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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When the Nikon Z 50 was originally launched, it was positioned as an ideal camera for up-and-coming multimedia image-makers—it’s compact, well-connected, nimble, and part of the growing Nikon Z mirrorless system. Now, the Z 50 is available in a perfectly curated bundle to make true on its promises, with the...
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Mother’s Day 2020 will prove to be an especially unique holiday this year, with many brunches taking the form of extended video calls. Nonetheless, it’s still a holiday worth celebrating to the fullest and, despite many of us not being able to be with Mom physically on her special day, it’s important to show her how much we care. A gift of some kind goes a long way, especially now, and one gift...
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Even though macro photography is one of the more dynamic genres of photography, physically it’s also one of the most static. It’s also usually performed in controlled situations, with the option to work from a tripod at whichever working distance is available. For these reasons, and out of convention, most macro lenses available feature normal to short telephoto focal lengths. The focal length of...
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Despite much of the photography world being on pause right now, it’s also as good a time as ever to be honing your craft. Much in the same way an athlete trains for their particular discipline, photographers need to train, too, but likely not by lifting weights and working out. Think of it as mental strength training, or simply just practicing, acquiring inspiration, learning techniques, and...
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It's not often that a prime lens with a unique focal length is announced, but Rokinon has just announced the AF 75mm f/1.8 FE lens for Sony E-mount cameras. More than just an eyebrow-raising number, the 75mm focal length is an interesting one because it sits in that sweet spot between 50mm and...
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Despite photography taking mainly a digital form nowadays, there is still immense value in the tactile side of photography, especially in regard to teaching photography. With education being based more in the home at the moment, it can be the perfect time to introduce someone to photography using the simplest and most basic tools. Pinholes are of the most primitive examples of photography but are...
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With nearly everyone, almost everywhere, working from home, studying from home, or just staying at home, there’s increased pressure to make use of this time in productive ways. As a photographer who much prefers working “en plein air,” this indoor time is a challenge. However, this isn’t to say that my appetite for making photographs has dwindled. In fact, if anything, I’ve been racking my brain...
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Contemporary releases from the classic Russian manufacturer, Zenit has just released a series of prime lenses offering traditional, unique, and creative image quality within a variety of focal lengths and mount options. For Sony E mirrorless shooters, the Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 is an ultra-...
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Photography is a medium that is often characterized by groups of images, rather than just a single image. Whether it’s a book of photographs, a portfolio, an exhibition, a slideshow, or even just a website, photographs are often shown as a body of multiple images. One of the most crucial things to keep in mind when showing a body of work is how this group of images is edited, and then how it is...
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While we’re all confined to our homes for the time being, don’t let this time spent indoors and around the home spoil your creativity. And especially for those working photographers and digital gearheads, it might be a good time to slow down and reconnect with the roots of photography. While camera development and the state of imaging in general are all about speed, ease of use, connectivity, and...
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Bringing more power, yet still retaining portability, Godox has just announced the newest member of its popular system of strobes: the AD1200 Pro. As you’d expect, this is a 1200Ws strobe, but differing from previous AD-family lights, this model is the first to use a separate power pack and...
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During the times when going out to shoot is either not possible or just not necessary, you can still use your spare, indoor time to refine some other critical skills for your photography practice, namely post-production. In our current photo world, where half of the job is editing and organizing your photos, it really pays to be on top of your editing game, regardless if you’re a working pro or a...
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An ideal starter setup, the 1000 eWatt Variable Color LED 2-Light Kit is a simple, yet versatile bundle for making quick two-point lighting configurations at home. The kit revolves around a pair of two 85W LED lamps, which allow for 3200-5500K color temperature and 0-100% dimming adjustment, with the ability to change settings wirelessly via the included remote control. Each light is bundled with...
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Control your DSLR or mirrorless camera remotely from your smartphone with the Unleashed Smartphone Remote, from Foolography. Available for select Nikon and Canon cameras, these...
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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...
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