Mikael Persson; owns and runs Stone Valley Media AB.
I have always been interested in technical "gadgets" but the interest in photography first gained momentum when the digital pocket cameras came. After a few different pocket cameras, I realized that I wanted more - and above all learn more - and acquired my first digital system camera. Since then, I have gradually upgraded camera models and lenses and now photograph mostly in full format.
Like so many others, I started photographing holiday memories on a simple level, but as my interest grew, I began to carry the system camera with me on my many business trips around the world. Then it came naturally that I became responsible for photographing various events and meetings that I participated in. Many people started contacting me to take part of my pictures.
In my free time I photograph mostly animals & nature, cars & motorcycles but also my family, preferably in unattended moments .. ;-)
The technical interest also applies to computers and image editing, so of course I have built my own editing computer and spend a lot of time getting the best out of various editing programs, mainly Photoshop Lightroom, to create the best result of the images.
Gisela Böiers Persson; married to Mikael.
The interest in photography has grown stronger each year, especially since Mikael and I started photographing together. I acquired my first system camera in 2013. Through the lens, I see a completely different world and see the beauty of the object, whether it is a thing, a person, a building or nature. I have also worked with clinical photography for many years. One of my big interests is macro photography.
The technical interest is not as strong as with Mikael so he has to take care of the editing .. - but when he is done I would like to act "aesthetic advice" .. :-)
I'm happy to help with assisting/directing, especially when it comes to child/pregnancy photography.
I also sing at weddings, baptisms, etc. on request.