Nope, I haven’t given up on street photography. This is from the local market square when there was the first annual fair after the restrictions of the plandemic. Cotton candy is a must when you’re a child and at the fair.
Portrait photography really isn’t my thing, but I do train on shooting those whenever I get a chance. Finally my unvilling model, my beautiful step daughter, have become a little more relaxed and actually allows me to take a photo every now and then. Sometimes it’s not enough being beautiful and photogenic, the model need to have som trust in the photographer as well, but with the right photographer anyone will look great in a picture.
As part of my new position as ambassador for Christian Lawson I will attempt to get my unwilling model to become more sympathetic to being photographed when shooting images for marketing purposes, perhaps it’ll be easier to get her to play nice when she’s getting paid.
Anyone should take pride in their work or find something else to work with. I do take pride in what I do with the cameras, though some images I am more proud of than others. This is one such image. Technical quality isn’t the main concern for a driven photographer, anyone can learn to shoot technically good photos. The ability to capture the moments are at the heart of any photographer dedicated to documenting the world as it is, often you have mere seconds at your disposal before the moment is gone which was the case with this one.
So, I have three step daughters and one of them is kind of camera shy which is a shame since she’s a really beautiful (and sexy) young lady. I have done my darndest to influence here to be less anti of being the one in front of the camera, last Saturday while at a Halloween event for kids (she’s the mother of the little redhead you’ve been seeing every now and then here) I simply took command and put here in front of the lens so I could take a few portraits.
Really lousy conditions though, outdoors early in the evening with little light and thick clouds making everything look gray and dark, but I did the best I could.
She really is a sight for sore eyes and I hope she’ll agree to get in front of the camera more frequently in the future.
Third year in a row, surely that must be considered a tradition? Time to dive deep into the image archive again and dig out some nice photos for the coming budget proposition for the city from The Sweden Democrats (SD). Here’s one of last years selected images.
Finally some nice weather with sun, blue skies and warmth, at last I can get going with the Alphas generating loads of nice imagery to share with the world now that my joints will begin to cooperate a little. The last two days have been filled with excursions together with a friend into some nooks and crannies of the county where I live.
One of the nice places visited today was a small lake called Ljusgrytan where a lot of people ventured out to enjoy the weather and fish for trouts. I got some really good shots while walking all the way around the lake, for instance this strapping young lad trying to hook a nice fish or two.
It’s been dreadfully quiet here for a while and for that I am sorry. Due to the Chinese affliction there has been absolutely nothing to work with and to top it all off I got this years pension statement, that pesky document where you can see how big (or rather small) the pension will be when you retire. Talk about getting a cold shower when I opened the envelope to discover that the government somehow had cut my funds with two thirds from last year! Not only has my current economy taken a massive dive the last year and a half, when I retire I will do so in poverty.
So, I have been rather busy with beginning to build me a retirement fund where the authorities can’t put their greedy hands on the money, I’ve been going in a new direction with crypto to build a long term earning with staking. After all, there are ways of earning as much as a smashing 200% or more annual interest on staked funds and there are plenty of reliable places to do it enabling me to stay clear of all the scammers there are out there. I have found that it is possible to quadruple my funds in a single months and with 9 years to retirement I will be able to stay clear of poverty.
As for pohotography I will never let it go, after 45 years with system cameras I’m somewhat addicted to shooting and will continue to give you great imagery. Hopefully with the spring coming with warmer weather and more sun I’ll be able to get some great new shots. In the meanwhile please feel free to join the Street Photography Katrineholm group on Facebook.
Honestly, aren’t people able to read and understand at all these days? I went about and started a Facebook group called Street Photography Katrineholm and in both the groups description and rules clearly stated the images posted should be street photography from the city of Katrineholm and even gave a short explanation of what street photography is. A bunch of members joined, so far so good, but then it all went sideways.
Last time I looked The Eiffel Tower was located in Paris, France, and Manila street vendors could be found in The Philipines. At least these were street photography photos although they weren’t even shot in the right country. Then there were a shot of a snow covered road in the woods (no people), shoots of beaches (no people) and an assortment of sunset shots (no people).
Really? Is the concept of street photography really so hard to grasp? And is it so hard to look on a map (or Google) to find out where different locations are in the world?
If you’d like to enjoy some street photography please feel free to join the group below. It is a Swedish group, but imagery are without language.