Not stress, relax and automatic settings

Today I relaxed when I walked. I didn´t know what pictures I would shot, and what kind of pictures I would have when I got home. Maybe it helps to not think and just be relaxed, because today I got three portraits, and it was just smiling faces. Nobody got angry with me and asked what I was doing.

I think it is smart to have automatic settings on my camera when I do streetphotography. So today, I used the “P”. Then the shutter and f-stop do the work, and I do not need to think about it. Here is the result of the days photowalk:IMG_2843IMG_2839IMG_2841

You never know what will happen

I have wondered if I shell have this blog in English or Norwegian language, but now I have decided to go for English language. It is two reasons, one I have to exercise in the English language and second I can reach more people.

Today I went out in the lunch. I have went out in the lunch every day the last week, for I also have to exercise in streetphotography. It is exciting that I never know what will happen. Today I thought nothing happened, no good pictures, but the last shot…. Oh, I felt surprised. I was to lock my camera when this man suddenly was in front of me. It went so fast, the one moment, but I made it. I have not cropped it, but I have changed it to black and white.IMG_2814

To find your style

There are so many pictures out there, in the world, at Instagram, Flickr, Facebook, in photo clubs, everywhere. Maybe you wonder how to express your voice. You look at a picture someone else have taken and found it amazing. What did this photographer do? You ask yourself “Why are not my pictures in the same mood?” You want to go out and do the same, have the same feeling as the photographs gave you, but you are not the photographer that took the picture you liked. You are yourself. You shoot the shot you do. You have to do your own pictures, not try to do the same as another photographer do. You can admire another photographer, of course, but you can´t copy her images. Because she looks at the environment different from you. You have to find your own way to do a picture. You have to find your voice.

The picture of the day from my photowalk in Oslo. I choose to keep the colors because I like the repeated colors in the photo.

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Workers in Oslo Bjørvika.

It wasn´t my lucky day

Yesterday I was as usual on my lunch out to “hit the street”. It was a grey day in July. It was blowing and it was a little bit cold. I wanted more street portraits, but my luck seemed to be gone. I thought that I could take portraits of young women beggars, so I tried to do. First I met a girl and gave her 10kr, asked her if I could get a picture of her, but she refused. She asked me for 10kr. more, I gave her one 10 kr., and I thought I could take the picture. Then she said “No, no”, 50kr. I said “No I haven´t 50kr.” Then she said “No picture” raised her hands in front of her face, turned around and walked. I felt fooled. I tried another woman beggar, but the same happened. I really felt fooled. Well I get a portrait shot of two happy girls singing songs. The rest of my pictures I took from my hip. I went candid as the photographic language say.

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Hooked on streetphotography

I have really get hooked on streetphotography, it’s so exciting to go outside, be an observer, and shoot with my camera when something happens in front of my eyes.

Last day I was walking out in my lunchtime and went to Grønland a province in Oslo. It is a place with people from the whole world. It is people from different cultures and religions living together. I am not brave to get close to people, so I need to exercise to get close up photos. Well, here is some pictures from my lunch walk.

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When I should walk home after my work I went out the door, and it is a bus stop nearby. Then I hadn´t thought of taking photos, but there the situation was. A dog was sitting on a post at the bus stop. I grip my IPhone and get this shot. It was really cool. Therefor the lesson is, always have your camera ready.

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Podcaster om foto og fotoprosjekter rundt om i verden

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