Setting up lights for business portraits.

Time-lapse video of me setting up studio lights for a location headshots shoot for a local business.

Thought it be fun to video myself as I was setting up my location studio lights in preparation for a portrait shoot for a local business here on the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich. Many people are very surprised when they come in for a sitting and see the light set-up, but to ensure a well lit and sharp portrait it is necessary to use the right light, and also importantly the right lens for a good headshot. Setting up and breaking down the studio lights can sometimes be the most time-consuming part of a job which a lot of people might not realise.

Time-laps video of setting up lights on location.

A very unique corporate PR event at The Chambers of Flavour.

A very entertaining afternoon corporate PR event with The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) at The Chambers of Flavour.

A safety briefing by a crazy scientist at the secret location of the very marvellous Chambers of Flavour. Really a fun experience I can recommend to everyone. It’s a culinary experience with a twist. Literally, you’re part of a theatrical peace while having a gourmet meal. Expect to be part of some audience participation, but the quicker you get into it – or the faster you drink your cocktail – the more fun it will be. The food is excellent but the circumstances are very bizarre, so if you have the chance to experience this place make the best of it and enjoy the ride. A really unique and fantastical setting for a corporate PR event. Well done to the Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) for organising.

Safety briefing by the crazy scientist before entering The Chambers of Flavour.

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Working with Eddie the Eagle.

Working with Eddie the Eagle at London Waterloo Station.

A really fun afternoon last Friday working with Austrian National Tourist Office and Tirol Werbung GmbH at London Waterloo Station. Great to meet Eddie The Eagle who was an Icon from when I was a budding ski-jumper back growing up in Norway. Here pictured together with Martin Eichtinger, the Austrian ambassador in UK, and Ralph Strampfer, director of the Austrian National Tourist Office in UK.

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Tidy office – for once…

My photography post production suite.
My studio where all my photography post production and retouching happens.

My photography post production and retouching suite.

A couple of months ago I had a bit of a clear-up in the office. I thought it was a good day to get a photo taken of my photography post production work-space the way it is supposed to look like.

This is where I retreat after I’ve been out shooting, whether it’s from a travel or commercial photography assignment.
All my images will be carefully adjusted to convey best how I want to capture the atmosphere at the moment it was taken. I rarely do much changes of my images beside contrast, colour, exposure and spotting/clean-up – I prefer to keep them as real as possible and rely on the composition and framing to create the impact. Having said that, sometimes more complicated compositions are needed to achieve what is required – which means more time spent here in my retouching studio.

To achieve this the best way I rely on my many years of experience, state-of-the-art colour-calibrated equipment, and an very organised work-flow.