May 18, 2020

With mixed emotions I went through this year’s grouse lekking season. Due to the COVID-19 situation, all bookings for my black grouse and capercaillie hides were cancelled. Since the grouse season accounts for a large part of my yearly income, I was stressed out and wa...

January 6, 2020

For the past week there has been daily sightings of Polar stratospheric clouds over Norway. I have seen them quite a few times now, but the Polar stratospheric clouds from a few days ago topped all of my personal sightings. Shortly before sunset the Polar stratospheric...

October 20, 2019

In the past few months I have received quite a few emails and messages from photographers who have read my reviews on the Sony gear. I'm glad to see that there are people out there who take the time to really read all the information I write and to go through the image...

September 9, 2019

Hands on review Sony 600mm f4 GM OSS

August 1, 2019

Sony provided me with the upcoming Sony 200-600mm f5.6-6.3 G OSS lens. To test the lens I went to the Nemunas Delta in Lithuania for a week of intense bird photography. Here are my findings about this beast of a lens.

July 17, 2019

About a month ago I received a tip about a great grey owl. Most years this owl species is breeding in my area, but this year there is not enough food for them. I hadn't seen a single one yet this year, so was more than happy with the tip! It was a great opportunity to...

June 13, 2019

For many years I thought that I would never change to a different camera brand. When I turned 11 I got my first camera. This was a Canon and I always stuck with Canon from that moment onwards. For many years Nikon was the only real competition and there was no reason t...

May 10, 2019

For the past 5 weeks I have been working with black grouse and capercaillie photography. Most of the work consist out of getting my clients to photograph these species from my hides. Now and then I get the chance to join my guests on the leks and get some shots myself....

March 22, 2019

 One of my groups photographing northern light on Senja.

Sony a7s, Sony 16-35mm f2.8 @ 16mm, f2.8, ISO 8000, 1.6s

A few days ago I returned home after leading the last photo tour of this year's winter season. In total I led 7 photo tours for 7 different enthusiastic...

February 16, 2019

Sony 400mm f2.8 GM OSS with 1.4x teleconverter on the Sony a9,

on top of the MrJan Gear - Boris IV - photo backpack 

In the end of December I could pick up a piece of equipment I have been waiting a long time for. …the Sony 400mm f2.8 GM OSS lens. Until that moment, I u...

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