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…

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…

Best film photography podcasts

For the longest time Film Photography Podcast was the only film photography podcast I listened to. It is still my favourite one and I always jump up and down whenever new episode comes up. Since then, I’ve discovered few other…

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)

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…

Olympus OM-1 vs. Olympus OM-2

Here’s a very short comparison of the Olympus OM-1 and OM-2 cameras. I currently own both models. OM-1 has been one of my favourite cameras for over a year now and last autumn I purchased the OM-2 as too after…

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…

Review: Street Candy ATM 400 black & white film

As you know, film is not dead. It has been alive and well again for some years now, and it’s even having babies. There are some new, exciting and unusual films coming to market all the time. The latest addition…

Light meters versus manual exposures

I have the quintessential love/hate relationship with light meters. I usually get the best results when exposing manually, but on the other hand, I really like the idea of just taking it easy and to go with what ever the…