Category: Skating

The Default Skating Image

The Default Skating Image

I was shooting skating during this weekend. Finlandia Trophy, the opening of winters­ports season for me. As I posted couple of images in the FB, I got into an argument — no, call it “fruitful exchange of ideas” — which I thought merits more discussion. Basically, my friend argued that the image I posted “did not portray they quality …

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Shooting Synchro Skating WC 2011 — Tech Tips

Shooting Synchro Skating WC 2011 — Tech Tips

I had a couple of questions yesterday and today on some equipment — plus the always flattering “how the hell did you do that” comments — so I just thought I post quickly some pointers. Somebody asked on my cardreader… Yes, it is three Lexar readers daisy-chained together using the FW-800 port on my MBP; the fourth one …

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Working Together

Working Together

One definitely negative aspect of this line of work is that one works a lot alone. Even for a loner such as myself, it gets on you occasio­nally… Thus, today I am very psyched to colla­borate again with Tomas White­house and Elina Paasonen — we’ll be shooting the gala together as we did last year in Tallinn — …

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I wish…

I wish…

… I could have taken another kind of an image tonight. So much. This time this is all I was left with. Shit — and excuse-me my French…

Kiira, Kiira, Kiira.…

Kiira, Kiira, Kiira.…

(Updated: image gallery 28.1.2011 at noon) Yup, that’s it. That’s what I did today. And what I will do tomorrow. And the day after… Sure, I will be covering some of the other events as well, but there is no question where the focus will be. Not that I am complaining — on the contrary. She is a pure joy to …

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European Championships of Figure Skating 2011

European Championships of Figure Skating 2011

I just got to Bern, Switzerland to cover the European Championships of Figure Skating 2011. This is the third year I do this in a row and I am very excited about it. It’s nice to get to slowly know the atheletes and their styles — as well as trying to perfect your own approach in shooting this. What …

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Enjoying Figure Skating

Enjoying Figure Skating

Sometimes you just enjoy it- and I did tonight, big time. I got a very short notice to go and shoot a skating gala — with live music — organized by Plan to raise funds for the education of girls in less developped countries. Earlier today I had written a very critical piece on the state of our print media and …

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Vancouver Olympics, day 9: Don’t tell my boss…

Vancouver Olympics, day 9: Don’t tell my boss…

Yes, don’t tell my boss, but I actually took a day off. Went to Vancouver, walked around the city, did some shopping, went to the Aquarium… Yes, the aquarium. That is something I always do when travelling if I have a chance. I have a special relationship with anything connected to the sea (I dive, sail, go canoeing and kayaking when ever I have …

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