Who am I?

My name is Christian Jensen, born in southwest of Norway and currently living close to the middle of Norway in a little town called Orkanger. I have a masters degree in Marine engineering, but currently I’m working within the electronics business at a company called Simpro AS. I live together with my wife, our child and our dog.

I guess I’ve always been interested in photography. Only a couple of years old I got my first camera and went on camera expeditions together with my father. Still I did not end up as a professional photographer but rather a happy amateur. Photography has always been an interest I’ve had, and some sort of camera has always been with me on my journeys.

I do love being outside. I prefer going with my mountain bike, but a hike will work as well. And the camera always tag along. This web page will be just about that. The camera that comes along. The coming year I’ve decided to spend more time trying to capture the right moments instead of just rushing by. I guess you’ve heard the words composition, light, subject and timing when it comes to good quality photographs, and so have I. I’ve never really understood the full meaning of it, nor being skilled enough to actually see them all when aiming with the camera. But for 2019 I’m going to learn by doing. Bare with me and please feel free to tag along.

My gear

I do have a selection of camera equipment and here is what I do use:

  • My one and only camera body is the Canon EOS 5D mark III
  • I do use a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens. I love its wide area of usage
  • The old Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro have been with me since the EOS 350D days. I don’t use it that much  but it’s a lovely lens
  • The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM is a very good normal zoom lens.  I use this lens for every day use and northern lights that are close to the horizon
  • The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is a light wight lens. I have this to reduce camera weight on longer trips where focus is other things than photography.
  • For landscape photography I tend to use my Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM. It’s not as light as the alternatives, but its relatively cheap
  • The newest addition to my camera bag is the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 USM II. I have not tested this lens much, but it’s intended use is northern lights and ultra wide angle landscapes.

In addition I do have a camera bag, a tripod and some other exteriors that I often take with me on my trips.