I, in collaboration with SponZ MTB club, have chosen to produce a short commercial for their association in order to draw attention to their activities and sports. So what’s special about it ?! A club like SponZ is in the same way as all other organizations, also affected by the COVID19 restrictions, even though they exclusively practice outdoor activities at high speed and naturally with a distance to each other. When asked if I wanted to help make a movie for them, I had no doubt about my answer as it was simply a fun and different task where the fight was going to be between the enthusiast and the restrictions! A one man setup In addition to the shooting happening outside of “normal” opening hours, it was a huge plus, for me – despite it being a one-man setup – that there was room to experiment along the way with techniques and methods. I can only recommend others to contribute and support their local associations, whether in your own interest or hobby. It makes a difference for the association life and not least all those involved, whether it be for the enthusiast, the member or the local people in […]
Do you want to photograph objects in motion where, for example, a train is in focus while the surroundings are blurred due to the speed? It’s actually not as difficult as it sounds – it’s all about lowering the shutterspeed and keeping focus on the object while it’s moving… The trick is relative simple – set the shutterspeed as low as possible versus the objects movement speed – for example, if the shutterspeed is too high all the objects in the scene will be ‘frozen’ evenly with the selected object and if it’s too low it will proberly . The following image series has been photographed in daylight with a clear sky. The settings on the camera are ISO 100, F4, 1/50 and on the lens itself (24-105mm). I have mounted an ND filter that allows photographing at such low shutterspeed under these conditions – If I didn’t use a ND-filter the shutterspeed would be highter than 1/300 and that’s is to high for this image.
Vopnafjördur – Lake sediment coring in northeast Iceland. Credits: Skafti Brynjólfsson, Icelandic Institute of Natural History Wesley Farnsworth, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) Ívar Örn Benediktsson, University of Iceland Anders Schomacker, UiT The Arctic University of Norway Claus Falkenberg Thomsen, Video- and stills photographer and producer And of cause a big thanks to the land of fire and ice – Iceland!
Then it became 2018 and the beginning of the year has already resulted in 2 finished video productions as well as in a lot of portrait and documentary photography that hopefully helped make a difference for those involved and those interested. Producing and photographing is demanding in many ways, and I am not talking alone about carrying equipment before, during and after the tasks, but also about the challenges that arise during the process, both for those involved, but also in relation to the surroundings and resources! 2017 offered a lot of new challenges both in terms of tasks and experiences, but also some unique options such as to photograph in Bali, documentary photography of events, make drone recordings and not least to be allowed to produce an internal recruitment film for the police response patrol (Read about the unit in danish “Beredskabet bliver skarpere på første-indsatsen” (The link opens in a new window). I feel that I’m very lucky and is very thankful to be part of this adventure of my own and together with you all! 2018 – Records for the danish music video “Nye Horisonter” At the beginning of the year I went out and made drone recordings […]
Planning, planning and then a little luck! A good colleague was making a music video and in this connection I was offered to make the drone shots, but as most probably also know, one of the conditions for flying depends on the weather conditions and the plan for this particular music video required lots of light and an exciting location that matched the song’s content. The place where they would shoot were at Amager Strandpark, Denmark, with a nice horizon in the background. “The weather forecast for the next 5 days consists mainly of rain and wind except Tuesday – do you think it’s an option?” Now the weather in Denmark is known to be untidy and a 5-day forecast can change a lot in both a positive and negative direction. When I was asked if that was an option, of course I said yes, but with the note that the recordings had to be canceled if the weather did not allow a safe flight. Monday evening, the day before the scheduled flight, I eagerly checked the weather forecast as well as the conditions at Amager Strandpark – A decision had to be taken on this data and my decision […]
“What is Denmark for you?” – This was the headline of the mail I received recently… In short, I was praised for my work and then invited to participate in a photo contest on behalf of the Danish Embassy in Ukraine. The competition was relatively simple – I just had to submit one or more photographs in response to the question “What is Denmark for you?”! Try asking yourself the same question and replace your answer with a photograph – is it simple or what do you think? Probably spam I want to be honest and say that at first I thought that this might be spam and therefore did not put more effort into it and was just about to delete the mail, but in contrast to deleting the message (the message seemed very credible), I chose to check the content and individual links as well as references – they praised me a lot… what to say! The result was against my expectations that it may not be spam anyway, but that it was a real call. I chose to jump into it and sent some photos back with thanks for your inquiry. Then silence … is it normal in […]
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