Wasting money: my top 5 useless photography purchases

If you want to get into photography, most people know that you will need a few pieces of equipment. A camera, obviously, a few lenses, maybe a tripod, a bag, some editing software for your computer. That's pretty much all you need, right? That is if, like me, your main thing is outdoor activities like […]

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Spring is here so let's talk about... winter!

Here on the 56th latitude, the forests are on the verge of exploding into green and - I'm guessing - making the Garden of Eden look like your average city park. Spring is my favorite time of year, not just for photography but for being alive. So let's talk about something completely different: winter! The […]

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Vancouver Island in the Baltic Sea: Landscape photography on Bornholm

Iceland, Faroe Islands, Vancouver Island, Bornholm... Wait a second... What did I say? Bornholm? Did I really just name Bornholm in the same sentence as those other world famous photography havens? It appears that I did, and it may be completely ridiculous, but hear me out. When I went to the island of Bornholm in […]

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I'm not a bird photographer (but swans are awesome)

I'm losing track of how many times I have been out in nature taking pictures when passers-by have stopped, looked in the direction that my camera was pointing, and asked, "What are you looking at?" In most cases, it turns out that what they are actually asking is, "What rare bird have you spotted?" To […]

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I suffer from a serious case of FOMAS

One of the most common pieces of advice you come across from all the landscape photography gurus out there on the interwebs is that you should go about your photography in a slow and deliberate manner. Quality over quantity. They will tell you that if they take a couple of keepers a month, they are […]

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Foxgloves in the Valley of the Wolves

The other night I got on my bike and rode deep into the forest to do some shooting at an enclosure named Ulvedalen. Ulvedalen translates to Wolf Valley, which sounds dramatic, but there really are no wolves. I don't know if there ever were. In return, there are foxes... or rather, their gloves. Foxgloves. The […]

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I Have a Problem With Sunglasses

I love wearing sunglasses. One of the main reasons I changed to contact lenses years and years ago was that I wanted to wear sunglasses. My eyes are quite light sensitive. It doesn't take much for me to squint and feel overwhelmed with light. Plus, there is no denying it: sunglasses just look cool. Another […]

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Overwhelmed by progress and abandonment

Remember this image? Probably not, but I posted it in the fall after roaming one of my favorite local areas, a piece of beautiful open land with tall grass, scattered trees, bushes and ponds. I have seen rabbits there, and herons. I have walked it in a foot of mud and snow and when the […]

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"Wow, they are very... uh... colorful."

The statement in this post's headline is one that I hear quite often when I show my pictures to people, whether it's family or friends. Usually, I quickly switch to something else on my phone or computer, or whatever I was using to present my pictures on, and change the subject. Because I know what […]

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The dos and don'ts of forest photography

I read somewhere that if you want readers for your photography blog, you need to offer tutorials and practical advice. I haven't done much of that, because as an amateur who struggles with even the most basic skills, I really haven't felt qualified to tell anyone anything about how to go about their photography. Besides, […]

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Other photographers forget an extra SD card or battery...

Me? I forget my camera. Sure, it was just a quick walk in the local area, so no big deal. Still, when I'd set up my tripod at the nice spot I'd just found, where a low sun was lighting up the landscape in amazing saturated colors, and looked into my bag that contained my […]

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Revisiting the Oslo mini-cruise

Every time I upgrade my camera equipment or achieve some new insight into photography, I joke to my wife that now I have to go back to every interesting place we've ever been and re-shoot all my photos. Well, last month I got the chance to go back to a place we have been to […]

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