A little while back I went on a lot of different group photowalks, both in my photo club, in various Facebook groups as well as through Instawalks with the IgersMalmoe group/collective/heap of photographers (whatever noun fits). Lately I’ve done more solo meanderings through cities with my camera; not because I find anything wrong with group photowalks, it’s just something that’s evolved over time. Also, the various groups I’ve enjoyed walks with have been a bit less active lately, so that also put a damper on the group walks.
Therefore…when I saw that the mostly dormant IgersMalmoe group would start up again with a photowalk in central Malmö I thought that sounded interesting enough to warrant a bus ride into town. It started at Drottningtorget (Queen’s Square) where there was a flea market going on, making for some interesting picture opportunities. This was especially convenient when David who pulled together the event announced that the themes for the day’s walk would be “black & white” and “people”.
That made it fairly easy for me, since I was shooting only black and white film, both with my medium format Kiev 60 and my “regular” Canon 650. The shots in this post are from the Kiev 60, since my 650 was having some issues with a bulk-loaded roll of Fomapan 400, making the images not good enough to share.
I don’t think I shoot my best shots during a group walk like that one, but that isn’t really the point of doing such events (at least not to me). To me it’s a social event, to enjoy the company of other people interested in the same thing as you, where no one bats an eye if you start talking about f-stops, film speeds or different lenses’ apertures etc.
After we’d done a marathon length walk (that’s what the pedometer in my phone told me we had done…13,000 steps) we finished it at the Pickwick Pub in central Malmö with a frothy, Irish beverage and a tasty burger for me. All in all a very enjoyable day with photography in mind!