London Calling

London Calling

As always: packing left for the last day. Thank God this is summer games, so it is basically shorts and t-shirts … and heavy rain gear – if it were winter it would be full skiing stuff, crampons,  plus things to keep you warm and dry down to – 30°C. Cameras are simple: two working […]

Playing with New Toys: EOS 1D-X and EOS 5Dmrk3

Playing with New Toys: EOS 1D-X and EOS 5Dmrk3

During the past couple of weeks I have been playing with new toys – or tools, more like it. Canon Finland was kind enough to lend me the new EOS 1DX and the 5Dmrk3 to play with for couple of days. No, this is not a test, just simple first impressions.

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.

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 […]

Let the Games Begin: WC Athletics in Daegu, Korea

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 in 1D mrk IV, 1Dmrk4, 400mm, 800mm, Canon, Equipment, Photography, Sports | One Comment
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 […]

The First Rule of Being a Freelance

Posted on Feb 19, 2011 in 1D mrk IV, 1Dmrk4, 800mm, Canon, Photography, Skiing | 4 Comments

Well, there might be differences of opinion here. Somebody might say “remember to pay your taxes/retirement” or “show only great images to your clients” or whatever… But: doing this for a living for a long time I’d like to make a point of mentioning something I learned a long time ago – and which I […]

Ski Jumping in Ruka

I covered the World Cup opening of ski jumping, cross-country and nordic combined last weekend in Ruka and thought that I just show a couple of images – as quite often your favorite ones are not the ones which end up on the printed page. Although on this occasion, I have to say my clients […]

Canon WFT and Eye-Fi – together with iPhone and iPad

I’ve had couple of emails asking for more information on my previous post, so here we go. Been testing different scenarios, different network and workflow configurations… and I have to say, I really like this. When I compared it to a toilet in train in my previous post, somebody asked did I have to look […]

iPad and ShutterSnitch – Like a Toilet in a Train

    I’ve been planning – and promising – to write about the iPad for quite a long time now. But something has always gotten on the way. But – here we go. This essay discusses an application called the ShutterSnitch and how it is integrated it into my daily workflow. Then – hopefully in […]