NOTICE fashion video, september 2014

Again, I’ve been asked to do a fashion video for the danish fashion brand NOTICE.
This time I wasn’t present at the photoshoot, but made the video with photographs from the photo shoot.
Everything is set up in After Effects and mostly working with this video required skills in compositions, framing and masking.

Hope you like it

Video edited in After Effects, music edited in Audition

Long exposure photography: Port of Århus

This kind of long exposure photography is still quite new to me, but I’ve actually managed to do my second one worth sharing with you.
It’s a view of the Port of Århus, and no, it’s not AT-ATs from Star Wars on the harbour, it’s just normal container cranes :)

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Port of Aarhus - Long Exposure

Besides my tripod and my Fuji X100S, I used this Lee Seven5 starter kit kindly provided by Light Partner:

- attachment ring for the X100s
- filter holder
- Big stopper (10 ND filter)
- 0.6ND Neutral Density hard grad filter

For future long exposures I’m gonna need a cable release or a remote. At the moment the camera limits my long exposures to 30 seconds.

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This pictures was edited in Lightroom

Photography: Curvy shadows

Even though objects in our world may seem like perfectly shaped objects or lines, sometimes their shadows tell us a different story. I noticed these contrasts on my way home and was happy to have this sensation that even though we try hard, nature can’t be controlled by man. Had to do this photograph!

Curvy shadows

Shot with the Fuji X100S
Edited in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop

Long exposure photography from Fuglsang Sø

I’ve been talking about it for more than a year, talking about trying out long exposures. And recently I finally managed to do a decent shot.
I had to try different exposures and shutter speeds before I got what I wanted, and even though the photo is pretty much standard, I find the result so interesting that I wanna try out more.

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Fuglsang Sø

Besides my tripod and my Fuji X100S, I used this Lee Seven5 starter kit kindly provided by Light Partner:

- attachment ring for the X100s
- filter holder
- Big stopper (10 ND filter)

For future long exposures I’m gonna need a cable release or a remote. At the moment the camera limits my long exposures to 30 seconds.

Fashion demo videos for NOTICE

In may I once again joined the team behind the new fashion brand Notice and filmed, as the photographers and model worked together.
The purpose of this trip and these demo was to demonstrate what kind of footage and video could be made from participating without really allocating time or money besides what was already allocated for the photoshoot.

I joined the photoshoot for approx. 8 hours and here’s what I ended up with:
Demo 1

Demo 2

Video is shot with my Canon 550D, a Döhr 10ND variable filter and a Samyang 85mm manually focused lens.
Tripod used.
Video Edited in After Effects, Twitch used.
Music edited in Audition.

Price for these demos: Working hours + $10 for music

Photography: Sometimes it’s the simple pleasures in life

Last time I posted a photograph I wrote about using running for letting out steam and a way of handling problems.
I ended up doing this picture of a man jogging through the wet streets of London at night time, and even though I’m very proud of the picture, I’ve always related it to darker subjects like “struggling”, “personal crisis” and “negativity”. But running is in fact a very positive thing for me, and I decided that I wanted to do a positive portrait of running too.

I’ve always had fun with my kids when it comes to running. Numerous times we’ve raced short distances on the streets just marking start and stop lines with chalk, and always approached these races with a positive attitude. Naturally it’s about winning, but it’s also about having fun, about fresh air and you know; sometimes it’s the simple pleasures in life..

Anyway, when I wanted to do a positive portrait of running, I could not think of a better approach than the simple, carefree fun my kids have, when racing each other.
Deliberately I didn’t tell them about the idea, but going shopping one day, I knew that a part of our route was a good scene and had space for a race. So, while walking, the kids were interrupted blowing dandelions; I went a little ahead, and asked them to wait for my countdown and then run to me.

I was lucky, got both of them with a foot in the air and good expressions, both looking at me. The unnatural scenery and the casual clothes is just a way of underlining that running is fun and joy and not only about hard work and winning.

So, this is my second portrait of running – and the more positive portrait. It makes me happy, and it makes me cherish simple, but very valuable things in life. Hope you like it.

Check out the picture here.
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Joy
Camera: Fuji X100S
Development: Adjusted in Lightroom, framed in Photoshop