Category: Sports

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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F 5.6 in Helsinki (Tuesday 4.9. at 19.00)

F 5.6 in Helsinki (Tuesday 4.9. at 19.00)

UPDATED 5.9.2012: My sincerest thanks to everybody who attended. Thank you for your patience (we stayed talking until eleven or so :-)), keen eyes, good questions. It is so rewarding talking to people about something you care about and seeing the appreciation of your passion shared. You were a great audience, I really had a good time last night. … 

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Olympics, Day 15: Images, images…

Olympics, Day 15: Images, images…

… just to prove that I have been keeping busy. These games have not been a real streak of victory for Finland — we have gotten two medals, both from sailing and we basically have potential for one, two more tonight in the men’s javelin. I’ve been working in London, so unfor­tu­nately no great images from Weymouth. … 

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Olympics, Day 6: Fencing, Sailing…

Olympics, Day 6: Fencing, Sailing…

Half way thru the games. Been busy, being the only photo­grapher for my client means I am really pushing it. Which also explains why I have been very quiet in this blog as well — there just is no extra time. Work intended to the client(s) and simply getting around from venue to venue in the London … 

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Olympics: QR-code

Olympics: QR-code

Some readers of this blog might remember me getting real excited about the possi­bi­lities of the QR-code in our profession. I still think it might be (or might HAVE been) a great transi­tional technology when we are making the move from the printed paper to other (multi­media capable) platforms. At the time, I tried convince couple of editors that … 

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Ski Jumping: Four Hills Tournament 2011–2012

Ski Jumping: Four Hills Tournament 2011–2012

Just a brief post to show that I actually do work for a living… Covering the “Vierschanzen­tournee” — or as it is called in English, the Four Hills Tournament. I did the Oberstdorf already two days ago and just finished the Garmish-Parten­­kirchen competition.

Routine Images, Good Images — or Images which Tell a Story?

Routine Images, Good Images — or Images which Tell a Story?

(Gallery updated — for the last time). Just came to think about something. No big thing, just some quiet self-reflection. No complaints, no whining and absolutely no ranting. Just thinking aloud. But: I realized that majority of my work could be classified into three different categories. The image above is routine. Your basic point and shoot. It’s Usain … 

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Sports Photography: Win some, Lose some — Sometimes it Rains…

Sports Photography: Win some, Lose some — Sometimes it Rains…

(Update 30th Aug.: click to see a small (iPad compa­tible) gallery. Will be updated daily.) If I remember correctly that was Kevin Costner in “Field of Dreams” describing baseball… Well, profes­sional sports photo­graphy is like that as well. You really push hard — or don’t do it, but then you will be history pretty fast in this field… … 

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Let the Games Begin: WC Athletics in Daegu, Korea

Let the Games Begin: WC Athletics in Daegu, Korea

Well, I hope my being a total idiot for the past couple of days has finally reached the end and I can more or less concentrate on work over here. I mean, how much can one person mess up: lost passport, frozen computer, unpaid accom­mo­dation, 25 kg of hand luggage (funny they should react to that… :-)), lost iPhone… … 

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