The Lost World

New work created using my Lightroom Presets (Phase Collection) and a couple of my photographs. I had this work sitting on my computer for a long time, somehow I felt that now was the perfect time to share it. I hope you enjoy my new work! 

Exif & Equipment:

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and K-40X
The Sky: 30 sec, ISO 6400, f/2.8
The Shipwreck: 30 sec, ISO 800, f/4.0
The Foreground: 30 sec, ISO 6400, f/2.8


First I imported all of the files in Lightroom and applied a Phase Preset (Balanced - Base). After I had adjusted the colors, I opened the photographs in Photoshop. I masked the pictures to create the final peace. Once ready I applied another Phase Preset (Hazy Night) in Lightroom to give the image atmospheric final look. 

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Mikko Lagerstedt - The Lost World - 2015

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Illuminated Night

We were fortunate to capture the Northern Lights couple of weeks ago when they hit the South of Finland.  Here is another view of those beautiful lights dancing in the sky. For this photograph, I was there standing on a rock captured in Porvoo, Finland.

Equipment and Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 Sirui Tripod & Ball Head
ISO 4000, 14 mm, f/2.8, 20 sec.
Edited with Phase Presets Collection Basic Adjustments

Mikko Lagerstedt - Illuminated Night - 2015 - Porvoo, Finland

PHASE - Adobe Camera Raw Presets

I'm happy to announce that the new Phase presets available now in Adobe Camera Raw. The Fine Art Presets work best with Photoshop CS 5 and newer. I have now added a 5 Inspiration Exercises to Create Inspiring Photography -guide included in the Lightroom and Camera Raw Phase presets collection for free! If you purchased the Collection before the update, you should receive a link to the new guide!

Workshop at Ping Helsinki

I'm happy to announce a new workshop about Atmospheric photography. This time it will be in Finnish, but there will be new workshop announcements later this year, so stay tuned!

Tuleva työpaja: Tunnelmalliset valokuvat; järjestetään Ping Helsingin Eckerö Line Finlandian uudistuneessa kokouskeskuksessa klo 16-17.30. Voit ostaa liput IltaPING risteilylle, jossa työpajani pidetään suoraan täältä alennettuun hintaan, kun ilmoitat @mikkolagerstedt alennuskoodin ostoksen yhteydessä kommenttikenttään. Arvon myös kaksi ilmaislippua seuraajieni kesken sunnuntai-iltana.

Nähdään Ping Helsingissä!

Tietoja työpajastan
Ping Helsingin nettisivut

Ilmaisliput saavat seuraavat henkilöt:
Jan Viljanen
Taru Piehl

Onnea voittajille! Kiitokset kaikille osallistujille!
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Glowing Light

I captured this on the same night as my previous photograph. The Northern Lights were the strongest on this night when I captured this one. The silence and reflected green light made this an extraordinary moment. Sometimes you are in awe of nature, and this was one of those moments. I hope you enjoy the photograph, as much as I enjoyed being there.

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and K-40X
ISO 3200, 14 mm, f/3.5, 13 sec.
Basic editing in Lightroom with my Phase Presets Collection.

Glowing Light - 2015 - Porvoo, Finland