Etikettarkiv: Studio


Vi har börjat flytta in i nya studiolokalen så nu hoppas jag på kurser och fotosessioner igen som skall bli så roligt!

Alla fotointresserade kommer bjudas in på öppet hus vid tillfälle när vi kommit i ordning. Då kan man få sitt porträtt taget och se lite hur en fotostudio kan fungera.

Hi, I’m Pooh

I had some friends over at the studio some time ago for some portrait works and also child shots. This one became my favourite and I am sure you can see why this was…

Hi, I am Pooh.
Hi, I am Pooh.

Hade några vänner över för att ta lite porträtt och familjebilder och det här blev den bild som jag personligen tyckte mest om efter den sessionen. Det är väl inte så svårt att förstå varför?

Ye Olde Theatre | Den gamla teatern

Here is finally some results from a wonderful photo shoot in the studio together with Karin who is the model in all these pictures. We were aiming for getting that feeling of old French postcards á la 1920ies or so – and here is the first set on display, there will be at least one more set later on since we got so many nice pictures from this session.

Till sist här är en del av resultatet från en mycket trevlig session i studion tillsammans med Karin som är modellen i alla bilderna. Vi försökte få till känslan i gamla franska vykort från säg 1920-tal ungefär. Det kommer minst ett set till efter detta eftersom vi fick ihop en hel del trevliga bilder.

Silk stockings
Behind the screen
Behind the Screen
After the show
The Corset
In the mirror
Finishing Touches
Posing to the audience
Queen of Drama
The Prima Donna
The Final Moment

Korsetten | The Corset

En av bilderna som jag har tagit när vi körde ”franska kort” i studion sist har hamnat etta på tio-i-topp listan över ”fine art” på Stort tack till en kanonmodell att jobba med också!

(Jag är ganska stolt)

Bilden på Karin är tagen under vår session för "franska kort" i studion sist. Jag är ganska stolt över en förstaplacering måste jag säga! Efterbehandling i Adobe Lightroom och Photoshop CS3.
Bilden på Karin är tagen under vår session för "franska kort" i studion sist. Jag är ganska stolt över en förstaplacering måste jag säga! Efterbehandling i Adobe Lightroom och Photoshop CS3.

One of my pictures from the last studion session with Karin when we did ”french postcards” has been ranked #1 on the top-ten list of fine art pictures at the model site ”” here in Sweden.  Thanks to the great model as well!

(I’m pretty proud of that)

Learning from the masters

Bia and Bosse the SnakeA little while ago I found this excellent blog on Nikonians by Martin Turner. He writes about how the classic potratit painters worked and how we can improved our portrait photography by learning from these masters. He has written several very interesting blog posts on this subjects and I felt like commenting on them myself.

BellaIn his first post also titled ”Learning about portraits from the masters” he discusses the context of the portrait more than the actual technique to pain or photograph. A portrait is supposed to say something about the person being portrayed and therefore it is important to not lose context and pay some attention to the surroundings of the person, the positioning of the subject, any other props or objects in the picture should have meaning and add to the portrait and not detract from the person being potrayed. I think this is an important lesson and something that is easily forgotten.

DanielIn his second post he speaks about differential focus something that has been used by painters for a long time and photographers using a telephoto lens, wide open aperture and focusing as close as possible to re-create. Of course post processing can also be used to achive this and there are more than one way of doing nice differential focussing on a subject.

For a portrait we want the eyes to be sharp, then the mouth and the hair are also important — putting too much fuzziness on the hair makes things look strange and the eyes and mouth are what we as humans focus mostly on when we are viewing a portrait of someone else. An excellent example about this is the painting of a Genoese nobleman painted by Bernardo Strozzi in oil on canvas.

DSC_7002 The EyeAnother thing that he notices are also that backgrounds in paintins are almost always very dark. Almost to the point of being black but never completely black there is always some texture to them but in a very subtle way and the idea of isolating the person from the background is very evident.

Today in photography we often use light backgrounds, even white overexposed so called high key shots which usually means you put 4 times as much light on the background as you do on the subject. Makes it easy to cut out in photoshop and re-arrange in a different background but I get a feeling there is a reason that portrait painters never used such backgrounds.

DSC_1334He also talkes a lot about skin details and softening of the skin in portrait. This was done by painters also using selective focussing techniques when painting but this is also likely down to that our minds generally don’t remember much skin details, we focus on the areas around the eyes and mouth and we tent not to remember too much on other details.

The rest of the posts are also interesting but his number 2 post was the best one so far in my opinion.

You can find Martin Turners Nikonian blog here if you want to read more, and I hope you will because it is very interesting to read his articles!


We had a photo course this weekend and the last day we had a visit from Sally, a great model for the students to practice shooting using model lights and bouncers and everything else that goes with it.


Denna helg eller weekend som det heter på svenska har vi haft en fotokurs i studion. Här har vi Sally som kom över idag och hjälpte till som modell så att kursdeltagarna skulle ha något att fotografera.

Sunday studio photo shoot

Last Sunday we had a lovely photo shoot in the studio with Theres as a model and Annie doing the makeup and then three photographers. Here are some of the pictures from this session. Annie is a makeup artist from the Stockholm Makeup Artist school and Theres had modeled only once before and that was on the Saturday but everything got great and we had a lovely time!

The full set is here >>>

The slide show of the full set is here >>>