River Exploration – Searching for New Photo Locations

Unexpected Revelation I’ve been returning to this location a few times during winter to take pictures of the same scenes in different light. My plan was to come back now in summer to photograph the same things in summer conditions. However, the change of seasons unexpectedly created completely different views to photograph. Right across the river there is a small, quite wild looking nature reserve which worked […]

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A Faster Summer than I Could Ever Have Hoped for

Lightning Summer According to statistics +30 degrees in the middle of May in Finland only happens a few times per century. As most people I was quite surprised when it was suddenly summer outside. And of course after a long, cold winter it feels extra good to have an early summer. For landscape photography many new opportunities arise, and others disappear temporarily with the change of season. […]

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My Year in Photography and some Things I don’t like about Instagram

Best Nine? After seeing some of the “best nine posts” on Instagram I went to the website and made my own. The result was, well, interesting. Not many of the nine most liked pictures were the same as my favorite pictures posted this year. Maybe not surprising, since usually the pictures I like more get less likes, for whatever reason. I didn’t take all of my posted […]

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The Castles in Kızkalesi

One of my favorite locations in Turkey is definitely Kızkalesi, a small resort town in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Being a resort it’s usually packed during summers. However, winter means the sun worshipers have left and the beaches are empty. It becomes perfect for people like me who neither like hot weather nor crowds. Landscape photography also becomes easier and the unpredictable weather in November is perfect […]

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An Unexpected Opportunity – Photographing During a Foggy Night

One night when I couldn’t sleep I noticed there was a thick fog outside. I went outside to take a look and decided I should get my camera gear and use the opportunity to photograph during a foggy night – instead of failing at sleeping. One of the first subjects I noticed was a house that still had the lights on. Often it is difficult to photograph […]

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Moon Light Photography in Autumn

One of my favorite types of light conditions to shoot in is definitely moon light. Moon light  can be used for very interesting photographs but it has some unique challenges as well. Even though the moon phases are predictable, the chance of using this type of light completely depends on the weather. As with astrophotography in general, clouds and especially overcast tend to ruin the opportunity.  Full […]

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