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New lighting equipment
- Elinchrom Style RX 600
- Elinchrom Style RX 300
- Rotalux Softbox Deep Octa 100 cm
- Umbrella Wide Reflector 90° 16 cm
- Grid Reflector 60° 18 cm
- Snoot & Grid
- Translucent Umbrella 85 cm
- White Umbrella 85 cm
- Two light stands and a carrying bag
- A carrying case for up to three flash heads
- One EL-Skyport transmitter and two transceivers
- A sync cable
- Lastolite black and white collapsible backgrounds
Advice for new DSLR owners
Helena in the studio
My good friend Helena Petterson saw my photos of Hannah this morning and gave me some positive feedback. Helena is also a photographer, and so we talked for a while about poses, techniques and ideas for future photo projects. It was then that I remembered the shoot we did together last year. Here are some photos of Helena I took in a studio in Stockholm, just before I moved to Switzerland.
Hannah in the studio
When I was in Stockholm in July, I spent a rainy afternoon hanging out with my good friend Hannah. On the spur of the moment, I picked up my camera and captured a few remarkable photos of her. Impressed with her natural beauty and ease in front of the camera, I invited her to do a photo shoot with me a couple of days later. We spent a Friday afternoon in a lovely villa on Gärdet. We set up a studio in one large room, but also took photos at other locations in the house. We had a terrific time, joking, laughing, and capturing some amazing photographs. I’m very pleased now to share some of the best photos of Hannah.
Some of my favorite photographs
Recently I selected some of my favorite photos among the thousands I’ve taken in recent years. A recent addition is the photo above I snapped of two new acquaintances of mine, Ray and Jia as we left a bar downtown late one night.
Like many photos that I’m fond of, this one happened spontaneously and without any preparation or planning. I was fortunate to be in the right time and place, and to have my camera handy!
Magnus’s surprise birthday party
On Saturday I went to Nordiska and attended the surprise birthday party for my friend Magnus. It was a great party and I was among the last to leave around five in the morning. As one of the guests said while toasting to him, Magnus is one of those rare men who is truly, honestly genuine all the time. I try to do this but for me at least, it take a little work. For Magnus, it seems to come so naturally! This is what makes it so easy to be around him.
Here’s to you, Magnus. I’m looking forward yet another party in just a few days!