17Nov 2016

Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet – Short Review

Wacom Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet

This tablet has changed the way I work with my images in post-processing. Everything from edge refinement, creating precise masks, dodge and burn and so on, becomes easier and more precise. Everybody is used to writing with a pencil. It is much more relaxing and natural for your arm and hand, which you can also see in the final results.

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11Nov 2016

New Desktop Wallpapers Available

Desktop Wallpaper photosIf you often get bored with your desktop background, I have got some great news for you!

I am now offering hi-res desktop wallpapers of some of my photos.

Each desktop wallpaper is a high-resolution downloadable jpg-file, that you can set as your desktop background. The photo is 2560 pixels wide and 1600 pixels high. This means that it will also look amazing on a Retina screen and large displays.

Click here to see the collection of Wallpaper photos.

10Nov 2016

New Photography Guide To Mastering Your DSLR Camera

Guide to Mastering Your DSLR Camera I just published my new photography guide. It will help you get to know your camera better.

You spend a lot of money buying a DSLR camera. Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use it so that you can leave auto-mode behind for good? Why not get better at it today? When you are finished reading this guide, you will understand all the essential modes and functions of your DSLR camera. Click here to read the Guide To Mastering Your DSLR Camera.

24Oct 2016

Dandelion seeds in Black and white

 (Peter Bredahl Dam)

Simple is often both beautiful and powerful. When photographing flowers a little context can sometimes help, but it also distracts the attention. It this case I choose to deliberately underexpose the shots which made most of the grass background beneath the dandelion to become very dark. This made it very easy to use Lightroom and Nik Viveza 2 to darken what was left, so I could get a clean black background for this image.

8Oct 2016

Nikon D7100/D7200 Review

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This was my first DSLR camera. Even though it wasn’t a cheap, priced just above $1.000, I preferred a camera that I wouldn’t feel lacked essential features as I explored which way my photography journey would take me. Other photographers that I met started out with very cheap cameras but soon felt they needed to upgrade to a more advanced DSLR. After two or three cameras they ended at the top of the enthusiast range, where you find the D7100/D7200. You might as well begin with a camera that you are satisfied with for at least the first three years.

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27Sep 2016

Meet “Art” the New Nik Collection Preset and Recipes Package

nik presets and recipes packageI guess all photographers want to spend more time in the field shooting and less time tweaking the same sliders over and over again. Editing photos should be fun and creative and where you develop your art. This is why I have worked on creating this new set of Nik Collection recipes and presets: To help you get inspiration on how to process your next piece of art and make it fun and easy.

Are you ready to learn more? Click here to check out the new Nik Presets & Recipes – Art package.

21Sep 2016

Curious Fox Puppy

 (Peter Bredahl Dam)

This one is from my first meeting with a fox puppy. I was quite lucky to meet this little fellow on my second photography trip to Kullen in Sweden. I was actually there to do some landscape photography, but luckily I carried an 80-200mm lens with me, just in case I came across something interesting.

I had just arrived at Kullaberg and walked 5 minutes from the parking lot when I saw this fellow taking a little nap in the sun. Some other people coming from another direction scared the puppy away, but I spotted the small path it followed, so I could easily catch up when things got quiet again. I thought that foxes would be very shy, but on several occasions, this puppy approached me and came as close as 3 meters away from me.

All in all, I spent half an hour in the company of this curious and very photogenic fox puppy.

2Sep 2016

Waiting for the boats

A tractor waiting for the next time it will be used to assist in getting the boats in and out of the water at Vorupør beach in Thy, Denmark. (PETER BREDAHL DAM)

A tractor waiting for the next time it will be used to assist in getting the boats in and out of the water at Vorupør beach in Thy, Denmark.

I think it looked really cool when it was back-lit by the rising sun, that illuminates the clouds. Often sunrise photos are better when you cannot actually see the sun. Somehow the light gets too intense and the magenta and orange hues of the morning sunrise are already fading, once the sun is visible on the horizon. This is, of course, a matter of taste.

29Aug 2016

Glænø Boulder at Blue Hour

 (PETER BREDAHL DAM)

This boulder and several others are in the middle of a shallow lake at Glænø in the South-Western part of Zealand, Denmark. In order to get to Glænø ready for the blue hour, I had to get up at 4 AM. In the summer time, the blue hour begins very early.

I have been here before during daytime, and spotted these large stones, in the middle of the lake (approx. 70 meters to the shore in each direction). Nothing else to do than to remove the walking boots and slowly walk into the shallow water, to get to this spot. I had hoped for mirror-like reflections, but a slight breeze caused ripples at the surface. Anyway, I am quite happy with the result.

22Aug 2016

Magical Morning in Vorupør – Denmark

 

At dawn, the fishermen pull their wooden boats to sea by using a wire system that allows them to get their boats in and out of the Northern Sea. The tracks in the photo were made by one of the old tractors working on the beach to help move the heavy wires between the boats that on their way to the sea. (PETER BREDAHL DAM)

At day this place is ruled by the windsurfers coming here to catch some of the best waves in Northern Europe. At dawn, the fishermen pull their wooden boats to sea by using a wire system that allows them to get their boats in and out of the Northern Sea. The tracks in the photo were made by one of the old tractors working on the beach to help move the heavy wires between the boats that on their way to the sea.

Vorupør and the neighboring city Klitmøller is branded as “Cold Hawaii” and there is a growing subculture of surfers coming here giving new life to these small cities, even outside the summer season.

I was a little curious about how the lighting would be at sunrise, because this is the West coast of Jutland, and the sun rise towards the East, which is over land.  However,  I was surprised how fantastic the light was this morning and how it made the whole blanket of clouds glow in golden colors.

1Aug 2016

New Guide to Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed

Photography-Guide-to-Mastering-Aperture-ISO-and-Shutter-Speed_featuredDo you fully understand Aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed? Or do you need a brush up?

Take a look at this new Photography Guide to Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed I have created. I got some great feedback on it already.

13Jul 2016

New Guide to Understanding Light In Landscape Photography

Guide to Understanding Light in Landscape Photography_featured Improve your photography by knowing how to work with natural light.

Take a look at this new Guide To Understanding Light In Landscape Photography. It will help you to find out, when and how to make the most of available light in outdoor photography.

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