BLA, BLA and BLA..

I was at the local photog club on Monday evening and listened to a well known Swedish wedding photographer – Benny Ottosson.

It was very interesting and it was all geared towards the easy to remember BLA:

  • Background
  • Light
  • Action

When taking shots he talked about: how does the background look? What kind of light is there and from which direction(s)? What is happening in the frame? Nothing revolutionary but something that should be trained every day.

So I had to test it and here is the result:

Agnes

Processed with Lightroom 4 and the updated VSCOfilm for LR4 (Preset Kodak Portra 800++)

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Where there is life, there is hope

Sometimes it is absolutely impossible to find something to photograph. That happened to me yesterday.

I was on the location 1h before sunset and I could immediately see that there was no interesting cloud formations, almost no waves and nothing interesting.

The only thing that was OK was the quality of the light = find interesting contrasts. I walked around and looked, looked and looked. Absolutely nothing. I almost had given up until I came across these dry sticks and the head line popped up in my mind. But I couldn’t find a good way to compose the photo until I went down on knee. Wow.

I had to hurry. Get the tripod, set the focus and “click” – the result is below.

What I saw was the lines made by the formation of dry sticks points to the three,  the other lines in the rock was also pointing to the right part of the composition and the darker and lighter parts of the sky was also pointing to the three. Not to forget, but the colors is also playing well together.

So to summarize it: It might look like shit but there is always something beautiful if you give it a closer look. 🙂

Happy Friday friends!

Where there is life, there is hope

At the spring beach

I am a big fan of the journalistic type of photography. To be able to tell a story with my photos. That includes to be at the action and document what happens to be able to retell the story with only photos.

My inspiration comes from Pat Furey (http://patfureyblog.com) and Jonas Peterson (http://jonaspeterson.com) – please check them out (if they are unknown for you).

Here I have used my prime 50mm, Lightroom 3 and VSCOfilm to get the final touch.