Twigs and Turns

This past week Matthea Pedersen and Hamilton Blomquist did a photoshoot with me in the afternoon after work. They are studying at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, but have both been doing a semester abroad in Germany. We headed out into a small forested area in Näsbypark for the first part, and the second half we did indoors.

During this photoshoot I took the opportunity to experiment with my new tilt-shift lens. With a normal lens the focus plane is parallel to the imaging plane, but with a tilt-shift lens you can rotate the focusing plane. For example in the photo below of Matthea you see that the focus plane is diagonal, to the left in the frame the focus is close to the camera which results in a blurry background, and on the right hand side of the frame the focus is on the background. It is a manual focus lens, which means you have to slow down to make sure you get the focus right.

Matthea Pedersen. Notice the change in the background, that is done in camera with the tilt-shift lens.
Hamilton Blomquist. We noticed this old oak tree, and decided to use it as a backdrop for the first set of photos.
Matthea Pedersen floating in the forest.
Hamilton Blomquist. Playing with smoke grenades.

From there we headed down to the water front, and did a set of photos with a cleaner background.

Hamilton Blomquist
Hamilton Blomquist
Hamilton Blomquist
Hamilton Blomquist

The last part we photographed in the Green Room.

Matthea Pedersen
Matthea Pedersen
Matthea Pedersen
Hamilton and Matthea
Matthea Pedersen
Matthea Pedersen
Hamilton Blomquist
Matthea Pedersen
Matthea Pedersen

Many thanks to Matthea and Hamilton for a fun photoshoot!

Instagram: Matthea, Hamilton, Johannes

— Johannes

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