Use Postcards As Quick Surveys

One of the first things I do when I arrive at a new location is look at postcards made in the area. Postcards give me a quick survey of the highlights of the region and the classic visual approaches that many other photographers have used to make images there. Postcards help me decide where to go and what to look for. Postcards also present me with a great challenge – transcend this.  Postcards help me up my game.
Here’s a selection of postcards I collected during my 2011 Iceland workshop.
3 out of 6 of them are by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson.
Find out about my 2012 Iceland digital photography workshop here.


  • School Ball Photographer

    26.08.2011 at 07:08 Reply

    Hi John, Just stumbled upon your site – thanks to 99-remarkable-photographers-portfolios… really impressed. You have a new fan!

  • Alyn Stafford

    26.08.2011 at 12:43 Reply

    One day, I’m going to make it to Iceland. Your post card idea is great. I never thought about using them to orient myself to a new location. Thanks for the idea!

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