Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Swedens Independence Day - June 6th

Here in Sweden we celebrate our independence day June 6th, in memory of June 6th 1523, when Gustaf Wasa was apointed King. For some reason we celebrate this with 25000 ballons, colored as the Swedish flag. I used a Sigma 10-20 for all images in this post.

Above : Waiting the set them free.
Below : Stockholm castle

We were 16 photographers that that met up to shoot some ballons =) , and I took some portraits of them, strobist style, with Sigma 500 Super and a shoot thru umbrella.

1 comment:

  1. amaising photos!
    well, when looking at your portraits, i see that there is a sertain lights set implied plus postproduction. in case withy the three photographers, i guess there is a portable flash only, right? so, withy these, the retouching is still terrific! is there any way i could ask you to share the secret of the retouching technique? really, i am so interested that i would be ready to pay for the tuts. would you help me?
    looking forwartd to hearing from you.
    thanks a lot,