Opportunism in photography

Summer car for sale.

Opportunism emerges.Most, if not all pho­tog­ra­phers are oppor­tunis­tic crea­tures. The sever­i­ty of this con­di­tion heav­i­ly depends on the type of pho­tog­ra­phy they’re inter­est­ed in. With some, the oppor­tunism comes and goes dur­ing the years, but oth­ers can be just ter­mi­nal­ly oppor­tunis­tic.

Opportunism scale

Very mild oppor­tunism could man­i­fest itself as a want to take pho­tographs because of beau­ti­ful weath­er or of a type of flower that just hap­pens to be in bloom. More aggres­sive and chron­ic oppor­tunism is usu­al­ly linked to jour­nal­is­tic pho­tog­ra­phy where some­thing news­wor­thy hap­pen­ing or not hap­pen­ing could make or break the sto­ry.

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Helsinki excursion

The Finlandia Hall

The Finlandia HallThis week I spent two days in Helsin­ki, the cap­i­tal of Fin­land. Unfor­tu­nate­ly (in regard to pho­tog­ra­phy) this wasn’t a vaca­tion but a busi­ness trip. For­tu­nate­ly (in regard to pho­tog­ra­phy) we had a bit of time off here and there, so I could take a few pho­tos dur­ing the event. The weath­er hap­pened also to be on our side dur­ing both days.

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Fujinon XF90mmF2 – First impressions

Flood sticker sunsetThis week I added the first lens to my Fuji ecosys­tem, the Fuji­non XF90mmF2 R LM WR. Well, not exact­ly the first since I did get the body with the Fuji­non XF18-55mmF2.8–4 R LM OIS kit lens. My orig­i­nal goal was to go with prime lens­es only. The only thing was that my wal­let didn’t agree with me on that when I pur­chased the cam­era in Decem­ber. With this goal in mind, I’ve been scout­ing the Finnish for sale forums and gath­er­ing up funds for lens­es since I got the cam­era. View full post!

Photographing tits

Blue tits stare

Blue tit stareLast Sat­ur­day was the first time since the begin­ning of Jan­u­ary we man­aged to get out and pho­to­graph some birds. Par­don the word play here, but talk­ing about tits is always fun­ny. ;)

Like I men­tioned in the last post, I’ve been suf­fer­ing from a per­sis­tent sinusi­tis and flu for about a month and I’m still not in 100% health. Things should get back to nor­mal in a few weeks time. I just need to final­ize a few long over­due projects. View full post!

Elevator lights

Elevator lights

Elevator lights I’ve had my eye on these ele­va­tor lights reflect­ing off of the ele­va­tor walls for quite some time. Now that I have my Fuji X-T20 always with me, I decid­ed it was time to pho­to­graph them. I used the Acros sim­u­la­tion with red fil­ter in cam­era and final tweaks were made in Light­room & Pho­to­shop.

In other news

I imme­di­ate­ly slipped from the week­ly blog­ging sched­ule I set for myself, but I had a good rea­son for it. I’ve been sick as a dog for the past month with sinusi­tis on both sides. It didn’t clear even after two antibi­ot­ic treat­ments. Only after I got pre­scribed cor­ti­sone it final­ly cleared, but I was award­ed a more regular flu right after that. A month of being sick strange­ly sucks the cre­ative juices out of a per­son.

The blog should be back on track again soon with more con­tent and I’ve got plans for clear­ing up my sched­ule for more pho­tog­ra­phy and blog­ging. But more on that in the next post. I’ll also try to pub­lish more this sort of short one image posts now that I’ve got some idea on how SEO works with this kind of posts.


Fuji X-T20

Fuji X-T20 box

Fuji X-T20 boxThere have been a num­ber of changes and addi­tions to my cam­era gear dur­ing the last few years and the newest mem­ber to join the fam­i­ly is the Fuji X-T20. The rea­son for this recent pur­chase is that I want­ed to have a small but capa­ble cam­era to be with me even when I’m not going out specif­i­cal­ly to take pho­tos. View full post!

Blog reboot

2018 fireworks blog reboot
What could be a bet­ter time to reboot my blog than the first day of the year 2018. Well, Christ­mas would have also worked since me start­ing to blog again is a small mir­a­cle after all. View full post!