News and thoughts

How to remove a white background

One technique that is really in demand is how to lift an image off a white background. I wrote another post about this on a different website some years ago, and it was easily the most popular post there. This is a complete rewrite with updated methods for Photoshop CC.

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Caminho de Aparecida

As a photographer I am used to do a lot to get the picture. And when my friend Leandro Reis promised me great photo opportunities of around 300 mountain bikers on a trail in the Brazilian mountains, I just had to go for it. Even if it meant getting up at 04:30 in the morning!

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Worldwide Photo Walk 2014, Itajubá

There is an event that brings out thousands of photographers every year – the Worldwide Photo Walk. It was started by Scott Kelby, an internationally famous photographer and author, and he encourages others to add photo walks in their own cities. So this year, on October 11, I am going to host a walk in Itajubá!

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Rise and shine – waking up early!

Most photographers have heard about the golden hour. That fantastic time of the day when the light is warm and inviting and make everything look beautiful. And depending on how close to or far away from the equator you are it will be shorter or longer.

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Photographing at markets – feiras

In Brazilian Portuguese, feira means market – all kinds of it. The most common one being fresh produce, but you will also find art, antiques etc. And over the last few years, organic markets.

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Doors and windows

When you look at the houses around you today, something that very much gives the look of them are their windows and doors. Everything from the most simple to more intricate and decorative.

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Waves – 5 tips for taking pictures in a storm

I love a big storm. It is something special to see the powers of nature in all it’s glory. Yes, it can be scary with huge waves crashing in, but it all comes down to having respect for it and not do anything stupid. At my home place, Karmøy, there are a lot of places you can watch the sea from a safe distance. And some of those places are excellent spots for taking pictures.

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