Had a great day working with fantastic professionals. Unfortunately, I cannot yet show you the actual products as they will only be launched later this year and next spring.
But I can share some behind the scenes photos, and so I do. Badabim!
All photos shot with Leica Q
My March is going to be quite busy. When you are busy it is important to steal some time for yourself.
Today I gave a pretty good kick-start to my week. Early morning coffee, and out to frozen sea with my wife and our dog Onni.
Cross country skiing on frozen sea when sun is just rising, we couldn't stop smiling, it was that good.
After many years of all kind of gear mania I have come to a point where I like to keep my camera bag as light as possible.
This is what I mainly use for my food photography.
Camera body: Sony A7RIII
Lenses: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art DG HSM (this is my favorite lens of all my lenses) and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art DG OS HSM
Flash: Elinchrom ELB1200 with Hi-Speed head
Light shaper: Elinchrom deep 125cm white umbrella with diffusor. This is by far the best for food photos.
Pieces of white and black foam board
DUDE! where is your macro????
I have one, I don't use one. At this point it is not trendy to shoot details of portions, so macro is not needed.
This is it, simple and easy to carry around. Badabim!
Ou, I forgot something. I have my Leica Q for bts-shots.
You know what? Sometimes it's good to take a short break and a weekend getaway is just perfect for that purpose.
This weekend I packed my skis, camera, drone, wife and dog to car and drove to Hämeenlinna and to be more specific Aulanko Resort and spa.
We went cross-country skiing, walking, grilled sausages on bonfire, visited the spa and slept well. That was a good energy booster for future weeks.
(Photos shot with Leica SL (loving this, maybe I don´t give it back) and aerials with Mavic Air)
I just came back from a short trip to countryside. My father in-law lives a small village, 3 hours drive from Helsinki (where I live)
It was nothing special, enjoying outdoors, sauna, good food and few glasses of wine. Very relaxing.
Helsinki has not been so lucky what comes to a proper winter. It was nice to experience the real deal, snow and sub zero temperatures (this morning -20° celsius)
Everybody knows how important friends are. I am really happy to tell you that I have a new friend.
That friend is a small roastery called Lehmus Roastery. They are located in Lappeenranta (2h to NE by train from Helsinki) and they roast some damn good coffee. At 2017 Helsinki Coffee Festival they were voted as best roastery in Finland.
I love coffee, many photographers do. It´s like red wine to a painter or bourbon to a country singer.
Thats why I am super happy that I got this opportunity to be part of Lehmus family.
What does this friendship mean? I don't fully know yet, cause it's like any friendship that has just begun.
But I am sure it will bring a lot of good things and some fine coffee.