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 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...
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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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I’ll admit I have a penchant for doing things the hard way, but I’m convinced that this often presents greater rewards if you have enough patience. Last year, I waxed poetic on the Sony a7R II as a “Thing I Love,” and it was. But at the end of that article I wrote, “It’s still not my...
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Throughout my career as a film photographer, I’ve gone through numerous favorite films. With the unfortunate, yet consistent, demise of some of my favorites over the years, I’ve had to re-adjust and adapt to new films. While nothing can ever replace my true all-time beloved film (Kodak Tri-X 320, in 220) since it’s discontinuation, I’ve learned to love...
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As wintertime approaches and temperatures begin to drop, certain precautions and preparations should be taken in to improve your photographing experience during this most beautiful time of the year. Wintertime provides a unique opportunity to photograph your surroundings, either nearby or whilst traveling, in a manner unlike any other time of the year. The quality of light and activities taking...
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Now available at B&H, Meike lenses comprise a comprehensive lineup for a wide variety of mirrorless and DSLR camera systems. Ranging from a unique ultra-wide zoom to a fast normal prime for full-frame, Meike’s offerings are characterized by simple designs and practical focal lengths....
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Introducing a trio of workhorse printers, Canon’s TM-series of large-format inkjet printers are ideally suited for commercial and technical applications. Offering three distinct models, these printers are purpose-built not only for outputting technical documents, CAD drawings, architectural renderings, and GIS maps, but also for posters, signs, and display materials. Using a newly developed five-...
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Nikon has joined the massive CES show with a couple of small but notable announcements for its FX-format Z Series mirrorless cameras. This includes a brand-new NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens and the Z 6...
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Lately, Sigma has become quite well known and revered for its popular Art series of lenses for SLRs and Sony E-mount cameras. However, this isn’t to say Sigma hasn’t been innovating in other areas of its portfolio. Catering to the mirrorless shooter who values compactness without wanting to compromise on quality, “The Three Mirrorless f/1.4 Primes” represent Sigma’s answer to this desire....
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Catering to photographers looking for sophisticated stability in the most trying environments, Robus is a new tripod line looking to put its feet in the water… literally. Designed around the ethos of a support system that can handle the most demanding climates and terrain, Robus’s Vantage lineup consists of a quartet of carbon fiber legs characterized by their 10x carbon fiber construction,...
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Once again, film continued to thrive in 2018, with several announcements garnering a great deal of attention and inspiring photographers to return to film or even shoot film for the first time. Defying digital’s omnipresence, film’s resurgence over the past few years shows promise to its indefinite availability in some form, and the re-releasing and expansion of popular media is inspiring...
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Although visually understood as “the type of camera the pros use,” DSLRs comprise a wide-ranging genre of cameras with numerous options available for all skill levels. Offering significantly more control while photographing than nearly any compact point-and-shoot camera available, DSLRs are a tried-and-true technology that blends intuitiveness and familiarity with the most current and up-to-date...
4 months ago
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Nikon dazzled this year with huge announcement after huge announcement. Clearly focusing on the high-end market for 2018, Nikon impressed photographers with a pair of sophisticated telephoto lenses for its F-mount SLR system, along with a solid foundation for the company’s exciting new mirrorless system. Nikon F Lenses Clearly not letting its SLR cameras wane in the light of mirrorless cameras,...
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It has been an eventful year for Canon’s lens department. Now catering to three separate systems, Canon spent 2018 building the foundation of a brand-new lens mount, filling in an important gap in its existing mirrorless system, and updating some of the most popular and prized lenses for the standby Canon SLR system. Canon RF Lenses Canon’s big surprise at the 2018 edition of photokina was the...
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Prolific and precise, Sigma had a fruitful 2018, with several lens releases that continued to round out its Global Vision series, as well as expand the company’s scope in terms of supported lens mounts. For the past five years, since the debut of the three-pronged approach to lens development, Sigma has been making enticing and unique optics for a variety of camera systems and shooting situations...
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