These Photographers Did an Incredible Job Capturing Audio and Video of Lava

Two photographers in Iceland have been capturing the recent volcanic eruption in the country, and after spending many days filming and photographing, they captured some incredible audio to go with their videos. Here's how they did it.

Photographing a volcanic eruption isn't something many of us ever get to do, even as professional photographers. For one thing, you have to be in the right location, near sites that are known to be volcanic, and many of us just can't get there. However, even once one is in the right spot, it's then a case of waiting for an eruption, which may take days, weeks, months, years, or even decades, depending on what happens.

It's no surprise then that as soon as local Icelandic photographers Einar Gudmann and Gyda Henningsdottir heard that there was a new eruption in Gelingadalur, near Reykjavik, they packed up their kit and headed straight down. After capturing some absolutely incredible stills images and video footage, they headed back to complement their work with audio recordings of the lava as it cracked and crumbled millions of tons of new earth across the landscape. Find out what equipment they used, how they captured it alongside their video footage, and how they positioned themselves for some immersive ASMR-like video and audio of a new volcanic eruption.

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Jason is an internationally award-winning photographer with more than 10 years of experience. A qualified teacher and Master’s graduate, he has been widely published in both print and online. He won Gold in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014.

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