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Elderly man sitting alone in a chair sunbathing at the Los frailes

Lesson 1. Chatrooms, forums and irc

Do not quit your day job, sell all your things and head out into the world hoping to live from selling the fine art pictures you take through the net. It will not happen. I have been there and tried that before all the social media started really flowing and it has left me with nothing but nice memories and bunch of the best... now this could be interesting ....

Old woman begging at the central Square in San Cristobal

Last chance to get your hands on free fineart photography is now. Act quick, act now. 

Stay tuned stay happy

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Indigenous in Chiapilla Mexico

Few hours after I started the project of trying to save my badly beaten behind from being burnt, my wife asked if there was any response. I could hear by the tone of here voice that she was not all to sure of a success in this senario. Is the goal not to high she said and the time to short. Well I said. The amount of images equal to 2 images per state of the USA or about one image... now this could be interesting ....

Mejor Cafe de Chiapas

5+5 makes 10 so we must be half way through on this project. We are on the other hand not close enough to our end result but there is still time the hour glass is only half full rather than half empty and my mind is totally full on this project. I do so much want it to happen. So there is not time for coffe break.

 So my friends and foes a like to make this... now this could be interesting ....

Heavy religious burden

I am now in my third day of a ten day trial of saving my soul and from what I have experienced so far should make me negative. At least it should make me negative towards social media. I am rather polite when it comes to the use of social media so I do not bombard my friends and followers with advertisement about this project. 

In fact I was hoping I would not... now this could be interesting ....

Young drummer boy in Veracruz Mexico

 Read this then share this please. 


What:

Do you know of any one that wants a beautiful piece of photograph then let them know about this opportunity. I need to sell 100 pieces of my work before end of the month or this is the end of the photography road for me. In order to do that I have set down the price of my images and from the... now this could be interesting ....

Autumn in Gudvangen Norway

Last friday just around 10 in the morning I got a call from a person that could have become my newest client as she wanted to use one of my landscape pictures, but as it turned out the call was not about business relationship but more about an instant kill of an aggressive hunter. I am not all to new on such a type of instant business kills but there was a twist to this one. The "its friday we... now this could be interesting ....

Man walkling in the cobblestone streets of San Javier in Baja California

Life is like a pebble stone road. For most of us at least, driving the highway of life is not a smooth couch ride nor is it a glamorous jet set life at the cocktail bar. Still every one of us strive for the same. Freedom. Freedom to exist with in our own boundaries of the sheltered life we like to build. Freedom with in the walls of the fort we build around us and our family. We... now this could be interesting ....

Woman resting on train

Once in a blue moon the question pops up on some chat forum or the other about the right way to develop images. More often than not these days this conversation taking place is connected to HDR images and the use of... now this could be interesting ....

Joshua Tree under stars on night sky

I can not overstate the importance of getting your metadata into your images as soon as possible after the image has been taken.  Drawing from my experience of long time and long term traveling this is one of the most important thing for any travel photographer.

I have now after spending more or less half of my time on the road in the last 6 years, built up a... now this could be interesting ....

Night photography  from a Bergen photowalk

Having the ability to geotag your images is nice. It helps you remember as well as helps people find your images. Geotagging is becoming one of the most important information you can have in the metadata of your images as most of the search engines and social media sites now give you the ability to upload those information.

Its my experience that geotagged images... now this could be interesting ....

Morning glow on trees by lake Yojoa in Honduras

First a statement. I am in no way connected to Adobe and in fact through out hte years I have in many instances complained to them about how they conduct the business and cut out small nations and give us trouble buying their software.  

For that reason alone I welcome the Creative Cloud model even though I can fully understand those that cry... now this could be interesting ....

Pelican dance in Baja California

Some images are harder to create than others. Even though its easy enough to snap the image, what was in your mind at that moment and how you saw the end result does not always fit what can be easily achieved. Some times it can take years before you come to the final decision and endpoint. I have to admit that I am not much of a bird photographer, but dealing with the pelicans... now this could be interesting ....

Blue light at midnight over Breidafjordur

The other day I was doing some tests on the now new Lightroom5 beta to see what Adobe has got for us photographers as a summer present. As a result of me doing some spring cleaning in my database systems... now this could be interesting ....

selfportrait

Many years ago a fellow photographer and humorist Lars Björk taught me how to get a boring mother-inlaw out of my life if needed. The method was not so simple but effective and taught me a good deal about development of film and enlargement. 

The method was to take a... now this could be interesting ....

Bjork Gudmundsdottir singer/songwriter

Few days ago I was asked by a friend if this Photoshelter thing did any thing for me and my photography and I started pondering over this. Was I getting any thing out of it? Is it just waste of  time, energy and money? Could I do better with out them or should I do things differently?

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Helecopter landing on a mountain ridge

Through out the years I have seen many aspiring photographers come and then vanish into the out of focus depth surrounded by fog of average. How come and what can you do to escape the faith of becoming a shadow and enter the path of fortune as a photographer. Many would say that the best way to bring your photography carrier to the next level is to enter school and learn what there is to learn... now this could be interesting ....

Large bulder in Joshua Tree national park

I once heard a story about a shipment of chairs and tables that a company in Copenhagen Denmark ordered from China. It was a shipment of 100 chairs and 100 tables for a conference hall. After deciding on the delivery from a manufacturer in china and asking for the bill, the company got rather puzzled when they saw the final bill. No where on the invoice where there a mention of chairs nor the... now this could be interesting ....

Dr. Spock in Concert at Iceland Airwaves

Wired magazine has announced that they are hopping on the Creative commons bandwagon and that they will be publishing some images for any one to use. If you think this is a bad move for photography and publishing in general then read on.

My take on this is that its one of the best publicity stunts I have seen in a very long time and that Wired... now this could be interesting ....

Morning glow on Lake Yojoa, Honduras

There are only few things a human being needs to survive and photography is not one of them. Basic things needed for a human to survive are food, shelter  and water. Fire is not a basic need but is needful and comes in handy both to keep one warm and to cook food. Nobody eats a photograph. Nobody drinks a photograph. Nobody builds shelter from photography. Photography is needless to say... now this could be interesting ....

Red reflecting neon lights on the carpark at Mels drive in diner in San Francisco seen at night

Lets face it, When you look at his images, specially those from Iceland (and some others to), one might think that he mixed Black death with sulphuric geyser and drank a bit to much of it before starting to process his images, which to me look like waking up with a bad hangover, alone, stuck in party gear, lost in nature,  after to much partying at an out door festival that ended at least... now this could be interesting ....

Dark clouds and driftwood at the beach of Bandon in Oregon USA

Since I first held a digital camera in my hand I have been wondering about what  makes photograph a photograph. In my work from 1994 and until about 2000 I did a lot of experiments trying to analyze what photography is and what it is not, and in those experiments I also tried figuring out, how people tended to read photography. On top of that, I research if it did matter wether images... now this could be interesting ....

Confirmation girl Elisa

There was no flaw in the performance of the powerful konfirmant Elisa when we did the photoshoot session last year. Young woman with lot of interest ment that we had enough of ideas to play with and had lot of fun.

On the other hand there was a flaw in the images. Flaw that I have been dealing with ever since I bought my first... now this could be interesting ....

Last days of the arctic by Ragnar Axelsson

I do not know if you out there have heard about the Icelandic press and documentar photographer Ragnar Axelsson. I think you should because he is one of the finest Photographers of Iceland and generally a good guy. He has been working on documenting the dissapearing culture in the Arctic in Greenland for the past 15 years and finally we can enjoy the result of his work in both book format,... now this could be interesting ....

Why you should not use day rate in your photography business

The guys over at Photoshelter are giving young and also advanced photographers some good tips these days as so often before and their blog is filled with fine information. They have now posted a new video interview with John Harrington a whitehouse photographer that amongst other thing has written the book "... now this could be interesting ....

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