All in General Photography
I’d like to present a simple project I’ve embarked on since the beginning of this year, and I’d like to believe it could prove inspirational to a lot of other photographers too.
It all begun from the realization that I didn’t get to see my photos printed as much as I’d like. Since I’m old enough to remember when we only had film, I’m sometimes nostalgic of the times we used to eagerly await until our film was developed, and we had prints of our photos in our hands. The old adage was, and in a lot of ways, still is, that “it is not a photograph until it has been printed”.
It’s time to wrap-up the series that begun a couple of weeks ago, with my conclusion and thoughts about travel gear and methodology.
I returned home with a huge number of keeper photos, many of which will be featured in ongoing projects or dedicated essays. I was also able to upload a lot of them either in previous installments in this blog, and/or social media. In general, everything worked fine and no real issues presented themselves. That said there are always ways to improve things and lessons learned.
Following on the recent travel series, here is a collection of pictures from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Although the time and day of my visit were not the best possible options (weather was almost always overcast with some sporadic showers) I managed to shoot plenty of photos; many of them will find their way to my other street photography projects as well.
Here are some travel photos from and around Malmo. All shot with the Fuji X-Pro2 and X-70 and most of them edited with Snapseed for Android. Especially in the night cityscape/landscape images I chose a more HDR-ish look, just for fun. Enjoy!
Amsterdam is a magnificent city for Photography. Not only the landmarks present an ideal opportunity to make great urban landscape shots, but also the people you meet on the streets make a colorful palette from which you can pick and choose.
I love vintage cars; it would probably be obvious from several past similar shootings, which I do any time I have the change. Being also a bass player I also love electric basses, especially vintage and hotrod/modified ones.
So when, during the recent Blues for Peace festival, John Grigoriou suggested we make a shooting involving both, I jumped at the opportunity.
Late during last August, I decided on a short roadtrip (mainly) on the mountains of central Greece. More specifically, in the regional units of Phthiotis and Evrytania, which happen to also be the largest in mainland Greece. Since I actually have relatives in Phthiotis I know and have traveled to these parts quite a bit, so I was able to detail a plan beforehand.
Here is a collection of photos from what became an ongoing project, namely, shooting interesting details in the city. These are mostly "opportunity" shots; always carrying a camera with you certainly helps.
We all find articles of interest in the Photographic Internet, daily. This is a Flipboard magazine I made, to present my personal daily picks. There is no limitation or bias; just an aggregator of all things photographic, as long as they hold some special interest.
Last Sunday I had the chance to visit the 2015 Athens Scooter Festival. This is an event quite interesting to all friends of two-wheels, and, indeed, visitor response was very good. Besides exhibition booths by all major motorcycle brand dealers, there was a display of some quite unique "pimped" scooters and motorbikes.