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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One of the most effective ways to improve your portraiture is by controlling the light, and one of the most effective ways to control your light is to move it. Seems like a simple enough concept, but it can be daunting at first, especially if you’re using a speedlight or an on-camera flash. Despite its...
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Tamron is continuing to expand its popular line of compact and lightweight lenses for Sony E shooters with the 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD. A popular zoom range for DSLRs, this flexible telephoto range is now available for full-frame mirrorless as a sleek one-lens option for distant and...
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Hot on the heels of the EOS R5 and EOS R6 debut, Canon has quickly fired back with firmware version 1.1.1 to keep things running smoothly for the advanced mirrorless digital cameras. Set to...
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The state of memory cards is evolving almost as quickly as digital cameras themselves, but I think we’ve finally hit a new standard that has some staying power. CFexpress is the fast and robust memory format that’s being employed by some of the hottest new cameras, including Canon’s EOS R5 and C300/500, Nikon’s D6, Z 6 and Z 7, and Panasonic’s S1 and S1R, among others, and is a card format that’s...
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External, portable hard drives are often taken for granted. They’re something I’ve never considered much, beyond maybe thinking, “How small is it? What’s its capacity? Is it reliable?” But after getting to know the ArmorLock SSD from G-Technology, it’s making more sense to me...
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It has been about two years since the formal debut of the L-Mount Alliance and, in that time, we've seen a fledgling mount grow into a well-rounded, three-pronged system. As a refresher, the L-Mount Alliance is a collaboration of sorts between Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma, who are all actively developing mirrorless cameras and...
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Using flash is one of the technical aspects of photography that’s difficult to understand, mainly because it’s something you cannot really see with your own eyes. Working with natural light, you can usually envision how your shot will turn out, and then when you become a bit more skilled, you can even envision how the effects of aperture and shutter speed will affect your images. Working with...
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Despite most picture-sharing now taking place in the digital realm, nothing compares to seeing a printed photograph in person. And even though your mother or your friends might love to receive your photographs via text or check up on your work on social media or your website, what could be more thrilling than receiving a finished print of one of your images? Many photographers still believe in...
Back to School: What You Want vs What You Need
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As a student, much of your life is about making choices and sacrifices. “Should I skip this class and sleep in?” or “Should I go to class even though I’m too tired to pay attention?” There are a lot of hard decisions to make as a student, especially if you’re a burgeoning photographer looking to attain professional status. But, as a student, means are often limited and you need to be more...
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How do you make one of the most refined camera systems even better? Up the resolution, of course. For a camera system maker that thrives on minimalism, the launch of the M10-R is exactly what you'd expect from Leica: one strong and meaningful update without touching anything else. While I...
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Wide-angle field of view, compact design, impressively sharp: If I could distill this review of the new FUJIFILM GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR lens into a few select points, that would be it. Luckily, though, I can talk a bit more about FUJIFILM's newest lens for its mirrorless medium format camera systems....
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One of the best things about shooting film is the complete control you have over the process, from film choice and exposure to development and either scanning or printing. We spend a lot of time focusing on the different films you can use and then a lot of time on how to produce your finished images from that film, but there’s general oversight on the development stage. I’m certainly guilty of...
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Sigma is continuing to expand its commitment to full-frame mirrorless, and the L Mount in general, with the launch of the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens. This is the fifth lens from Sigma that has been specifically designed for the shorter flange-back distance of full-frame mirrorless...
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Is your father a passionate photographer, someone who lives and breathes pixels, is always shopping for the newest gear, and is also flaunting their existing prized collection of cameras, lenses, and other photo odds and ends? If so, you already know how hard it can be to shop for the photographer father who has it all, but you also know that getting them anything not photography related would...
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With more people working from home for the foreseeable future, it might be time to make some improvements to your work-from-home (WFH) setup to maximize efficiency in whatever form your new domestic office has taken. One of the easiest but most transformative changes you can make to your workspace is the addition of a...
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