The weather is getting warmer and the nights shorter here in Finland. This month was quite rewarding, I captured my first good lightning photo and continued to develop my skills in my home studio. Below are some photos from May 2019.
Above: The last bit of snow sits on an island in early May.
Above: Back to the rocks! I was happy to get back to the water in May and create some fine art landscapes. I also finally got a polarising filter after all of these years and had a chance to familiarise myself with it throughout the month. Quite a handy tool in my opinion.
Above: A plain and simple photo of an island after sunset and well into the blue hour. It’s amazing how still and quiet things get at night when you’re out in the middle of nowhere.
Above: A long exposure captures two lightning strikes in one scene. I am proud of this image, and spent many hours in the storm in order to capture this amazing moment. I got home soaking wet and riddled with mosquito bites, but with a big smile on my face 🙂 This was a single 30 second exposure at f8.
Above: Another photo from the stormy night. This is combination of 4 images put together, so not as genuine as the previous image.
Above: Some photos with the human element.
Above: Another simple shot of some green trees in Joensuu. Crazy how quickly the scenery changes around this time of the year.
That was it for the nature photos from May. I will be having many late nights in June and I hope to capture some amazing summer scenes and moments.
Rosa was back as my model this month to help me out with these portraits. It was an interesting month for and I’m continuing to learn more about light and how to use it.
Above: This shoot took a bit of prep. I basically had to go around town and pick up stray branches off the ground to use for the shoot. I’m sure a few people thought I was a madman carrying these branches through the city, but I think it was worth it and added an extra dimension to these portraits. I might do a separate blog about this shoot once I’ve edited more of the photos.
Above: Experimenting with mixed lighting.
Above: A photo from a more simplistic black & white shoot with Rosa. More to come in the future.
That was it for May in terms of portrait photography. I will add more photos from these shoots to my website and social media in the future once they have been edited.
You can see more of Rosa Summanen here on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosesummanen/
Hope you enjoyed my work from this month and hope that you all have a great summer!
See you out there!