When you are on the road for whatever reason, if somebody tells you that you need to get up early to catch the golden hour lighting, your first reaction probably will be no way. However, as difficult as it sounds, I find it very rewarding to get up early either to shoot the sunrise, or just to shoot whatever objects in the soft morning light.One example is when I was on a business trip to San Francisco. Coming from the east coast, I knew I would have suffered from 3-hour jet lag. So, instead... continue reading
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When you think of Cuba, we all have one image in mind...mojitos and wild salsa dance :) At least I do!I visited Cuba in December and I was really excited as it was my first sponsored trip as photographer / Instagramer and I wasn't sure if I was going to deliver what they expected from me.However, before I went, I probably read 100 blogs about photography in Cuba and I found a common thing in all of them: Light.Light on earth can change depending on the latitude you're in, and that is... continue reading
When you are on the road wanting to take a photo, you need to have a plan. If you feel like taking a photography on the road I've got some tips for you. I live up north in Norway, and are surrounded with mountains in midnight sun in the summer and Northern lights in the winter. Often I take the car when I'm going somewhere. Often I have a specific goal with my driving trip. I've got some few tips to decide what you want to take picture of. If I'm on a road trip, there is nothing... continue reading
You have an upcoming shoot, an idea, or just want to create professional grade photography where good lighting equipment is required but you just don't have the gear. A basic light kit can cost close to $1,000 which is way beyond your means, especially if it's just to shoot for a couple hours. Are there any options?Well, yes, of course there are options!First of all, do you know other photographers that you can contact? Perhaps you might know someone who will let you borrow their equipment.... continue reading
The sun sets or the sun shines ... usually best moments for photography in nature where mid tones show the most. No harsh shadows and no over strong highlights. Everything seems balanced and camera sensors of all sizes simulate such in there own best way(s).Directly lit objects may show really clear but what about back lit ones.Hair and fur shows really well pronounced especially if front of camera object had no reason to be that clear in terms of detail with certain texture(s)... continue reading
Having problems getting certain images approved? Don't delete them just yet!Many photographers may already be aware of this trick, but just in case you're not, read on.Playing around with the light settings (exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks) as well as the color settings (saturation, warmth, tint, and deep blue) can correct a lot of pixel distortions, non-motion blurs, lens fringing, film grain, lack of detail, and incorrect color profiles.Each... continue reading
Whether you’re just trying on your own to capture the perfect food photography, after you spent the whole morning coooking it or you’re just that photographer searching for another great project in your portfolio, you have to agree that cooking beautiful food is one thing, but taking beautiful photos is a whole another. Before you start, think of the message you want to send with the set up and the food choice – is there a cultural side or is it an emotional, artistic piece? So we summed up... continue reading
I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the smell of freshly baked bread, the smell of citrus, the smell of the ocean. Same as most of us, I guess.I also love the smell of fixer and whenever I get that pungent vinegarish pinch in my nose, I feel like I'm time-travelling back to my early days as a photographer, some twenty years ago, straight into the magic red room, the mysterious darkroom, a special place full of wonderful memories. The feeling I get when I develop a... continue reading
Whoever wakes up in the morning goes far away. This is a quote in Romania. And i listening to this, so I made sure I got the full battery on my camera and woke up at 4.50 am. Yes 4.50 in the morning. Due to the fact that I live near the Black Sea, I reached the beach in 5 minutes. Total darkness ... I walk with the flashlight to see where I'm going and not to think of anything.Started the dawn of the day. The light so I set the photo camera with a high ISO and shutter speed of 30 seconds. There... continue reading
Tomorrow I am going to my first ever proper photography event. The local birds of prey centre has photography days every now and then, and I am going to one.The reason I am going is because my camera-related behaviour has led my family to view me as a cause for concern. It’s the school summer holidays in England at present, which means that it has been raining quite a bit. This, alongside my attempts to keep my son from permanently attaching himself to things with screens, has rather limited... continue reading
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