Amber 2


🇸🇪 Bilden på Amber togs några ögonblick efter den föregående. Den här gången bad jag Amber att se rakt in i kameran. Avsikten var att skapa en mer intensiv kontakt med betraktaren.
Ljuset kommer från en liten softbox uppe till höger styrd av kameran via radio-TTL. Bakgrunden, bakgatan Wells Mews i Westminster i London, är underexponerad med ett steg.
Utrustning
Kamera: Nikon D500 med AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED. Ett fantastiskt objektiv. Knivskarpt samtidigt som det genererar en behaglig bakgrund. Jag använde största bländaren f/1.4 för kortast möjliga skärpedjup.
Blixt: En Nikon SB5000 tillsammans med en easy softbox ca 50cm.
Plats
Wells Mews i Westminster, London.
Klicka på bilden för att se en större version.

🇬🇧 The second picture of Amber was taken a few moments after the previous one. This time I asked Amber to look straight into the camera. The intention was to create more intensive contact with the viewer.
Lighting: Ambient light and one flash, SB5000 with a small softbox at the top right controlled by the camera via the radio TTL. The background, the back street Wells Mews, is underexposed with one step.
Equipment
Camera: Nikon D500 with AF-S Nikkor 105mm f / 1.4E ED. A great lens. Sharp and capable of generating a nice soft background. I used the largest aperture f / 1.4 for the shortest possible depth of field.
Flash: One Nikon SB5000 together with a softbox, size about 50cm.
Location
Wells Mews in Westminster, London.
Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Amber


🇸🇪 Porträttet av Amber togs på en bakgata några kvarter från Oxford Circus. Jag bad Amber rikta blicken snett upp åt höger så att hon själv och hennes spegelbild skulle se åt olika håll. Spegelbilden i glaset har i efterbehandlingen gjorts mörkare för att inte ta över bildens huvudriktning.
Ljuset kommer från en liten softbox uppe till höger styrd av kameran via radio-TTL. Bakgrunden, bakgatan Wells Mews i Westminster i London, är underexponerad med ett steg.
Utrustning
Kamera: Nikon D500 med AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED. Ett fantastiskt objektiv. Knivskarpt samtidigt som det genererar en behaglig bakgrund. Jag använde största bländaren f/1.4 för kortast möjliga skärpedjup.
Blixt: En Nikon SB5000 tillsammans med en easy softbox ca 50cm.
Plats
Wells Mews i Westminster, London.
Klicka på bilden för att se en större version.

🇬🇧 The portrait of Amber was taken on a back street a few blocks from Oxford Circus. I asked Amber to look up to the right so that she and her mirror image would look in different directions. The mirror image has been rendered darker in post-treatment in order to preserve the main direction of the image.
Lighting, a small softbox at the top right controlled by the camera via the radio TTL. The background, the back street Wells Mews, is underexposed with one step.
Equipment
Camera: Nikon D500 with AF-S Nikkor 105mm f / 1.4E ED. A great lens. Sharp and capable of generating a nice soft background. I used the largest aperture f / 1.4 for the shortest possible depth of field.
Flash: One Nikon SB5000 together with a softbox about 50cm.
Location
Wells Mews in Westminster, London.
Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Monique


Spontant porträtt av Monique 1 december 2018. Bilden togs mellan två reguljära fotograferingar medan blixtar och ljusformare flyttades om.
Plats: Wells Mews i Westminster, London.
Utrustning: Nikon D810 med AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED. Ett fantastiskt objektiv. Knivskarpt samtidigt som det genererar en behaglig bakgrund. Jag använde största bländaren f/1.4 för kortast möjliga skärpedjup. ISO 400
Klicka på bilden för att se en större version.

Spontaneous portrait of Monique on December 1, 2018, shot between two regular photosessions while flashes and light shapers were moved.
Location: Wells Mews in Westminster, London.
Equipment: Nikon D810 with AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED. A great lens. I used the largest aperture f/1.4 for the shortest possible depth of field. ISO 400
Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Portrait of a Zombie

We met at Stockholm Zombiewalk last year. Not a word was spoken. She just stopped in front of me and looked into my camera showing that it was ok to take a portrait. Click on picture for a large version.
Next Saturday, September 8, 2018, the zombies will one again fill the streets of Stockholm for a few hours. Visit if you can. More zombies here
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G. Developed in Capture One

Speed

Isn’t she fabulous? Determination, speed, hard working and so elegant. In a bike race speed is cruicial. I believe that the photographer has to make the speed visible in the image. A frozen picture of the cyclist is easy to achieve but not good enough. Keeping on trying… More pictures here. Click on picture for a large version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 and D500 with AF Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 G and AF Nikkor 24-120 f/4. Developed in Capture One

Dance

Often, when you as a photographer raise your camera, the picture already exists in your imagination. You know what you are trying to express. Your task is to make the camera and lens, you tools, work in the desired direction creating the picture that, in some way, already exists. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 G. Developed in Capture One

Cajsa – March 2018

Cajsa. Winter seems to be almost over and we are working in studio testing lighting and dresses for an upcoming project this summer. Main flash – Godox AD600 with a beauty dish – up right and a second flash – SB910 – behind Cajsa for separation. Both radio controlled in TTL-mode from camera. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 G.

Åsa and Ella

Åsa and Ella (the dog). Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 85 mm f/1.4 G.
The setting is in a long corridor in the basement lit by fluoroscent tubes. White balance set to incandescent and the exposure manually set to EV -0.7. A speedlight – SB 910 – with a cto-gel pointing into the white wall to the left and in front of Åsa and Ella (the dog) in order to get a large reflecting area. Flash radio controlled from the camera.
The RAW-file was developed in Capture One with some minor adjustments. Mainly the white balance. I also added a rather strong vignetting to emphasize the main subject.

Departure

Departure. Gently leaving the platfom, the train slowly accelerates following its path through the switches until it reaches the main line leaving the ligts of the city behind. Click on picture for a larger version.
©Tom Gagner Photography.

Nikon D810 with AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 G.