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More than just photography
December 14, 2017 - These days the work of a photographer can be so much more than just photography. When I want to deliver more than just...Read the Full Post »
The road less travelled
May 31, 2016 - Driving to Switzerland for BeachEuro2016 Sometimes you get the request (this time I was late to get on the ball) for a...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Volleyball in Italy !!
November 14, 2014 - Great sport and faith in humanity restored! As someone who travels a lot after work (and I know there are fellow photog...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Spain2014 - Day 2
August 28, 2014 - The journey continues - or begins. (Suomeksi taas Englannin osan lopussa!!) Long Wednesday - firstly a visit to Korispi...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
52 days, over 100 games, 37 flights, 14 hotels, 14 countries
July 02, 2014 - The title of the entry starts to describe my coming two months quite well - join me for the 'adventure'!! There are num...Read the Full Post »
Bank Holiday football
May 05, 2014 - Bank Holiday Sunday in the sunshine - and the third Birmingham City Ladies vs Arsenal game of the season!! As a photogr...Read the Full Post »
Women's Champions League with BCLFC
April 29, 2014 - Last weekend I was privileged enough to travel with the Birmingham City Ladies FC to their UWCL semi-final 2nd leg in T...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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 -...Read the Full Post »
Photography the hard way
March 28, 2014 - Sometimes you an assignment that reminds you of how good you have it! Last night I covered a game for a friend of mine...Read the Full Post »
Cyprus Cup - England and Finland looking forward to opening games
March 04, 2014 - England and Finland looking forward to opening games in Cyprus Cup 2014! My third Cyprus Cup started on Tuesday with a...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Blues end 2013 in style !!
November 14, 2013 - End of another season with the Blues Women's team.... If your season ends, you might as well end in it in style - and t...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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)...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Finnish salmiakki and Women's football in France
June 03, 2013 - Saturday with 'Suomalaista jalkapalloa and Salmiakki' Traveling to cover football games abroad is something of a tricky...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
The long road travelled
April 01, 2013 - How one email changed a 8 mile job into a 1000 mile round trip to Luxembourg!! Peculiar how my life has changed over th...Read the Full Post »
From Cyprus to Cardiff - it's Women's FA Cup time!!
March 18, 2013 - After two great weeks in Cyprus - it was a cold return to domestic game with Cardiff City and Birmingham City facing eac...Read the Full Post »
Cyprus Cup 2013 - it's been fun, now back to reality
March 15, 2013 - 2013 Cyprus Cup was is finally coming to an end - here's a longish re-cap of the weeks It was a late call for me to get...Read the Full Post »
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-...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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!...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Waiting, Handball and losing teeth..
August 11, 2012 - Friday - another day sorted at the Olympics in London 2012. Once again (seems to have become a habit) the program for t...Read the Full Post »
Taekwondo and sitting around
August 10, 2012 - Instead of the three/four sports I thought to be covering - it ended up being a LONG day at the ExCel Arena on Thursday!...Read the Full Post »
Life goes on at the Olympic Village
August 09, 2012 - For two weeks I have now been living in a bubble - where only sports exist and everyone is thrilled, so what happened on...Read the Full Post »
Volleying the ball, and traveling
August 08, 2012 - Another day rolled by at the Olympics, with travels outside the Olympic Park for a change After the late evening and po...Read the Full Post »
Chasing athletes and meeting them in the toilet
August 07, 2012 - Not much in the way of sporting action today - except chasing athletes around the park. Monday and start of the last we...Read the Full Post »
Not everyone has 'Olympic Spirit' says Olympic Grinch
August 06, 2012 - Few observations from around the games from Sunday... Sunday - we are entering the final week of Olympics and not every...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Crowds, Wiggo and Home cooked food!
August 02, 2012 - Apparently everyone should remember where they were when Bradley Wiggins won the his gold medal.. well, here's my story.Read the Full Post »
Canoes, Chaos and Pictures!
August 01, 2012 - Welcome back - and here we go with my little review of Tuesday's action/inaction at the Olympics! So far I have been on...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Olympic gig Day Three
July 29, 2012 - Saturday - the sports finally started (for me)! After four days of shooting this and that - the sports finally started...Read the Full Post »
Day 2 Olympics - London 2012
July 27, 2012 - They say that second day is always easier than the first... so was it for me at the London 2012 games?? (and also - I w...Read the Full Post »
Olympics Day 1
July 27, 2012 - Not maybe the real first day - but first day of the non-stop action for me! Thursday saw my first day of the Olympic as...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Dealing with clients
July 18, 2012 - How do clients deal with you and how to deal with them? As a single self-employed photographer, getting through to clie...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Athens 2004 - legacy?
June 25, 2012 - During my recent visit to Athens, I took the metro often past the Olympic Park - and looked at the building as they roll...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Work day with a difference
June 14, 2012 - As a photographer you never know quite what your assignment can spring on you - and each day is different. Here is a qui...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
June 05, 2012 - On the creative side of things! With this week mainly going on backing-up files, cleaning up hard drives, booking futur...Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
Photographers - how do know it?
May 29, 2012 - Few weeks ago, when flying back from Italy - something 'usual' happened at the airport while waiting to board my flight.Read the Full Post »
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...Read the Full Post »
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