Tag Archives: Creativity

The race is on

Yesterday I made another attempt to cover a horserace at Täby Galopp. The weather was fine and the whole evening was great with many interesting horse events. Like barrel racing and shooting with a bow and arow from horseback. However I concentrated on the traditional races. Trying to capture the speed and color of the event. Easy, NO! Difficult to chose the right images that I think are the best. I´ll keep on experimenting, and I will see what will come out of it.

Well, I did it my way!

Galopp_MG_0293 Galopp_MG_0469 Galopp_MG_0302

_MG_0285 Galopp_MG_0522😊  Pelle

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2015

More winners and more amazing photos. Great photography is being made every day all over the world. I told you, being a photographer is the best thing to be. I think. It is great to get inspiration from wunderful images like these.

😊  Pelle

Featured image by: Anuar Patjane

Article found on theguardian.com

http://gu.com/p/4b8vt/sbl

Travel Photographer of the Year

Travel Photographer of the Year: What was the best? – BBC News

http://www.bbc.com

Stunning photography from some of the planet’s remotest locations.
I can only agree. 😊  Pelle
More amazing photographs if you follow the link.
About the featured image: North of Svalbard in the Arctic – Joshua Holko/www.tpoty.com
So what would life be without photographers and photography? Boring don´t you think?

Illusion

This is a picture of a picture from Huseby Slott ( castle ) from earlier this summer. Where the different images start, or end, is not really clear. But, why should it be? Go there if you are around. You will find more info through the link, however only in swedish. But I am sure that you get the picture.

http://www.husebybruk.se/slottet/

IMG_0750 Huseby Slott😊 Pelle

vintage photo mystery

Amazingly beautiful images, but who made them? I hope we will find out. Read the full story with the link to BBC below.

A US photographer has launched an internet hunt to find two mysterious women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand shop.

Meagan Abell was sifting through a box of vintage photographs in Richmond, Virginia when she found four sets of “transparency slides”.

She took them home to scan them and was “shocked” at the level of detail.

“I thought ‘holy wow they are beautiful’. I’d love to find the women or the photographer who took them.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-33729714?post_id=10206726417661549_10206882589725753

The impact of photography.

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:
Ten steps to improve your photography
Lecturer Grant Scott offers advice on how to use your interests to produce better pictures.

” Every decision you make in your life from what you wear, what you eat, how you vote, how you decorate your home, where you visit, what you listen to, what you watch and what you believe are influenced by professional photography and professional photographers. They don’t just shoot weddings.”

Ten steps to improve your photography
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-33674327

Another day at the races

Today I got another opportunity to photograph more horse racing. I had a great time! This time at Täby Galopp just outside Stockholm. It will be interesting to see how I can develope this series.

_MG_9658 _MG_9661 _MG_9687 _MG_9703 _MG_9743 _MG_9808 _MG_9875 _MG_9880 _MG_9889😊 Pelle

A different view

More from BBC. IR images can make a great difference. See for yourself. A way of creating a different view. The photographers name is Terry Gold. And her photographes shine!

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-33622821

See more on her homepage:   http://www.terrigoldworldimagery.com/

😊  Pelle

A new experience

I have never been much of a horse person. A cat and dog person, perhaps, but not horse. I have mostly had a neutral interest in them. However, recently I discovered the excitement attending horse racing in southern Sweden. At Jägersro.

Derby 1Standing up close and feeling the power of the horses and the concentration, determination of the jockeys were overwhelming. With a very small camera I made theese photographs.

Derby 4Derby 6The images are mostly from the warm up and while the jockeys were showing them to the audience and those to bet on them.

Derby 2This was all new to me and I must say that I have discovered a whole new world. I really like to go there again, or to another horse race, to see what I can accomplish. Time for a new challange!

Derby 3Derby 5

😊 Pelle

Where to draw the line?

Another interesting article about photography, from BBC. About the line not to cross in photojournalism. I have spent several days with colleagues at the Visa pour l’Image Perpignan, France. An international press photo festival. The discussions are very interesting. They as photo journalists have totally different standards for their jobs. Me, on the other hand, being a food and commercial photographer, I am most often expected to do images “better”. We have the same tools but different standards to follow. Stories about staged photos makes you think. We should all do that. Sometimes it is OK, but sometimes absolutely NOT. History will tell…

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150708-altered-images-is-this-real-or-faked

Please read and think. Of course this is a problem when it comes to photo contests.

😊  Pelle