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Atmosphere Exhibition - Caisa Gallery

I'm happy to announce my new exhibition Atmosphere. It will be held in Caisa Gallery Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition will be on 21st November to 18th December. The gallery is open from Mondays to Fridays. Visiting hours are 9.00 to 18.00. 

You can find more information about the location also in English: http://www.caisa.fi/yhteystiedot

You can see the opening event on Facebook, make sure to add yourself to the list if you are coming to the exhibition opening. 

I have partnered up with Dialab for the prints. Check them out for top quality prints!

Fine Art Actions

Finally after many hours of testing and working on my Action Collection, I'm happy to announce my new and shiny Fine Art Action Collection is ready! You can purchase yours through the Action page or click here.

There are four types of different actions in the Fine Art Action Collection. Styling actions are meant for editing the colors, contrast and atmosphere of the photograph. Graduated actions are for balancing the image and adding drama to the sky. Adjustment actions are for getting the fine detail of stars and milky way in your photographs and also to sharpen images. 

Here are couple of my favorite photographs edited with the Actions. For more info check out the Actions page. The Action Collection & Fine Art Presets are on sale for limited time!

Mikko Lagerstedt - One Step Closer 2014

Mikko Lagerstedt - One Step Closer 2014

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night at the Countryside in Finland 2014

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night at the Countryside in Finland 2014

Divided

The weather has been quite bad lately, so after glancing at the weather report, and finding out it should be clear skies for couple of hours near Pori, I had to go and take some star photos. I had an awesome trip. I drove around the area and captured couple of photographs. Here is first from the set.

The photograph is blended from two different exposure. First one was exposed for sky and the second was for the water/foreground. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L Tripod & K-40X Ball Head, Apature Remote Controller

Sky Exposure: ISO 3200, 14 mm, f/2.8, 30 sec.
Foreground Exposure: ISO 100, 14 mm, f/8, 669 sec.  

Post-processing 

For the sky photograph, I used for base editing one of my Milky Way presets: Subtle II. For the foreground I adjusted contrast and clarity and boosted up the exposure. After the Lightroom settings were done, I used Photoshop to manually merge the exposures together. 

I'm currently working on a Photoshop Action Pack, which will include my favorite adjustments inside Photoshop. Hopefully they will be available in couple of weeks. 

Thanks for viewing, I hope you enjoy the photograph!

Learn to create this photograph in my eBook: Star Photography Masterclass

Divided - Mikko Lagerstedt 2014