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31.10.2012

Emulatiing old analogue film types...



This is a digital representation of the analogue film Ilford Delta Pro 400. Thanks to Nic Silver Efex Pro 2 it is possible to emulate old film types.

Old tree's have a fantastic surface when its bark gets old, broken and weathered - perfect for b/w interpretation. In this photo I chose to underexpose a few stops to emphasize the structure and the triangular shape.

30.10.2012

Photo shoot at SOS



SOS International is the leading assistance organisation in the Nordic region. From their emergency centres in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, they provide acute personal assistance all over the world.

My assignment today was to photograph four employees for an "New Employee Welcome folder" and take some photos from the HQ entrances showing their logo.

The time slot was short, so I went for a simple set-up with one Nikon SB-910 powered with an additional Nikon SD-9 battery pack and mounted on a light stand with a white umbrella. The flash was angled 45 degrees to the left of the person. On the opposite side I placed another light stand with a California Sunbouncer mounted. The SB-910 was triggered with my trusted Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 and MiniTT1. In addition I used a PocketWizard AC3 to control the flash output. I used a Nikon D800 with a Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.





The client asked me to use a brick wall as back drop, which worked just fine. The set-up was in complete shadow, so I could control the light without having to overpower the sun (today we have a clear blue sky and lots of sun shine).

The first photo in this blog post is one of the "logo" shots I took outside the HQ entrance. I chose to post process every thing except the flag as black and white to really emphasize the logo, but still keep it in its environment.





As for the employee photos I'll only show you only one here, that I thing is really good - both from lighting and a post processing perspective (I used a LR4 preset from Matt Kloskowski - "Sports Game Day Desaturated (Light)" - as the final touch).

11.10.2012

Film noir portrait of Malene..


Portrait photography is a very rewarding discipline - especially when you succeed in capturing the personality of the model and can enhance it further in the post processing. Malene has very classic facial features and can look straight into the camera without seeing the camera. For this portrait I chose a "film noir" post processing style (using Nik Efex Pro).

Camera: Nikon D800 with AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G.
Light: Two Elinchrom D-Lite-it studio flash

07.10.2012

Phorographer Viggo Rivad

Viggo Rivad is one of the most significant Danish photographers and this summer he turned 90. My daughter and I visited the "Nivaagårds Malerisamling" museum, where a special exhibition of Viggo Rivad's photographs are on display until Januar 2013.

Black and white film has always been Viggo Rivad's preferred platform and one of his many life long themes was documenting the life on the bottom of the society. But among the exhibited themes you will also find photographs from his many trips and portraits of artists like Viggo - true masters of their craft.






05.10.2012

Elmann shoot

I was hired to shoot some portraits and group photos for a recent merger between two law firms. The new company is call ELMANN.

One of the group photos included app. 20 staff in a small hallway. It was impossible to position my studio light, so I used two SB-910s and placed one in the window sill to the left and one on a small ledger to the left of the stairs from the main door. Both Speedlight heads was positioned straight up into the ceiling, but still shadows where cast on the white wall behind the group of people. It required some work in CS6 to reduce those shadows.

Here is the original photo that was used on the front of the invitation for the reception.



Here is a photo of the management team - both in suits and running clothing.



Last - but not least - I shot 5 portraits for the web site. Here is one example of partner Peter Mollerup.


I used a Nikon D800 with AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 and AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 (for the portraits) lenses. Elinchrom studie light was used for the portraits.