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My new hero: Terje Sorgjerd

I was going to merely link a video to facebook to share it with everyone. But on watching the videos, I decided it wasn’t going to do him justice. His work NEEDS to be seen, if you haven’t seen his incredible time lapse videos, you’re life is not complete.

The man I’m talking about? His name is Terje Sorgjerd, a Norwegian photographer also known as the master of time lapse videos. Keith Loutit, who’s that? (no offence dude). Since I’m still losing my shit over how ridiculously awesome these videos are, this post won’t have much writing it.

Here’s the first video that put him on the map (so to speak)

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

This video was shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia.

The next video is a more recent work, capturing the Milky Way fromthe highest summit in Spain, El Teide. It is one of the best places to photograph the stars.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Like I said, my new hero.

p.s. If you’re not impressed … stop hating 😉

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Vivid Sydney 2010

It’s back, and it hasn’t disappointed.

Vivid Sydney festival of music, light and ideas, curated by Lou Reed, provides many opportunities for photographers of all levels.  Vivid includes the lighting of the sails, Macquarie Visions, Fire Water, Creative Sydney, X Media Lab and Song Summit Sydney.

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Lighting of the Sails at Sydney Opera House.  Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII; Lens: Canon 50mm f1.4

(Tip #1) When taking photos like the one above, you can’t use a really slow shutter speed.  The projections move, so if you use anything more than 3secs you might end up with a weird blur of colours.  Not that it’s not good, but depends on what you’re aiming for in the image.  Some projections are more active than others, so be flexible and know how to adapt.

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