Iceland – A world of yore

Spent a 9 days in Iceland. What can I say? It was amazing! Although I’ve traveled a lot in my years, this is probably the most astounding trip I’ve ever made. In addition to some well-deserved rest, the journey gave me tons of pictures and new experiences. Hopefully I’ll have time to publish some more edits soon. Until then, you can view a selection in the following post: Amazing Iceland

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HDR Training

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Since I have a trip to Iceland planned in a few weeks, I figured that it would be a good idea to dust off the old cam and freshen up my landscape skills. My fingers and toes were frosen and numb, but I managed to capture a couple of frames.

Greengarden @ KB, Malmö

Spent my Saturday watching twelve bands battle for the title in the Emergenza Music Festival. Decided to bring along my camera and took a couple of shots of the Malmö based Folk-Rock band, Greengarden.

Listen to their music here:
Greengarden official website
Greengarden on MySpace
Greengarden on Spotify

(My personal favorite is “Walnut”. Check it out!!)

Yellow fields

Walked past these amazing yellow fields and decided to seize the moment by taking a couple of snap-shots.

New toys!

Let me introduce my new toys: LensBaby Composer including wide angle, telephoto and macro converters. Yaaay! Stay tuned for pics taken with these fun lenses. Let the creativity begin!

Yaaay, Business Cards

Three key ingredients for running a successful design studio are networking, Networking and NETWORKING! What better way to spread the word than with a stunning business card? For these, I experimented with “foil effects”, which gives the colored areas a nice glossy, shiny and metallic finish. Although the foil effect doesn’t really show on the pictures, they turned out pretty cool, especially when light hits the foil surface. Let the networking begin!

Paris Retro-Style

Spent a couple of days in Paris and decided to only use my 50mm lens, which made it impossible to take the classic “touristy” pictures. The compact format forced me to compose every frame and really find some interesting angles. Good practice! Of course, the graphic designer in me had to mash them up in an retro Photoshop inferno before publishing them :)

Slow Down!

Apologized to a friend for taking some time to reply to an E-mail, and explained that I’m currently in a tough 24/7 working schedule. The response was “Currently? You mean you’re ALWAYS in a tough working schedule” :) So true. Time to slow down! Took the evening off and freshened up on my PS-skills with some pics from Paris. The result? View my work, Paris, Retro Style.

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Recreation

Last weekend, I took a recreational trip to the southern parts of Sweden. The last couple of months have been least to say tough. Tons of work, minimal sleep and a minor river of energy drinks. To be able to function, it’s important to allow yourself to take a couple of hours off and simply relax. This time, a long walk and some random photography in the icy town Ystad was the plan. It was cold, but totally worth it! Hope you like the pics!