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Erik Murphy on his first year abroad!

November 06, 2015 - Erik Murphy is someone whom I've followed for the past years - and was lucky enough to catch-up with him in Istanbul aft...
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It's not supposed to be easy

November 04, 2015 - When all else fails, follow the locals! Another long work day abroad, just to get your mind at ease that I am not sitti...
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No delights yet in Istanbul

November 03, 2015 - Return to old haunts in Istanbul! As a photographer you get used to things not always going smoothly, or as you'd expec...
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I'm back - and now it's Istanbul

November 02, 2015 - Let's see if one can return to some Blog posting of the usual non-sense.... And what better place to start than sitting...
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Year 2014 - February

December 20, 2014 - Second month of the year - this month really had only one event to consider for images. Having covered the rise of Finn...
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Year 2014 - January

December 19, 2014 - January 2014 - Volleyball starts the year off Busy 2014 is almost behind us - and what better way to end it than lookin...
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Just a normal weekend

October 14, 2014 - Weekends are great?? Right?! When the Mon-Fri 9to5 crowd chat excitedly on Friday about the weekend and time-off, for m...
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Spain2014 - Day 2

August 28, 2014 - The journey continues - or begins. (Suomeksi taas Englannin osan lopussa!!) Long Wednesday - firstly a visit to Korispi...
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Spain2014 - Day 1

August 26, 2014 - Let's give this a try! (Suomeksi lopussa!) So - another tournament journey begins, off to Spain2014 with Susijengi! Lon...
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From the road - part 2

July 21, 2014 - How to 'kill' time when you have eight hour stop-over at an airport!? That - for sure could make a good Blog entry for...
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From the road - part 1

July 11, 2014 - Hello from Sarajevo!! (I would have liked to add few photos to go with this - but as you will read, the Wi-Fi isn't rea...
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LIKES don't pay wages!

April 18, 2014 - In this age of Social Media - how important is a 'like', 'favourite', 'retweet', 'comment'!? As photographers we all po...
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Romanian Cup - Final 4 weekend in Ploiesti! (part 2)

April 12, 2014 - Romaniei Cup Final 4 - Champions 2014 Energia Rovinari!! Two days, four games - it has been another good trip to Romani...
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Romanian Cup - Final 4 weekend in Ploiesti!

April 10, 2014 - After my first trip to Romania - who would have thought that a year later, I am here for the 6th time! My first Blog en...
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Photographer burn-out

April 01, 2014 - At times - one should learn to ease off and know what is too much!! Last weekend was a great for me as a Photographer -...
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Devon Van Oostrum comments GB funding

February 06, 2014 - On my work trip to Bilbao, Spain - I had the chance to visit GB Men's International player Devon Van Oostrum and ask him...
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Canon 200mm f1.8 - still the best!

January 28, 2014 - One of the first advices I received when thinking of becoming a photographer was "Buying good lenses is longer term inve...
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My 'Picture of the Year 2013'

January 22, 2014 - Years change, pictures live on - what made me smile in 2013!? Recent weeks have been full of 'Best of the Year' stories...
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Remote camera in basketball #2

November 28, 2013 - Each court, basket and game is different! Second part of the 'Remote camera in basketball' is about the challenges and...
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Ploiesti-Khimki - no remote, but a good evening!

November 20, 2013 - Another trip to EuroCup game is coming to an end!! Trip to Ploiesti was to cover Finnish players Petteri Koponen (Khimk...
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Finn wins - as the Finns lose

November 13, 2013 - It was an evening for Bears... for Bakken Bears to be more precise! Here a quick video interview with Bakken Bears head...
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Remote camera in basketball

November 05, 2013 - One my recent sets of images received more comments than I am used to getting.. So this post is bit of technique, photo...
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Sun is out, the fans are here - Spain beware!

September 14, 2013 - HUGE game for Susijengi tonight at the Stozice Arena! Eurobasket train keeps on trundling along - and it's a massive ga...
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First round over, Good Bye Koper - Hello Ljubljana

September 11, 2013 - EuroBasket train moved onward to Ljubljana yesterday - and on the train was Susijengi! Time to draw a bit of breath aft...
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I was there!!!

September 04, 2013 - When professionalism and close ties to the team come to test. There was talk amongst the Finnish press-pack in Koper to...
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Bad day in the office!

July 21, 2013 - Saturday was a tough day - and one that can be classified as a 'bad day' When photographing tournaments (big or small)...
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I love to travel..

July 03, 2013 - After a relaxing week at home - it was time to hit the road! 5am wake-up call, and it was the start of my three week ro...
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What to pack for three week assignment!!

July 02, 2013 - How to pack for three weeks on assignment?? Tomorrow morning I'll be heading out for three weeks on the Continent, cove...
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Longest Day of the year - in every sense

June 22, 2013 - Friday certainly lived up to the title of the 'Longest Day of the Year' Back in my native Finland, people celebrate Mid...
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Continental Clash 2013, and breaking photography rules

June 14, 2013 - Last four days were spent inside the new Worcester Arena - for GB Wheelchair Basketball!! Four day tournament in Worces...
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500GB of video, 70GB of images and very little sleep

May 29, 2013 - Hello!! Welcome to another look into the wonderful life of a Sports Photographer, last four days have been full-on work...
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One day done - Team GB Women start with a win

May 26, 2013 - So - first day of games behind me at the Surrey Sports Park, how was it? Saturday, start of a long weekend in Guildford...
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Team GB Women - getting ready for the games

May 24, 2013 - With the Media-Day behind - it is now all eyes on this weekends Invitational in SSP!! Thursday saw me attending the Tea...
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Gigapan, basketball, football and fighting birds

May 14, 2013 - Where has the last month and bit disappeared? Apologies for not posting anything in the past month, as so often happens...
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Ventspils - more EuroChallenge, last one??

February 11, 2013 - Latvia - and EuroChallenge game with Joensuun Kataja, fifth away game of the season with the team!- Early morning wake-...
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Shooting portraits with England players

February 03, 2013 - Few days break from Blog writing - and now back with few images from earlier this year. Finding time to experiment/try...
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One of the BEST atmosphere in a game EVER!!

January 29, 2013 - If there would be heaven and if I would have been dead - I think I had just experienced the Basketball Heaven!! Who kno...
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Getting ready for Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkey

January 29, 2013 - Monday - just walks and training session with Kataja. Another day spent in a hotel/abroad - first it was breakfast on t...
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GigaPan - new adventures for 2013 - BBL, Premier League, NBA, and many more??

January 24, 2013 - A while ago I got offered a chance to talk about GigaPan images - and slowly but surely the idea has caught on with clie...
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Great game, tough defeat - plenty of emotions

January 23, 2013 - Yet again a game that reminds why basketball is such an exciting game!! From the Finnish point of you, that game had ev...
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Back to Romania - with Kataja !

January 21, 2013 - Oh Boy - so I find myself back in Romania... who would have thought:-) It is sometimes strange where the sport of Baske...
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Slovenia EuroBasket 2013 - FINLAND!!

December 23, 2012 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS - LET'S GET READY FOR SLOVENIA 2013!! With the year slowly turning to 2013, I took a trip to Slovenia to...
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From Ljubljana - with 3 O.T's

December 17, 2012 - What can you say after that?? 3 O.T's and a home win.. WOW!! It was quite a game at the Stozice Arena in Ljubljana on M...
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Slovenia - with Sasu Salin

December 16, 2012 - Ljubljana - in December... Greetings from Ljubljana - and the host city for the 2013 EuroBasket.. my travels once again...
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Kataja win in Romania - see you Tuesday!

November 27, 2012 - It was a HUGE win for Joensuun Kataja on Tuesday night in Romania!! For all you fans out there, I know you managed to f...
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Romania, EuroChallenge - Joensuun Kataja

November 26, 2012 - Yes - a new country to tick-off the list of visited place ROMANIA! Easy flights this time, car-rental no problem, Sat-N...
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Above the Rim - part 1

November 22, 2012 - Hopefully start of something new on the Blog, with the Above the Rim post.. Basketball sometimes is a sport better phot...
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Gerald Lee, EuroCup and Road to Hell

November 21, 2012 - Some days are tougher than others, and I'll count November 20th 2012 as one of these days... 25 hours, 1000 miles (1600...
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Game and between Cyprus & Turkey

November 15, 2012 - Game day was and has been - tight game which the home team edged in the end.. But let's start in the beginning, Wednesd...
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Kataja training, getting lost and USB problems!

November 13, 2012 - AAAAHHH - November and to be able to walk outside in a T-shirt and shorts:-) Tuesday - day before Joensuun Kataja plays...
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Winter sunshine and EuroChallenge basketball

November 12, 2012 - Greetings to all from sunny and warm Cyprus!!e On the road again, so time to write up some Blog stories of my random th...
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Finding an assistant..

November 10, 2012 - The work of a traveling photographer can sometimes be long and lonely - and you have to do all the work yourself.. or do...
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Chelsea, EuroCup, BBL Cup and Birmingham City

November 03, 2012 - Hello!! Long time since the last Blog entry, which probably has been appreciated by some and hopefully missed by others...
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RENT, road and evening with the Wolf Pack!

September 07, 2012 - No flights for me this week - just a nice and easy drive to Belgium for this weekends adventures with Susijengi (Wolf Pa...
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Wolf-pack goes 5 and 0 and head for EuroBasket

September 02, 2012 - Warm and humid night in Tirana - with Susijengi going 5 and 0 in the EuroBasket qualification + challenging times for Ca...
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Capturing the moment - SLAM DUNK!

August 29, 2012 - Every now and then, one is lucky enough to capture an image that gets people talking - here's a story of recent image of...
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Win for the 'Wolf Pack' in Fribourg

August 27, 2012 - Basketball on a Monday evening?? You gotta be kidding me?? After couple of days here in Fribourg, it was finally game d...
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Training with Team Finland can be painful

August 26, 2012 - Sunday in a small town in Switzerland can be quiet with closed shops - and painful if you attend Team Finlands training!...
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Transit day, camera p**n and crappy dinner

August 25, 2012 - Yes, I am back again with yet another entry to the 'exciting' travels of mine. It was an eventful day to say the least...
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Koszalin, quite a travel but the game was worth it

August 22, 2012 - About a weeks break since my last Blog entry - no Olympics this time, but travels and basketball! This week starts with...
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The Final day - strangely flat after brilliant Saturday

August 13, 2012 - Five hours of sleep ahead of the last day of London 2012 - and getting up and ready to do one more day before heading ho...
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Emotions, drama, endurance, triumph - Olympics serve its best day yet

August 11, 2012 - If the Olympics would have finished last night, the ending would have been perfect for me - it was a great night of dram...
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Olympic Stadium, interviews and sleeping media

August 05, 2012 - Second weekend of the Olympics - and I got my first glimpse of the Olympic Stadium (on the inside) Yes, it was another...
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Hockey, interviews, handball and I was on TV!

August 04, 2012 - Apologies once again for posting yesterdays 'story' quite late into the afternoon - silly athletics stealing my morning...
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Media session, interviews and some hoops

August 03, 2012 - Slow action day - but plenty of work and a long day! Goodness know which day it is, either as a day of the week or how...
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Day five - four sports

July 31, 2012 - It might have been the fifth day over here - but I only covered four sport during the day. Quite a day - and as some of...
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Day 4 - Rain, Sun and more royals

July 30, 2012 - Sunday and the Olympics continue:-) Today went to show that you don't always sit on the touchline and hectically try to...
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Tournament fatigue

July 21, 2012 - Traveling for long spells can take its toll on you! I have lost count on the times people come to me and say how lucky...
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Photographing the home team - promoted!

July 19, 2012 - What a first game to cover outside the assigned teams... Today I decided to stay at the Universida Hall after both Team...
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Bulgaria Blog - part 1

July 17, 2012 - Greetings from Bulgaria - where I am enjoying the sun and U20's FIBA EuroBasket Division B games!! Past six days have b...
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Black&White basketball 'sportraits'

July 05, 2012 - Few days ago I posted a picture of a Finnish Basketball player Dionne Pounds and that received lots of comments via Emai...
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3 countries and 3 job in 4 days

July 03, 2012 - Last week I had couple of assignments in Europe - which involved plenty of travel, lots of shooting of pictures, nice we...
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Sun, Sex and Basketball

June 18, 2012 - Sun, Se? and Basketball!! 48 hours in Greece - for a basketball game and bit of else. Another one of these short ass...
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Emotions - part 2 - referees!

June 06, 2012 - Here is the first dedicated part of the Emotions series - REFEREES! No matter the sport, referees are always being blam...
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Strobes/Flash fun

June 05, 2012 - On the creative side of things! With this week mainly going on backing-up files, cleaning up hard drives, booking futur...
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Emotions - huge part of the action

June 04, 2012 - Emotions - part 1 As a sports photographer you are not only required to catch the action - the emotions and feelings ar...
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Dodging the bullet!

May 23, 2012 - Quite a day Tuesday - it went from dodging one bullet and being faced with another straight away, here's how the day wen...
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