Here is a free cheat sheet for my Guide to Mastering Exposure where you learn to understand the relationship between aperture, ISO and shutter speed. Click on the link or the image below to read the guide.
On my way to scouting a landscape photography location last year, I came across a wild fox puppy resting in the sun. The only issue was that all my gear was tucked away on my back. Should I risk scaring away the fox puppy, while trying to get my camera? Or should I just enjoy the moment? I managed to crouch down unnoticed and take off the backpack, put it on the ground and reach for my camera. At that point, the fox puppy noticed me and snug away. I was lucky later to get a second chance of a one-to-one photography session with the curious fox puppy when my gear was ready. However, I might as well had missed the opportunity altogether because my gear was stored on my back. (more…)
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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.
If 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.
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.
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.
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.
I 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.
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.
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.