Anders Å

Free Account, Stockholm

About me

Hi and thanks for taking the time to check out my profile!

This is what you will find below:

1. How I would like to interact with you on FC
2. About myself
3. Suggestions for where to learn more about photography

1. How I would like to interact with you on FC
Before I tell you a little about myself and why I like photography I would like to tell your about my reason for being active on FC, what my FC strategy is and how we could learn from each other.

I want to learn how to take and make better pictures. To accomplish that I will use FC to look at and learn from great pictures that other have taken (stored under Favourites) and upload my own pictures to get to know

a) What other people think of them, what they like and, very important ....
b) What I can do to improve them.

So please, let me know not only what you think but also how you think a picture of mine could be improved. It's okey if you write in German. I spent a lot of time studying German at the University in the 80s so I understand it quite well. Unfortunately I have lost my ability to write well in German since then.

In return for spending that extra energy on a picture of mine I will not say "thanks for the feedback" on your profile. I will check out your pictures and give the same kind of feedback on one of yours.

2. About myself
Having said that, let me introduce myself.

I picked up photography as a hobby a year ago after a very long pause. I used to be quite interested as a teenager but between then (quite some time ago I'm afraid) and 2007 I bsically only took snapshots. Now I'm really into this again and try to read and learn as much about photography as I can between my work and my family.

What I appreciate most with photography is how immensely it has improved my ability to actually "see", percieve and appreciate places, things and situations around me in everyday life. That improved ability certainly makes my life richer and more exiting. There are pictures everywhere, all the time. It's only a pity that the camera is not there when you really wish you had it on your shoulder.

Photography is also something very different from my day job so it makes an excellent job at making me relax from work. Not that I don't have to be creative at work and overcome interesting challenges but photography opens up another dimension of life if you see what I mean.

I am especially fascinated by black & white photography which I find convey moods and sentiments much better than colour. Having difficulties to judge several colours correctly also makes B&W atttractive as I don not have to worry about not perceiving weird tints when I process my pictures.

I live in Stockholm Sweden and use a Nikon D300 wth an 18-200 zoom lens for just about everything I shoot. I process my slides with Capture NX, Photoshop Elements and Nik Software Silver Efex Pro.

3. Suggestions for where to learn more about photography (books,
podcasts, websites etc) - NOT READY, I WILL ADD MORE TIPS LATER

My intention with this section is to share suggestions for books,podcasts, websites etc. that have been helpful to me and that I have enjoyed.


Michael Freeman; The photographer's eye (a great read about composition)


There are plenty of good podcasts that I cen recommend as well (I use I-tunes to subscribe). Here are a few:

Nikoneans: The Image Doctors

The candid frame

Seven questions about photography


All the best;

Comments 49

  • Andrew J.W. 24/10/2010 20:11

    Thanx for your comment. I think that we're partially attracted by decadence because we somehow think that with a nice picture we are able to give back some of the lost dignity to the subject. Besides, beauty and deterioration are contrasts. And contrasts always inspire any sort of art :-) I'd be curious to read the books you mentioned!
    Past Glory
    Past Glory
    Andrew J.W.
  • JOKIST 27/03/2010 21:35

    Many thanks for your coment !!!!!

    LG Ingrid und Hans
  • JOKIST 09/03/2010 18:38

    Vielen DANK !
    Día de señoras
    Día de señoras

    LG Ingrid und Hans
  • Berthold Klammer 08/03/2010 12:24

    Hi Anders, the voting was successful, as you probably noticed - many thanks (Winter Blues #2)!!! regards Berthold
  • saleh alkadri 20/02/2010 0:00

    thank u for your comment....u r so kind
  • Berthold Klammer 13/02/2010 10:08

    Winter Blues #2
    Winter Blues #2
    Berthold Klammer

    Dear Anders, thanks for your gallery proposal of my photo - I feel very honored!
  • SchwedenSabine 06/02/2010 20:01

    Hello Anders,
    I really like the way you see things and bring them onto your picture...I just had to set you to orange so I will not miss any of your future work. keep up the good work, please.
    Greetings Sabine
  • badnoire images 06/02/2010 9:46

    Thanks for your feedback Anders!
    before perestroika
    before perestroika
    badnoire images
  • Daniele Musiari 25/01/2010 8:53

    Grazie Anders :-)
    ciao Daniele
  • Nick Topouzelis 22/01/2010 23:39

    Hello Anders,
    thank you very much for the comment!
    I enjoyed very much my visit to your collection, your photos are all great and very well done!
  • Gunti 09/01/2010 0:28

    Hi Anders :-)

    thanks for you true opinion, and yes, it was right on the border line with the color... I really love the power of color as you will find out by browsing through my pic's.

    Regards from Cyprus
  • Flighty Furrow 07/01/2010 19:17

    Congrats for being displayed on the FC home page!
  • cosmosgirl 27/12/2009 14:54

    A warm WELCOME to Sweden, Anders!

    All the best for the upcoming year 2010,

  • Snežana 25/12/2009 12:38

  • Berthold Klammer 24/12/2009 12:18

    Merry Christmas.....
    Merry Christmas.....
    Berthold Klammer

    Best wishes to you and your family... Berthold
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