Hi and welcome to Just Walked By, my name is Bo Nielsen, I’m the photographer behind the blog – I’m also the webmaster, designer and all the other things it takes to run a website.
Now you properly ask yourself ”who am I?” Well I am just an ordinary guy that can’t stop making photos every chance I get, When I’m not making photos I work in the film and TV industry here in Denmark, I earn a decent payment doing that, and that gives me time and money to travel a lot during the summer – where there isn’t that much work anyway – and make a lot of photos in different parts of the world.
I consider myself a semi-professional photographer, because I do not live of the photography alone, but I earn a little on it once in a while.
Why Just Walked By? If you have been with me from the begining then you probably know that my first blog title was “Exposure of Life”, but there was something about the title I didn’t like and it didn’t match the photos I’m making, it was too solemn and serious. So I came up with “Just walked by” – a title I liked and where the .com domain isn’t taken – which I think says a lot more about the way I make photos. I rarely plan that much in advance, when I going on a trip or a small photo tour in the local area, for that matter. Roughly I just walk by the places I photograph.
When I started this blog, it was my plan to be the next Trey Ratcliff or Thomas Hawk, but I have since come to terms with that I’m just me and no one else. This means that I can not be involved at the level they are at – when do these guys sleep! – because I have a “life” next to my photography, where I have to do my work, see my friends and all the other everyday things that comes to being a human being.
It’s not that I envy them – I did once – I really look up to people like that, and I think that’s a good thing to always have something/body to look up to, it makes you – or at least me – give your best every time.
I am always willing to teach and tell what I have learnt about photography, so you are always welcome to ask anything, and I will answer you the best I can.
One of the new features here at JWB is that I will do some videos with reviews and how to … which will hopefully help you along the way.
If you wanna use one, or more of my photos for humanitarian purpose – which you are more than welcome to – here is how to give a good Creative Commons credit, add this below each photo you use “Photo courtesy of justwalkedby.com” (with a working link back, like this one, or if you are really nice then you like back to the photo you used)
Thanks for dropping by.