About my photos
First a few words regarding the pictures I have the rights to, boring but necessary …
All pictures you find on or linked to through this site are all(!) taken or created by me with one exception. The photo in the header showing me and a bison male is taken by my wife, Klara.
Photos I have the rights to may never(!) be printed for the public, published through the web or in any other way used without my authorization. If my photos are used without a written agreement or my consent the domain owner will be billed according to the latest price list from the Association of Swedish Professional Photographers.
Pictures or a commission?
Would you like to buy one of my pictures or maybe you like to hire me for a commission? Just send me a note through the Contact Form. I have the ability to invoice through Frilans Finans and will be through them VAT registered for the duration of the commission.
From mid-May 2010 most of the pictures will be tagged with GPS coordinates. This will be possible to see directly in my gallery at Flickr.
My equipment level also qualifies me for membership in NPU (Nikon Professional User).
My camera bag contains:
- Nikon Coolpix P7100 (when D-SLR is not suitable)
- Nikon D750 with Pixels battery grip
- Nikon D700 with Meike battery grip
- Nikon D300 (spare and for crop)
- Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical (HSM)
- Nikkor (Nikon) AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8
- Nikkor (Nikon) AF-S 50mm f/1.4
- Sigma 70-200mm II APO EX HSM DG Macro, f/2.8
- Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6,3 DG OS HSM Sports
- Sigma 1,4x APO EX DG converter
- Sigma 2,0x APO EX DG converter
… and camera and flash tripods, umbrellas … and a whole lot of other gadgets …
Nikon Picture Controls
Nikon have so nicely provided their more high-end camera bodies with a function that gives us the possibility to have our non-RAW outcome handled with a pre-defined S curve, sharpening, saturation and hue. This is called Picture Controls and you can either configure and save your own or you can download them from internet.
I have a set available here, I’m not taking any credit, nor responsibility, what so ever for them. I’ve found them on the internet … 😉 … but I use them my self and they work. Follow the instructions in the text files and you should be just fine … You should find the equivalents of the following films or visual effects, please judge for your self how well they are compared to the originals.
- Agfa Optima
- Fuji Astia
- Fuji Superia Reala
- Fuji Velvia
- Kodak Ektachrome
- Kodak Ektachrome Pulled
- Kodak Kodachrome
- Kodak Portra NC
- Top Gear
Anyone out there who’s got some other picture controls that they like to share? Please let me know, I would be more than happy to put them up on this site for public download.
… and I’ve also made a Excel spreadsheet to get a better control of my Nikon D700 settings. You find it here …
Software I use for post processing and that I really feel I can recommend to other D-SLR users:
- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, actual version is 5.7.1.
- Adobe Photoshop CC.
What does my post processing look like? Well, my own personal and normal flow is best described as follows whenever I shoot RAW.
- The following issues are handled in Lightroom
- Crop and straighten the horizon.
- Clone away unwanted objects, could be dust spots.
- White balance, rarely needed though.
- Balance out the noise, most often from high ISO.
- Adjust levels, contrast, sharpness and so on …
What’s left for Photoshop then? Not much but for photos intended for large print I always run them through PS to make sure there are nothing more to adjust, clone away and so on.