Monday, October 08, 2012

Science fiction exhibition

This weekend I and the family visited the annual Sci-Fi exhibition, this year in Helsingborg. We had a great time, got to talk to Marc Singer when he invited us up on stage and got some good photo opportunities. Marc was a great and friendly guy.  

The stare of a Stormtrooper and Darth Vader can be a bit unsettling in person for a moment or two.

Not even Darth Vader could keep them from goofing around.

Marc Singer on stage.

Thursday, October 04, 2012


When I came home today after work I was greeted by great light from the sunset. There was also a great rainbow, but unfortunately I didn't get my camera in time to catch much of it.

Outside shoot

Today I decided to experiment with outside lighting using flashes, having complained a while about there not being any good natural light to photograph. So I decided to try and take matters into my own hands and use my HVL-F58 AM flash and a reflector.

I got pretty hard light, but I am pleased with the results.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


Yesterday I got my first shipment of equipment for my home studio, my Döör background tripod. Naturally, this called for some experimentation and luckily my family were more or less willing test subjects for my experiments.

Since I havn't got my hands on any strobes yet, I only had my HVL F58AM flash to rely on. Tough to get consistent results, but I got a few decent shots if I say so myself - at least compared to no flash or just the built in one.

85/@5 Wife and son

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Signs of autumn

I have a few days off now after my daughter was born. It's been busy days, but I've still managed to squeeze in some photography. 
85/@2 Autumn is approaching

Now when I have an excellent portrait lens in place, which you can see a sample photo of above, I've decided to move ahead on my plans to set up a little studio at home. I've been looking at the Elinchrom d-lite strobes which I suspect I'll end up with.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The wait is over

The wait is finally over, and I am not thinking about the Sony a99 or the new 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens finally being announced.

Yesterday my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She's our third child, with two brothers already in place. It was a long wait in the hospital, but things went very well and my wife did a great job. It's a breathtaking experience and I was very happy to hold her in my arms.

Sunday, September 09, 2012


About two years ago, I rekindled my long dormant interest for photography. Being fostered in the world of IT, I never did much else but sit by the computer. So what better excuse I thought, to get out there than to take up photography again I thought. Oh, and getting out there to drink a lot of beer can be fun too.

For a long time it was all about taking snapshots and documenting life for me. Not until recently, when I upgraded to a better camera and lenses, that I've tried to take it to a higher level and at least put some thought into what I am doing.

Ken Rockwell is a pretty good inspiration for this.

85/@f8. The path to better photography?

Friday, September 07, 2012

What's new?

Was googling myself, as any self respecting narcissist does from time to time, and I found quite the trail after myself. Usually, it is just stuff I've written about myself - how great I am and so forth that I find. But this time, someone else had written about me. An old Internet friend from 15 years ago or so when I was still running my Final Fantasy 3 site, thought to mention me. I thought that was pretty cool and I was happy to learn I had made a small impact on someone.

If I allow myself to be nostalgic, which I can, since it is my blog, I sometimes miss the fledgling Internet I grew up with. Before it was inhabited by normal people.No spam and the only trolls were the voices in your own head.  It was its own seperate world where you pretty much by default ended up talking with people you didn't know from other parts of the world, now it is more an extension of the real world where you just talk to people you already know from it. Maybe it is just me having changed how I use this tool, since I am sure it must still be like that for some people.

And as far as Final Fantasy 3 goes, I played for a bit not too long ago and it is still a great game which I recommend.