Friday, May 31, 2019

Sandra



Sandra was participating in a photography class, we lost contact after the studies was over, but for my great surprise I found her once in a club DJing - sweet! Lovely low-light portrait.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Rolf Roosalu



Just an emotional and warm portrait of Rolf Roosalu at the rehearsal of Eesti Laul, I believe in 2010. Using the lights of the stage.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Unknown portrait vol. 4



A bounce flash from the bottom on a dancers face, who was so into music that she didn't pay attention to what was happening around her.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Unknown portrait vol. 3



I took this photo of a actor participating in a play, using just the lights on the stage.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Birgit Õigemeel


Portraits go on, but this time candid ones, but still taken under low-light conditions or using a flash head.

Out of curiosity, if you have seen both weeks photos, can you let me know, which is better - posed or candid?


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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Unknown portrait vol. 2



A former friends friend needed some stylish photos, showing her make-up skills. She chose the queen era style and painted her cousin's face suitable for that era. Looking good with the costume and all. For the picture just one light from the left with a diffuser was used.

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Enar



In Tartu Art School, we had a chance to play with light ant learn more interesting stuff, which the head of the photography department was teaching us. Here we played with the lightbox and used thick saw dust to add a different look to this, otherwise perhaps empty portrait.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Eeva



We drove with Eeva to Haapsalu, which was quite a drive, to take photos of a theatre group for their new play's billboard. We got to meet some famous actors and had fun, while taking their photos. I and to test light and this set - diffused light from the left, falling on the persons face - was the winning one.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Unknown portrait vol. 1



Though I have forgotten his name, he was a lovely portrait model and excellent with this mask. If you would know how he really looked - night and day! Similar light, as in the previous photo, but with a white background and diffused light.


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Liis



Just one light above the model's head - very dramatic and mysterious look.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Priit



One of the best portraits I have ever taken in a night club, though you can't see the setting, I love the look and the light on Priit's face. This was achieved with a camera off flash, fired from the top left corner.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Raheeli


Next two weeks in this blog will be dedicated to portraits, especially low-light or artificial light portraits. It is challenging to take photos of people, but even more challenging is to get this great look on your photos, which can only happen because of the light.


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Sunday, May 19, 2019

It wasn't my fault!



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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Eurasian nuthatch



Another look of a wonderful Eurasian nuthatch!

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Rose is a rose is a rose



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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Study of UV-paint





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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Calm vol. 242



Quite a boring photo, I do not like it all, but I like the story behind this bottle of Ale-8-One.
I got to know it while visiting Kentucky, US ten years ago. Ginger drinks are not really a thing in this side of the world, at least they weren't 10 years ago. I really liked the drink, so that after I left, my friend mailed me three bottles of it to Estonia! Wow! When in the States, try it!

From their webpage you can read:

Ale-8’s crisp, clean taste is handcrafted batch by batch using a secret recipe passed down through four generations. Lightly carbonated and made with real ginger and citrus, experience a flavor that pops, especially when chilled.  Since 1926, we have been committed to delivering the one-of-a-kind taste of the original Ale-8 and remained loyal, steady and proudly unconventional.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Anne Heat chimney



I mean it is really not called like that, but what I mean is the former boilerhouse, which for a long time was an active spot providing heat in Tartu. For years it has been standing without use. In a way like an iconic item in the Tartu horizon. For some time conversations have been held about demolishing this high and thick chimney. 

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Katrin Siska




Katrin Siska was one of the three members of Vanilla Ninja. It was an Estonian all-female rock trio which enjoyed chart success in a number of countries across Europe, especially in Estonia, Germany and Austria.

The group formed in 2002 and released their self-titled debut album Vanilla Ninja, containing songs in both English and Estonian, the following year. After their debut single "Club Kung Fu" was released in 2003, the girls had many hits in Central Europe, including "Tough Enough", "When the Indians Cry", "Blue Tattoo" and "I Know". They also entered Estonian national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and 2007, failing both times, but proved successful in 2005, when they represented Switzerland with the song "Cool Vibes". The group finished 8th in the Eurovision Song Contest final, despite topping the leader board at the half-way stage. Vanilla Ninja were very popular in their native Estonia and have had a brand of both ice cream and curd snack named after them, marketed exclusively in their homeland due to their celebrity status in Estonia.
Source: Wikipedia.org


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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!



Ott is singing to all mother's today. Listen HERE!

I am so gracious for everything you have always been. You are amazing, strong, selfless, and loving and I’m such a lucky child to have a wonderful mom like you!



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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Waterstrider



Just a meditative bug - enjoy it next time you see it.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Bending for nature



Horizon is a bit tilted....:/

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

Welcome to Muhu island!





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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Calm vol. 241



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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Cafe, which doesn't exist anymore


Having a cup of hot chocolate, while watching wit my cousin my friend finishing her university studies on a big screen.

#estoniaishightech


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Monday, May 06, 2019

Hi!



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Sunday, May 05, 2019

Mihkel Raud



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Saturday, May 04, 2019

Finch



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Friday, May 03, 2019

All I see are just lines



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Thursday, May 02, 2019

A spring visit to botanical garden





Allowed me to put together such a set.


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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Calm vol. 240



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