Archive for November, 2009

Akershus fortress – the rampant

Tweet I selected a”Sunny” white balance to get the crisp clear blue. Also remember to set the focus point on the silhouettes and underexpose by 1-2 stops, to ensure that you get sharp silhouettes and avoid a burnt-out sky. For the second-to-last shot I have converted to b/wh and then tinted the image. The last one […]

Norwegian Photographic Society

Tweet My “Kindergarten” picture was accepted in the 2009 autumn national competition. This is a shot from my neighborhood. The text on the door to the left means “Kindergarten”. To me, this emphasizes the value of beeing in a camera club. In an earlier meeting we were allowed to bring the photos we were considering to […]

Maasai Mother and Daughter

Tweet The Maasai are one of the largest of the 42 tribes in Kenya. On a recent trip we went to visit a quarry that had been “transformed” into a village inhabited by representatives of some of the tribes. We saw the different types of houses they lived in. A mother and her daughter lives […]

School Kids

Tweet From a visit to the smartjunior Centre in Mtwapa, north of Mombasa, Kenya.

Girls at Play

Tweet From the Village Mtwaba, 15 kilometres north of Mombasa in Kenya.

Village Kids

Tweet These curious children were following us around  in the village. From Mtwapa, Mombasa, Kenya.

Shadows & Light at Aker Brygge

Tweet The first shot is of people coming off a bridge. The second shot is a cyclist standing on a “brick lump” and his shadow falls towards me. The images have been given different split toning presets in Photoshop, and of course  flipped upside down. Aker Brygge is a great place for photographing shadows, due […]

Repeating Colour


The Ninjas are coming

Tweet If your pictures look really grainy when you use a high ISO, there is a solution to your problem… Noise Ninja.

Lead-in lines

Tweet Creating depth in an image can be done by using lead-in lines to draw the eye into the picture.

Panning and Composition

Tweet It is difficult to create a composition when you are panning. Usually you end up with only the subject sharp and then not much of interest in the rest of the picture. Try to choose a background that will add value. In this shot I was following the girl with a shutter spped of […]

Women on Benches




The Buddha Project at

Tweet My local buddha is now part of the Buddha Project at Click HERE to see the project and to submit your own.



The International Biennale in Indonesia

Tweet 17 countries participated and Norway came in 7th. My image “Jump” was selected for Norways national team. It became one of the three Norwegian highest score images with 18 points each. The contributing Norwegian photographeres were as follows. Read the article HERE Go directly to the Norwegian contributed images HERE

Yay! Picture of the week today!

Tweet Every week we have an informal competition in the camera club. Usually it is the photographer who shows his or her pictures who is the sole jury. The subject today was “reflection” and I won with this shot which you can read more about HERE. I am until further notice ranked second in the Photographer of […]

If you only buy ONE photography book this year

Tweet My favourite photography book came in 5th on Amazon in “Art & Photography” this year. View the entire list HERE.



Setting a Custom White Balance

Tweet Have you evere wondered why shots you take inside tend to have an orange colour?This is a video on setting the white balance manually on a Canon.