Scream in the Rain

Theme: Water. Shower room was a bit small space for this and this photo would have been better to do outside where I could have placed flashes more to the back. Well I managed to get something out from this small space eventually. I put the flashes in small plastic bags so they won’t get wet, but I did get wet, really wet. Occasionally I had so much water in my mouth that I had to spit it out and retake the pose.

Reader Challenge: Light Bulb

Bulb Illusion can be found from reader challenge in Digital SLR Photography magazine April 2014 issue. Theme for the challenge was light bulb.

3rd International Salon of Photography “Animals”

FIAP HM for The Individual and Salon HM for Got It from 3rd International Salon of Photography “Animals”, Serbia.

Inner Monster

This lighting style is usually used in family portraits (like my Men picture). I decided to use it for a small photo series ‘Inner Monster’. Dialogue with the monster inside you.

Flash Gels

Fire & Ice can be found from reader images in Digital SLR Photography magazine April 2014 issue as an example of using flash gels.

Back to Back

It’s always those little things
Ones that seem not matter
But they always do


Unspoken things you can’t notice
Too small worth to mention
Perhaps only to you


It’s always those little things
Secrets you wish to keep
Remaining untold


Some forgiven, none forgotten
Dwelling on the thoughts
Midwinter’s cold


Back to back
One last chance to turn around
To keep away from the killing ground
Where the worlds are bound to collide


Back to back
You still mean a world to me
I only wish I could make you see
How proud I am to have you by my side


For the sake of our lives
I cannot live worlds apart
For the sake of our lives
I can’t survive worlds apart


Back to back
Plastered with some warning signs
A minefield of words as enemy lines
Is it peace or war we ought to make


Back to back
Trespassers may get shot
Then again, you are all I’ve got
The chance I will just have to take

Lyric by Jari Hämynen



Although I don’t usually shoot basic headshots I wanted to test couple of techniques and ended up shooting one. HDR and people don’t usually work together but there seems to be a way to use HDR for people too: PhotoshopUserTV: HDR Toning Tricks – Episode 371. Another tutorial I wanted to try was this: Color Grade Like A Pro. Good and easy to follow tutorial for color grading.

2nd Greek Photographic Circuit

FIAP Gold for The Individual from 2nd Greek Photographic Circuit – Crete, Greece. This was a successful circuit for the local camera club since JP Palmunen also got PSA Gold from the same Circuit.


Jan-Peter asked me if I would like to do a small photo battle. I immediately said yes. We selected Jason theme and went to the camera club studio. We both had our own ideas and we photographed bunch of photos for further editing. And now we are proudly to present the results:

Christmas Present

It’s always hard to find christmas present for my parents. Last christmas I gave them a card where I promised a portrait of them. Handmade gift, so to speak.

New Poster

VB Photographics centre wanted a poster for the yearly exhibition of association of Finnish camera clubs and Kuopio camera club 60 years anniversary exhibition. They wanted a clear design and it was a really short notice so the design is pretty similar to their previous poster. I think I managed to find four photos that work nicely together and keep the poster design nice.

The Duel

I have had this old camera as a decoration  for a long time and a plan to make a duel image with it. Now that local camera club has theme ‘Two’ I thought that it’s time to make it happen. Not completely happy with the lighting and shadows but it’s close. I originally planned to photograph it on a wood floor and white wall but changed my plans for the background and it was photographed on a black background. During editing I got an idea to have hand on a frame but it did not fit to the duel image. Idea was used for the ‘From the Outside’ image.