Portrait shoot

The editor of the Swedish climbing magazine Bergsport called me a while ago and asked me to do a portrait shoot with local climbing talent Malin Holmberg. Despite cold weather and rain, we managed to find a location that worked our way. Here’s a few of the photos from the session:


One of the photos made the cover of the magazine:

Bergsport nr150 2011 Cover.

Family portraits

Christmas means spending time with my family. Swedish meatballs, beatsallad, herring, and other classic pastries are all part of the family holiday. But it’s very easy to forget to document the people you hold most dear. I took the opportunity to remedy that…

Simple setup on the following photos: one SB800 on each side. The right one with a +0.7 warming filter in a softbox, and the left one into a silver reflector.

Same setup as above but this time with a blue filter on the left flash:

Lesson learned: it’s sometimes very hard to work effeciently in small confined spaces using multiple flashes. It took many tries to get the setting right when using this setting.
You need to be careful when using side lights, especially with a colored filter, so you don’t light up the wrong part of the face.

The following photo below is taken in a very small stairway, with a Elinchrom Ranger with a 20 degree raster together with a SB800 with a blue filter at the bottom of the stair. In my left hand I’m pointing a silver reflector to lighten up the shadow in his face.

The following photos are taken into a woodshed with SB800 with a +0.7 warming filter inside the shed, and two flashes on the outside, on one of them I again put a blue filter.

Backlight and front side light:

CD cover shoot

Local music artist Sandra Oldenstam was looking for a special type of portrait photo for her CD cover. We spent an afternoon in the studio shooting, and finally we got what we wanted.
She had a mental image of what the photo should look like, but it took a while before we got to the point where we both were happy with the result.

Here are some photos from the shoot:

Finally, after many hours of shooting we got a few good photos that we both felt could do the work, like this one:

For those interested in the flash setup, here’s what I used: