Zegama here I come!

One week from now (25.5.2018) I'll be traveling to photograph Zegama-Aizkorri mountain running competition. I can't describe how excited I am! I just say, it will be huge! Zegama-Aizkorri is one of the best known mountain running competition in the world. It's located in north of Spain. My mission is to photograph Finnish runner Henri Ansio. Henri was 4th in last years World Championships, so he'll be one to watch! It's kind of crazy how runner from flat country can challenge the best mountain runners from all over the world! Can't wait to take photos as he runs in the middle of a huge crowd! Yes, there will be huge crowd even at the top of  the mountain!

Here's some gear I'll be carrying with me. I try to travel as light as possible, because you know I have to hike up the mountains.

If you want to follow this journey check out these channels:
https://www.facebook.com/SalomonSuuntoTrailTeamFI/
https://www.instagram.com/salomonsuomi/
https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.oksanen/

I'm still considering should I take wide-angle 16-35 f/4 or 24-70 f/2.8. Let me know what you think in comments below. Thank you for reading! :)

Gear list:

Nikon D750*
Nikon D800e (backup)
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC (or Nikkor 16-35mm f/4 VR)*
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4*
Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC*
Panasonic Lumix LX15
Macbook Pro 13
Peak Design Slide Summit Edition strap*
F-Stop Loka UL backpack*

*I will carry with me when I'm in the mountains.

Check out the latest post in "New Work!" There's Henri Ansio's training montage and some of his thoughts (in Finnish) about Zegama-Aizkorri. https://www.teemuoksanen.net/new-work/2018/5/18/the-best-of-the-best

Toni&Toni Super Prestige Cyclocross Race

Lately I've been really into cycling. I got a new cyclocross bike couple of months ago and it really stole my heart. 

I'm also huge fan of cycling photography and by that I mean more of a fashion type of photography. I like the tones and vibe that I see in "cycling fashion photography." 

Yesterday I wanted to try cycling photography by myself with my style. Here's what I got.

New Gear

I have got some new gear and I have to say I love these products! 

My number one computer for around 10 years have been my old Apple iMac 27". Now I felt I needed a new partner for that and I bought myself a new MacBook PRO 13". It has really good display and everything works super fast. Now it's much easier to update social media and edit all the pictures while I'm away from my iMac.

Another great new product is Fujifilm X100S. It was little used when I bought this camera, but it was in excellent shape. I've been using this camera a lot! We have 8 months old son and this perfect camera to take pictures of him. X100S is also my number one choice when I go out to shoot street photography. It has great retro look and it has really good sensor and lens! 35mm lens feels really good! All the manual controls are great to use.

Uups... there's also third product. Yes, it's Cordweaver strap that I ordered from UK. Really awesome strap to use with my X100S! It was nice that I had a chance to choose the length and the color. Then this nice guy from UK made it and send it to me! http://www.cordweaver.co.uk

Hanko Fotofestival 3.9.2016

This fall I'll be giving a presentation about my work in Hanko Fotofestival. I hope you can visit this beautiful city of Finland.

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Hanko Fotofestival järjestetään nejännen kerran Hangossa ja tänä syksynä olen mukana pitämässä esitelmää kuvistani. Tervetuloa katselemaan ja kuuntelemaan.
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http://www.hankofotofestival.fi/esiintyjat/

“American West” – mustavalkoisia maisemakuvia ja vinkkejä maisemakuvausmatkalle

Esitelmäni koostuu mustavalkoisista maisemakuvista ja kertoo “American West”- kuvasarjastani, jota kuvasin 2,5 viikon ja 3500 km ajan. Luennon aikana kerron siitä, missä matkustimme ja mitä asioita hyvä ottaa huomioon kun lähtee maisemakuvausmatkalle. Näytän myös mitä kuvia sain reissussa aikaiseksi.
— Hanko Foto Festival

El Paisaje Perfecto - Article about black and white landscape photography

Spanish landscape photography magazine El Paisaje Perfecto just published article about black and white landscape photography. I'm honored to be one of the photographers they interviewed and featured in this article.

Here you can find the article: http://www.elpaisajeperfecto.com/2015/10/la-vision-de-4-fotografos-del-paisaje.html
(Article is in Spanish, but you can translate it to your local language. Just click the "translate" image on the right side of the page and choose your language)

 

Vision 4 photographers
landscape black and white

 

Introduction ...

     It is time to get serious about landscape photography in black and white, so we present an article in which four photographers landscapes brings their vision. David Frutos, Teemu Oksanen, Greg Russell and Juan Santos we talk about its method of work, what inspires them, the place of the black and white in their work and, ultimately, what they consider essential when photographing landscape in black and white. Besides, what better way to reflect his view that one of your pictures! And they tell us in a few words, the most significant of that image how? when? where? and more importantly why?


MY TRAVEL KIT – ASIA

Soon I’ll be leaving for a photography/holiday trip to Asia and I just wanted to do some gear writing. Because for me traveling with quality gear and with good preparations I will enjoy my adventures much more.

Here are some essential gear I’ll be carrying with me. With camera gear I try use as compact kit as possible, but sturdy and versatile enough that suits with my style of photography. Other gear that I mention are some of my favorites and things that I wouldn’t travel without.

Camera gear:
– Nikon D800e
– Nikon 16-35mm f/4 (Landscapes)
– Nikon 50mm f/1.4 (People, all-around)
– Tamron 70-300mm VC USD (Light weight telezoom for landscapes and wildlife)
* Filters: ND filters (3, 10 and 16-stops) and one ND-grad
* Hähnel remote control
* Hähnel Extreme batteries
* Hähnel Unipal Plus charger
* Lenspen cleaning kit
* Lexar & Eye-Fi memory cards (totally 5pcs of 32GB memory cards)
* Sirui M-3204 + K-20x (tripod & ball head)
* Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW backpack
* Lowepro neck strap

Other essential gear:
– Mountain Hardwear Duffle 90L (water- and dirt resistant travel bag)
– Adidas trail running shoes (fast way to find locations is to do trail running)
– Columbia outerwear
– Suunto Ambit 3 Peak
– iPhone 5s + Lifeproof case
– iPad (backups)
– Oakley sunglasses
– UKPro Gear Box (Protection for all the small breakable things)
– Books (Lately I’ve been reading adventure and running books)