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[Preface:  Iceland was a complete surprise.  It wasn't originally on the agenda for this trip - but at the suggestion our friend Ryan, we decided to include it.  I can't tell you how glad I was that we did.] Iceland is one of the most beautiful, scenic, and culturally rich places I’ve ventured to date. […]

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My On-going Bucketlist » Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - […]  Ride a wild icelandic snow horse – inspired by Jason Kirby (2-3 […]July 27, 2016 – 8:25 am

Date 8 – Shopping, Fashion, and One Angry Girl - [...] have constantly made fun of me for my square-toed payless shoes I’ve worn everywhere from Iceland to Asia.  They’re just so damn comfortable & easy to slip into.  And I when I’m [...]June 2, 2013 – 5:30 pm

Buenos Aires | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...]  In all honesty, if it weren’t for him – we wouldn’t have experienced one of the coolest trips we’ve ever been on.  So on behalf of myself and Jason – thank you [...]January 29, 2013 – 3:33 am

Amazon Adventure | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] and the second ‘to be determined’ by myself & two friends you may remember from my adventure in Iceland – Jason and [...]January 14, 2013 – 5:53 am

Machu Picchu! | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] trips.  One with my roommate to go conquer Machu Picchu and the other to go with long time friends Ryan and Jason for an adventure in [...]January 9, 2013 – 5:25 am

My personal soundtrack of 2012 | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] video, I’m gonna cheat right off the bat and use Ryan’s video he made from the Iceland trip we all took in January.  He really captured the feeling of the adventure with the song choice and [...]January 2, 2013 – 2:44 am

Hafdís Thóra Árnadóttir - Thanks Tim! Beautiful!October 14, 2012 – 4:29 pm

Katie Botkin - This sure makes me want to explore Iceland. I will take full advantage of my upcoming layover.April 4, 2012 – 12:30 pm

Ashley Bee - Wowsers, you really captured it well! I had the privilege of spending a week in Iceland but during the summer. It’s really a magical land in either season! But more tolerable than the freezing months for this California girl! haha One day I will definitely go back!February 16, 2012 – 2:57 am

Brittany - Wow, these photographs are beautiful! I’m pretty jealous of your experience…the lights and the ice hotel are both on my bucket list! A question though, how was it inside the hotel…super cold?February 14, 2012 – 9:46 am

Tim - @Klaus, thanks man! Yeah it was a crazy place, that’s for sure.

@Meghan, I used a 24mm 1.4 mk ii lens with the Canon 5D mk ii, and the settings were anywhere from 1.4-2.0 aperture, .5-10 second shutter speeds, and all at 2000 ISO. Hope this helps!February 14, 2012 – 9:28 am

Dwayne Comstock - I was lucky enough to be stationed in Iceland for two years while I was in the Navy. I will always cherish the time that I spent there. It truly is a beautiful country.February 14, 2012 – 5:39 am

Photowalk: Stockholm, Sweden | Tim King Blog | Tim King Photographer - [...] Iceland! [...]February 9, 2012 – 9:28 am

Natalia - I will add Iceland to my Bucket List! :)February 8, 2012 – 11:59 pm

kent pingrey - Amazing photos and journey.February 2, 2012 – 3:33 pm

Sandy Mulch - AMAZING photographs! It’s been a dream of mine to travel to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. I’ve read that when you are there, you are so close to the Lights that you can hear the crackle of electricity…is that true?February 2, 2012 – 6:22 am

Andrea Moorcroft - W0w! Was reading your post on what you had learnt over the last 4 years, and then I found this post on Iceland and the photos are so great. The colours are rich and it feels like you have let us join you on the trip and also have those experiences! The last photos are amazing!! Thanks for making me feel inspired again.February 2, 2012 – 5:31 am

Shari Barnes - Another once in a lifetime trip! Totally jealous! Love the images Tim!!February 1, 2012 – 10:30 pm

sylva - .beautiful + stunning!
[where and when planned the trip to denmark? passing anywhere through copenhagen.s area?]
p.s. good thing you still have the boots!.February 1, 2012 – 2:59 pm

Dan - These photos are awesome! Extremely jealous of all the places you get to travel!February 1, 2012 – 2:42 pm

Justin Douglas - This is a sick post!! As usual! Love the images and story brohamFebruary 1, 2012 – 10:58 am

Josh Mitchell - These are all totally awesome!February 1, 2012 – 10:48 am

Shannon - Amazing amazing amazing!!February 1, 2012 – 10:15 am

Denise DeCarbo - Truly amazing pics!! Brady Puryear, a photog friend, posted a link to your blog on FB and as I was looking through pics i saw Jason. I just took a lighting class from him @ his studio a few weeks ago. Small world! Again these images are incredible!!February 1, 2012 – 9:19 am

Lisa - This is so amazing, and incredibly beautiful. I’m glad you captured it here and posted it for the rest of us. Stay Warm!January 31, 2012 – 9:23 pm

Ariel - Tim, this is an insane set of images! Wow! What an incredible trip!January 31, 2012 – 8:35 pm

Christy - Wow! Awesome photos!! I love your use of negative space on all the landscape photos. Beautiful work. I’ll be putting this out on Pinterest. ;-)January 31, 2012 – 8:06 pm

Ellie - Wow Tim, you weren’t kidding!! Definately something to add to my bucket list!! Those northern nights are incredible :DJanuary 31, 2012 – 7:31 pm

John Payne - Oh, wow! That’s absolutely incredible, man. Looks like an amazing trip!! Can’t wait to hear more about it.January 31, 2012 – 6:57 pm

Stephen Knuth - Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! Im freaking out over here!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!!January 31, 2012 – 4:44 pm

Sneak Peek: Iceland

The past few days I’ve been in Iceland, and wow – one hell of a ride. I’ve been getting about 3-4 hours sleep each night, and each day is jam-packed full of touring, taking photos, and attempting to escape the blizzards that roll through during our driving cross country. I’m going to try my best […]

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Fearless Blogging Series | MorphosisTools - [...] King is a San Diego-based photographer that has used his blog, Facebook fan page, and Twitter (@timkingphoto) to help him build his successful photography [...]February 1, 2012 – 3:05 pm

Anthony Quesada - Looks amazing Tim. Wish I had known you were going. Iceland has been on my list for a long time. Can’t wait to see moreJanuary 31, 2012 – 8:51 am

Justin Douglas - Let me know when you come to Austin!!!January 25, 2012 – 2:13 pm

Eva Futch - How awesome it must be to be touring Iceland. I hope to see some more images of all you see! I am sure its beautiful there! Have a great time!January 25, 2012 – 12:25 pm

michael raymond - Awesome photo! Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos you have taken on your trip! Hope you get to see the Northern Lights! Best of luck to you!January 25, 2012 – 8:37 am

Meghan Hochgesang - SO beautiful, tim! enjoy your trip, you deserve it!January 25, 2012 – 5:14 am

The Deeper Side of Photography

I’m coming up on my 4-year anniversary of when I started my photography business, and looking back – I’ve learned A TON. Not only about gear, business strategy, or how to take a good photo – but mainly about MYSELF as a person. If someone were to have told me everything that’s involved in being […]

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Nikki - Hey Tim! It’s late and I can’t sleep, so I’m sitting here reading your blog. I love it. Your “personal” entries are so in-depth and helpful. I really appreciate it and just want to say thanks! Keep up the great works. I will be looking forward to more of your future posts :)April 22, 2012 – 2:36 am

Dawn - Absolutely awesome post. I don’t know you, but I can tell just from what you’ve written that you have definitely learned a lot and love what you do. I feel the same passion with my own photography, but am still fluttering around between working that corporate lifestyle and doing photography on the side. Your words are very inspiring, and thought provoking. So thank you for sharing. PS. Great work!!February 28, 2012 – 7:56 pm

The future belongs to the curious >> Wonderful Wednesday! » Alex Beadon Photography - [...] The Deeper Side of Photography – I loved this post and can literally relate to each and every single point. Photography has made me a better person. [...]January 25, 2012 – 10:09 am

Alex - Powerful post because I relate to every single point on this. Beautifully written, I’m sharing this for sure! Great job!January 25, 2012 – 9:31 am

Kimiko - I just wanted to say that there are so several photography blogs I go to (that I love:) and just scan through their current work. Of course I love to see your latest ventures as well but I truly love these types of posts. I so appreciate how authentic, honest, and willing to put it all out there you are. It makes you more than just a brand:) so thanks for being awesome!!January 21, 2012 – 11:11 am

Christy - I look forward to learning some stuff!January 20, 2012 – 4:30 pm

Lauren - There is something liberating about realizing that everything you ever wanted is in your control and with some confidence and self enlightenment you can find joy is everything you have and continue to learn and grow. This is a pretty awesome blog, tim, personal, but inspiring too.January 20, 2012 – 1:46 pm

John Payne - Powerful post, my friend. You speak the truth. Very well put. Thanks!January 20, 2012 – 11:29 am

Sara - This post couldn’t be more perfectly timed for me – thank you so much for sharing! I am right in the middle of the being-scared-shitless phase and it’s so encouraging to know that it turns around somewhere out there (and that I’m not the only one!). I’ve recently accepted that I really do love my full-time job and want to have success in that industry – which means my photography will grow at a slower pace. Being okay with that is challening every part of my over-achieving nature – but I’m learning to search out experiences that add value rather than throwing myself into just any shoot.January 20, 2012 – 10:15 am

tracey - And one other thing while I’m here commenting… Things I’d like to hear your take on: branding, logo, website – where does one begin when thinking about these things. I think it is important to have a professional look online where people can go to learn about a photographer. But as a photographer we master the camera and our technique, how do you apply that same toward building your professional image online (branding, logo, website)?January 20, 2012 – 10:07 am

tracey - The more I visit your blog the more I fall “in love” with your work. Not literally in love but I think you know the point I’m trying to make. I like that you’re insightful. It’s easy to Google things and learn things by watching YouTube vids or whatever, but you bring a personal touch to your posts that you can’t Google. I’m happy that you started blogging more and I look forward to reading more of your insights :)January 20, 2012 – 9:53 am

Dustin Robbins - Awesome! Very clear and to the point. I can relate and all very key points. Look forward to the upcoming post.January 20, 2012 – 9:44 am

Edward Harry - Very nice post, Tim. [Publishing a self-help book could be in your future. Seriously.]

For me… I’ve gotta take steps to move beyond shooting stripper funerals.January 20, 2012 – 9:37 am

SarahV - Love hearing what you have to say, Tim. I really do hope that I get the chance to hang out with you for at least a couple of hours one day – I think it would do wonders for me in more ways than you can imagine.January 20, 2012 – 9:25 am

Ben Hemstad - Great points Tim. Photography really does reveal a lot about a person, and shows a lot about their character in terms of what they decide to put out there in terms of content.January 20, 2012 – 8:51 am

Paige Overturf - awesome post! You nailed that first point! (all of them, actually…but I was just talking to a friend about this earlier.) Looking forward to more posts. Thanks for being willing to share!!January 20, 2012 – 6:13 am

Rappongi 13th Anniversary Party

La Jolla celebrated one of it’s notable sushi restaurants double-digit birthday this past year, and you-know-who was there to photograph it! While the night was focused primarily on long-time customers & VIP clientele, I was limited on what I could shoot in regards to invading private party dinners & such. It was a privilege to not only […]

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Anthony Quesada - Great shots Tim, I love your clients. You certainly know how to pick the fun people to work forJanuary 20, 2012 – 8:13 am

Kelly - That place looks so pretty I want to go there! Guess that means you did a good job capturing it!January 19, 2012 – 3:18 pm

Justin Douglas - I swear your event photography is some of the best! Your editing, SWEET!!!January 19, 2012 – 12:26 pm

lmhpromotions - Beautiful Photos! Way to capture the atmosphere of one of my favorite places! :)

-LindsayJanuary 19, 2012 – 11:53 am

Dark Humor and 3 tips on creating branding ideas

One of the sure signs that a client is a “good fit” with me is when our sense of humor runs along the same lines. While it may be rare to have a perfect fit, when they’re on your “same level” – it’s SOOOOOO good. So with that, I’m going to incorporate a little of […]

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Erin Oveis Brant - No you didn’t!! HAHAHAAA!! That picture of Evan is so scary and perfect!!!January 21, 2012 – 12:54 pm

Kari Nichols - Loved this post!!! Not only was it funny (and I can totally appreciate the feel of all the friends piping in with their ideas :), but it was a fabulous way to explain marketing. I have been breaking my brain trying to figure out my own marketing/branding/look. This just made it soooo clear.. Now I just need to do some soul searchin’. Thanks Tim!!!January 20, 2012 – 5:37 pm

Justin Douglas - I remember the blood in Blade! Epic sceneJanuary 19, 2012 – 12:29 pm

lmhpromotions - This is HILARIOUS! Totally my type of dark humor, although I would really love my funeral to be humorous and keep my friends laughing at my sarcastic and sassy attitude well after Im gone and what better way than to spring from my coffin like a marionette?

Brilliant. Thanks for sharing!

-LindsayJanuary 19, 2012 – 11:55 am