Tag Archives: professional photography

It can be…

Photography that is, can be funny, colorful, tragic, truthful, lying, graphic, informative, personal and so much more. Good and/or bad. Whatever that is is up to the viewer. This is a great selection.

Top image:  Wales’ Ashley Williams, James Chester, Hal Robson-Kanu and Chris Gunter wait for the ball to arrive in the area along with with Northern Ireland’s Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Craig Cathcart. Wales won the last-16 tussle 1-0

Images from the recent EM in football and from The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2016/jul/11/euro-2016-the-best-images-from-the-tournament-in-pictures

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The World from Above

I am not much of a drone man myself, but well handeled you can make wunderful images with them. Like these.

The winners of this year’s aerial photography competition run by online site Dronestagram have been announced.

The winning pictures taken using drone cameras were selected from thousands of entries by the judges, including National Geographic Deputy Director Patrick Witty and Emanuela Ascoli, photo editor of National Geographic, France.

Todd Kennedy was on his honeymoon when he took this drone shot of Cable Beach, Western Australia. He said: “When we arrived in Broome, we booked a sunset camel tour which was a beautiful experience and a great opportunity to get a new addition to a series of shadow images I have been collecting since entering into drone photography.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-36733401

Read about it in BBC.

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Fan Who?

I just read that the photographer Fan Ho has passed away at the age of 85. I did n´t know about him but I like to share what I just learned with you. His work is fantastic! It is not difficult to understand that he was called the Bresson of the East. I first learned about him in an article in http://www.dpreview.com. The top link. The second link is to his homepage. Really colorful w/w images. It really shows that good photography has no age. It is timeless.

Please excuse my little joke in the headline, but I had never heard of him before.

Images © Fan Ho

http://www.dpreview.com/news/6315115603/remembering-fan-ho-1937-2016/1

http://www.fanhophotography.com/index.html

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😊 Pelle

Grand opening at Bro Park

Last Sunday was the long awaited grand opening of Bro Park. The new race horse track in the Stockholm area. The weather was fine and so the spectators. Many dressed up for the occasion and the competition for the best dress, and hat of course. All as it should be on a day like this in this sport. After going through about 32 GB of images I have come up with this small selection. As always I am walking around in my own little world of details, color and speed. Just as the jockeys I am now looking forward to learning the new track. Different corners and where and when the light is best here, and there.

Note: The happiest winner was an American, Chantal, with her arms up in the sky. The Swedes just won without visual signs. But with a smile afterwards, of course.

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No grand opening is complete without music.
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The dirt track wasn´t too dirty this day.

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The happiest winner.

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6th of June Horse Race

Yesterday was national holiday in Sweden and the annual horse race at Gärdet. A huge recreation field here in Stockholm. The track that is rebuilt every year at this place is not flat as most other tracks. I think that the jockeys like it. The weather was sunny and there was a huge audience that were allowed in for free. Here is my selection from my 1148 exposures.

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Also some of the horses were dressed for the ocation

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It is final

It came and it went. Like all other days. The final day at Täby Galopp in Stockholm. Sun, clouds and artificial lights gave different looks to the races, and the images. Together with two colleagues I produced an exhibition for the event. It was well received and I am very happy for that. It gave me a possibility to talk to the viewers. Some did not see the point in unfocused, blurred images at all. So I told them that I do. To me it is not that important to recognize jockeys, horses or owners. I am looking for speed, power and color. So also yesterday. Here is the result. A few more images to add to the series from Täby. Next race is another track, different light and angles. Exciting and a new challenge.

I accept that challenge!

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Sad and/but beautiful

After just returning home from 10 days in Kenya, these images are very sad to see. But they are also very beautiful. But of course it would be more beautiful if the animals could be seen in these places live. See and read more on BBC.

Nick Brandt built lifesized panels depicting Africa’s great creatures and placed them in scenes where they used to roam. The resulting photographs serve as a potent reminder of what poaching and climate change put at stake. © Nick Brandt.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/apr/05/nick-brandt-inherit-the-dust-africa

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Long time, no horse race

It´s been some time since I visited a horse race. However, yesterday I went back to Täby Galopp. The track is old and it will soon be closed down and replaced by a new one. At Bro. A place also just outside Stockholm, but in another direction from Täby. It will be interesting to see how the races will develop there. Täby is like Venedig. Beautiful in its decline. Lots of patina that attract us photographers.

A rest for eyes and mind was healthy. Time to refocus and find new details and ways to capture my images. But of course I recognize all the events. I get good exercise since I am not always standing at the goal waiting for a winner. That is what many of my friends and colleagues have to do. It is their job to catch the winner. And after that the winning horse, jockey and owner.  Instead I can concentrate on investigating other parts of the race with all preparations and other post race activities.

Here is a selection from yesterday, enjoy! 😊  Pelle

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And the winner is, this year…

World Press Photo 2016 Photo Contest.

http://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2016

Photography is a very strong media. Some images will make you happy and others will make you very sad. What ever you do, don´t miss it!!!

All images will affect your emotions. And it is worth it.

😊 Pelle

Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai

This is a great series of photographs from inside taxis. I just found them on BBC and I love the idea. Go have a look, and look out for the book. Interesting view of another country and culture.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-35531364

London-based Glaswegian photographer Dougie Wallace spent four years documenting the black-and-yellow Premier Padmini taxis that have been a feature of Mumbai, India’s financial capital, since the 1960s.

“Human behaviour motivates my pictures. People, their interactions and emotions fascinate me,” says Wallace.

All photos: © Dougie Wallace / INSTITUTE from Road Wallah www.dewilewis.com

A book of the work, Road Wallah by Dougie Wallace, is published by Dewi Lewis.

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