Isa’s Prom

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.

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Susanne & Martin

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.

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Godox and Olympus

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.

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Maternity Photo Shoot

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.

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Panorama View of Arvika

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.

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