Olympics, Day 15: Images, images…

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 in 800mm, Kayak, London, London 2012, Olympics, Photography, Sports | 2 Comments
Olympics, Day 15: Images, images…

… just to prove that I have been keeping busy. These games have not been a real streak of victory for Finland – we have gotten two medals, both from sailing and we basically have potential for one, two more tonight in the men’s javelin. I’ve been working in London, so unfortunately no great images […]

Olympics, Day 10: Size does not matter…

Olympics, Day 10: Size does not matter…

  Days just fly by. Covered wrestling the other day, yesterday did kayak for the first time – I will be doing that now for several days towards the end of the week. Finland got the first medal yesterday (windsurfing), but as it was in Weymouth I was not shooting it. Bummer… Friend of mine […]

Olympics, Day 6: Fencing, Sailing…

Olympics, Day 6: Fencing, Sailing…

Half way thru the games. Been busy, being the only photographer for my client means I am really pushing it. Which also explains why I have been very quiet in this blog as well – there just is no extra time. Work intended to the client(s) and simply getting around from venue to venue in […]

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 […]

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.

Routine Images, Good Images – or Images which Tell a Story?

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 in 800mm, Canon, Daegu, journalism, Photography, Sports | 10 Comments
Routine Images, Good Images –  or Images which Tell a Story?

(Gallery updated – for the last time). Just came to think about something. No big thing, just some quiet self-reflection. No complaints, no whining and absolutely no ranting. Just thinking aloud. But: I realized that majority of my work could be classified into three different categories. The image above is routine. Your basic point and shoot. […]

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 […]