos, said Tsui.