10 things you should know about car rentals in Iceland

Car rental in Iceland

If you are going to travel around Iceland, you are definitely considering a car rental to be completely free during your explorations of all the interesting places that Iceland has to offer. I arrived at Keflavik International Airport around midnight. Personaly it was the best idea to rent a car directly from the airport and return it on the way back.

After a brief search of offers, I decided to use the services offered by GO ICELAND, their office is located approximately 500 meters from the airport. You can pay extra charge for the airport pick up service if you like. However, it was not necessary in this case because you will recieve an e-mail before your arrival with a map of the location for the Keflavik walk in office.

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Guidelines for Long Exposure Photography equipment and accessories

Long Exposure Photography Gear

Many photographers often ask me what kind of equipment I am using for Long Exposure Photography. If you are one of them, this article is perfect for you. In the following extract I will explain to you what is essential to have if you want to take long exposure photos and also what brand of filters and other accessories I use. You can see the achievable results in my gallery of black and white photographs. If you don´t know how to take pictures using Long exposure techniques, read about each step of what you should do, as well as tutorials of how I convert a color photo to black and white.

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My picture won 7th place in the Landscape category in the World Photographic Cup

Matej Michalik, 7th place at World Photographic Cup

At first, I would like to thank Martin Vrabko for providing me with an opportunity to be a part of the Slovak team in the prestigious competition World Photographic Cup. My photo got to the finals and I won the 7th place in Landscape category. All winners were announced on April 12th, in Montpellier, France.

Also a local newspaper wrote about our success, the online version can be viewed here. There is another article on Ephoto.

I won 3rd place at Sony National Awards 2015

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition. Working across 54 countries, from Australia to Argentina, local juries were tasked to uncover and honour the best single image taken by a photographer from their country and my photo won third place in Slovakia. All images from all 54 National Awards will also be shown as part of the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 24th April – 10th May. The first and second place for Slovakia can be seen here.

Vienna University of Economics and Business I

© Matej Michalik, 3rd place, Slovakia, National Award, 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

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My fine art photo is taking place in Sydney

Before about two months ago, I received an email from Karen from Sydney, she chose one of my Black and White photos. Today I received from her e-mail with photo how the print looks like in her living room.

Whenever someone orders a picture from me, I ask if he/she would be kind enough to send me a picture then how the picture looks framed on the wall. Not always the client finds the time to send me a picture, but if so, it is always worth it. I am always delighted.

Karen has excellent taste, I think my picture fits nicely into the interior of her nice living room.

Thanks Karen

Fine art print, sydney, australia

Beautiful architecture of Vienna University of Economics and Business

As you probably know, I like to shoot architecture very much. To this place I was first brought by my friend Dragan, for what I am very grateful to him. It is really a genuine masterpiece of architecture.

Since my first visit to the Vienna Universiy of Economics and Business I come back here almost regularly when I visit Vienna. When I am already losing my strength to find and explore new and new locations, this is exactly where I find my refuge. It is a complex of buildings of so magnificent architecture that from each of the visits I always take home at least one slick photo.

Vienna University of Economics and Business II

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My photo from Bali printed on a large canvas is hanging in Australia

Big print on canvas-2

It is nice to see again that one of my photos is hanging in someone’s home. This time Dana from Australia chose a photo from Bali. The photo was taken at Unda River. Many children especially on Sundays when children have no school play here (yes, children in Bali go to school on Saturdays too). They use to splash water at each other and jump downwards to the river. These are perfect moments when the photographer has many options to make a good picture.

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