Tonje Lilleås

Spring vibes and candid photography – When I walk pt. 11

We had some spring vibes in Hamar this weekend, and I got to bring my camera for some candid photography.

Green week comes to and end

This Saturday marked the end of a week packed with events focusing on everything green in Hamar and the surrounding regions. We’re talking the whole region making a “reduce, reuse, recycle”-themed spring party. And I’m all for it.

One of the highlights of the week was the clothing swap. We had decided to get there early, which turned out to be a good thing. The line to get in crossed the whole square long before the doors opened. And when they finally did open, it was more or less chaos. The organizers stated that it was great to see that a clothing swap could be more popular than Black Friday, and I couldn’t agree more.

In addition to the clothing swap there was a lot of fun activities for the whole family. The boys enjoyed retro gaming, outdoor challenges, programming and watching the gravity racers compete.

The joys of candid photography

Not long ago someone told me they were impressed that I brought the camera out to shoot candid photography so often. And I have to say that I felt a bit embarrassed. You see I really don’t feel like I have done a lot of candid photography lately. This winter I’ve hardly shot any, and most of the candid memories have been captured with my phone.

I do however enjoy candid photography. Wether it’s street, family events or just daily life that I capture. I really love observing, and the camera makes me more observant.

I’ve written about capturing family adventures before, and the importance of doing more run and gun photography. This year I’ve promised myself to bring the camera as often as I possibly can. And I can’t wait for the ExoQuad to offer even more possibilities of candid photography. Less than two weeks until I pick it up now.

I hope you’re feeling the spring vibes and feel inspired to do some candid photography as well.

All the best,






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