How To Use Lightroom Presets Collection Phase

Hi everyone, I made a tutorial on how you can easily change the way your images look with the Phase Collection. The main idea of the Phase Collection is to save time with the editing and give you unique way to improve your photographs.  

Here are examples on how you can change the way your images look:

The Whole Universe Surrenders

Finally new work from just couple of days ago. I used two exposures to create this surreal effect. Remember to visit my exhibition Atmosphere open through 14th January to 8th of February 2015 in Pohjanmaan valokuvakeskus, Lapua. 

I was inspired to title my image by this quote "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Lao Tzu. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Nikon 16-35 mm f/4.0 VR & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and Sirui Ball Head K-40X

For the sky: 30 sec, f/4.0 ISO 3200 @ 16 mm
For the foreground: 445 seconds, f/9.0, ISO 100 @ 16 mm

Post-Processing

Edited with my new Phase preset collection "Hazy Night" using Lightroom. After the images were edited they were blended together in Photoshop.

Hope you like it! 

Mikko Lagerstedt - The Whole Universe Surrenders, Emäsalo, 2015

2014 in Pictures

It's that time of the year once again. I have included my favorite photographs from the past year. It has been a great journey in photography and I have learned a lot about myself and my photography.

In 2014 I was lucky to be published on the TelegraphDaily Mail and Twisted Sifters to mention few. I have just reached 500 000 followers on Facebook. The year has been one of the most rewarding ones since I first started in 2009. This year I have captured some of my favorite images and seems that I have been drawn into night photography more than ever. It's interesting to see how my work looks after 2015. In 2014 I released the Ultimate Preset Collection Phase for the public and Print Collections

What would you want to capture next year? One of my goals is to go and travel more around Finland, Norway, Iceland and more! Sky is the limit, literally! 

I hope you enjoy my favorite photographs from 2014. 

Have a fantastic New Year!

Mikko Lagerstedt - Divided - 2014, Meri-Pori, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Highway - 2014, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Pathway - 2014, Tuusula, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Pathway - 2014, Tuusula, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Take Me Away - 2014, Yyteri, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Beach At Night - 2014, Yyteri, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - First Row - 2014, Yyteri, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - In The Silence - 2014, Kerava, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Path - 2014, Kerava, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Frozen Echo - 2014, Porvoo, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Everlasting Moment - 2014, Meri-Pori, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Silent Elegance - 2014, Porvoo, Finland

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night Walk - 2014, Kerava, Finland

In 2015 I will publish a "Night Photography Masterclass" ebook. 

UPDATE: And the winner of the Print Collection is Michael P. Thank you all for participating in the print giveaway!

Preset Collection Phase

I'm thrilled to publish a completely new preset collection Phase. I believe it's the best editing solution I have ever created! It includes over 200 presets with a completely new system to work with your images, simple step-by-step work-flow. 

I hope everyone a wonderful Christmas time! Enjoy! :)

Something about a Tree - Edited with Morning Light preset in the Phase Collection

Something about a Tree - Edited with Morning Light preset in the Phase Collection