#78 Passing by Hässleholm

I have passed Hässleholm Central Station hundreds of times. It began back in the early 1990:s as I did my military service. The station is one of the busiest railway hubs in southern Sweden. The old station building has changed a little on the outside – but the inside is all new. However, the three…

#77 Fan Ho inspiration

One way to grow your photography is to look at how others do it (or did do). I am not an expert in the topic – far from it – but I have found some favorites lately. One of them is the Chinese photographer Fan Ho (1931-2016) – a master of lights and shadows. I…

#76 Ships

In Helsingborg – my birthplace – there is this old church that I walked by a thousand times. I think I have visited the church about five times all in all. Yesterday I walked by it again, turned back and went inside. The church – St Marys Church – is originally from the 12:th century….

#74 How to shoot kids sports – 10 tips

Are you like me? Do you take photos of your kids as they play football, handball, floorball or what ever sport they do? I have done that for more than ten years now. During this time I often asked my self how I could do something new and/or more creative – and also what to…

#72 Photography Channels on Youtube

Peter McKinnon – one of my top Youtube Favorites. All kind of Photography and Video content…and more. Have you ever used Youtube to boost your photography? If not – this may be a start up for a new source of inspiration. Youtube is a fantastic thing. If you find your way, that is. The easiest…

#69 A New Year

A new year and new opportunities is ahead of us. New Years Day is always a slow day at our home, when we just relax. I took my camera and went for a little ride, to shoot the first pictures of the coming year – and decade. Leica M240 and Summicron 90/2 The signs of…

#67 Gray December

Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon 35/1,4 December is not always the best month of the year for photography where I live. The snow has not come to stay and the days are short – which makes it extra dark. But it doesn’t always have to be perfect conditions to make pictures. Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon 35/1,4…

#66 Winter Light

Leica M240 and Zeiss Biogon 35/2,8 Every year around Christmas – when it doesn’t get any darker outside – Linköping is lit up by the Winter Light exibition. Winter Light is a number of installations around the city, with ”light” as a theme. I must say that I am not generally that impressed by the…

#65 Technical Quality

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 What about the technical quality of a photo? How important is that? Do you have to have the sharpest lens, the best micro-contrast or the shortest depth of field? The internet is full of reviews and tips & tricks to achieve this. Often it gets down to money; more money…

#61 What camera should I buy?

Visby – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 A question I get asked quite often is ”which camera should I buy [or bring], for my trip to…”. The question is almost always asked by persons who are not very much into photography, but they are old enough to think that they need a camera (my kids…

#60 Make Pictures

Madrid – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 In my last two posts I wrote about a trip to Paris with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and a Leica M6. As I compared the results from the two cameras it struck me how different I used them. The X-Pro2 was a camera for documenting what we did on…

#57 Mist

Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 The other day I was driving through a beautiful Swedish autumn scenery. The mist was hanging in the tree tops and the wind was almost none. I was on my way to a work appointment, but I just had to stop and shoot some pictures. Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8…

#54 More photography – less photos

Stockholm – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 The past few years of shooting with the Leica M system has left me thinking about how the number of pictures taken, is related to the ”fun factor”. The first half of my photography life was about analogue film cameras, the second was the digital age. I estimate…

#52 Like the past in the future

Helsingborg – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2,8 I was born in the Swedish city of Helsingborg in the 1970:s. I moved to Linköping – 350 km north – in 1997, but I have always returned a couple of times each year. There is something special about the place that you grew up in. It somehow…

#44 The Towboat

I lived my first 25 years near the Öresund Strait in the southern part of Sweden – still I am not a boat person. I would like to be – but I get sick the moment I put my foot in the boat, so I have given up that thought. I do love the sea…

#42 Me, my camera and my bike Part 2

It is August, and In Sweden that means harvest time. The crops are getting ready on the fields around my home. I took my bike (a bicycle this time) and the Leica Q for a short ride. My knowledge on crops are not the best – but I suppose this is wheat (above) and barley…

#38 Doing it wrong

My Leica M240 – taken with the Fujifilm X100 Today I realized that I am doing things wrong. At least some things. As I drank my morning coffee I watched Peter McKinnons latest video (watch it here), and felt I had to try and step things up a little bit. I was also inspired by…

#37 City Walk at home

After I wrote post #35 – The Backyard, I went for a short photowalk in my home town Linköping. I tried to walk where I not usually walk and look where I not usually look. Here is what I found. I used my Leica Q in the Monocrome mode. I have made some adjustments in…

#36 The Backyard

The Greenhose at my wifes parents – Leica M240 and Zeiss 35/2 Sometimes it is easy to forget your own backyard, when you think about photography. At least for me. I often sit at home and think about all the places where I can go and take photos. But why is it always more fun…

#35 Why not the mobile phone

  Why should we use cameras and not our mobile phones instead? Well – I think a mobile phone is a great way to document life as it goes by. You always have it in your pocket and can grab it to save the moment. But when it comes to creating a picture on a…