Did you know that the word photograph comes from Greek and means “drawing and writing with light”? The word sounds as poetic as the actual taking of photos, but its meaning does not offer much consolation here in the dark winters of the north. For the next few months, the “photo” in photograph – light itself – will be in short supply around here.
Harri Tarvainen is a professional photographer specialising in outdoors and action photography. Accompanied by his Insta-famous, curly-coated retriever Kaffe, he goes on hikes and takes great photos. You can follow Kaffe’s adventures on his Instagram account @kaffegram. You can also check out Kaffe and Harri’s tips for pet photography here: https://www.canon.lv/kaffe/
I’m just happy we have snow. Small as the daily amount of light is, it is reflected from the white ground and trees. Despite this, north of the Arctic Circle, even the brightest moment of the day is very dim in December. But this is not a complaint! This cloudy, dark and cold landscape is in fact the perfect condition to test the features of the new full-frame mirrorless EOS R6 camera.
I’ve taken photos with the EOS R5 camera for a few months now, and have become familiar with the mirrorless technology also by using the EOS RP and M6 Mark II. Even though my muscle memory still guides my fingers to the buttons of the 5D and that camera body does have a special place in my heart, I wouldn’t switch back. The technological advances of the latest models not only make it possible to shoot faster, more accurately or at a higher resolution; they also change the way I shoot.