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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In the close-up, high-magnification world of macro photography, it is seldom that the tools vary from the so-called “standards.” The main reason for this is that there is something simple and elegant about that classic 100mm f/2.8; it is a proven design that simply works well. It offers a comfortable working distance, is easy to design to 1:1 magnification, and is versatile in that many...
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Macro photography is a specialized genre that has wide appeal. Despite its familiarity to most as just being “close-up shooting,” there are a variety of terms and tools that come up in the macro photography field that don’t seem to affect other broader, more general shooting methods. Let’s take a look at some of the specialized nomenclature and tools of the macro trade. 1. Macro Starting with the...
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When you think of cameras with a cult following, the Ricoh GR series instantly comes to mind. And with the newest generation—the Ricoh GR III—this advanced point-and-shoot is ready to take on a mainstream audience. While the camera has the name “III,” it is, in fact, the 14th GR-series camera,...
3 weeks ago
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When assembling a kit of lenses for photographing a wedding, one should take into consideration the location in which the wedding is taking place, the number of guests and, of course, the type of imagery you are seeking to create. To best represent a wedding in a dynamic manner, it is often preferable to have a range of lenses to achieve different perspectives of the event, rather than...
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Now available at B&H, Kipon’s Iberit and Ibelux series of lenses comprise a versatile range of prime focal lengths for mirrorless and rangefinder cameras. Spanning wide angle to short telephoto, these manual focus lenses prioritize consistency, have classic appeal, and sport solid, all-metal designs....
1 month ago
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One week in Europe. One bag to pack. One camera to bring. Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless. A lot of ones and firsts leading up to my trip to Europe this past week but, like any other trip, I was caught debating which camera to bring, up until the last minute. Luckily for me, coinciding perfectly with my departure, we received a Nikon Z 7 for review two days before I was set to leave for...
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Leica has a knack for making cameras that aren’t for everybody, but that everybody wants. The M10-D is a prime example of this—it is one of the most technically hamstrung cameras available today, but still, by far, one of the most alluring. It’s a controversial camera, receiving...
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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...
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The golf season is in full swing and this week brings us the first major tournament of the year. Whether you’re a player or a spectator, B&H has the goods to complement your enjoyment of the game, ranging from cameras for your golfing vacation to binoculars for tournament viewing, as well as a host of other accessories to enhance your round. Cameras As a golfer and as someone who works at B...
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You may be thinking, "What a boring subject for an article," and you would be right. However, as boring as the interface between your camera and lens might be, the significance of your camera's specific mount, along with which lenses can be used on your camera, which lenses can be adapted to your camera, and why some lenses work and others do not, can prove to be a more interesting subject that...
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When you photograph a wedding, you are faced with a wide array of lighting conditions, ranging from bright sunlight to dimly lit interiors. Using ambient light as your main source is often preferable; however, in a situation such as a wedding where time is of the essence, you will need to know how to properly expose all these varying scenes using both natural and artificial light sources. Being...
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Once upon a time, the 50mm lens was a considered a common lens. The so-called “kit lens” of an era; it would be the most basic and cheap lens you would get with your new camera. It was characterized by a compact and lightweight design, had few frills, and just gave you a reliable, normal field of view. These 50mm lenses languished over the years and fell out of popularity as zooms hit their...
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The Mamiya 7 II is the best camera ever made. At least I think so, and I know I’m not the only one who thinks this. It is the perfect mixture of form and function; uniquely precise and casual at the same time. Its system contains some of the finest lenses available during the film era, many of which are still likely optically superior to lenses being developed today. It is a 6 x 7 format film...
2 months ago
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When working with flash lighting, it is rarely the case that bare-bulb flash is the ideal choice for lighting subjects, especially when those subjects are wedding participants and your objective is to create inviting, flattering light. Flash can be modified in several ways, which all effectively diffuse and redirect the initial light source into a broader, more aesthetically pleasing source that...
3 months ago
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Although photographing a wedding usually conjures the image of primarily working in a handheld fashion, there are often moments in the course of events that can truly benefit from the use of additional camera support by using a tripod. When it's possible to plan your shots in advance, a tripod will add increased stability to ensure sharper imagery and greater control and refinement possibilities...
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