Studio work

Winter is coming, and I’m trespassing on my husband’s garage…Why? Because it’s nice and warm – and has room for a (very simple but still) studio!

Yep! I’m all set for winter. It’s not a lot of fancy stuff, most of it is second hand, but it works! Two large softboxes with continuous light. Some backgrounds. A fake-floor. Some cheap props.

I’m having so much fun!

My own dog is really easy to photograph, a trained model who loves to work with whatever I bring home.

Do you want to train your own dog to be a Top Dog Model? There’s an online course in the making right now… Just saying… 😉

I’m learning about studio lights, fixing the background in post, trying to get that personality showing.

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It’s really fascinating. And I get to work with different kind of breeds, colors, and furs.

I just love finding the right ways to combine training and photography. It’s all about happy dogs!

So…All set for winter! And one step closer to my dream 🙂

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Plans for 2018

Good morning!

I think 2018 will be a fantastic year. I have online-courses, workshops, photo-sessions, fine art projects, and a book coming up!

This blog, however, will not be updated as often as before. Almost all of 2017 I had the ambition to post about two times a week, and never lived up to it. This year I want to set a goal that motivates me, and doesn’t feel like “work” – this blog is just for fun after all. That means that I will post when I have something on my mind that I want to share. It can be photos that I love, a new fun tip I think you will like, information about workshops and online-classes, or just something I’ve been thinking about.

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Make sure you follow me on Facebook, that’s where I’ll keep in touch on a daily (well, not daily but a bit more often than here) basis.

Today the sun is out, the birds are singing, and I’m hoping that the winter will end soon. I have a vacation coming up in 28 days (yey!), Fuerteventura here I come! And I got the first layout on my coming book about dog photography in my inbox this morning, and it’s bea-ti-ful.

Maybe I’ll skip working today, and just grab my camera and go for a walk with my dogs. Who knows what we’ll find?

Frost

It’s getting cold in Sweden, and during the morning walk with the dogs, the ground was covered in frost.

Frost is beautiful! It really brings out shapes and adds texture, and the world looks different. I like to look for shapes and composition, and frost makes it easier to see as it defines edges and exaggerates lines.

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I look for some things in particular:

Contrast.

 

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The ice breaks in interesting shapes, this one looks like the letter “K”.

Edges.

 

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Frost gathers around the edges, and make beautiful sprinkly shapes.

Lines.

 

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I also love the colours on this one!

Curves.

 

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Again, the colours really add to the photo. I love this one.

Repetition.

 

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And a short DOF to add a bit of composition.

Maybe I will manage through this winter after all!