We have recently updated our two location guides, Forever Light: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Iceland and Desert Paradise: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park. You can read more about the specific changes below. If you have purchased the current edition of either of these ebooks directly from us or any of our third-party sellers, we are happy to provide you with an updated copy of the ebook you purchased. All you need to do is forward a valid receipt showing proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org (see below for details).
Two important notes:
- This update offer only applies to purchases of the second edition of Forever Light.
- You must forward a valid receipt with proof of purchase (showing the seller, date of purchase, purchase price, and your contact information). If we do not receive a valid receipt for your purchase, we will not respond to the email. We will need the receipt to verify your purchase before sending out a new download link.
The updates to Forever Light and Desert Paradise fall under three major categories:
Updates to Location Specifics
We have recently spent time in both Iceland and Death Valley. Based on these travels, we have updated both of our location guides to better reflect current conditions. In the case of Death Valley, last year’s flooding and some park improvements have affected a few locations and our new version reflects those mostly minor updates.
For Iceland, it is challenging to keep up with the changes to Iceland’s tourist infrastructure. Still, we made some changes based on our recent travels to help make the ebook more useful for our readers with upcoming trips. Location access in Iceland is also changing, often with increased restrictions. For example, access to the popular Brúarfoss waterfall is through a private residential neighborhood. During our most recent trip, we saw new “no trespassing” signs in this neighborhood. Fences and other barriers have been erected at other locations to help with visitor safety, obstructing access for photography. “No Campervans” signs are popping up all over Iceland, as well.
While private property owners didn’t mind accommodating a small number of tourists in prior years, the flood of visitors appears to be affecting the quality of life in some communities to the point where locals are – understandably – eliminating or restricting access. As we discuss in our ebook, we strongly encourage people to respect these closures (including the “no trespassing” signs at Brúarfoss). Our updates for Forever Light will help visitors understand how some of these changes might affect an upcoming trip.
Updates to Travel Tips and Safety Information
Because tourism in Iceland is changing very rapidly, we have updated the travel information sections of Forever Light to better reflect current conditions. For both Forever Light and Desert Paradise, we have added more information about how to be prepared and travel safely. Since both of these locations are attracting more people without a lot of experience in wild places, we updated these sections to help improve our readers’ travel experience and promote knowledge of practices like Leave No Trace.
For each ebook, we have replaced some of the photos with photos taken on our recent trips. Thus, both ebooks received a bit of a visual refresh.
Again, if you have purchased the current edition of either of these ebooks from us or one of our third-party sellers, we are happy to provide you with an updated copy of the ebook you purchase if you forward your valid receipt showing proof of purchase to email@example.com (following the directions above).
If you are interested in purchasing one of these ebooks, you can find out more here.