Christmas photo series #1 – Aatonaatto

Aatonaatto isn’t a tongue twister but a Finnish word meaning the day before Christmas Eve. The literal translation is “the eve of the eve”. In Finland the big Christmas day, when you eat well and open the presents, is on the 24th. Christmas Day is reserved for chilling and eating the leftovers. On aatonaatto, the … [Read more…]

What is street portrait photography

What is street portrait photography, how does it differ from traditional portraiture, and how can you do it? The way I see it is that a traditional portrait photography usually takes place either in a studio or outdoors and it involves additional equipment to the camera such as lights, background, props, and makeup and wardrobe … [Read more…]

Shoot more photos and talk less about it

Elvis Presley sang something that applies to my photography: “Little less conversation and little more action please”. You can listen to the song here.) While he meant that in the context of love, with me it applies to photography – what else. I’m very good at talking about (or theorising on) how to do street … [Read more…]

Inspirational Instagram photographers I know

Most of us follow photographers we find inspirational, don’t we? I’m always happy to find new sources of inspiration, hence I wanted to introduce you to some photographers who in my opinion fulfill this requirement. Now, instead of listing some world famous photographers I like, such as Joel Meyerowitz or Matt Stuart who are amazing, … [Read more…]

Extreme street photography: 24HourProject

This Saturday, 1 April, I’m trying to stay awake for straight 24 hours and shoot street photography. This is the second time I’m taking part in the 24HourProject, an annual worldwide street photography event that “gathers street and documentary photographers from around the globe to share in real time as they document the human condition … [Read more…]

Don’t think but just do it

Starting out this photography blog of mine has reached ridiculous proportions. What was meant to become live in autumn 2015 is becoming live now, 15 months later, because of the enemy called procrastination. What is it with some things, whether it’s something you might not want to do but you have to do (e.g. exercising) … [Read more…]