Stefan Barkman

Thoughts, Stories & Pixels

Hell Hunt, Tallinn — November 23, 2020
Tallinn, Estonia — November 22, 2020
Covid-19 har tagit sig innanför dörrarna — November 17, 2020

Covid-19 har tagit sig innanför dörrarna

Dottern har haft en förkylning ett tag nu och vi bestämde oss för att få henne testad då corona viruset börjat cirkulera på hennes skola. I Måndags fick vi beskedet att hon bär på viruset…

Hon har en väldigt kraftig snuva som inte vill ge med sig samt slemhosta, annars är hon vid väldigt gott mod. Imponerande!

Imorgon skall resten av familjen testa sig. Hoppas det här eländet är över snart så folk kan återgå till det “normala”!

Post 500px. Hello Unsplash! — August 29, 2020

Post 500px. Hello Unsplash!

After 500px tragically were sold to some Chinese folks, the community slowly died. The community part was the main reason I once upon a time signed up for an account and stayed there. The terms of service soon changed as well, making it easier to once and for all cut the rope.

So post 500px, what were the alternatives? Well, to make a medium long story short I ended up giving Unsplash a shot back in 2018.

Unsplash is lacking a commenting system, but I’m better off without it. If you like a photo, you hit the “like” button, if you dont like it, just dont hit that button, easy, clean and simple! The statistics show how many people liked, viewed and downloaded my photos, that’s all I need to satisfy my dark urges.

My first photo that I uploaded was “Junk food missionaries“. What caught my initial interest was that guy to the left picking his nose like there was no tomorrow. As of today current statistics:

Fast Food
Junk Food Missionaries

The other main reason I “love” Unsplash is that since so many people are using it, it’s a wet dream to find inspiration in. Photographers, visual artists and other creative people are sharing their beautiful creations giving me lots of ideas…

I haven’t uploaded much yet but feel free to pay my profile page a visit.

Abandoned Railway Yard — August 21, 2020
Camera image quality setting, lesson learned — August 3, 2020

Camera image quality setting, lesson learned

Me and the family jumped in to the car for a little road trip to the coast for a icy cold bath in the sea. Days earlier I was messing around in the camera settings and accidently left image quality on S3 (0.3M 720×480). I didn’t realize this until we got back and I fired up the camera in lightroom.

Camera image quality setting, lesson learned.

Slightly zoomed

For now on, I will NEVER touch this setting again, leave it on RAW and throw away the key. So why didn’t I see this earlier you might ask? Well, I kept the camera in the bag and only grabbed it for some quick shots and then down the bag again.

But what about RAW + JPEG? Well not for me, all the extra files and usage of space isn’t worth it. If I want to submit a photo to whatever quick, I have Lightroom in my phone as well to edit and export.

Evening bath in Lake Siljan — July 22, 2020
What were they thinking? — July 18, 2020
Lake Barken with the family — July 4, 2020