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Photography for the New Nokia SmartPhone

I'm proud to see one of my pictures selected as the new Nokia smartphone default background! You may have seen it in various places. There is an addition of another of my images in the catalog of the phones backgrounds. The mobilephone actually sold out in a minute in China! 

Here is a view of the phone and picture. 

New Nokia Mobile Phone - Sold out in China in a couple of minutes

If you are interested of the phone you can see more information about the phone on Nokia's website: https://www.nokia.com/en_int/phones

Mikko Lagerstedt - Luminscence - Default Background Photograph for Nokia's new phone

Mikko Lagerstedt - Night Flight - Background Photograph for Nokia's new phone

Presets Collection Saga

After a long wait, I finally present you the new fine art landscape and night sky Lightroom Preset Collection Saga! If you want to add a unique look to your night and landscape photographs the Saga Presets are perfect for you! It includes over 180 presets to suit your style with my post-processing techniques. The collection uses the same technique of step by step process as the Phase Presets. Below you can find before and after photographs edited with the new collection. 

video on how to use Saga Lightroom Presets

First Row

I'm thrilled to show you another photo from the same night as my previous photograph: Divided. I had some fun in Yyteri, Finland walking down the beach alone, just mesmerized by the beauty of life. I tried to capture the beautiful sight I witnessed while sitting on the bench from a spectators perspective. Hope you enjoy it!

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L tripod with K-40X ball head
ISO 5000, 14 mm, f/2.8, 30 sec. 

Post-processing 

For base edit I used my Fine Art Lightroom Preset: Landscape - Stars II. I also used Photoshop for the Milky Way with my upcoming Photoshop Action: Stars Enhance. Hopefully the Action pack will be ready in the next couple of weeks, still working on it to make it as good as possible.

First Row - Mikko Lagerstedt, 2014

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Print Giveaway Winner & Luminous Night

Finally I have an internet connection to share the winner of the latest print giveaway! But before announcing the winner here is another shot from the same night as my previous photo. 

Luminous Night II - Mikko Lagerstedt

And the winner is..

Lauren Denise Rogers

Congratulations to the winner and thanks for the wild amount of entries to the giveaway! I hope you have enjoyed the summer. I will be sending message to the winner via facebook. 

Luminous Night - Mikko Lagerstedt

Moment of Elegance

A view of a beautiful night from last autumn. I was really enjoying this quiet moment. It is me in the picture - I had to adjust the perspective quite a bit to get it straight like this, but it was worth it.
 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L Tripod and Hähnel Giga Pro II Remote
ISO 3200, 14 mm, f/3.2, 30 sec. 
 

Post-processing

For the base edit I used one of my Star & Milky Way Lightroom Presets: Landscape - Stars. 
In Photoshop I straightened the subject using Puppet Warp -tool. I also added some detail to the stars using one of my techniques seen here: Night Photography Tutorial.

Print of this photo is available here.

Mikko Lagerstedt - Moment of Elegance, 2014