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14 Dec 2016

The rhythm inside you

The sleigh bells are ringing again as we get close to Christmas. One would think that, daylight being scarce, our pace would also drop, but the opposite seems to happen, every year. We turn into little busy bees and keep thinking there’s just not enough time. Is that why some people are so put off by Christmas? It’s hard not to be affected by the rhythm around you. Actually, that’s something that’s been on my mind lately: rhythm. You see, […]

26 Oct 2016

Risky business

How do you feel about taking risks? Are you a risk taker or risk averse? What do you say when opportunity knocks? Do you go, like, “oh shhh now, can’t you see I’m having a cup of coffee here”? Don’t feel bad if you do. I, too, enjoy my relaxed no-need-to-perform coffee breaks. But there are times when it’s better to let your coffee go cold and answer the knock. This fall I’ve been faced with situations where, as an […]

26 May 2016

To pose or not to pose?

Most of us have our picture taken on a regular basis. Be it a selfie or a portrait taken by a photographer, the question of posing comes into play. Whether to pose openly or to go for a more mysterious look (a bit hard if it’s a selfie :D). Should you look into the camera or off camera? Is it better to smile or to have a serious look on your face? We all want to look good in pictures, […]

21 Apr 2016

No more snapshots!

Springtime has stimulated my brain. My mind’s inquisitiveness is growing like the crocuses in your back yard. I’ve been led to basic questions such as: Why does suffering often make good artists? What makes a good photograph? And: Why does coffee taste so much better in fresh air? While I’m still pondering the “why” questions (let me know if you have the answers to these!), I have some interesting insights to share on the “what” question. At least I hope […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]