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When autumn met winter in Solbukta

From Solbukta, Norway. Photo: John Einar Sandvand

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: November is probably the least colorful month of the year. But even at this time of the year you can be lucky as photographer, as I felt I was at this shoot in Solbukta.

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How I take night photos in cities

Gdansk by night. Photo: John Einar Sandvand

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: Night photography in cities is fascinating. Here are photos from Gdansk in Poland – and how I took them. 

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monk7
PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: The monks of Southeast Asia are a photographer´s dream – especially in the hour before the sun sets over the pagodas. 

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Here are my ten most liked photos

Kråkenes lighthouse near Måløy, Norway. Photo: John Einar Sandvand. Picspiration Sunday

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: I share a lot of photos in social media. Here are the ten photos that have received most likes on Facebook so far this year.

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Autumn colors.Photo: John Einar Sandvand

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: Autumn colors are great inspiration for many photographers. Here are some of my images so far this fall – and how I have taken them. 

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Barcelona by night. Photo: John Einar Sandvand
PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: This weekend was spent in Barcelona, a truly beautiful city. Especially I found it fascinating to take out the camera along the beach.  [click to continue…]

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Getting a grip on studio photography

Katarzyna Biadun. Photo: John Einar Sandvand
PICSPIRATION SUNDAY:  In between my landscape photography I try to also learn the basics of using a studio. Here are photos from a session with Polish model Katarzyna Biadun [click to continue…]

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Autumn colors by the sea

At Smøla in Norway. Photo: John Einar SandvandPICSPIRATION SUNDAY: Autumn colors are usually captured in the forest or mountains. But also the sea landscape can be inspiration in the fall. 

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Afternoon by the Østensjø lake in Ås, Norway. Landscape photo by John Einar Sandvand
PICSPIRATION SUNDAY:   This time of the year the rolling and colored fields of my home commune Ås give great inspiration for my camera and me.

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Capturing a small piece of Norway

Cows along Tindewegen

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY:  It strikes me every time I drive to new places in Norway: Why don´t I travel more in my own country?

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Anita Sikorska
PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: I had a chance to photograph Anita Sikorska, an exceptionally good Polish photo model, last weekend. With such a professional model it is hard not to get at least a few good images.

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Street musicians in Tel Aviv. Photo: John Einar Sandvand

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: I love strolling along a beach promenade in the sunset hour. Here is a street photo from Tel Aviv.

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August evening in Ås, Norway. Photo: John Einar Sandvand

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: One of my favorite places to take photos is my own home commune: Ås in Norway.

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An old lady struggles her way up a steep alley in Jerusalem´s old city. Photo: John EInar Sandvand

An old lady struggles her way up a steep alley in Jerusalem´s old city. Photo: John EInar Sandvand

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: An early morning in Jerusalem´s old city gave me a unique opportunity to take different photos than later in the day. 

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Photo night at the light house

Kråkenes lighthouse near Måløy, Norway. Photo: John Einar Sandvand. Picspiration Sunday

Kråkenes lighthouse near Måløy, Norway. Photo: John Einar Sandvand

PICSPIRATION SUNDAY: Can there be a better place to be an amateur photographer than alone on a mountain top capturing the sunset over a lighthouse? I don´t think so. 

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