Another one from todays test shoot.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Something a bit different this time. Did a test shoot today with Anna for my friend Camilla's final uni project. I'm not a fashion photographer, but I really did enjoy today. The actual shoot on saturday is going to be interesting...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Added some new work to my website, made a new page and deleted some photos as well. Have a look and tell me what you think. www.toiviainen.org
Monday, February 13, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
My mom and dad are both now retired and it's been their dream for a while to pack up and move to Spain to get away from the cold winters we have in Finland. They finally decided to do it in mid January and I was helping them move. They decided to drive to Spain, because of our cat, "Julle" who's 16 years old now. The flight from Helsinki to Malaga would have been too much for his old heart, so the only option was to drive to Spain.
We left from Helsinki on a Finnlines boat that is mainly used by lorry drives that are going to Europe from Finland. The boat took almost two days from Helsinki, Finland to Rostock, Germany via Gdynia, Poland. From Rostock it was about 2900 km drive to Malaga, Spain through France and Belgium and I drove about 2000 km of it.
My dad and I had to take all the studs off from the winter tires before we left Helsinki, because it's illegal to have studs on your wheels in Germany in winter. Since I didn't know how to do it properly according to my dad, he decided to do most of the work himself.
The Finnlines boat that we were on only had a total of 20 passengers onboard. One of the members of the crew said that the route isn't very popular with other than lorry drivers during winter.
Vuosaari harbour in Helsinki.
Getting ready to have dinner.
We had to stop few times on the way, so my mom could feed Julle. This had to be done inside the car, because Julle is an indoor cat and my mom was worried that he might run away in the middle of nowhere.
Another stop in Spain with Julle.
A wooden sauna and an empty swimming pool behind Residencia Mayor.
Geisha Imperial brothel, close to Residencia Mayor.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Another test for my new uni project. Used the 28m lens again and this time a single Elinchrom Quadra flash bounced from the ceiling to get a natural window lit feel to the portrait. I think this came out okay again...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Did another test portrait today with Liam. I used a 28mm f/2.8 lens this time, because Liam's room is quite small. I think it came out okay. Again, I wish I'd had my reflector with me....