Continuing with the series of best places in Skåne for photography. This time we’ll look into the best places in Malmö city itself. If you are a local resident many of the places will be well known, but I am sure you’ll still find inspiration and some new inputs for your photography.
One of my favorite places for photographing the Öresund bridge. It’s easy to find smaller or larger wooden piers along the coastline. There are also numerous of private boats that you can incorporate in your photos to create depth. I would recommend you bring rubber boats or even fishing waders where you’ll be able to phonograph some distance from land. The height of the water varies and therefore you can create different photos from time to time
A favorite place for photographing the bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen. The best spot is the viewpoint overlooking the Öresund strait. The best time of year to photography is the early spring and late autumn when the sun sets around 17:00, making it possible to photography the bridge during sunset and rush hour. That makes it possible to include the rush hour traffic as well. Why not use a filter to increase the exposure time to create streaks of lights from the car lights. Mainly you’ll be focusing on photographing the bridge, but you can also focus on the Bunkeflostrand area located to the south.
One of Malmö's two main beaches. Here you can photograph the fishing huts and the batching piers with the bridge in the background.
Malmö's main beach with plenty of photographic opportunists. Start with Kallbadhuset, one of the most iconic landmarks of Malmö for a good swim and a restaurant visit. Move on to one of the many piers for that classical minimalist image and third option could be a photo of the Turning Torso in the background.
The old industrial area turned into the latest hip neighborhood. Very popular local hangout spot, especially during the summer. The whole boardwalk has been turned into a city beach where we photographers can get lost creating beautiful images. From here you can incorporate the Öresund bridge and Turning Turso or why not a simplistic image of the sea with Copenhagen on the horizon.
Luckily not all images of Malmö have to include photos of the bridge or Turning Torso ;-). The old water tower in this park is a beautiful architectural creation well worth photographing. During the autumn the trees around the tower displays beautiful colors that you should try taking advantage of. Margaret pavilion with it’s flower garden should also be visited and photographed. Bring your macro lens and get lost during the spring and early summer.
Triangeln metro station
Use your wide angle lens and photograph “the space ship”. Just make sure you stay away with your tripod from the platform area as security guards will quickly approach you. Trust me I know.
Around central station
The newest photography objects are located here in Malmö’s “mini Manhattan”. Objects such as Malmö live and Clarion hotel with its restaurant on the top floor. The best place to photograph the Clarion hotel is from the bridge nearest to the central station.
You could also photograph the Clarion hotel from below creating a different perspective. Or why not focusing on some parts of the architecture with the help of your telezooom lens.
The central station can be photographed from numerous locations. For example from a low viewpoint at the canal or from behind the central station close to Malmö pier. By the way, the pier itself is well worth photographing as is the University facade.
Malmös second park. The local cafe with its vegetable and flower garden are a given photography spot as is the old mill. The small lake inside the park can be photographed from numerous locations, just walk around and you will find something interesting. A good idea is to incorporate people in your photos as well.
I am sure there are many other places in Malmö that people can recommend as well. Why not take the time and mentioning a few in the comments below. I am sure it would help us all out a great deal.