Shot some teenagers..

March 1, 2010 1 comment

… with my camera this weekend! 🙂

This weekend I had a very pleasant shoot with two new models. New to me that is. We spend a good deal of time together saturday and heres a few shots I got from it. They are definitely going to my iStock portfolio!
The background was a Arctic White 2.72m x 11m Colorama Paper Background. I also shot some with a Dark grey one.

The girl, Sarah, was standing in front of the softbox, a bit to the left of it, seen from the camera, and a very sof bounced light from the other side.
Benjamin had the softbox above him. Nothing else.
Both images was shot with my 85mm f/1.4. You can find it on Amazon here.

Let me know what you think about them but keep in mind I haven’t retouched them yet.

Now exclusive!

February 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Today I applied for iStocks Exclusivity program… And got accepted. 🙂 I’m a happy bunny.

If you want to see my work, or maybe even start uploading yourself, you can click this button:
View My Portfolio

Website -> Blog

February 23, 2010 3 comments

So I made a choice. I need a new website, which I’m already working on, but it lead me to kill my portfolio site at http://www.elgaardfoto.dk and get it to point to this blog. So don’t be surprised if you, in the near future, will see another site when visiting me here.

Now that you’re here. What do you think about this as my new banner? Yeah, its a bit small, but press it! 🙂


I’m using a wordpress theme. Do you recommend some must-have plugins or widgets?

From my last shoot

February 17, 2010 5 comments

These last two weekends I have shot my kids. It was their first model jobs and I was a bit nervous to how they’d respond to it. It could be waste of time and it could be worth every second. They loved it and frankly so did I. 🙂  When I think about it actually, it could never be a waste of time.. Time spend with the kids can’t really be. But; They turned out to be able to work hard, put up with long boring instructions from me and STILL have fun. I’m currently working on getting the files ready for upload on iStock.

Here’s a few of the shots. Let me know how you feel about them? I have used bounced flashlight on the ceiling on first two, as the light on these winter mornings aren’t that strong in the classroom I was shooting in. The last is only daylight. All shot with my D3X a 85mm or a 50mm.

<—  85mm –  f/2.2  – 1/160s

<—  50 mm – f/2.2 – 1/80s

<— 85mm  – f/1.8 – 1/125s

Manfrotto Swivel w/ umbrella adaptor

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Got me two of these Manfrotto Swivels before the weekend, for my kiddies group shoot, from which I’ll soon show a few images. I rarely buy other brands than Manfrotto as these are well built, study, fits on all tripods and this one even holds your umbrella. I have two of these 101 cm’s umbrella to shoot through or use as a soft bouncer.
Here’s a link to the adaptor at Amazon: Manfrotto 026 Lite Tite Swivel + Umbrella Adaptor, and if you add this: Manfrotto Flash Shoe, 1/4 your speedlight goes on top! 🙂

Can you recommend other brands than Manfrotto? Any experience?

New stuff from Nikon

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Theres, beside the Coolpix updates last week, some news from Nikon. They have announced these two lenses:

16-35mm f/4G ED VR (Which I think will take over the 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5)
24mm f/1.4G ED (Used to be a f/2.8)

I also read on nikonrumors.com about theres chances of a 50mm f/1.2. They already made this lens way back, but this time is WITH AF. But look at THIS. Suddenly the future looks bright.. 🙂 I often thought about getting the older 50mm f/1.2, but never got around to it. So if you have one??

D700 new firmware out!

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Are you the happy owner of a Nikon D700? I just got an email from Nikon Support telling me theres a new firmware out it. The new version is 1.02.

The link to Nikon’s danish support site is HERE.
The english is HERE.

EDIT: Theres also new firmware updates for these models: D300s, D3s and D3X. So I also need to update my D3X.