Canon AE-1 — an honest review

Alrighty then… it seem’s like the hype around the Canon AE-1 has gone mental these days, so I thought I’d drop an honest review about it. You may also want to read my old AE-1 review (includes sample photos), which has…

Choosing a camera that you freaking LOVE!

I believe that the gear doesn’t matter, but not in the most obvious way. I belong to the camp that think performance and specs are somewhat irrelevant. I believe that the camera should be technically good enough, not necessarily the best….

Distinguishing a beautiful landscape or a hot model from a good photograph

If I stumble upon a great landscape and take a photo, is it a great photo, or just a normal photo of a great view? Or if I shoot an amazing looking model — is it any good as a…

Photo analysis — breaking down an image

Let’s break down this image to see how and why it works. I took this image of my little sister Anna (a.k.a Brolan) yesterday while we were rehearsing for our upcoming portrait project. We made about 15 improvised test shots on…

Projects and exhibitions for 2018

I’m planning to hold two or three exhibitions this year. It is now only January 4th, so there’s plenty of time for the plans to change as the year unfolds. But, so far I’ve made plans for one big project…

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

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…

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…