As a photographer who travels a lot, I am always seeking for products that will make my life easier. This is not a payed promotion, and not even a new product, but I haven´t heard about it before. When staying in hotels, there is always too few power outlets to charge all batteries and devices. I used to carry an extension cord with multiple sockets when ever I was travelling. But now I found a perfect substitute, it is called PowerCube™ USB It splits a standard ac outlet to four outlets, and has two usb-ports. So I can charge my laptop, camera, strobes, powerbank, iPhone and iPad simoultaneously. It is small and light weight, a perfect gadget for a traveller. You can find your from here. And people at Allocacoc, collaboration is possible 🙂
The wait is over, Sigma Art lenses for full frame Sony E-mount cameras are here. I have used Sigma Art lenses with my Sony for a few years now. The lenses are sharp and have a nice bokeh, but still they were not perfect. There were no lenses for full frame e-mount Sonys, hence I had to use Canon EF-mount with a adaptor. Although Sigma’s adaptor is best in the market, yet it felt a bit clumsy and its performance was not as good as it good be. But now all this has all changed. I am not going bore you with all those fancy tech specs, the internet is full of sites with diagrams and numbers on how lenses perform. I will speak from my own experience, what is the look and feel from my perspective. After testing these lenses about a month, I can say I am super happy. They are sharp right from wide open aperature, focus is fast and accurate and build quality is good and solid. I have tested 20,35 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses. All photos I took are work related, unfortunately and I can´t publish those yet. But I did some test shots on […]
Norway is a beautiful country and it is just perfect for photographers who loves road trips. Here is five tips that will help you to get most out of your journey. 1. Dont rush. Driving in Norway will take time. Scenic routes are narrow and curvy, it can take three hours to drive 100km. And there is going to be so much things to photograph so thrust me, it will take time. 2. Sleeping in your car. If possible, I will suggest this option. There is plenty of rest stops where you can sleep, and many of those have clean toilets. If you have a camper van you have even more possibilities. I have slept in my Range Rover, four night in car, one in motel, four nights in car, and so on. 3. Norway is expensive. It is not a secret that Norway is expensive. I always have plenty of camping food with me. What I have noticed, southern parts seems to be more expensive than north. 4. Take a ferry. Sometimes you have to, since it is not […]
It is time for German Grand Prix in legendary Hockenheim track. German is know of its sausages, so it was quite ease to decide what kind of bread I would make for this event. Get a rustic bun, fry some onions, fry two bratwurst sausages and make dijon mayonnaise (half/half) and your are good to go!
This time my Formula 1 bread is really simple. A classic. You only need baquette, butter, good quality ham and Dijon mustard. That’s all. So simple and super good. If you want, you can add cheese but I prefer not Shot with Leica M (typ240) Summarit 50mm f/2.4
Last autumn I had a chance to shoot cooking outside with a friend of mine, Chef Ari Ruoho from Restaurant Nokka. It was an epic day and you might have seen some photos on my Instagram feed. Couple a weeks ago we went again. This time to island called Rövargrundet, half an hour boat trip from Espoo. We had an epic day, food was once again really good. My brother Dan was with us and shot an behind the scenes video of our day. Here is some photos and that video. Enjoy!
This time I’m giving you something sweet and salty. On a bagel there is majo, crispy bacon glazed with maple syrup, mature cheddar and fried apple. Super tasty. Shot with Sony A7RIII and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART
If you are in Helsinki in June, you should visit this beautiful Rhododendron park in Etelä-Haaga. Those flowers are super beautiful and evening light is amazing this time of the year. Pro tip, visit the park just after rain, scent from the flowers is unbelievable. All photos shot with Leica Q
This time I wanted to make something a bit luxurious, after all, it is Monaco. Traditional dark bread from Finnish archipelago, remoulade sauce, cold smoked salmon, sea weed caviar, onion and grated horseradish.
I is quite warm in Helsinki, much warmer than it usually is in May. It is hard to imagine anything better to do on a warm summer day, than a boat ride to a lighthouse. We couldn’t dock the boat, there are birds nesting on the island where the lighthouse is, but it didn’t matter. It was super nice anyway. Thanks Ville for the ride, your new boat is awesome! Shot with Leica M with Summarit 35mm and 50mm, Sony A7RIII with Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8
This time I tried something different. One of my favorite Spanish dishes is Patatas Bravas. And so I made a sandwich where you can find patatas bravas and chorizo, boosted with aioli and finely chopped lettuce. A bit hard to eat with out a mess but the taste is really good. And yes, made some potato chips to the side. Tomato sauce: 1 yellow onion. 2 gloves garlic 1 can of Mutti cherry tomatos 1 tbs white vinegar 2 tbs tomato pyree Pinch of chili flakes 1 ts salt Peel and chop onions. Heat a sauce pan to medium, add olive oil and chopped onion. When onions are soft, add tomatoes ja smash them with spatula. Add rest of the ingredients and let shimmer for appx. 20min Potatoes: Boil potatoes until they are done. Drain, chop to small pieces and fry in a pan until nicely coloured. Add spices. Chips: Make super this potato slices. Heat vegetable oil to 180c° Cook ships until nicely brown. Be careful. Shot with Sony A7RIII and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art -lens.