Finnish light-portray photographer Hannu Huhtamo has shared a intriguing at the rear of-the-scenes appear at how he recently produced a picture of gentle swans floating on a lake.

Huhtamo is a Helsinki-dependent photographer who has been combining light art and lengthy publicity photography because 2008. His intricate mild portray shots have now captured the Internet’s consideration for more than a 10 years and have been featured in exhibitions all-around the environment.

Though a massive percentage of Huhtamo’s function shows summary light-weight paintings in many landscapes, Huhtamo is also experienced at drawing a lot more recognizable subjects with light-weight, as his swan photo, titled Serenity, proves.

Here’s a 56-next movie shot by Huhtamo’s wife, Sanna, demonstrating how he very carefully paints in each of the areas of the swans with many styles of lights:

Even though any digicam that supports very long or indefinite exposure moments can be utilized for light-weight portray pictures, light-weight portray photographers usually do not see what they’ve made until immediately after a long exposure is accomplished — Huhtamo’s use of an Olympus digital camera allows the photo’s progress to be previewed reside as he’s portray with light-weight.

“Olympus cameras have a unique function identified as Reside Composite manner that enables you to set the base publicity time and then the digital camera stacks several frames (exposures) into 1 image in serious-time,” writes Huhtamo on Fb, as spotted by Electronic Digital camera Globe. “I have on black clothing and I’m constantly shifting during the exposure. […] If I’d remain in the exact position, my silhouette would be viewed.

“With Are living Composite you can also prevent in excess of-exposed photographs. [The] camera will decide on up modifications in mild only if the following frame has brighter elements than the earlier body had. No Photoshop or any other post-processing, straight out of the digital camera.”

The photograph was captured in Lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland on the evening of July 26th.

“I just experienced to do some mild drawing in entrance of this wonderful scene,” the photographer writes. “Mosquitos all more than me and compact infant perches were being nibbling my toes as I stood in h2o with bare toes.”

In addition to gentle painting, Olympus also indicates seeking Reside Composite for fireworks, avenue scenes, star trails, clouds, lightning, and portrait backgrounds. If you are interested in Olympus’ exclusive Stay Composite function, you can obtain it in most of the brand’s latest cameras across the OM-D, PEN, and Tough strains.

You can find a lot more of Huhtamo’s operate on his web-site, Facebook, and Instagram.


Image credits: Photograph by Hannu Huhtamo and utilized with authorization