Bjorn Petersen

Bjorn Petersen

Bjorn Petersen is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited his work in the USA and internationally, and has also self-published several books of his photographs.

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With many people moving to working from home indefinitely, there are new hurdles to overcome in terms of efficiency and security, especially regarding file sharing for photographers, videographers, and other content creators in general. Working in an office space or other professional environment often included access to a variety of tools one might take for granted, including secure networks and...
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At the beginning of each new year, many of us make resolutions to take on something productive, beneficial, or rewarding for the subsequent 12 months. For photographers, I'd like to propose a multi-faceted resolution for the new year: Try film. Whether this means picking up a film camera for the first time ever, digging back into your past filmic craft, or even just going through some old film...
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There is a lot of talk about lighting and photography, and specifically how learning to use light can make you a better photographer. This is true, of course, but is also a notion that’s more often applied to working with artificial lighting, such as for portraits or products, where you can work in a studio with a strobe or LED to fine-tune how your shot looks. When it comes to landscapes, on the...
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Many genres of photography benefit from planning your shots beforehand, whether that means sketching ideas in a studio, taking some casual smartphone photos beforehand, or creating a schedule and shot list for a shoot. For landscape photographers, planning is an essential part of the process, mainly because it will improve your efficiency and help you get the shot you need by being in the right...
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Time is running out to find the perfect gift for the photographer in your life. Or maybe you're the photographer and your partner, friend, spouse, or parent has just sprung the question on you: "What kind of gift should I get you?" Well, to help make things a bit easier, we've assembled a list of our top 10 last-minute gifts for photographers. 1. Mini LED Light The best item you never knew you...
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Leica is expanding its mirrorless lineup and venturing into the hybrid shooting realm with the announcement of the SL2-S camera. Modeled after its popular SL2, the SL2-S strives to take the concept of an all-arounder or hybrid further by offering equal billing to photo and video specs...
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As a beginner, one of the most daunting aspects of photography has to be figuring out how to achieve the exact image you have in mind. It’s tough enough to get the shot, but then editing opens up a whole additional world of possibilities, which can be pretty intimidating from the get-go. Luckily,...
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For all digital photographers, a well-calibrated and accurate computer monitor is an indispensable tool for a solid practice. Regardless if you like to print your photos or share exclusively online, a monitor that you can trust will make a big difference in how anyone views your photographs, yourself included. Besides just helping to achieve accurate colors and contrast, a finely tuned monitor is...
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Compared to many other manufacturers, FUJIFILM’s strategy has been to skip the trend of full frame by “sandwiching it” and focusing on APS-C-format and medium format mirrorless systems. This unique decision means that FUJIFILM is pressed to keep two lens mounts active to maintain interest for both systems, and 2020 saw FUJIFILM on its game with a series of releases for X and G lens mounts. Its...
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Continuing to add to its growing DG DN lineup of full-frame mirrorless lenses, Sigma has just released a trio of new lenses, along with a new designation for lenses that are sleek and stylish. Introducing the 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary,...
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In photography vernacular, there’s something called the “medium format look.” This distinctive but hard-to-describe look is commonly associated with medium format cameras (hence its name) and refers to aesthetic qualities in an image, such as pronounced smoothness, more blurriness in shallow-depth-of-field images, more accurate color rendering, and so on. It’s difficult to pinpoint because it’s...
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Photographers are a tricky bunch to shop for, especially those avid shooters who seemingly already have all the gear they need. Cameras, lenses, bags, tripods, and so on, it’s a tough task to find a photo-related gift for the photographer who already has it all. Here are 10 ideas of some not-so-common gift options sure to please all types of photographers. 1. Lensbaby Special Effects Lens Sure,...
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Echoing the attention currently given to mirrorless cameras, lens releases in 2020 also primarily went the mirrorless way. With mirrorless camera systems becoming more mature, tiered, and solidified among various brands, lens development is also reaching a point where nearly all manufacturers have a well-rounded lineup. This year saw a number of foundation releases, as well as a handful of...
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Landscape photographers are a contradictory bunch. Always on the quest for gear that is simultaneously lightweight and substantial, landscape photographers, as well as travel and nature photographers, are always in search of equipment that can get them a new look, serve a distinct purpose, or be flexible enough to handle a variety of conditions. If there’s a landscape photographer in your life to...
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The holiday season is a time for lights, but it can also be a time to delve into lighting as a tool, especially if you’re a photographer. Photography is all about light, and knowing how to use it, shape it, and control it gives you that much more command over your photo practice. Especially during wintertime, when the days are shorter, it’s the perfect time to hone your lighting skills or help...
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