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.

Latest Articles

2 months ago
For digital photographers, a well-calibrated and accurate photography monitor is an indispensable tool for a solid practice. Whether you like to print your photos or share exclusively online, a photo monitor 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 also…
2 months ago
It’s true that keeping your equipment clean and in tip-top shape can be a chore, but it’s unfortunately a chore that everyone needs to take on at some point. Right now might just be the perfect time to take on the arduous tasks of giving your lenses a good cleaning, as well as maybe stepping up to the intimidating process of cleaning your sensor. Keeping both of these tools clean helps to ensure…
2 months ago
There’s no denying that 2022 was a light year for Nikon lens releases, with only three new lenses coming to fruition. But the three optics Nikon did release are exciting, bring a lot of overall value to the Z system, and hopefully foreshadow some pretty big things to come for the system. Nikon played catch-up in the early part of the year, working to keep up with demand after the Z9 release, in…
2 months ago
Describing the state of camera development in 2022 is a difficult task, partly because when you think you’ve identified the trend, a new camera immediately comes out afterward and bucks that idea. The main trend I can identify regarding cameras in 2022 is that the field is in a state of flux; we’re clearly in a transitional time, but we haven’t fully transitioned into “the future” (of camera…
2 months ago
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,…
2 months ago
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…
3 months ago
Rounding out the long end of the Z System lens lineup, Nikon has introduced the NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S lens. A fast super-telephoto that features much of the tech introduced with the Z 400mm f/2.8, this lens adds a bit more length and another enticing long-range option for the Z shooter working with…
3 months ago
An on-camera flash is an indispensible accessory for many photographers; it provides additional light when conditions become too dark to handhold your camera comfortably, allows you to achieve more balanced exposures in daylight conditions, permits freezing of fast-moving subjects and can also be used to control or trigger other flash light sources. Additionally, a flash can be used as a highly…
3 months ago
With its mirrorless RF system beginning to mature, Canon spent 2022 adding some more distinct optics to the lineup, as well as beginning to lay the foundation for an APS-C-specific series of lenses. The brand has reached a unique place with its mirrorless portfolio this year, and has hit the thirty-lens milestone, where the lineup feels well-rounded enough for most professional and hobbyist…
3 months ago
Ready to make its best even better, Nikon has released firmware version 3.0 for its flagship Z9 mirrorless camera. This latest major firmware update adds a few key features to the camera, addresses some previous issues, and enhances the overall user experience.…
3 months ago
Veterans in the mirrorless world! Sony’s E-mount lens system is well-rounded and plentiful. What more could be added to it? In 2022, Sony took the time to update some classic APS-C-format lenses, optimizing them for the new crop of vloggers out there, as well as releasing a PZ iteration of a versatile full-frame zoom and a version II of one of the most popular lenses in Sony’s entire lineup. FE…
3 months ago
Perfect for those looking to have a fully integrated production workflow that’s primed for direct file sharing and instant collaboration, FUJIFILM, in conjunction with Adobe, has just announced the development of a firmware update that permits camera-to-cloud file saving—a first for digital stills cameras. This upcoming firmware update will be for the…
4 months ago
It’s difficult to improve upon a classic, but Leica has done it with the latest Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens. This updated version of the fast wide-angle prime sees the lens move into a more contemporary field in which Leica acknowledges how its lenses are being used in the digital era…
4 months ago
Way more than just an incremental update, Hasselblad is finally releasing a new X system mirrorless medium format camera body—the X2D 100C—that revolves around a new 100MP sensor, improved AF, IBIS, and several useful updates to the physical and operational design. This long-…