A Photographer's Guide To Iceland
I sat in my van for 5 days waiting for the weather to clear. The forecast looked good for the following morning so I went up to Gornergrat the evening before and stayed there until sunrise. Sometimes... It make it all worthwhile!
Mark Andreas Jones: Travel Photographer & Photography Tour Guide
Mark Andreas Jones is probably best known for his highly successful Iceland Photography Tours that he has now been running for 10 years. Iceland is a second home for Mark who over the last decade has made many life long friends there. It's often joked that Mark has seen much more of Iceland than most of the Icelandic population. The fact that Mark has been so widely and warmly welcomed and respected in Iceland is a testament to his skills as a winter guide, his warm and friendly personality and his ever present humour.
His family originates from and he has travelled extensively throughout Scandinavia but Iceland has been Mark's favourite part to visit and travel ever since he fell in love with it and it's people 10 years ago. Mark has toured Iceland over 50 times. The fact that Mark loves to be in Iceland so much and feels so at home is certainly one of the reasons he is so well known for his extremely flexible, productive and fun tours. He has received nothing but 5 star reviews in 10 years. You would be made to feel very welcome joining one of his small groups on a winter tour in Iceland. Or if Iceland isn't on your list Mark also runs tours and workshops in Portugal, France and of course the UK.
He has worked professionally as a photographer for almost 30 years. His clients have included ING Bank, Oprah Winfrey, BBC, Microsoft, Apple, Hyundai and many more but you won't find him talking about his achievements on social media or at photography talks, he just quietly gets on with the job. Mark is a very humble man who I would go as far as saying feels uncomfortable with praise and attention and often gives his time freely to help newcomers progress with their photography. For some years Mark also taught photography to disabled children as a volunteer.
More recently Mark was a guest presenter and guide for the Iceland episode of TV series Photo Number 6. Mark has also recently made the first programme in a series with an Australian TV company where he shows people the tips and tricks he has learned over the years for photographing each country to help people get the best from their travels. A trailer to Mark's first programme in the series of... "Through Mark's Lens" A photographer's guide to... can be seen below.