It's been awhile since I wrote on this blog, so I figured it's time to write about the walk I did during the 9th Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk that occurred on October 1st, 2016. This year I took part in the one that happened in Malmö, Sweden (I've done the walk in Copenhagen a few times before).Read More
One of the things I enjoy about photography and social media is the interaction, online as well as in real life...because let's face it - tapping away on your keyboard is interaction to a certain extent, but to have face to face conversations with other photographers is a lot more fun!
That is why I try to take part in as many photowalks as I can with the Facebook group I'm a member of, to talk to and interact with other photographers. To be perfectly honest, to take the "best ever" photos during these events is never my goal, because I think you'll have to have a bit more of a solitary time to get your best work done, to be "alone" with your camera.Read More
This weekend I participated in Planket ("The Plank"), a one day photo exhibition in a park in Malmö, Sweden that was back on after a year's hiatus. I’ve done this event a few times before, but this year it was the first time we were actually IN the park, rather than along the fence of it, next to a very busy foot and bike path with lots of potential viewers.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!