Recently I joined a local photo club that is celebrating 50 years this year and the club invited a photographer to speak about strobes. Bengt Svensson was working as a photographer at Volvo for the last 20 years and before that at Hasselblad – During the lesson he shows us some really amazing photos taken with his Hasselblad (he’s not that much into digital) and his knowledge about film and lenses amazed me. It was a pure pleasure to listen to him. I did make some “live filming” which can be found here, but it’s all in Swedish so don’t bother if you don’t understand.
At the end of the lesson he was showing some of his equipment and how to use it, and of couse I had to take a few shots myself with my DP1x. Bengt also promised to help me evaluate the SD1 which will be an enormous help.
My long exposure mixed with a flash (Bengt is triggering the flash with the light meter). The person modeling is Joakim Werder
Here I took one using the flash – this setup was never intended to be used for a good head shot but only to show how to make a soft light – using a very different lens than my very wide one. :)