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!

Print Giveaway

Today my Photography Facebook Page reached a benchmark I couldn't even believe my page could have. I'm really happy and overwhelmed by all the people following my work on various pages, for example FacebookGoogle+ and now on my tumblr site. I truly appreciate the feedback I get and this is a great opportunity to give something back to you as a Christmas gift to one lucky winner! This is also a great opportunity to celebrate my fifth year in the field of photography. :)

I don't like when people tend to make giveaways so hard and almost impossible to participate, so I just made it as simple as possible: Just log in to your Facebook page and like my page and a post I recently made (PRINT GIVEAWAY) and you will have a chance to win a limited edition (1/5) fine art print, sized 76 cm / 30 inches (longest side) of your choice of my photograph.

The print giveaway will be valid through 4th of December to 17th of December 2013.
You will be contacted via Facebook and I will make a post of the winner also on my page after the timeline.

1. Like my page on Facebook: Photography Mikko Lagerstedt

2. Like my post: Print Giveway

Done! :)

For Google+ users, simply comment on this post:

More of the edge series can be found here: http://www.mikkolagerstedt.com/#/edge/

The End

I had great time in Meri-Pori Finland last Sunday. Here is a picture from my trip there. It was great fun, but freezing cold in the very windy conditions. Luckily my tripod was solid enough for the windy condition.

This is an addition to the series Edge.


Nikon D800 
Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0
Sirui Tripod R-4203L + Sirui Ball Bead K-40X

Double exposure work, f/5.6 (Nikon) for the foreground and f/2.8 (Samyang) for the sky. 
ISO 3200, 30 sec.