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!
Mikäli olette kiinnostuneita osallistumaan työpajaani, onnistuu se ylhäältä löytyvistä tiedoista.

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

Undefined Dream

Last night, as you may have seen - was an amazing show of the Northern Lights. Here is one of my photographs from the night. 

Exif & Equipment

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod R-4203L and K-40X
14 mm, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 15 sec.
Basic editing in Lightroom

Hope you enjoy the photograph!

Undefined Dream - 2015, Porvoo, Finland

Undefined Dream - 2015, Porvoo, Finland

Edge - Portfolio Book

For galleries I want to send examples of my images and the best way to do this is with a solid portfolio book. As my old books were not suitable for this due to the heavy use, I decided couple of days ago to order a new portfolio book "Edge" from a Finnish camera store Rajala Pro Shop and their new photo book. I just received it today safely wrapped inside a big envelope. I took some photographs of it and I must admit: it looks fantastic!

The first thing that struck me was the size and the thickness of the pages. It sure gives you a professional feeling, when the pages don't bend while going through the book. You can order it with 20 pages and the size is 30 cm x 30 cm, which is fantastic for showing quality pictures in decent size. I used square photos for my book so that I could fit more in the book. The overall quality of the book is superb! Colors, sharpness and detail are all well balanced. 

I used matte finish on the cover. There is also a glossy finish available

If you want to prevent it for scratching over time I would recommend to go with a glossy finish

If you want to prevent it for scratching over time I would recommend to go with a glossy finish

Here you can see how thick the pages are

The spreads look fantastic and the overall quality of the prints is excellent

Great sharpness and detail in the photographs

If you are located in Finland and you are searching for a book to show your work, or want to create a book for yourself  I highly recommend Rajala Pro Shop photo book: Rajala Kuvakirja

For those of you who would like to see a book with my pictures, I will be working on it in the future!