Behind The Scenes

Star Photography Masterclass

As you may have noticed, it has been quite some time from my last post. Finally, after countless hours of work, I present to you my new eBook, Star Photography Masterclass. Here is a quick intro about the Masterclass. Learn more here.

  • Essential Guide to Star and Milky Way Photography
    • How To Capture Stars and Milky Way
    • What Equipment You Need
    • Planning: Location Scouting & Timing
    • Capture: Focus, Read the Landscape, Composition and Camera Settings
  • Quick Tips
  • Three In-Depth Tutorials Visions of DepthDreamy Night and Moonlit
    • How To Create Surreal Star Photography: Capture Technique & Post-Process
    • How To Use Light Pollution in Star Photography: Capture Technique & Post-Process
    • How To Use Moonlight in Star Photography: Capture Technique & Post-Process
  • Photography Inspiration Exercises to Get Motivated

Featured on Instagram

I feel honored that my work on Instagram was selected in April for a feature by Instagram. You can see the interview and my work here: Instagram Feature - Mikko Lagerstedt

After the feature on Instagram I was also featured on multiple sites, you can see the list below. Thank you, everyone, for the support! 

A Plus - It's Difficult To Believe These Photographs...

Demilked - Finnish Photographer Captures The Most...

Earth Porm - While You Sleep This Finnish Photographer...

Fubiz - Incredible Night Skies Landscapes

Bored Panda - Self-Taught Finnish Photographer...



Fine Art Print Shop

We have received numerous print inquiries, so we have worked long for an option to purchase my work directly from this website. The shop is now live! You can choose three different Hahnemühle fine art papers and various sizes for your preferred artwork. You can learn more about the printing materials here: Print Information.

If you didn't find a photograph, you would love to have a fine art print. You can contact us by emailing: and we will add it to the shop. 

So what happens when you order a print? Here are the steps we make to provide our quality products:

  1. We receive the order information and review the picture, size, and paper choice
  2. Image sent to Dialab a Finnish fine art printing lab
  3. The print is delivered to be reviewed and signed by Mikko Lagerstedt
  4. Artwork packed
  5. Buyer receives delivery notification with a tracking code

And this all happens in a couple of days. The art buyer will receive the print within ten business days after the delivery notification.

Artwork Collected to US Embassy

Last year I received information that the US Embassy had chosen two of my artworks to the Art In Embassy project here in Helsinki, Finland. I feel honored to have my work selected and displayed there amongst great artists. I will post some behind the scene footage once I have visited the US Embassy in Helsinki. 

The US Embassy collected these photographs to their collection. Click on the images to review them in the Fine Art Print Shop. 

PHASE - Adobe Camera Raw Presets

I'm happy to announce that the new Phase presets available now in Adobe Camera Raw. The Fine Art Presets work best with Photoshop CS 5 and newer. I have now added a 5 Inspiration Exercises to Create Inspiring Photography -guide included in the Lightroom and Camera Raw Phase presets collection for free! If you purchased the Collection before the update, you should receive a link to the new guide!