Category Archives: Photography

Plotagraphs

…are “moving” pictures which are getting more and more popular by the year. And I understand why – if a still picture says more then a thousand words then a moving picture is even more expressive and vivid. I have also tried to make some based on my own photos. Of course I’m just a beginner and it takes time to learn this technique but at least I’ve got it started. There are several different software available to help you with it but as much as I’ve understood all the good ones are quite expensive.

Nevertheless with some trickery in Photoshop everything can be done :)! So here are some examples of the Plotagraphs I’ve made.

I’ve called this series “Hetk igavikus” which translates to A moment in eternity. Well, the caption is pretty at least :).

I’d strongly recommend to Google “plotagraphs”. I’m sure you’ll find a huge number of works which make you stare at them again and again and again. That’s the case at least for me 🙂

All the best!

Lauri

 

 

 

 

The world’s greatest photography game – Gurushots

Last year I discovered a great site where you can upload your photos and take part in different competitions. There are many different topics and new challenges are being added constantly. Although there are prizes for only the very top photographers you can still earn votes from professionals and hobbyists from all over the world, see how other people react to your photos and get many new ideas about what to add to your own portfolio. They also share many great galleries and articles and offer an opportunity to get picked to be presented on one of many exhibitions being held all over the world. There is also a ranking system – the more votes you get and the better spots you take in the challenges, the more benefits you have. Otherwise the site is completely free to use. If you’d like to share your photos with others along with getting some extra excitement while taking part in a competition or you’d just like to enjoy the many masterpieces Gurushots offer, this site is definitely for you! Go and check it out for yourself!

https://gurushots.com/

gurushots

My Wix photography website

Several years ago I made a quick website for my photos using the easy and simple Wix platform. Now I decided to update it a bit. I really like how easy it is to built a website there without any coding knowledge. Of course there are dozens of similar sites but for some reason it caught my attention.

Most of all I like to capture nature and the magnificent, majestic and interesting sights it has to offer. That is seconded by architecture and all the unique forms and figures you can find hidden everywhere. And basically everything else in between :). There are just some days I feel like taking a camera and going out to explore and discover! I hope you can also find some pictures to enjoy and savor the moment!

http://lauriaarop.wixsite.com/lauriphotography

Wix

Some of the favorite photos I’ve taken

I’ve now been into photography for slightly over 2 years and I’ve managed to take quite many photos during this time. Yesterday I was going through them in order to prepare pictures for upload. There are some sites besides FB and Instagram to where I occasionally upload my photos for viewing and selling purposes. The latter is currently in a very miniature form but still, I like taking photos and also sharing them with the world :). Either way I decided to post some of my own favorite moments I’ve captured. Hope you’ll enjoy :)!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Some of the best collections for photos without Photoshop

photonot

I love taking photos and I also love Photoshop. And I like lot of photographs that have been edited in Photoshop but there still nothing comparable with a photo that has this wow effect and you’re never going to believe that moment actually existed in real life. Here are a few links to some of the best collections in my opinion:

https://brightside.me/article/100-best-photographs-without-photoshop-46555/?utm_source=fb_r69f33&utm_campaign=pub3&utm_medium=cpm

https://www.boredpanda.com/unbelievable-not-photoshopped-photos-real/?page_numb=2