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Weye Feye – Short review

May 24th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Weye Feye Review and hack

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Weye Feye Review and hack

Weye Feye by Xsories is a little device that I have tested out for a while as an alternative or a supplement to the Eye-Fi Pro X2 wireless SD-card that I have had for a while now. What is Weye Feye? Basically it is a wireless tethering and remote shutter gadget that works for most cameras on the market. I also believe they will have support for future cameras as well.

  • Dimensions: 83mm x 45mm x 16.5mm, 27g
  • Battery: Lithium polymer – 2000mAh
  • Battery-Life: 7/8 hours
  • Signal distance: 80m (depending on conditions)
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi technology 802.11n

In the box

What’s in the box? The Weye Feye device, a hard rubber cover with velcro straps, a micro USB-cable for charging the device and some product registration forms and a quick setup guide.

Wireless Connection – 802.11n

From their pages they claim that it has a range of 80 meters, I believe it would be free sight, because testing it indoors from one room to another it got about 80% signal strength. It has also a built in repeater module so you can still access the Internet through the device. Some quick configurations has to be done in the Android App. The connection once up and running is a bit flimsy and I have noticed some times that the network drops out and in and by the time have some problems controlling the camera. But overall the connection is fairly stable.

Android App Weye Feye

Since I have only one Android device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, I have only gotten to test the device with the Android App, Android Appwhich can be downloaded here. It is an easy setup, from the main menu you got three choices, top right the setup menu, the camera-view and a gallery choice. In the setup menu you can connect the Weye Feye to an existing wireless network. Also you can make some choices of the layout of the screen, image review, setting the volume rocker as a shutter release button, the web-address to where other devices connected to the Weye Feye can get a gallery of the files stored at the memory cards of the camera, and finally where to store downloaded files.
The camera part of the app works more or less like a regular android camera. What you should notice is that in order to have full control of the shutter, ISO and aperture you need to set your camera in “Manual mode”, in aperture priority or shutter priority you can just change the either or.
On the left side of the camera app there is also settings for Time-laps shots, self timer, aperture bracketing, shutter speed bracketing, ISO bracketing and Focus Stacking.

Using Weye Feye and Phone / Tablet as an external Monitor

Weye Feye - videorecording - photo: curtsy of Weye Feye Android App

Weye Feye App – startup – photo: curtsy of Weye Feye Android App


I haven’t gotten to test out this part of the app to the full extent, but according to the xsories-webpage the latency is around 0.2 seconds which makes it almost real time while filming. Here you have full control of the aperture, shutter, ISO and white balance. You can choose to have a histogram displaying while recording helping you calculate your exposure. During recording you cannot change any settings except the auto focus area, changing the focus point around by tapping the screen. From the settings menu you can also choose to have a 16:9 overlay for easily composing your shots. The control area for starting and stopping the camera will take up as much as 1/5th of the screen. Using your mobile phone as an external monitor isn’t that practical. On the Nikon D800 you cannot make use of the HDMI-port while doing tethered shooting, either USB to computer nor the Weye Feye.

Tethering from Nikon D800 to a computer via Weye Feye

You can tether both JPG and RAW-files directly to a computer. On my D800 I make use of both the CF- and SD-card slot where I write the RAW-files to the CF and Small, Fine JPGs to the SD-card, an EyeFi Pro X2 card. Xsories has developed a PC/MAC-software for tethered shooting. PC-version can be downloaded here and MAC-version can be downloaded here. For PC version, just unzip and run the WeyeFeye Tethering.exe-file to start up. Here you can select the path where you would like to save the files and what files should be downloaded, JPG or RAW or both.
My experience is that shooting with the D800 resulting in RAW-files around 60-80 MB pr. file takes time to transfer through any wireless interface. If you shoot a sequence of 10-15 files you would have to wait for quite a while. Transfering JPGs on the other hand works like a charm. I haven’t done a scientific test of transfer speeds and such, but for everyday use shooting models in studio it is a better alternative than the more expensive original Nikon UT-1 with WT-5A.
Another feature I am found of is that the Weye Feye can set up a small website where other devices connected to it can access the photos of the memory card and download on the fly new photos. Just connect to the Weye Feye and open the URL in the settings menu of the app.

Weye Feye vs. EyeFi

Having worked with the EyeFi card, both 8Gb- and 16Gb-version I found that in the early stages camera compatibility, such as the Nikon D700 and other non-cfII class cameras didn’t work at all with the card. Also the wireless connection would drop in and out occasionally and overall stability was very low having problems connecting to both HotSpot- and Direct-modes. The EyeFi-team has updated the card and now it works flawlessly. The transfer speeds of RAW-files will with the 802.11n standard always be slow.
Considering the two devices for file transfer only I would still stick with the EyeFi-card, having a dongle hanging from the camera isn’t very practical. The EyeFi app and software have been modified and upgraded several times and works fine, either to mobile or a laptop.
As a wireless remote control the Weye Feye can come to good use shooting pack shots in studio, time laps shots, bracketing for HDR-photos. It has powerful antennas and you can set it up as a second camera during weddings and such and cover other parts and be at two places at the same time.

Weye Feye - videorecording - photo: curtsy of Weye Feye Android App

Weye Feye – videorecording – photo: curtsy of Weye Feye Android App

I wouldn’t recommend replacing your field monitors for video production. You can’t output USB-feed simultaneously with the HDMI-output. As of today you can’t get to view the output in full resolution, nor have focus peaking or other field monitor functions to overlay the source. I have also had problems getting the manual focus to work with the Android App with my D800.

Weye Feye hack

Weye Feye Review and hack

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Weye Feye Review and hack

So I am missing a big feature on this device. You might think it’s obvious that you would have a 1/4″ 20 screw mount for hot shoe or other types of fastening to the camera as well as the velcro straps for mounting it to tripods and such, but no. What I did was remove the rubber cover, peal of the straps and glued a 1/4″ 20 nut beneath and center it. To have some more room to screw in a cold shoe I added a washer and voilà there’s the missing tripod mount.

Weye Feye Review and hack

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Weye Feye Review and hack

Final thoughts

The device works almost as described, okay range and transfer speed. Not the best mounting options (only velcro to a tripod or monopod). It has its own battery (Lithium polymer – 2000mAh), mine was running the device for seven hours at most, it won’t drain the camera battery and if you are in a dead spot for power outlets it can also work as a spare battery booster.

Where to buy – Norway

You can access the Xsories-website and get it for around 1490NOK or 249.99$, not including tax and shipping. FotoVideo.no has it in stock for 1499NOK, the same for Interfoto, Japan Photo and Foto Schrøder in Nordregate Trondheim, who is the cheapest at 1490NOK.

Weye Feye Review and hack

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Weye Feye Review and hack

Weye Feye Review and hack

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Weye Feye Review and hack

Weye Feye Review and hack

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Weye Feye Review and hack



Fashion Editorial – Styled by Marthe Engdal

April 8th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Stylist Marthe Engdal is back from England and has done some crazy styling for me. As usual she has gone for the more crazy feel stuff with bubble gum, jelly bean mask, dotts, lollipops and what have you. Most of the accessories she makes herself out of cardboard, glue and other material you can make stuff from as a DIY-fashion project. Some of the styling is quite basic H&M and Eurosko-stuff, but she has also got some sweet stuff from ACNE, Epilogue.

Speaking of DIY stuff, my last post with the #selfie shot, you can se my home photo studio DIY setup. It is not a very advanced setup, but a standard 9ft (270cm), white paper background taped to the wall at the end. I also made a fill light and a main light with my Elinchrom Quadra-set, switching between a standard reflector and a beautydish. Distance from where I shoot and the background is about 16ft or 5 meters, and the model is about 3ft (1m) from the background. This makes the model cast a fairly open and light shadow on the background.
Being a bit skeptic about my own work I really didn’t like the jelly bean-mask portrait shot, I couldn’t get the light to set up correctly for such a shot and everything went really wrong. The background I used here was an old, pink drop down that I bought at a flea market in town a few years ago. I thought I did a great bargain and might have used it more if it weren’t for all the wrinkles in the fabric and because of its small size. The drop down really just works on close portraits and since my studio is a little cramped for space this shot didn’t really work for me.
Also in my DIY-studio I have two big collapsible reflectors, on side is white the other is black, the white side reflects light and the black absorbs it. Using these tools I can further more sculpt the light hitting the model giving her either softer shadows or more contrast depending on what side on the reflectors I use.
Since the studio isn’t deep enough, having the model several feet from the background and so on, the lenses I used at this shoot was mainly wide angle to normal-range, 35mm and 50mm.

The model was by the way Rebecca Løckra who I have had a few photo shoots with the last few years. I am still doing post production on some of the shots I did at Gløshaugen with her earlier this winter. They are a bit darker and rougher than this lollipop-bubblegum-candy-pink-fashion-thing. Rebecca is represented by Trend Models in Trondheim.

Hope you like my photographic work and Marthes styling, and be sure to check out her portfolio at www.martheengdal.com. Below you can brows through some earlier projects we’ve done together.



Selfies with Rebecca Løckra & Marthe Engdal

March 25th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Selfie with Marthe Engdal, Rebecca Løckra and Bjørn Christiansen

Selfie with Marthe Engdal, Rebecca Løckra and Bjørn Christiansen

Last Saturday I set up a studio up on my attic to shoot a fashion series with Rebecca Løckra styled by Marthe Engdal. Rebecca is represented by Trend Models and has done quite a few photo shoots with me the past year. Since I’m not done going over and checking my shots from the photo shoot, I have no photos to post you, except this trendy selfie-shot. Not really a selfie, because we mounted the camera on a tripod and set the interval timer to snap the frame. Hope you find our #selfie interesting enough to follow up and check back when the job is done.



Twin models in High Key

March 24th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Kristin Folstad & Marie Folstad

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Kristin Folstad & Marie Folstad

At the end of January 2014 I had a photo shoot with two models I haven’t shot for a while. Kristin, who I discovered with my friend Sascha Njaa while model scouting at Trondheim Torg back in 2009, and her twin sister Marie are both listed at Trend Models. Since it had been a while since they had updated their portfolio we found some time to do a quick shoot. This is a high key portrait of them together in their own kitchen. I might have mentioned it before, if you don’t have access to any smooth looking locations or a fancy studio, be creative and select what is in your frame. It’s not a perfectly exposed photo, the focus is off and you have some movements in the models because of a wide aperture and a slow shutter speed. But all in all, I think it captured a feeling and a mood. I might go further into what a high key image is later on, but a few quick keywords should be “right side of the histogram”, “white, but not blown out”.

While waiting for some more photos from this shoot, you can swipe through some earlier work I’ve done with both Kristin Folstad and her twin sister Marie Folstad.

Kristin:

Marie:



Luciaven Sportswear – Where did my photos end up?

March 23rd, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Luciaven Sportswear - www.luciaven.com

Luciaven Sportswear – www.luciaven.com

Last autumn I shot a sports fashion series for Lucia Avens clothing brand Luciaven Sportswear, which is a colorful collection concentrating on an alternatives to the regular black tights and tops on the market. The fabric is made of a combination of nylon, spandex and lycra. The model we used is the well known fitness athlete, personal trainer and a nutrition consultant, Pia Marlen Johnsen.
Being a bit curious I did a quick search on google trying to find where the shots I’ve photographed have ended up, except on Luciaven.coms webshop.

Luciaven Sportswear - www.luciaven.com at  training.kittad.se

Luciaven Sportswear – www.luciaven.com at training.kittad.se

The first site I found some of my photos at was at traning.kittad.se who just informs that her new 2014-collection was out and that the readers should check out her site.

Luciaven Sportswear - www.luciaven.com at ultrababe.blogg.no

Luciaven Sportswear – www.luciaven.com at ultrababe.blogg.no

On the second site I found some behind the scenes shots from the photo shoot at Ultrababe.blogg.no. The author is writing that she is looking forward to the new collection and judging from some of her photos she all ready has purchased some tights and tops.

Luciaven Sportswear - www.luciaven.com at www.proteinfabrikken.no

Luciaven Sportswear – www.luciaven.com at www.proteinfabrikken.no

The third site I found some shots at was at www.proteinfabrikken.no who started out as a webshop for protein powder and superfoods, but has the recent years started selling other accessories for workout. Lucia told me that she got a dealership agreement with them recently, so it wasn’t really a big surprise finding my photos at this site.

Luciaven Sportswear - www.luciaven.com at  www.muskelshop.no

Luciaven Sportswear – www.luciaven.com at www.muskelshop.no

The last site I found photos at was www.muskelshop.no, I believe they are in the same category as Proteinfabrikken, having some kind of reseller agreement with Lucia Aven

No, I don’t get payed by anyone to link these sites and I most defiantly don’t get any product samples, don’t think I would feel comfortable wearing pink tights at the gym ;) I find it interesting to see what happens to my work after I send it to any customers or publish them here at my site. The photos gets a life of its own once published. Either they end up on someones profile picture on Facebook, G+, Twitter, Instagram or what ever social media, or on a pinterest board, a thumbler-feed or in some portfolio gallery of the model or blog, on the customers sites as originally intended, a magazine or just ends up just staying here at my blog and my flickr-profile. If you like, I have a lot of photos / work to show you in my photo gallery. It is where I’ve presented some of what I think is my best photos from 2009 until now. Just click the photo gallery-link on top of my blog.

Here are all my studio shots from my photo shoot with Pia Marlen Johnsen for Luciaven.com:



Aagot Sofie Langlie – Unretouched

March 21st, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Yes, I admit I do retouching to my photos that I publish. One of the reasons is that I straight from the camera my photos doesn’t look that great, secondly is that by adding filters, saturate, de-saturate, adding contrast, highlights and shadows are all measures to give the images a special mood. When that is said I try to get the images to look as good as they can be at location or in studio with the help of stylists, make-up artists and hairdressers. So what’s up with these shots of Aagot Sofie Langlie? Well, they have not undergone a huge retouching process liquefying shapes or removed any blemishes or any unevenness in the skin. The only post-processing done with these shots were done in Lightroom. I corrected the white balance from 5600k to 4800k cooling the photos a bit. Also I have added some contrast and de-saturated the photos a bit to neutralize the color cast. At last I have cropped in the shot a bit and added some sharpening. All these corrections are made mostly because of the camera not producing images that I see what is there when I am shooting.
What I am trying to say is that there are a bit more to creating an image than just Photoshop and retouching. Having an idéa, the right model and picking the right team to style and do the make-up has more to do with the final result than creating something in post production. The retouch shouldn’t be the factor giving the photo the credibility to exist, but be the additive factor that helps a great photo become even greater.

Aagot Sofie Langlie in MalvikBladet

Aagot Sofie Langlie in MalvikBladet

I also recently discovered an article about Aagot Sofie in Malvik Bladet where they have used a photo I shot last autumn. Have a great weekend and remember to check out Aagot Sofie Langlies Miss Universe Norway 2014-blog. Trend Models who is Aagots model agency here in Trondheim. And some of the other photos I’ve shot of her.



Rebecca Løckra

March 20th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Rebecca Løckra

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Rebecca Løckra

Here are two black and white photos from a model test of Rebecca Løckra from Trend Modelswho I photographed earlier this year in Trondheim. Ann Karin Williams Aastø from MAC Cosmetics at Trondheim Torg was so helped us out with the make-up. I really like how the randomized and scattered freckles on Rebeccas face adding texture and personality to the portrait. If you have the chance, you should really try to work with her.
I’ve played a bit in post with the tilt-shift, don’t know if it really works on these shots. The first 2/3 photo is shot with the Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G AF-s lens at f/2.5, and the close portrait is shot with the Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G AF-S at f/2.2. The reason I don’t shoot wide open is that it is quite hard to hit critical focus at these apertures. Since we are also shooting in Norway at wintertime I had to bump up the ISO to ISO1000 to get a decent exposure at a minimal shutter speed (1/100s). Everything above ISO1000 the images would have gotten too noisy for my taste. Both images are shot with a Nikon D800.

Interested in learning DSLR photography, check out my workshop page at workshop.bj0rn.net.

Here are some more photos of Rebecca Løckra:



Fotokurs – Kreativ Workshop

March 18th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen

26. – 27. April

Fotokurs - Kreativ Workshop

Fotokurs – Kreativ Workshop

Fotograf Martine Lein Skrove og jeg har planlagt en å holde en kreativ workshop i fotografi på Verdal i samarbeid med Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter og Trend Models.
Kurset går over to dager hvor den første dagen fokuserer vi på en kjapp innføring i tekniske uttrykk for så å gå over til å legge en plan for foto-opptaket vi skal gjøre på dag 2. Vi kommer til å jobbe i grupper på ca 3 og 3 hvor en fotograferer og to er assistenter. Hele workshoppen avsluttes med utstilling søndag 4. mai på Stiklestad. Både Martine og jeg vil være tilgjengelige for tilbakemelding og innspill under hele uka.

For mer informasjon og påmelding til kreativ workshop gå til workshop.bj0rn.net.

Velkommen på workshop!

For all my foreign readers don’t think this would apply for you guys, but if you are interested, use google translate.



Published at RunwayPassport.com

March 17th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Runway Passport

Published at RunwayPassport.com

Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Motevisning på Den Danske Bank

My photos I shot at last weeks fashion show at Den Danske Bank has been published at Runway Passport.Retailers like Carma, Shine Norway, Deguy and Bello with the help from stylists students from Norsk Fotofagskole and models from DP-Models had put together a little show for us.

This Oslo based fashion show was sponsored by the The Danish Bank and the retailers, Shine Norway, Deguy, Carma and Boutique Bello. All four shops sell very fashionable designs and each showed ten different outfits. The fashion show, held at the Danske Bank was for the stores regular customers and customers of The Danish bank.

The idea behind the styling, makeup and hair was a celebration of spring and summer and was done by Glimt. The makeup which created large brows, was overall very natural with the exception of the pink, fresh lips.

Margareta Rose – margaretarose.wordpress.com



Impuls shoot with Siri Farstad

March 16th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Siri Farstad

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Siri Farstad

Siri Farstad

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Siri Farstad

Siri Farstad

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Siri Farstad

Siri Farstad

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Siri Farstad

Here are some more photos from a photo shoot I did with Siri Farstad a while ago in her living room. Unfortunately I managed to switch from RAW shooting to plain JPEG so these shots are more or less straight off the D800. No photoshop, just straightening and crops. But be warned, don’t shot JPEG if you have the possibilities to shoot RAW.

Here are some more shots of Siri:



Helene Nygård – Triangl Swimwear

March 9th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Helene Nygård

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Nygård

Helene Nygård

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Nygård

Helene Nygård

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Nygård

Helene Nygård

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Nygård

Last week I did a photo shoot for model and blogger Helene Nygård who is currently represented by DP Models in Trondheim. The bikini was sponsored by Triangl Swimwear. We also shoot some photos with a plain flowery body and a flower garland. The photo shoot was set in my living room with not much space to play around with. I taped up a 130cm wide grey paper background on the wall and set up a single A-head Elinchrom Quadra flash strobe with the standard reflector attached and mainly shooting with a Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G- and a Nikon Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII-lens having some distance from me and my subject.

Here are some more shots of Helene Nygård:

Aagot Sofie Langlie published at Adressa.no

Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Yesterday Adressa.no published a short presentation video of Aagot Sofie Langlie from Trend Models. Aagot is a friend of mine I’ve been working with for quite a while now building her model portfolio and a presentation video for Miss Universe Norway 2014, which was also the theme for Adressa.nos video presentation. They also included some of my work in their video, but managed to confuse and credit Eric Fagerheim, a photographer in Trondheim, for some of my work and visa versa.

Here are some of my work with Aagot Sofie Langlie:



GoPro – Nuts and bolts quick fix

March 7th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

Sometimes using my GoPro on set I had some problems with the nuts popping out of the mount that I was using when I plugged in the bolt to tighten everything down. They are quite cheap and easy to get, but a bit irritating when you are setting up on location and loose one. Instead of buying new nuts every time you loose one I came up with a little DIY quick fix to the problem.
Since the bolts are suppose to stay in there forever, I went a head and bought a tube of contact adhesive at Clas Ohlson, a local hardware store in Norway. The brand I used was Casco, search for it at their website as “Casco S9 Super kontaktlim”. It is the type for PVC, plastics, rubber, wood and metal which should withstand water, moist and heat. Usually the areas that GoPro-cameras should be used in. I have tried the “Karlson Lim”-brand as well, but it tends to be a bit brittle and the nuts often comes loose.

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

So the first step I did was to clean the mounts, nuts and bolts to get a clean surface for the adhesive to stick to.

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

Secondly I applied a little glue to the mount and squeezed the nut in place.

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

The nuts are angular and falls into the plastic mount without having to twist and turn it to get it in the right position. Then I wiped of the excess glue so that the bolt would fit in the hole. And finally I set it to dry overnight. The packing didn’t say anything about curing, but to be on the safe side I left it overnight.

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

When everything had dried up I screwed the bolt in to find out that some excess glue had blocked the opening even though I wiped it thoroughly. Using my Leatherman multitool as a wrench I managed to screw the bolt in enough to tighten the mount down hoping that the threads wouldn’t be damaged and the excess glue came out along with the bolt. It did. I scraped clean the mount and bolt and now I am hopefully a happy camper not going nuts for loosing my nuts anymore using my GoPros.

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

GoPro mounts - QuickFix

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, GoPro mounts – QuickFix

Hope you found this little tutorial, DIY, quick fix for GoPro mounts, nuts and bolts useful. If everything goes wrong, use gaffers tape ;)

Here’s a little video clip shot with one of my camera mounted GoPros:

Copenhagen Fashion Week – A/W13 from Bjørn Christiansen on Vimeo.

For this video I used a 3-way pivot arm, an older version of the Tripod Mounts with a threaded standard 1/4″ tread beneath it. Here I plugged a 1/4″ hot shoe male stud which I again fixed to my camera hot shoe. The Pivot Arm let me quickly change the angle of my camera so that if I shot vertical shots first and had to do some horizontal shots I just loosen the bolt-knob a bit and angled the GoPro into the right position if I had to do it. I also The Frame as I thought I would use the sound in camera, but as you might know the sound quality of the GoPro isn’t anything to brag about.



Fashion Editorial for Bones Magazine

March 7th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen

Marthe Engdal – Blinded by Minimalism

Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Helene Granbo for Marthe Engdal

Earlier this winter I did a fashion editorial for the fashion and lifestyle online magazine Bones Magazine, who is “(…) promoting Scandinavian fashion and culture for an international audience” -Bones.

Idea and styling on this shot was fashion student Marthe Engdal who I’ve been working several times the past few years. Marthe tends to have these crazy ideas and if she can’t find the right outfits or accessories she makes them her self. Model was Helene Granbo from DP Models. Location for this editorial was NTNU Gløshaugen at Realfagsbygget with a stripped down, minimalistic, cold atmosphere.
Working on this shoot I used my Nikon D800, a Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G, Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G and a Nikon Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8G VRII. Lighting was done both with ambient light and a >Nikon SB-900 Speedlight.

Here are some more photos from fashion photo shoots I’ve done with Marthe. Don’t forget to check out her page at www.martheengdal.com



At Wimbledon with Runa Rødsten

February 21st, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Runa Rødsten

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Runa Rødsten

Runa Rødsten

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Runa Rødsten

Runa Rødsten

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Runa Rødsten

Last summer I was playing tennis with model Runa Rødsten (Trend Models), stylist Marthe Engldal and assistant photographer and good friend Sondre Nymoen. Somehow the tennis court had turned into a basketball court and had suddenly moved to Trondheim. Anyway, here is the last outfit from the fashion series I shot with Runa last summer. Do you really read what I write or just look at the photos? Thumbs up if you read this. All three photos are shot with a Nikon D800 and a Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 lens at f/1.4, wide open. Have a nice weekend!

Here are some more photos of Runa:



Aagot Sofie – Model testing and Polas

February 16th, 2014 by Bjørn Christiansen
Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Aagot Sofie Langlie

photo: Bjørn Christiansen, Aagot Sofie Langlie

Here are some shots from the model test I did of Aagot Sofie Langlie for Trend Models.
Check out her Miss Universe Norway-profile at www.missuniversenorway.no. By the way, these photos are not retouched in Adobe Photoshop, just tweaked the raw-files in Adobe Lightroom :)