Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beauty retouching, real life example Anna




This is another real life retouching example video where I've documented the retouching procedure that's behind one of the images that I posted on the blog in this post.

We wanted to achieve a very natural look with the makeup and the retouching and lighting was meant to reflect that look. I would say the "natural look" is one of the most difficult looks to master because you can't hide behind cool color effects, like cross processing or monotone effects. And of course any mistake in the lighting or the makeup will require a lot of time to correct.

Hopefully the video will be of some use or inspiration to some of you and I might upload a longer and slower paced version on my facebook fan page but I don't think I will get around to do that within the nearest couple of days. Read the full post

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A few more images with Marco


Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Yesterday I finnished the retouching of the last final selects from the shoot with Marco last week. Thought I'd share them as well. As this shoot was very spontaneous I didn't really document the process, but if you are curios hit me in the comments and I will try and answer any questions.

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Retuscherade klart de sista modebilderna med Marco från plåtningen förra veckan, tänkte att det vore värt att dela dem också. Hela projektet var väldigt spontant och jag dokumenterade inte särskilt mycket av processen, men om du undrar något så vill jag uppmuntra dig att skriva något i kommentarerna så kan jag nog svara så gott jag kan.

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Current music video favorite


I love how this video reflects the mood of the song. The song is apparently all the rave down south in Europe, but it's first now that it's starting to reach us cold Swedes. I'm convinced this is going to be a major summer hit in Sweden, especially on the club scenes, and I must say I wouldn't mind that at all. I give you: Stromae - Alors on Dance

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Three images from yesterdays fashion shoot


Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography
Model: Marco Brian agency: MAJOR Milan

Because of (thanks to) the giant volcano ash cloud Marco was stranded here in Sweden. He contacted me asking if I would help him get the time to pass by doing a spontaneous photo shoot. I thought why not, cleared my schedule and spawned some ideas for a nice outdoor "spring in stockholm style"-project. Of course the day after, when we were going to shoot, the weather had turned and it was actually snowing again (yes that's Sweden for you).

Anyway we improvised a few looks in the studio instead and I'm totally happy with the results. Here are three of the images showing the very different styles we ended up doing, more to come later stay tuned.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A photographers life, from Robert Benson


I don't usually reblog stuff, but this was so strikingly correct that I just had to. I found it via A Photo Editor and you can click the image or here to get to Robert Bensons blog.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My fashion portfolio as of april 2010


One advice I've received many times from photographers and photo-business people who are more established than I am is that the portfolio has to be great (obviously) and it has to be updated with fresh material continuously. A dramatic way of saying it is that once you stop producing new material you begin to die (in the business at least). This advice holds true in photography in general but in fashion photography especially. But it's important to remember that everything that's new shouldn't automatically end up in the portfolio. Every image needs to earn it's place on those expensive printed pages and for you who missed it I talk about selecting images for your portfolio here.

To give you readers an insight in my struggle for photographic successes (enough to at least pay my rent and put food on the table) I give you my current printed portfolio, last time I published it was in february and you can catch it here if you wan't to compare and see what's new.


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Ett tips jag fått många gånger från fotografer och människor i branschen är att ens portfolio måste vara riktigt bra (såklart) men också ständigt uppdateras. Något som är extra sannt när det kommer till modefoto. Man kan säga att så fort man stannar upp så börjar man dö. Det är viktigt att komma ihåg bara att en bild inte automatiskt förtjänar en plats i portfolion för att den är ny, om du missade det inlägget så pratar jag om att välja bilder till sin portfolio här.

För att ge er läsare en möjlighet att följa min kamp till fotografisk framgång (tillräckligt för att betala hyra och få mat på bordet åtminstone) så ger jag er här min nuvarande portfolio. Senast jag publicerade min portfolio var i februari och du kan se det inlägget här om du vill jämföra och se vad som är nytt.



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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Emmie as Julia in "Jakten på Julia"


Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

English translation below (this is kind of a swedish thing).

Musikalartisten och dansaren Emmie Eriksson Asplund är en av finalisterna i SVTs Jakten På Julia. Emmie har inte bara varit bakom min kamera ett par gånger tidigare, det är faktiskt så att vi brukade hänga som barn också.

Så detta är en uppmaning till alla er som har en TV, knappa in ettan kl 20:00 på lördagarna och ge en extra tanke åt Emmie om du skall rösta. Jag erkänner att jag är partisk men hon är ju grym ju.. ;-)

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

In English: Dancer and musical artist Emmie Eriksson Asplund is one of the finalists in the swedish national television talent competition "Jakten På Julia" (" the search for Julia") which airs saturdays 20:00.

She's not only been a subject infront of my camera a few times before, we actually used to hang out when we were small kids. So this is a call to action for all readers with a chance to vote. vote for her. Read the full post

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I've been buried in some computer related problems the last few days, nothing has crashed and I've not lost any files or such. I'm just working on an update/upgrade on my video editing system and workflow... If everything works out I will back on my regular track by tonight and you can probably expect to see more and better videos from now on...

Cheers
/Mårten



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Saturday, April 10, 2010

More images from the Fashion & beauty shoot with Anna


Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography
Model Anna H. from Noveau Models
Makup Christina C.

Here is the second bunch of images from the project with Anna H. last week.

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Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography


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Friday, April 9, 2010

Images from fashion & beauty shoot with Anna


Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Model Anna H. from Noveau Models
Makup Christina C.
Styling Emilie K.

This is the first bunch of images from our fashion & beauty portfolio project last week, I will upload the second bunch tmrw. And I wouldn't be surprised if I end up making a retouching screen cast video for the blog as well, stay tuned...

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography


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Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

Fashion and conceptual editorial artist portrait photographer Marten Keijser Solna Stockholm Sweden Internationall, mode och konceptuella porträtt musik band artistporträtt, film video DOP director of photography

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Current music video favorite


Here are a two great ones. First up is a totally British as well as totally wicked vid from Tom Werber, Loosers flush

Losers: Flush from Tom Werber on Vimeo.



The second one really made an impression on me (it's very claustrophobic). I have not yet figured it's message out but that's not necessary to qualify to my list of favorites. I give you Liars "Scissor" by Andy Bruntel

Liars "Scissor" from A Bruntel on Vimeo.



//I've been on a break over the easter but I will post some more of my own stuff and tutorials etc. as well as more great stuff by others sooner rather than later... Read the full post

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My latest video portfolio project




With the easter holidays coming up I thought it would be a great idea to post my latest video portfolio project, it's a commercial product video filmed in my studio.

Information på Svenska fotograf Mårten Keijser Med tanke på påsken tänkte jag lägga upp mitt senaste portfolioprojekt inom video, en kommersiell produktvideo filmad i min studio. Read the full post