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…

Pulling Kodak Tri-x 400 to ISO 200 at very high contrast street photography situations

Pulling Kodak Tri-x 400 to ISO 200 at very high contrast street photography situations

What to do when the summer days keeps giving you a high contrast lighting, that is very hard to meter and expose correctly? You know, when it’s otherwise a lovely summer day, which is seemingly a perfect time shoot some…

5 additional methods (part 2) on approaching your subject in street photography

5 additional methods (part 2) on approaching your subject in street photography

This is an extension to my previous articles on approaching the subject in street photography. As you know, when taking candid photos of people on the street, it may extremely difficult to get close enough and the solutions are not…

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…

Early spring street photography in Helsinki

Early spring street photography in Helsinki

Oh yes, it’s spring finally and photographer’s best friend — the sun — is back among us. The past winter was really tough in every possible way. The darkness really got under my skin too, because I had so much…

Practical advise on how to get close to your subject in street photography

Practical advise on how to get close to your subject in street photography

Shooting from a close distance can be nerve wrecking as heck. At least for me it doesn’t come naturally at all. It is an acquired skill. Here’s a short memo of the things I’d personally advice anyone to bear in…

How to find subjects in street photography

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…

Fog and abandoned trains

Fog and abandoned trains

Couple of weeks ago, during a monday morning, it was a very misty weather. I was heading to a meeting. I parked my car close to an old trainyard. I had my cameras with me, as I always do. I…

Early autumn street photography

Early autumn street photography

Alright, back to basics. After shooting few rolls with AE-1, telephoto lens and what have you, it’s time to get back to my usual choice of 50mm f1.8 and Olympus OM-1. Whatever I end up trying, I always seem to…

Expectations vs. reality in film photography

Expectations vs. reality in film photography

Analog photography really has a way of curbing your enthusiasm. Because you don’t see your shot immediately, you have all this time to romanticise the image in your mind before seeing the results. The camera is remorseless and records everything…