winter

Winter Workshop - Finnish Lapland & Northern Norway

I'm excited to announce a one-of-a-kind Winter Workshop in the Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway. 6-days full of unique places chasing the Northern Lights and Winter landscapes. I have teamed up with Konsta Punkka and Juuso Hämäläinen to create this fantastic opportunity for a lucky few. We will explore from Kittilä to Kilpisjärvi and all the way to Northern Norway. We explore Kilpisjärvi area with snowmobiles throughout our time there.

The workshop also includes post-processing lectures with an opportunity to learn our secrets in capturing and post-processing images.

Lonely Tree - A beautiful day on the coast of Finland

For the past couple of weeks, I have been photographing all over Southern Finland. Last week I visited Emäsalo, Finland for the first time this winter and it sure was a beautiful day. I captured one of my favorite trees there while it was snowing and ice was gathering on the shore. 

I couldn't believe that I had the place all to myself the whole time I was there. It is undoubtedly a hard place to walk when there are snow and ice covered rocks. Nevertheless, I had fun time photographing there. Here is my favorite shot from that day. 

Lonely Tree - Mikko Lagerstedt 2018 - Emäsalo, Finland

EXIF & EQUIPMENT

Nikon D810, Nikon 14-24 mm f/2.8
ISO 100, 16 mm, 1/250 exposure & f/5.0

POST-PROCESSING

I used Lightroom basic settings to edit the photograph. The colors I edited by using my Phase Preset Collection

Dimension - Kilpisjärvi, Finland

I visited Kilpisjärvi in February and while I was there I had the pleasure to go out and explore the landscapes. I had a vision how I wanted to show the landscape. I captured this photograph on my first evening there. It was a quite windy, cold yet quiet environment. Standing in this beautiful scenery alone in the dark was an amazing experience. I captured the scenery using my Vision of Depth technique. Which you can find in my Star Photography Masterclass eBook.

Equipment & Exif

Nikon D810, Nikkor 14-24 mm f/2.8 & Sirui Tripod & Ball head. 
Foreground: 4 min 32 sec, f/8 ISO 800, 14 mm
Stars: 30 sec. f/2.8, ISO 1600, 14 mm

Post-Processing

Edit in Lightroom using the Panorama function (see my free tutorial) capturing two horizontal exposures. Edited with Saga Preset Collection (Cold Night). 

Preset Collection Phase

I'm thrilled to publish a completely new preset collection Phase. I believe it's the best editing solution I have ever created! It includes over 200 presets with a completely new system to work with your images, simple step-by-step work-flow. 

I hope everyone a wonderful Christmas time! Enjoy! :)

Something about a Tree - Edited with Morning Light preset in the  Phase Collection

Something about a Tree - Edited with Morning Light preset in the Phase Collection

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Cold simplicity at the coast of Finland. This seascape image was taken last month, when we still had some snow and cold weather. It seems like Winter has gone quickly this year and we have early spring already. I hope you enjoy this view, I most certainly did.  

Equipment

Nikon D800, Nikon 16 - 35 mm f/4.0 VR, Sirui Tripod R-4203L and Sirui K-40X, B&W 10 Stop ND

ISO 100, 35mm, f/8.0, 30 sec.

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