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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

From The Darkness

I have been photographing now every day for the past week and a half - it feels great. I have always thought, that my photography inspiration comes only time to time, but creating an old habit is far more inspiring to me. I have always loved to take long walks and enjoy fresh air and by taking my camera with me every day, it gives me inspiration to continue to do that. What are your old habits that you would want to start again?

A couple of days ago we had some beautiful morning fog. This was photographed just couple of kilometers from where I live. Hope you like it! The dark mood was created using one of my upcoming Lightroom presets. 

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5 - 5.6 VR
140 mm, f/5.0, ISO 100 & 1/200 sec. 

From the Darkness - Mikko Lagerstedt, 2014

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!

Dreamy Night

Here is another shot taken at Yyteri beach, Finland. It was a beautiful night to walk around the beach alone. I think the light pollution gives this photograph dreamy atmosphere. I hope you like it!

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D800, Samyang 14 mm f/2.8, Sirui R-4203L tripod with K-40X ball head
ISO 6400, 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 one of my upcoming Lightroom presets to edit the colors here. No Photoshop was used to edit this one. 

Dreamy Night - Mikko Lagerstedt 2014

I just released a new project on Behance: Night II I'm really happy that it got featured on the front page of the site among many blogs. 

If you are interested, I was interviewed for two websites check those out:
http://www.idesigni.co.uk/blog/interview-top-finnish-landscape-photographer-mikko-lagerstedt/
&
http://www.photographyoffice.com/blog/2014/9/the-most-beautiful-night-sky-photography-by-mikko-lagerstedt

Frozen Echo

Quiet, cold and blue. It has been quite a change in the weather for the past two weeks. Cold and clear skies, now we just need this to continue so we can all enjoy it as much as possible! Here is a dual exposure vertorama taken at the coast of Finland merged together in Photoshop. Hope you like it. 

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 f/4.0, Sirui Tripod R-4203L & Sirui Ball Head K-40X
(Samyang 14 mm f/2.8 for the stars) 

Sea: f/4.0, 120 sec, 16 mm, ISO 200
Stars: f/2.8, 30 sec, 14 mm, ISO 3200