I'm Ingunn. This blog is about learning to make photos instead of just taking them. This is where I collect and express ideas and thoughts, and sometimes I might get sidetracked, too! There is so much to be learned. I have an urge for making life better, simpler and tastier. My picture galleries are in the sections travel and portfolio. I write in English, but I am Norwegian, and comments are most welcome in both languages.


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Photography workshop in Oslo

Stian Schioldborg

A little blogging in Norwegian as well today for a change:

Jeg har nettopp deltatt på en workshop i kreativ bildebehandling med Eivind Røhne og Stian Schioldborg. Det var en morsom og lærerik oppplevelse! Masse tips, godt humør, inspirasjon og motivasjon ble med hjem etterpå. De er to flinke karer som kan sine ting og de kan også formidle det. Som et ledd i kurset tok jeg portrettbilder av dem begge to og "fremkalte" dem digitalt. Moro!

Eivind RøhneI've attended a creative workshop in photography and post-processing this weekend, and it was great fun! The photographers Eivind Røhne and Stian Schioldborg are talented and skilled, light hearted and have lots of humour. That is a good combination for a teacher for sure. I made portraits of them both and frankly I think the result is  quite satisfactory! Click on the images for a larger view. They can also be seen in my people gallery.




Girl with curls

One of the genres I've been reluctant to try in photography is portraiture. It is difficult, it feels intimidating, and I' haven't been any good at it when I've tried. I would never dare to ask a stranger to pose for me, and even family is hard. However, I'm attending a workshop in creative post-processing these days, and as a warm-up we took some portraits to get material for the post-processing. The instructors had lots of humour, they posed willingly and made me relax a little. It was fun! I learned to observe light more closely, and I got a few tips about good locations, too.

So - what I did today was to bring my daughter outside to practice my new skills. And it was great fun! She's a very good model, not only beautiful, but also relaxed, takes directions very well, and and she's even patient when I fiddle about with my camera. All those buttons! We actually managed to make about 12 portraits of her among the 60 captures taken which we both liked, and I'm now working my way through the post-processing. The first few are finished, and my favorite so far is the one shown here. It can also be seen in my people gallery.

This is not the end of my portrait making, for sure. First of all, I want to make portraits of my two other daughters as well, of course. We haven't had any portraits of them taken since they were little girls a long time ago, and I want to have some fresh ones for our walls. This is a very rewarding project, and I'm very happy that I got some help to get started. Maybe I'll even ask a stranger some day? Tomorrow I'm going back to learn more about post-processing, and I'm really looking forward to that.

Now I wonder: What do you think is the most difficult genre in photography, and why? Please share - it doesn't matter whether it is in English or in Norwegian - a conversation on this topic would be very interesting.


Window view

A trip to town today was enjoyable despite a terrible rain. Window reflections are always fascinating to me, and I liked this one. Processed with the cross-prosessing 1 preset in Aperture. I used my 50mm.

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