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Johan Dahlberg

Johan Dahlberg



Johan Dahlberg has saved his hobby photographs since 2008, and published and sold photos since 2010. He has worked as a freelance photographer and as a photographer at a local newspaper. Favorite motives include flowers and landscapes, extreme color and contrasts being two of his trademarks. Johan originates from Sweden but is currently stationed worldwide, working in the hospitality industry. This, of course, is reflected in his photographic portfolio.

Nighttime black and white light photography

Published April 29th, 2012

I spent a late evening photographing passing cars in black and white. No photo turned out perfect, but here are two that turned out OK and two that became unplanned bonus shots :)

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The Organizer

Published April 18th, 2012

I just upgraded to Plus. Awesome felt a bit too far away, and having a portfolio is not a priority. Perhaps in the future.

I spent the last hour or so playing with the organizer, adding my photos to Sets. I like being organized, and I like how 500px displays my work. But wouldn't it be cool if the organizing into sets was clearer for people visiting my profile? Large, clear options to choose from in the form of the names of the sets, with small preview thumbnails underneath. As it looks now, people have to actually click "Sets" to see my categotizing - if they don't, they still see my messy library with all photos in one bunch :P

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A photographic bikeride

Published April 18th, 2012

I’m not known for going on photography trips with the specific goal of taking photos. Instead, I usually bring my camera when doing other activities – that’s when the great situations appear when you least expect it!

Last summer I worked abroad, in Sunny beach, Bulgaria. A biking trip to a local village named Erkech – through the sunflower valley and up into the Balkan mountains – was an example of a trip not specifically intended for photography, but where it still became a central event of the day.

Here's my best shot taken from that trip (The sunflower valley), along with some other photos from the summer in Bulgaria.

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Published September 9th, 2011

It's been a while since I uploaded something new or blogged here at 500px. But having just recently discovered Alan Shapiro (check out his photos, like right now!) through Goolge+, I've been struck by inspiration. There are many talented photographers out there, but this guy takes shot that fit quite perfectly into what I like the most.

And because of that, I want to pick it up again. Therefore, more to come, keep your eyes open :)

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Colors & contrasts

Published August 3rd, 2011

In my photos, I often have two distinct features that you will notice appear over and over: colors and contrasts.

The colors in my photos are often close to extreme. I like the sadness and feeling of low-color photos that hobby photographers who want to be more serious seem to take. But I’ve decided to go in the other direction. I want the photos to be eyecatching even at the first glance, without for that matter losing depths or feelings.

Colors are such a great tool to create a warm or cold atmosphere and general “beauty”, while low-color is a great way to create feelings and atmosphere on a perhaps deeper level. For some reason, I’ve come to enjoy the first one the most – and I’m sticking to it.

Here I can also add that I just love black and white photography as well! But one condition must be present: distinct contrast. I tend to darken or brighten up certain areas of my b/w photos, attempting to really make the contrasts strong in color, even when there’s no color at all presen ...

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