Info about the Mentoring Program

As you probably heard in my video about personal photo projects I am starting a mentoring program.

It will be a one on one mentoring in your photography. You do not need to have a project. Mentoring your photography, in general, is also available.

We will have monthly or weekly skype calls where we go through your images and I will feedback and assignments based on your progress.

The goal is to get you to be a better photographer. It does not matter what your starting level is, you be just starting or have been making images for many years. The only requirement is that you want to be better.

I still have a few issues to sort out, like the international tax etc. All that will determine the price of the programs.

The different programs will be on this site as soon as I can get everything sorted.

Please subscribe to my weekly newsletter so that you know when the mentoring is available.

Here is a link to the Photo Project Ideas and why you SHOULD start one! video.

White Balance Explained - 5 Tips to get it RIGHT

White balance is a very important thing to understand. With white balance you can control the colors in your image and video.

In the video I give you five tips on how to get the white balance right.


 

I have also made a video about white balance in January.


How To Take SHARPER photos 5 Tips For Instantly Sharper Photos

Sharper photos are usually something that you want. In this video, I will give you 5 tips for instantly sharper photos.

It is also very important to hold your camera properly so it is as steady as possible. This way you will minimize the motion blur that is cased by the camera moving during exposure.
Here is the link to the Lens Calibration target that I mentioned in the video:

Here is the video about how to take sharper photos.

High ISO - 5 tips to REDUCE NOISE in camera.

These are the instructions that I promised to tell in my video about How to reduce Noise in Camera. The video can be found at the end of this blog post.

1: Open the images as layers in Photoshop.

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2: Align the layers if needed: Edit > Auto-Align Layers

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3: Convert the layers to Smart Objects: Layers > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Objects

4: Blend the images: Layers > Smart Objects > Stack Mode > Mean.


The result is a image with less noise that the original images. The more images you use the less noise there is.

The After image, 10 images are stacked in Photoshop.

The After image, 10 images are stacked in Photoshop.

 
The before image.

The before image.

Here the video about Noise Reduction.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII - 5 Tips & Tricks.

To know your camera is very important. Most Olympus cameras have tons of features that most us do not even know or consider using. In my video about Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII i give you 5 useful tips and tricks you can use to game up your creativity.

Is the Digital Teleconverter on Olympus cameras any good?

I have been testing the Olympus Digital teleconverter lately. It can double your focal length on your M.Zuiko lens. That why it is very tempting. Wouldn’ t it be great to have extra reach on you trips if travelling only with one lens?

But since it is a digital teleconvetert, it will upscale the cropped image you see from the EVF or the LCD. How bad is the loss in image quality?

Check out this video and the images below to see for yourself.



Upscaled from a cropped raw-file

Upscaled from a cropped raw-file

Digital Teleconverter On. (camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6)

Digital Teleconverter On. (camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MKII, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6)

 

As you can see the difference is not big, but the upscaled raw-filer is a bit better.

6 Tips for Travel photograph

Travel photography is most likely one of the most popular genres of photography. We all do it, but we all have a different approach to it. Some of us only want to record the memories the people we traveled with and the things we saw. The photography itself is only for recording memories. For some of us, it is the way to have time for photography. The everyday life is busy and the time we get to travel is the time we make our photographs.

In my video about Travel photography, I give tips on how to get better images no matter what your reason to photograph on trips is.

Olympus E-M10 Mk III - Best Settings Part 2

This blog post is done together with the video that is embeded below.

Here are all the settings that was mentioned in the video.


The first setting of the Basic Settings is the ability to toggle the info about the Menu item:

Pressing the Info-button on the back of the camera you can get the ingo about the Menu item.

Pressing the Info-button on the back of the camera you can get the ingo about the Menu item.

 
Turn off the annoying beep sounds.

Turn off the annoying beep sounds.

 
Turn off the AF Illuminator. If photographing a lot in dark, them this option is good to be on. It will help to focus.

Turn off the AF Illuminator. If photographing a lot in dark, them this option is good to be on. It will help to focus.

 
Add copyright info to your images.

Add copyright info to your images.

Use the keyboard in the Menu

Use the keyboard in the Menu

 
From the Special Menu F you can make sure that you are recording he best possible JPG quality.

From the Special Menu F you can make sure that you are recording he best possible JPG quality.

Choose Super Fine as your compression.

Choose Super Fine as your compression.

 
Turn on the AF Targeting Pad to choose the focus point from the LCD.

Turn on the AF Targeting Pad to choose the focus point from the LCD.

 
Use Face Priority when photographing people.

Use Face Priority when photographing people.

 
Turning the Reset Lens off, the 14-42mm Kit lens will strat from the focal length that was last used when the camera was turned off.

Turning the Reset Lens off, the 14-42mm Kit lens will strat from the focal length that was last used when the camera was turned off.

 
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I set up the Dials so that the Exposure Compensation is on the back wheel. The front wheel is for Aperture or Shutter Speed depending on what Mode you are using.

I set up the Dials so that the Exposure Compensation is on the back wheel. The front wheel is for Aperture or Shutter Speed depending on what Mode you are using.

 
Using the Grid makes making Composition easier.

Using the Grid makes making Composition easier.

 
I will do my Noise Reduction in post and have turned the Noise Reduction Off in camera.

I will do my Noise Reduction in post and have turned the Noise Reduction Off in camera.

 
I have turned the Warm Color off. If you like the Warm Colors and do not do much post processing and shoot jpgs then you might want to have the Warm Colors On. If shooting only jpgs and post images online, sRGB is fine.

I have turned the Warm Color off. If you like the Warm Colors and do not do much post processing and shoot jpgs then you might want to have the Warm Colors On. If shooting only jpgs and post images online, sRGB is fine.

 
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I like to toggle between EVF and LCD using the button on the side of the EVF. The automatic switch is a bit annoying.

I like to toggle between EVF and LCD using the button on the side of the EVF. The automatic switch is a bit annoying.

 
I have the Touch Screen on.

I have the Touch Screen on.

I have the Sleep Time set at 5 minutes. I want to have my camera ready all the time. Usually make an image in five minutes so that time is quite good for me. If you want to save some battery life you can have the Sleep Time shorter.

I have the Sleep Time set at 5 minutes. I want to have my camera ready all the time. Usually make an image in five minutes so that time is quite good for me. If you want to save some battery life you can have the Sleep Time shorter.

 
I have the Rec View off. I have no need to see the picture right after I have taken it.

I have the Rec View off. I have no need to see the picture right after I have taken it.

 
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I like to use the Super Control Panel instead the Live Control.

I like to use the Super Control Panel instead the Live Control.

 

Here were the Best Settings for Olympus OM-D E-M1 MKIII. Be sure to watch the video. There are more explanations and some extra tips about the settings.