For the umpteenth time the city of Malmö has had its weeklong festival (a.k.a. Malmöfestivalen) and once again the streets and squares in the center of the city have been full of music, food and people...lots and lots of people!Read More
This summer has been really crappy weather wise, but this weekend it worked to my favor as I took part in a photowalk at the Ribersborg beach. Had it been a "normal" summer this area would have been so full of swimmers and sunbathers that it'd be difficult to walk around without risking stepping on someone's towel...or face!Read More
I’ve done a a bit of street photography since my last blog post, and all of that in the city of Malmö, Sweden. It’s one of my usual “hunting grounds”, so the streets are very familiar to me. So for me it is trying to catch people that is the more important thing, and in interesting situations at that. That’s not always possible, due to them being too far away (yes I know I can get closer) or being too quick to end up on the memory card.
Sometimes you can’t get the camera up to your eye fast enough to grab a shot when someone does something interesting...at least I can’t. My reflexes aren’t at ninja levels, so sometimes those picture opportunities slip through my fingers.
That’s perfectly fine though, and I’ve learned to not commiserate over or mope around about the images or people that got away. There’s always other images to take, more people to spot! It is much better to focus on the shots you actually did take! If you focus well enough (no pun intended) on them you’re bound to find at least a few keepers there!
I took part in a Sunday afternoon photowalk in Malmö, organized through a Facebook group for local photographers. The weather was co-operating with us by not raining cats and dogs like it had been doing for several days, and we had a nice turnout with around 15 photographers taking part. Very soon after we started walking we came across a multitude of dogs and their owners out doing a charity walk against cancer. So there were A LOT of dog pictures taken that day!