On my way home today I passed by the local bathing place called Ingestrand. I saw some very nice reflections on the wet ice on the lake. So I quickly drove home and fetched my camera.Continue reading
Winter came eventually. The lake froze mid January this year. I haven’t had much time for photography projects lately. Mostly, the cameras have been used for taking family photos. That was the main reason for investing in a new camera system.Continue reading
A year or so ago I invested in a so called full format system. I chose to go with Sony for a number of reasons. One of them was that I was not happy with how Nikon and Canon went into the mirrorless market.Continue reading
I was asked to photograph Isa in her prom dress. Of course I accepted. It was a perfect opportunity to take portrait shots with off-camera flashes. This is something I have to practice on. It was a pretty short 30 minutes session so once again I had to be able to think quickly.Continue reading
I was invited as one of two photographers to Susanne and Martin’s wedding. I accepted since this would give me nice training and hopefully some added images to my portfolio. My task was to follow the bride’s preparations, then join the groom for the meeting. After that it was time for the ceremony and finally the reception. So my whole day was booked basically. I’m sharing some of the images in this blog post.
For a good while I’ve thought of getting a flash system for my camera. I own an Olympus OM-D E-M5 (mark I) so there weren’t all that many alternatives to choose from. I wanted an off-camera system first of all and I had heard a lot of good things about Godox.
Godox is a Chinese manufacturer of photo lighting systems and accessories. They are sold under the Godox brand and under a number of other brands like Flashpoint and Cheetah. Their newer lights and flashes share the same radio system with built-in receivers. So it’s very convenient. You only need a transmitter for your camera brand to be able to control the lights. The Godox ecosystem is very well priced. That is always a plus.Continue reading
My girlfriend and I went out to take some maternity photos. We wanted to catch some snow while it lasted. I had a vision of frosty reed at the lake. Well, the reed weren’t all that frosty but the images turned out pretty OK still. In these images I was using a single off camera flash with a MagSphere.Continue reading
I’m experimenting a lot when trying to learn photography. I have always wanted to create a panoramic photo. The panorama photos I see on different exhibitions and galleries on Internet always looks great and inspiring (check my brother’s panorama photos for example). So the other day I had a clear view over Arvika and decided to try a low light panorama. I wanted to get a fairly high-resolution image so I used my 40-150 mm f/2.8 at the long end. This is roughly equivalent to the field of view of 300 mm on a full frame sensor. Everything went fine with the first row of images. But when I wanted to shoot the second row (the night sky over the city) I really couldn’t see where I was shooting. So it was pretty clear to me that I would need a panoramic tripod head to aid me in situations like these.Continue reading
I’m working on decent pictures I can hang on my wall. Here are some shots I’ve taken in my garden. The garden is a perfect place for photography training. There’s all kinds of stuff to take photos of there.Continue reading