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Merco_61

Merco_61

Member Since 15 Oct 2013
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My musings on technique and sometimes technology > Building Light, step by step.

Posted 04 January 2022

In 2010 I shot for 35 weeks in a row, a new theme each week and seven shots per theme for a coffetable book for prospective clients. I have translated week 7 to English and hope to be of interest.

Week 7: Building Light, step by step.
This week, I had a little helper. The little koala sits where he is put, unlike a live model and is often pressed into se...


My musings on technique and sometimes technology > Telemaster

Posted 03 August 2018

I am building a parkflyer-sized Telemaster. It is reduced in size from the original's 99" wingspan to only 36 1/2".

Framing up the wings.
https://farm1.static...30ca08889_o.jpg PES_2018-07-27_16-02-17_24mm_ by merco_61 , on Flickr

When returning to a hobby after many years, some upgrades and service work is to be expected.
The...


My musings on technique and sometimes technology > From: Ransta trädgård

Posted 18 June 2018

Source: Ransta trädgård


My musings on technique and sometimes technology > My One week, one lens and one camera challenge

Posted 31 May 2018

The One week... challenge is over for now.
I achieved what I set out to do in that I am much more familiar with my 20 favourite lenses after using them on three different bodies over the past year and a half. Not being able to grab another, easier to use lens for the situation felt really limiting at the start. I soon got used to the limitations, however....


My musings on technique and sometimes technology > How do I shoot with a speedlight the easy way?

Posted 02 December 2017

The best way to get predictable results with a speedlight is to take control over all the parameters for the ambient light.
Set the mode selector to manual.
Turn AutoISO off.
Set the aperture to what you need it to be to get the depth of field you want.
Set the ISO to the lowest setting you can and still get the flash range you need to light the main subj...