Mamiya-Sekor Shift C 50mm f/4
I acquired an old Mamiya shift lens to assess the performance of vintage glass on GFX. I intend to employ it chiefly with shift and narrow apertures when capturing 1:6 scale room settings. I performed a comparative evaluation with two GFX lenses: the 110mm f/2 (excellent sharpness even when wide open) and the GFX “kit...
 
Diversity
The current theme of the month for my local camera club is diversity, and I wanted to make something for this important topic. However, I found myself struggling to come up with a compelling concept. Despite wracking my brain for inspiration, I was feeling a bit stumped and uncertain of where to begin. After a...
 
Prop Silencer
For a photo idea, I require a prop gun equipped with a silencer. Luckily, I have an airsoft pistol that appeared sufficiently realistic in photos. However, in order to complete the illusion, I needed to fabricate a silencer. I made it from a PVC pipe, 3D printed parts, a machine screw, and some glue.
 
Flash Cover
I found myself in need of a protective cap for one of my flashes. Rather than waiting for one to arrive from China, I decided to take matters into my own hands and design and 3D print one myself. Not only was it a quicker solution, but it also allowed me to customize the design...
 
Gold for Dystopia
NSFF Gold for Dystopia photo video from Nordiskt Fotomästerskap Bildspel 2023. The photo series “Dystopia” was completed some time ago, but I decided to turn it into a video presentation when a photo competition was announced by the Nordic Society of Photography. These photos from the series are still dear to me and, considering the...
 
Necessary Evil
I’m stuck with this room concept and I’m good with that. I did it in “The Dark Room” series and for this new series “Peculiar Events” I’m doing it again. In contrast to my previous approach, where I used photoshopped room, I have built a real 1:6 scale room for this series. As a hobbyist,...
 
Top light in home studio
I was searching for a solution to bring a large top light into my home studio, which has a normal room height and a relatively low ceiling. I discovered that using the inner diffuser of a 200x140cm reflector mounted on two C stands would do the trick. The C stands were also used to hold...
 
Shortening studio stand
I was looking to take a photo from a longer distance and our bedroom door provides the perfect line of sight against the grey background. However, the height of my studio stand was an issue when getting through the doorway. While hand-held photography is an option, I wanted to use stand in this situation too....
 
Chair in the Corridor – Fstopppers POTD
Chair in the Corridor
 
Edits 2022
As the final task of the year for my photography, I updated my portfolio and created a video showcasing my Photoshop edits from 2022, including lighting diagrams. I tend to watch these edit videos through myself to identify any mistakes I may have made and use them as a learning opportunity for myself too. I...
 
Portrait in Darkness
For the final image from this shoot, I chose to go with a black and white portrait. I wanted to try something a bit more traditional and classic, in contrast to the more stylized and artistic portraits we had done earlier. Despite the change in approach, I wanted to make sure that the darkness and...
 
The Beard
I wanted to really highlight the beard in this image, and I thought that using a headshot pose similar to the one from the Peaky Blinders poster would be the perfect way to do it. I believe that keeping the eyes hidden adds an element of drama and mystery to the image. By concealing this...
 
Welder
This leather apron was originally intended for grilling, but it also worked well as a welder’s apron, giving off some intense “welder from hell” vibes. I’ve used these welder glasses before, and they work great with a beard. With just these two simple props, I was able to create a really interesting, creative, and gritty...
 
Pilot
I’ve had this leather jacket for a while, but I haven’t worn it in a long time. I’m glad I didn’t get rid of it, because it ended up being perfect for this pilot-themed image. These motorcycle goggles really completed the look. They fogged up easily, but it actually looked so good that I enhanced...
 
Rare Exports
My friend had grown a nice beard so I asked him to visit my home studio. Here’s the first image from the shoot. I named the picture after the best Christmas movie ever made. I also asked chatGPT what it would say about the image. My friend and I stumbled upon an eerie photograph of...
 
Interview With The 2022 EPA Category Winner of the Year
Interview With The 2022 European Photography Awards Category Winner of the Year – Petri Damstén
 
Naked Dame
My son and his classmates had schoolwork to make a fair stand to sell something. They wanted to sell naughty cookies, Xmas calendars and such and “hired” me as their graphic designer and photographer. So Xmas-themed ad we did.
 
Group Yopparai
Bunch of guys renting a cottage once in a while to hang out together. I got a job taking a group portrait. There was a nice place outside to take one. The wind was so cold that we didn’t want to be there more than was absolutely necessary. The photographer might have been under the...
 
FIDC 2021, 8th Kuopio salon graphics
FIDC 2021, 8th Kuopio Salon: Poster design and video graphics.
 
How I Move – Henna
Another image pair for the “How I Move” series. Horses are a bit trickier to photograph in this style. While he was a good sport there is always a little movement between frames like it would with humans too. Takes a bit longer in post and have to use different techniques for layer blending but...