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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The MacBook Pro has long been the standard, go-to laptop for working photographers. It combines the power we need along with the portability to bring on location or along while traveling. It’s the perfect combination that just got even better with the recent release of the new, late 2019...
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Now that it’s 2020, we finally have perfect vision for our look back at everything that occurred in the 2010s. It was an important and fast-moving decade for the photography technology industry, with innovations in digital imaging moving just as quickly as in the computing industry. Even though the decade feels like a blur now, let’s take a look back at the top 10 photo-related technologies that...
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Recently, I wrote the Black-and-White Film Roundup, and started the article with the claim that “despite film being ‘dead,’ there’s still a surprising number of different and unique films to choose from in 2020.” The same holds true for color films, both negative and reversal types, with...
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Sigma released the most intriguing and exciting camera of the year. This probably isn’t a statement you’d expect to hear, but I’d argue that 2019’s Sigma fp is the most unexpected and, subsequently, most pleasantly surprising camera from 2019. And not because it’s the best camera, but because...
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One half of Micro Four Thirds and one third of the L Mount Alliance, Panasonic is in a unique position where it is actively developing cameras and lenses for two separate systems. 2019 was definitely dedicated more to the L mount, with six new lenses being released along with three new full-frame mirrorless cameras. That alone would be a busy year for most, but Panasonic also made sure to keep...
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New film cameras in 2020? Yes, it’s true. Believe it or not, there are still a few in-production film cameras available, brand new, today. And looking beyond the brand new, there is, of course, an active used market for photographers looking to dip their toes into the film photography world. Here’s a look at what’s available new, along with some recommendations for used classics. New Cameras...
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Even though printing in the darkroom isn’t nearly as popular as it once was, the popularity of shooting film has been on the rise for the past few years. Rather than printing traditionally, many photographers are turning to scanning as an integral step in their film-based workflow, perhaps before making an inkjet print. This hybrid method is championed by many because it benefits from both...
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Despite film being “dead,” there’s still a surprising number of different and unique films to choose from in 2020, ranging from the classics from the major manufacturers to some more creative films from up and coming, smaller brands. Here’s an overview of the current black and white films available right now. Kodak It’s...
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One of the most intimidating aspects of working with film today is accessibility and availability of resources for processing. With professional labs becoming rarer and rarer in most parts of the world, except for major urban centers, one of the remaining options for the photographer pining to shoot film is to develop one’s own. The good news is, however, that developing film at home is...
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Everyone loves a nice 24-70mm or a simple 50mm lens, but nothing generates instant intrigue and interest more than a unique focal length or lens design you’ve never seen before. Whether it’s an ultra-wide-angle lens, impressively fast design, or it just has some kind of distinct trait that separates it from the norm, unique lenses are a sure way to add some character to your imagery. Despite 2019...
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After experiencing an especially prolific 2019, Tamron has been picking up speed over the past few years and reinvigorating its lens lineup with popular new options for both SLR and mirrorless systems. Splitting these releases between the two camera types, Tamron also makes a point of developing lenses specifically for mirrorless or for SLR, versus using the same optical design for everything....
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Considering it was more of a “camera year” for Fujifilm, 2019 still saw the release of four new lenses split between its two mirrorless systems. Already possessing a mature X system and a solid lineup of G-mount lenses for this company’s quickly growing medium format system, Fujifilm spent the year filling in some gaps in the two optics lineups with versatile zooms and compact primes. For the APS...
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Sony, a frontrunner in the mirrorless game, had a productive 2019 that saw the addition of six new E-mount lenses to its lineup. Including two new APS-C lenses and three new FE telephoto lenses, Sony is gradually working on filling the missing gaps in its system, which is to be expected from one of the more mature camera systems at this point. Whereas recent entrants to the mirrorless, full-frame...
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Dedicating its year to Z, Nikon spent 2019 actively working toward building up its cache of lenses for the immensely popular Z 6 and Z 7 cameras, as well as initiating a DX-format system for the Z mount. Continuing to add to a series of highly useful primes, Nikon’s optics team also spent 2019 releasing a pair of useful FX zooms, a pair of DX zooms, and finally formally releasing the new Noct....
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In 2019, Canon had one clear objective for lens development: strengthen and add to the RF system. Following up on an exciting 2018, which saw the release of the EOS R, and the early 2019 release of the...
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