Old fishing hamlet of Helgumannen.  Faro, Gotland. Sweden


by Philip Greenspun
Santa Karin at night. Visby, Gotland.  Sweden

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Swedes are way too polite to punch you for taking their picture in public. If you smile at random strangers on the street, you can get away with a lot.

A Swedish couple on Stadshuset balcony in Stockholm.  The woman was afraid of heights. One of many Swedes using a cell-phone in Stockholm People transporting bagels in the morning in Stockholm Drottningholm.  Stockholm, Sweden


Cows and Church.  Tingstade (northern Gotland). Wildlife photography in Sweden near the populated/touristed areas consists mostly of lugging an 800mm lens after birds in sanctuaries. If you don't have a 600mm lens or longer, you probably should leave this to the professionals.

In the vast forests of the north there are substantial numbers of moose and beaver.


Sweden is a very tripod-friendly country. If you were to ask nicely, you could probably bring a tripod into all kinds of places that would be out of the question in the U.S.

Bring a perspective-correction lens for the architecture.

Stortorget. Gamla Stan, Stockholm from Fjallgatan on Sodermalm.
a 17mm lens tilted up
Stortorget. Gamla Stan, Stockholm from Fjallgatan on Sodermalm.
a 24mm PC lens shifted up

Where to buy supplies and equipment

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