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16 Mar 2016

The world in black and white

I love March! It’s when nature and I come alive. The quietness of winter is gone and the air is filled with music again. Is there anything better than to stand outside in the crisp air with your face to the sun and feel its warming embrace? There’s an odd charm to anticipating pale nature getting dressed in all the colors of spring. We who like to shoot in natural light are delighted. Not only because there actually is light […]

02 Mar 2016

Dream a little dream

So February came and went – without a blog post. If ever there was a blogging 101, the number one no-no would be to let your blog sit without a post for a long time. So I can check that box now (good start, moving right along). The number two would be to apologise by explaining how busy life’s been. Not going to check that box 😉 Do you want to know what went down? Stick around, I’ll tell you all […]

21 Jan 2016

Strikes of inspiration

Along came January and brought lots of snow – at least here in Finland. The trees look as if they’ve been bombarded with cotton balls. I feel like I’m stuck in Christmas with “Dashing through the snow” and “Let it snow, let it snow…” ringing in my head. They should have more songs about snow in January! Something that’s been on my mind lately is inspiration, the very nature of it. Don’t you just love feeling inspired? Work emails practically […]

21 Dec 2015

The wonder of light

It’s the shortest day of the year. Have you suffered from the lack of light? The old truth applies that the lack of something reminds us of how much we appreciate it. Although there’s nothing like natural light, a man-made tool can come in handy. I’ve been somewhat sceptical of bright light lamps. You know, “a lamp’s a lamp”. But, I must say, after we received one as a gift a week ago, my first experiences with it have been […]

07 Dec 2015

‘Tis the season to be jolly

It’s Jingle bells time again. I’ve always considered myself a Christmas-loving person but this year people have been way ahead of me in getting into the festive mood. Some snowflakes probably would have turned the tables for me but it’s been raining cats and dogs and all kinds of little animals lately. Beautiful frosty captures of snowmen with their carrot noses being just a dream I’ve instead dived into my photo collections. As the year is coming to an end […]

16 Nov 2015

Day trip to Fiskars

November is here (sigh) but this year it actually hasn’t been half bad! On many a morning I’ve been delighted by the clear, soft sunlight making everything so beautiful and enchanting. The sun going down at 4 p.m. is of course a different story.. Not ideal for shooting in natural light 😉 – but let’s not go into that. Four weeks ago (time flies!) we went on a day trip to an idyllic small village called Fiskars. It’s a village […]

23 Sep 2015

500px.com

Are you familiar with a website called 500px.com? If you’re into photography, you might get a kick out of this one. It’s a photography community where photographers around the globe share their stunning work. This is also a very low-budget way to travel; you get to visit exciting places you didn’t know existed! To a rookie the community is a place to learn from the more experienced. You can create an account and submit your work for comments. Getting good […]

15 Sep 2015

The unwelcome visitor

One of the great things about Finland is the change of seasons. I’m a big fan of all of them! Okay, you got me. Rainy and cold November is not my favorite. But anyway. Seeing the green leaves turn into an array of beautiful colors in the fall and the tone of light getting that soft, velvety feel to it… That really inspires me. You might be thinking, ‘Yes, that’s nice but what’s that got to do with oranges?’ Well, […]

12 Sep 2015

Coffee and photo editing

Good morning! Are you a morning person? I am –  a ‘slow morning’ person. I like to start my day with a nice, freshly brewed coffee and a moment with my two good buddies, Lightroom and Photoshop. Maybe you know them, too. They belong to the Adobe family 😉 I love photo editing, especially in the morning when the day is young and creative juices are flowing. I go through my captures like on a treasure hunt, looking for a […]

10 Sep 2015

Head shots

Was at a client yesterday to take some head shots. This is a company doing occupational therapy for children and adults and they have really cool premises, especially if you’re a kid! As my client didn’t mind, I had my little assistant with me. While I was shooting away this little guy was having a blast in the action room! The captures turned out well, too. We were blessed with nice soft sunlight embracing my models. I also got an […]