A warm summer day in 2007 I shot this photo of my friendly neighbor Spiderman. Relaxing on my porch drinking ice tea and listening to the radio I suddenly discovered something moving on one of the bolts holding the fence together. This little spider is sitting on a 3/8 inch bolt, quite small, but deadly, to black flies. I have never been afraid of spiders and other bugs. Growing up outside of urban areas and next to huge birches I often got visitors in my bedroom. Photographing them is a quite different matter. To photograph macro you need a lens that has a small focus distance, 20cm or closer. A telephoto lens of 70mm or more helps a lot. If your lens can’t focus closer you’ll need to get something called close-up filters. These filters has some numbers to them, 48mm, 52mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm and 77mm are the most common diameters on these filters. These point out what diameter on the front end of the lens they fit. If you are unsure what diameter your lens has, just check the lens cap. The other number ranging from +1 to +10 says how strong they are. The same is found in regular glasses. The higher the number, the stronger they are. You can combine different strengths to accommodate your wishes. The filters varies in quality, how soft they are on the edges and how sharp they are in the middle. The smaller your aperture is, the more depth you get. I shot this at an aperture of f/5.6 to have the spiders hairy legs showing better. Also in macro you should use a tripod and get the shutter as fast as possible, but with a great vibration reduction lens (VR on Nikon and IS on Canon), you improve your steadiness. In addition this photo is shot with a shutter of 1/45 seconds and 90mm, ISO at 800, hand held with my Minolta Dynax 7D and 70-210 lens. Price on filters may vary from 150NOK – 1000NOK (25$ to 175$) and above depending on filter diameter and quality of the glass.
Posts Tagged ‘summer’
Zeleste asked me to do a short shoot with her earlier this year. I grabbed the chance when I was in Orkdal picking up Marthe Engdal for another shoot I had planned later that day with Linda Fjølstad (Trend Models). This was what came out of an hour shoot with Zeleste. A quite different scene than I did with Linda later that day.
Last five photos from the shoot I did with Hanne Lillery, the model, and Marthe Engdal, the stylist, in Orkdal earlier this summer. We didn’t have a fixed theme to the shoot other than it was to be a bit chic. I’ve been trying lately to do some photos with people from my home place and also shooting some series where I grew up, investigating if there is a market for my type of photo style. Have a great week!
Here are some photos from a shoot I did with Hanne Lillery this summer. With me on location doing styling, hair and make-up was Marthe Engdal. We started early in the morning with hair and makeup at Marthe’s place. Afterwards we drove around to different locations in Orkdal that we had spotted out earlier. There are a few more photos to this series that hasn’t yet been published. Enjoy!
Here are four pictures from the dirty house wife photo shoot I did with Ivalu Sørensen from Diva Models. We had some extra time after a photo shoot down at Moesgård Strand and decided to do something fairly unromantic. I might be wrong but, I believe her kitchen doesn’t look this way everyday. Styling this shoot was Anne Margrethe Rimmer Larsen. I don’t encourage anyone to smoke cigarettes, but the photos needed this final touch to give them the right feeling.
Some most of you guys who are a frequent reader might have experienced some problems with entering my Flickr-gallery at www.flickr.com. The reason was that I had published some nude content and hadn’t set the right content filters. You might experience such glitches still, but it will be fixed by the end of this week.
This summer, 2011, I had a little photo project with Hedvig Khristine Sundland Trend Models. We drove a good distance out of town towards Røros and looked for locations we could get some nice pictures. We stopped at Kvikne and made some shots in a field next to Kvikne Church, before we turned around and drove towards Trondheim. Here are three pictures from Berkåk and an abandoned store. I do not know why, but photographers tend to be attracted to the rustic, abandoned and dilapidated. Styling, hair and make-up in this photo shoot was done by Hedvig herself.
Two photos from my “morning beauty“-shoot I did with Hedvig Kristine Sundland from Trend Models early one morning in the start of July 2011. We started at Kvikne driving towards Trondheim early morning. This particular photo is taken in the fields in Melhus.
A few weeks ago I had a photo shoot with Maren Elise Aasen from Trend Models in a backyard in my neighbourhood. I photographed mainly for exercise’s sake, but also because Maren Elise needed new images to the folder’s. Maren Elise has been with Trend Models since 2009 and we’ve had a lot of photo shoots with the two years I have been at Norsk Fotofagskole. The first time I photographed her was during a course organized by Fotopia.no. If you’re interested you can find the photos from that photo shoot HERE: Fotoshoot Med Maren Elise Aasen.
Today I started on my new three-month job as a school photographer for the Iris Skolefoto A/S. This is not an unknown territory when I was a few years ago before I started studying atNorsk Fotofagskole, I photographed for one of the nation’s largest school photography agencies, Fovea A/S.
Today got to be familiar with the equipment and software we will use at work, the company and got to know who we will be working with these three months. Tomorrow we’ll have a bit more photo-drilling before we go out on a school on Monday to make it practical even more practical.
With Maren Elise Aasen
Today I had a photo shoot with Maren Elise Aasen (Trend Models in my neighbourhood, Lademoen and Lademoparken. Here are one behind the scenes-shot that I did while Maren was getting her make-up and hair done, and the other picture is a portrait from the last location today. I shot every frame with only the sun and a reflector as light source.
Two more pictures from the road trip with Hedvig Kristine Sundland early July. These two pictures was photographed at a bus stop I had scouted a few weeks earlier driving home from the Foo Fighters concert with my two friends Martine Lein Skrove and Sascha Njaa, and my girlfriend. High ISO, large aparture and slow shutter speeds makes these two pictures a bit grainy and blurry.
Last week Hedvig Kristine Sundland from Trend Models and I went on a little road trip to Kvikne in the middle of the night and shot some photos for Hedvigs portfolio. Around 2 a.m. in the morning it was quite dark and I had to use ISO6400 on my Nikon D700 to get some decent exposures. With an aparture of f/2.8 and a shutter around 1/40 of a second the shots came out quite blurry and noisy, but it gave the series an all over realistic feeling.
Here is one of many shots on a field right next to the old church at Kvikne.
Her er bildene fra Björn Borg-trend-visningen på Oslo Fashion Week høsten 2010. Bildene er fotografert for RunwayPassport.