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Artists of APN: KariLiimatainen

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 6, 2018, 3:00 AM
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It's a new month, which means a new interview! This time I got to interview KariLiimatainen about his fairytale-like photographs!
Hope you enjoy! :eager:

Wonderland ? by KariLiimatainen

Hi, KariLiimatainen! Can you tell us a little about yourself, who are you?

I am Kari Liimatainen, and I live in central Finland, in the city of Jyväskylä.

Power by KariLiimatainen Beautiful winter morning. by KariLiimatainen

What attracts you to APN photography and photography in general?

Photography is a wonderful hobby, and when it comes to nature photography, for example, I forget about time, my mind relaxes and I forget all my worries.

Mysterious by KariLiimatainen Winter is coming updated. by KariLiimatainen

What do you find the most challenging when shooting landscapes?

The biggest challenge occurs in winter. When ice touches the river, rocks and cliffs, it can be dangerous to be there. Slipperiness and weak ice can be risky. You also have to be able to work quickly to adjust exposure, often in night and darker scenes I take photos on several different shutter speeds before I succeed.

Colorful Lapland night by KariLiimatainen Colorful sky by KariLiimatainen

What kind of gear and / or software do you use?

My photo-editing software is Cored Paintshop Pro 2018. I use the following lenses:
Sigma EOS 35mm f / 1.4 A DG HSM
Canon EF 24-105mm f / 4L IS II USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f / 4 L IS USM
Canon EF 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 L IS USM
Tokina AT-X 107 DX AF 10-17mm
Next to that I use several different filters.

Peaceful night. by KariLiimatainen Midnight sun. by KariLiimatainen

How do you improve your skills as a photographer?

I look at photos other photographers have taken, sometimes they inspire me. I read literature in the photography field, but not a lot. I always wonder about new things and try different shooting styles.

Winter time. by KariLiimatainen Happy Holidays by KariLiimatainen

What is your favorite kind of landscape to work with?

My favourite kind of landscape is nature, for instance forests, rapids, rivers, lakes and Finnish Lapland.

Winter mist. by KariLiimatainen dream or reality or Narnia by KariLiimatainen

Is there something you wish you'd known sooner?

You're never done learning when it comes to photography. There's always new development when it comes to technology.

Morning by KariLiimatainen Night by KariLiimatainen

Do you have any tips for people who want to learn how to shoot landscapes?

Take a lot of pictures. Take them from different angles, different lighting, try new things, read about photography, be creative: don't copy others.

Did you enjoy this interview? Check out some more work from KariLiimatainen's gallery below!

<da:thumb id="687045065"/> Summer night by KariLiimatainen  Peace of mind ... by KariLiimatainen
  mysterious .. by KariLiimatainen  Autumn beach. by KariLiimatainen  Rainbow above the sea. by KariLiimatainen
the colors of the river in winter by KariLiimatainen Wonderland by KariLiimatainen  Today, we celebrate Finland s independence day. by KariLiimatainen

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mekheke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
All these pictures are wonderful. :rainbowswirlla: Happy Clap Cutie Emote
The first picture of the "Check out some more work" section is not working. I have a "404 not found" message.
Yuukon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018   Writer
I am happy you enjoyed the interview!
Oh dear, I will look into that soon! Thanks for letting me know :)
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
Yuukon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018   Writer
You're welcome!
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