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On a mission from God

This summer there is an exhibition of local church artifacts at Uppsala Cathedral (himlenarhar.se), and my colleague Georg Lulich and I were lucky enough to be awarded the contract to take most of the photographs for the catalogue. This was a dream job that involved visiting 35 churches in the diocese and photographing the beautiful ... Read more


The horse studio

A few years ago I came across a horse that was standing in a pool of light in front of a dark bush that was in shadow, and the high contrast led to an image of her eye that looked like it was taken in a studio. I really liked the result (as did Edviks ... Read more


A day in the life

This is the story of the shoot of an advert for a new-business network that I’m in. A group of us in the network decided we could afford a full-page ad in the local paper if we all shared it, and so three of us set about making it happen. Zara happens to have been ... Read more


Underwater photography

Professional underwater housings are extremely expensive and dedicated to a particular camera model, so I’ve been playing with cheaper alternatives at the local pool. First I tried a soft case for my DSLR, but found it very clumsy, and since scatter in the water wasted the quality from a big camera I moved over to ... Read more


Location lighting

Studios don’t suit me very well – they are expensive to rent and need a lot of imagination to build an interesting scene out of four white walls. So I much prefer location shooting, but still want to have good lighting. Nikon have long had an excellent remote control system for their pocket flashes – ... Read more


Pocket cameras

Here’s a picture taken with the tiny pocket camera that I always have with me : The weather was bad and I was just taking a quick walk on which I didn’t think it was worth lugging my usual 8kg of gear, when I heard sleigh bells through the forest and these guys came galloping ... Read more


Fisheye lenses

I took this pic a few days ago, and it reminded me why I love my fisheye lens : I used to think that fisheye lenses were just for fun special effects, and weren’t useful often enough to buy one, but last year I found a cheap used 10.5mm nikkor in the US, and bought ... Read more