How hard can it be ?

Many people viewing the picture of Tant Skateboard pimping her ride might think “I could have taken that”. And they would be right – if the conditions had been just right the moment they passed, they could have snapped the same image as I did. But conditions weren’t right, and as a jobbing photographer you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oman

Back from a trip to Oman that I won with a photo from last year’s holiday in Sri Lanka. The most photogenic area of Oman has to be the sand deserts that were a few hours north of our hotel in Salalah, but unfortunately we only had one night there, and with sunsets only lasting […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Exhibition at Gottsunda Library

During March I will be having some pictures on display at Gottsunda Biblioteket along with Eva Triumf and Saska Björck, who constitute Hovmästarna, a group dedicated to celebrating horses through painting, photography and poetry. The focus of the exhibition is the horses in Hågadalen, a valley near where I live, and through which I walk […]

Sri Lanka

Just back from 2 weeks in Sri Lanka. This is a brilliant place for photography – wonderful scenery, exotic birds and other animals, and friendly smiley people who are happy to be photographed. I left my full-format D700 at home, because the D300 is much more flexible, with its 18-200 VR do-anything lens that I […]