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Niko Mönkkönen
Concert, portrait and landscape photographer from Helsinki, Finland

Concert portfolio:
This is a bit overdue follow-up to Outdoor Photoshoot part 1. A friend of mine asked me for shots for his model portfolio so we decided on shooting at different locations with different clothing in order to get varying styles of shots.

In part one I talked about a couple of shooting locations in the city. This time we headed to eastern Helsinki for some shots by the seashore. I knew of a place with some rocks and I thought it would be a perfect location because of the sunset. I had used the location previously (Oscar) with some success in the winter. Imagine my disappointment upon arrival... Yeah, it turns out the sun sets at a different point during the summer (DUH!) and this time there were trees blocking the sun. A quick rethink. Instead of warm summer photos, these would be colder autumn style shots. The wardrobe included cardigans, which helped in pulling it off. First up, sitting-on-the-rocks styles:

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These photos were all lit with natural light. I did think of faking a sunset with a gelled flash, but scrapped the idea. The placement of the flash would have been tricky because of the surrounding sea and I had left all the extra gear in the car. The results weren't too bad this way anyway. Some walking around and standing in the midst of reed:

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There is a bridge close by where I had planned shots with complex lighting arrangements. It was getting late though and we had several hours of shooting behind us so I decided to ditch the lighting altogether and continue working with the natural light. The model had a leather jacket with him so we headed to the bridge anyway for some 50s rebel style photos. At this point I already knew what the image processing was going to involve, namely a black & white conversion with a reduced dynamic range. I thought this look would suit well for these shots. Results:

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That's it. A whole day of shooting. It was really fun and a big thanks to J for being professional throughout the day. A few lessons learnt as well:

1) Don't do this many locations in one day. Towards the end I noticed I wasn't as focused as earlier.

2) Plan the shoot as precisely as you can. This will save time and patience during the shoot. But...

3) Have backup plans, or at least be prepared to change the plans of a shoot. Things can happen that you can't control.




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