Saturday, June 26, 2010

Panorama - Djurgården bridge and "planet"

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I was going to Skansen to see the Midsommers Eve celebration, but there was so much people standing in line ... se belew the small pano of the line .. made from extracted images from a small video sequence ).

So I went to the Djurgarden Bridege where they have a small sand "beach" , where you can rent a canoe and paddle away. I thought that may be a suitable motif for a sunny panorama. So up with the old 350d with the Peleng 8mm and fire away. As I dont have a pano head I take 8 images around as well as one of the sky and one of the ground and stitch them manually in Photoshop.
The resulting big 360x180 panorama can be seen if you click the link. FULL SCREEN PANORAMA

Below, a "planet" version of the panorama. Tutorials can be found HERE.

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I also like to view all 360 degrees at once. Its not often you can do that. Heres the panoram before exported to the MAKE CUBIC ( free ) softwre from Apple that makes a QTVR file of it.

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There are a lot of software to make panoramas. In Photoshop there are simpler tools to make non interactive panoramas ( Extended is more advanced ). A FREE very good software is Hugin.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Jonathan Fritzén´s third album

Jonathan Fritzen is a very talented piano player. He plays in a style called Smooth Jazz, which is very popular in the US.

Now when the third album is out I thought I´d show some of the test images we did for this album, mixing 3d and photos. Using 3d can be helpful, when trying to visualize the album cover for instance.

En variant .

heres a espresso machine with some stylized initials. Had to try anything that came to my mind haha, and my mind is rather strange at times. The Espresso maker did not make it =)

Here is one of the portraits ( cover image ), sort of like a writers portrait =)

here is a test with a thousand covers or so.

And some more stylized initials.

To listen to some music, go to Jonathans website,

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Madeleine at Tyresö Castle ...

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Luxury. Madeleine owns a car. So we could get together and have a shoot at Tyreso Castle. Using subway and bus can be a little tough at times, transporting strobes, stands,umbrellas and more.

At the Castle there is a small wooden bridge, and at a certain angle you can see the castle in the background. So we settled for that location this time. I used my chinese 200 ws strobe ( Bao Rong seems to be the company ).

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I thought the first image of Madeleine and Zorro, looke like a painting almost, so I decided to try to make it a "painting".

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Visiting Nils Hinnas, wood carver and painter ....

I have been writing about Nils before LINK
This time I was going to visit Nils in his home and take some pictures of some of his early work, from the 60s, to add to his temporary website, that I did for him. I also tooks some images of him at work.

Here is one of his early works.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

National Day of Sweden ... and Sandra ...

The sun was shining and it was Swedens national day, and I had no no model to shoot. I emailed Zandra and she was fortunately available.

Our first stop was the beautiful ship, af Chapman. My plan was to shoot Sandra onborad and have the castle and the 25000 balloons that they let go, every year at 13:15. But this year there were no balloons unfortunately. Well, Sandra was there so I could get some nice images anyways. Here are some images of our spontaneous session that day.

Nåväl, vi tog lite bilder på den fina båten , och gick sen vidare och försökte hitta nån trevlig plats. Här är några bilder från dagen.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

This is how I looked ....

... when I saw how I looked =)

I was trying out a new flash, a no name chinese brand with a external battery pack, that looks like a toy. The image is made of 4 images, put together in Photoshop. I had the camera on a tripod and a remote trigger to take some images of myself, and then took some more shots to the left and right.

Smal panormas are fun Here is one from last weekend when I went to Drottningholm ( where our royalties live ) . It was a little to clean so I put Anna E in there, I should never have a post without Anna anymore =)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

yet another Anna session ... now at ..

.. now at Långholmen, a prison island in Stockholm. I was eager to try my new budget portable flas, a no brand 200 ws portable flash. Thats not much in sunlight situations, but far better than my Sigma 500 Super. Good fun to test.