Printable manual exposure chart for ISO 100—800

Couple of days ago I posted my cheat sheet for manual exposures on ISO 800. At the moment I shoot mostly without a light meter and sometimes a memo like this comes handy. I made a pocket size printable version of…

My manual exposure chart — version 1

Alrighty then! Now that I’ve gone full manuél and ditched even light meter usage, I thought I’d share my method of choosing exposure settings. Sometimes I think like what the hell I’ve gotten into. How hard must I make photography…

New camera gear & other news

I’m happy to say that I finally have a Leica rangefinder camera. This is something I’ve been wanting for ages now and the opportunity to get one finally arose. I’ve been shooting with it nearly two weeks now. I have…

Announcing the Arctic Ocean project for spring 2018

As you may know, I’ve made two trips to Lapland this year. In August we headed to Käsivarsi wilderness area, which is one of the most remote corners of Finland. I thoroughly enjoyed the nature way above the arctic circle…

35mm vs 50mm lens

If I’d have to take only one lens to a desert island, I really don’t know whether to choose the 35mm f2.8 or the 50mm f1.8 lens. And yes, I’m talking about manual focus lenses only, like a good little…

Bokeh and grain

For a while now, I’ve thought that for some reason, I don’t enjoy excessive use of bokeh (that trendy background blur) on my film photographs. I like grain a lot. I like bokeh too, but not the two combined. For…

How to find subjects in street photography

How to find subjects? No, really how to find them? This is not a tuorial, I’m genuinely asking where to find them? When I wake up and brew my morning coffee, I look at my camera and start to fantasise…

Timeless Helsinki photo exhibition at Monami Galleria 15.11.2017—15.1.2018

Absolutely great news! I’ve been working on with my first 35mm photo exhibition called Timeless Helsinki (Ajaton Helsinki). It is open until January 15th 2018 at Galleria Monami in Helsinki. Free entry, so if you’re around, do come by! The…

Shooting with the brand new Silberra Pan 200

Alrighty then, very exciting news! I managed to get my hands on the brand new Silberra Pan 200 black and white film. Here are some of my test shots, taken on two separate days, in three different conditions. On the…

Shooting in low light without a light meter

During the halloween festivities, I had an excellent chance of trying out some very low light film photography almost completely without a light meter. I got some very nice exposures by following a very simple rule. But first, let me…