Film photos of Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit 2018 on Kodak Tri-x

Film photos of Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit 2018 on Kodak Tri-x

As I’m writing this, President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are meeting in Helsinki. This big event of course drove people to streets as well. I attended one of these big rallies yesterday, the day before the actual summit, in…

Cinematic ‘vintage’ portraits — part III: The Steam Locomotive shots on Film

Cinematic ‘vintage’ portraits — part III: The Steam Locomotive shots on Film

As you may remember, I had a unique chance few weeks ago to arrange a photo shoot on an old steam locomotive train with the vintage model Shanona Dreem. As mentioned on the previous post, I had both digital and…

Vintage style black & white film portraits with Shanona Dreem

Vintage style black & white film portraits with Shanona Dreem

Last friday… I remember like it was yesterday. But it was actually the day before yesterday. So yes — I remember it well. It was a beautiful summer evening. Perfect weather. I had a rough week, but instead going for…

Street photography on slow film — wide open (50mm f1.8)

Street photography on slow film — wide open (50mm f1.8)

Last year I was really exited about Kodak Tri-x 400, that I usually pushed one stop to 800. I still enjoy very much the look and shooting experience that it gives, but as usual, after a while, you just start…

Why to shoot film? Part IX — getting deep here

Why to shoot film? Part IX — getting deep here

Why to shoot film? This is question that I often ask myself. I have a more practical digital camera that I could use, but I often insist on shooting on film none the less. I often say to myself that…

Introducing the Film Marathon — shooting and analysing 42 different films

Introducing the Film Marathon — shooting and analysing 42 different films

Usually I shoot with just one film stock, but not anymore! During following months, I’ll be shooting mostly everything that is available — one film at a time. Total of 42 rolls. If you’re a film shooter, you may know…

Announcing the Arctic Ocean project for spring 2018

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…

Bokeh and grain

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…

Shooting with the brand new Silberra Pan 200

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

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…