March 17, 2018

Behind the scene with Kim

Photoshoot with Kim
Fujifilm Xt-1, Xf18-135,  Yongnou Yn 560 IV speedlite, Elinchrom D-lite one studio light and Godox softbox.

February 14, 2018

Tom Pelvis and Gavin Hoey's "Wall of sound"

Photoshop edit: Background replacement. My photo of Tom Pelvis and Gavin Hoey's "Wall of sound" background (with permission) merged together in Photoshop. Youtube video by Adorama and Gavin Hoey shows how to mix the images together. 

Quick Portrait Background Replacement: Take and Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey

Tom Pelvis

Gavin Hoey's "Wall of sound" background

Final result:

January 19, 2018


The Epiphany 

The Epiphany, celebrated in Russia on January 19, marks the baptism of Jesus in the Orthodox Church (ref. Wikipedia).

In St. Petersburg, one of the places for celebrating, is at the banks of Peter & Paul fortress. Hundreds of men and women stands in line for diving into to the freezing water of the Neva River. These pictures are during epiphany in 2014 and 2015.

This is Liudmila (86) who I also meet a week later. Then she was taking a bath as well, and her photos can be seen here: 

January 8, 2018

Photo Challenge 2018

Photo Challenge 2018

During 2018 I will make a photograph every single day. No specific theme, but I need to challenge myself within portrait photographing, night photographing, city skyline, landscape photography, postprocessing black and white, timelapse photographing.

My daughter made my portrait, studio light, one speedlite, softbox. January 12th.

Child, January 8th.

Egg, studio light, octabox from right, flash through diffuser from the left. Jaunary 7th.
Oslo skyline, January 6th.

Andrew, Octabox with grid, front left. Hair light rear right. January 5th.
By the way, I was challenged by Andrew. Challenge accepted!