Excursions

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.

Proposition

There is no end to the variation in tasks and assignments as a photographer. Most of the afternoon today has been devoted to choosing and editing images for the city budget proposition for next year from the local chapter of an opposition party. Of course the little model got to be included.

Faces of Halloween

Last year I covered an event in the village where I reside, a Halloween event for kids, and it was one the most fun assignments I have done. I had hopes that it would be a repeat assignment, but due to you know what there won’t be an event this year. Here are a couple of faces from last years edition, hopefully there will be a Halloween next year so I can get some more nice shots.

Unsafe zone

The last half year when there have been no events I have been forced to step outside of my safe zone when it comes to photography, not only have I been shooting weddings and such, I have actually gotten me a couple of models. I now have three of those, two adult and one child model, and will most certainly look for a few more adult ones as directing and shooting models was actually fun.

For all models I of course have obtained the proper releases, for the child model from her mother since you in Sweden aren’t allowed to sign contracts before the age of 18. Although directing the wee one, she’s just 5, is no easy task sometimes I kind of like the challenge. This one can be a real handful at times.