Light meters versus manual exposures

I have the quintessential love/hate relationship with light meters. I usually get the best results when exposing manually, but on the other hand, I really like the idea of just taking it easy and to go with what ever the light meter tells me, thus I tend to do both…

Do you need a fast lens?

Many photographers would like to get their hands on a f1.2 lens. I’m of course one of those photographers. Why do we want them? Is it just an obsession over something better or do they provide something that we’d actually need? Is it something to just show off with? And…

Straight photography

If I’d have to describe my style of shooting in one term, it would be straight photography. It is what the name implies — just straight photography, leaving out all the Lightroom nonsense and especially manipulating. For me personally straight photography is all about relying on the actual photography skills…

Photo analysis — breaking down an image

Let’s break down this image to see how and why it works. I took this image of my little sister Anna (a.k.a Brolan) yesterday while we were rehearsing for our upcoming portrait project. We made about 15 improvised test shots on a coffee shop. I developed the roll the same evening…