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My name is Toni, but you can call me Tony or T.
I'm self-learned hobbyist photographer from southeastern Finland.
I don't have any specific style, but I like to photograph nature sceneries.
You can see all kinds of photographs in this page, mainly sceneries and places from my hometown Imatra, but also from other parts of Finland.
I used to do digital picture manipulations too, but I don't have an interest in them anymore. You can view my old digital pictures in my gallery.
I practice to draw and paint and I also play drums and guitar.
While arts are my hobbies, I'm graduated as a surface finisher.
I.e. I paint and make other finishes and fixes to furniture and buildings and such. Not exactly my dream job but it isn't that bad neither.
After I finished comprehensive school, I tried to get to media school couple of years with no luck. I wanted to be a cameraman for tv and/or film productions.
Apparently it's very popular field of occupation in Finland with many applicants, but it has very low employment situation.
However, I have been a trainee on a video company. I have filmed and edited commercial projects. I also had there courses in both video and photography.
As a person, other people would describe me as quiet and shy, helpful and friendly.
Feel free to take contact here. I'm very easy going and I don't mind a little chat.
My language proficiency presented in stamps:
Respect the artist, do not copy, re-produce or re-submit my photos without my permission.
Simple note or comment with a mention of what photo and where you are going to use it, is fine.
I use reverse picture search tools to check my photos occasionally to find unauthorized use.
Win 216 points: Show me your best work from 2016!So, this is pretty easy:Link your personal favourite of your own work (uploaded in 2016) here in the commentsFave this journalA randomly chosen participant will receive 216 points from me on 25 FebruaryOnly my watchers may participate in this raffle.
Thank you all so much for your support and good luck!
UPDATE: Thanks for participating, everyone! I didn't reckon there were so many participants. The random winner is ...
... Stay tuned for more fun raffles!
White Winter Worldsnow
walking man by augenweide walking under snow by augenweide
Along the frozen river by Pajunen *** by Viatloner
Happy Thanksgiving from Montana! by NYLB43 Snowy Rowboat by Pajunen
First Kiss (WAB0840) by WayneBenedet Cold As Fire by ferrohanc
Untitled by kriakao The best themes - clear skies, fog and snow by NorbertKocsis
Karkonosze Mountains no126 by PawelJG Karkonosze Mountains no38 by PawelJG
winterscenery by augenweide the world in white by Ingelore
winter in the forest by Ingelore icy moment by HeikoGerlicher
Wonderland by KariLiimatainen A delicate landscape by cambguy
A true Winter Wonderland by TheFunnySpider untouched by TheScratcher
Above the Clouds at Tahoe by sellsworth Finsterberg by EmmmBeee
Snow Trees - Brocken 2016 by AngelOfDarkness089 Nearing Thurston by Westcoastspirits
Snowy Trees by the Lake by Pajunen&
Checklist for a perfect photographI hope this helps any beginners who need it.
(Note: Any of these can actually be used on purpose to convey a certain feeling, mood, idea etc.)
- The horizon is straight.
- There are no extra details that draw your eyes from the actual subject.
* The image isn't chaotic.
- Sharpness on the focused area of the photo.
- Depth-of-field (This can do magic on your images)
- Minimum of graininess.
- Good color saturation etc. (Can be any really, but sometimes a photo can be improved a lot by giving it brighter colours and more contrast.)
- Picture of a human isn't cropped from their joints.
- The crop/composing is balanced. (This is a bit difficult to explain, but getting to know the golden ratio and "rule of thirds" can help.)
- Only one or few images of the same subject/object. (I've seen people spam the same image all over again. Quantity doesn't make up for quality.)
- Don't forget to resize your photo to a comfortable size. This will also make them look a bit sharper.
Cloud_Clouds_Cloudy / Jul.Aug FeatureClouds in the sky
Have you ever
stopped to listen
to the things
as the rain
on this earth?
Maybe they had
a bad day,
and only need
I make it short so that you can enjoy our current feature
How often do you look up to the sky and watched the clouds?
Sometimes we are too busy to to enjoy the pretty and small things of life. This time we think in large scale. Just enjoy our collection of clouds
... the finger of god
... with lightning
Sheet Lightning - v.2 by QwikDrah Lightning Storm over Oklahoma by MattGranzPhotography
Featured artists (Week 1)Hey guys, so I created a poll last week and asked a simple question, "Who wants to be featured" I got a ton of people wanting to be featured! So this weeks featured is based on very deserving artists who inspire me everyday and deserve a feature I will write the artists name and 1-2 pieces that inspire me most!
So here we go...
A truly amazing artist, wish such beautiful works and the cutest drawings!
An artist who truly proves to me that to create wonderful still life all you need is a doll and a whole lot of talent!
An artist who has the cutest characters that always make me excited to see what they upload!
An artist who is a dear friend of mine and a master of all arts
Eye Popping Art Feature MAY 2016Hello and welcome to May's Eye Popping Art Feature!
Have you ever come across a piece of art that is so amazing it makes you stop right in your tracks and just stare with your eyes wide open at how utterly amazingly incredible it is?
Well that is what this feature is about, I'm going to be showcasing the best pieces of all kinds of art once a month, at the end of every month and this is the very first one.
I do hope that you all enjoy this feature, with all these amazing pieces of art as much as I do!
In this feature you will find a mix of art in digital and traditional.
So please sit back and enjoy!
But first, let us meet these talented artists of May!
:iconjustingedak: :iconcutereaper: :iconoer-wout: :iconbrietolga: :iconoprust: :icongedogfx: :iconlora-vysotskaya: :iconvbmonkey26: :iconkelshray-photo: :iconlightbulbmoon: :iconbatjorge: :iconeternal-dream-art:
:iconahmed-fares94: :iconbarbaramincedmeat: :iconmarijeberting: :iconikonokl4st: :iconnelleke:
Walking on winter wonderland by ShinyHeels Duck Assemblage by Toni-R
peek by KariLiimatainen Winter wonderland .. by KariLiimatainen
Aurora wings by dannert junipers hill by MartinAmm
Winter in Finland .. by KariLiimatainen Lake Red Rock -00558-2 by abstractcamera
Our time to shine by JustinDeRosa To Dream Again by JustinDeRosa
Winter Pond 3 by MichaelAtman Behemoth Stranded by uberfischer
Frozen lake by VasiDgallery River view by KariLiimatainen
winter beauty in Finland by KariLiimatainen Frooozen by FinJambo
Winter beauty by KariLiimatainen Plitvice by Arteragazzina
Winter Stream by Pajunen Golden tree by Annabelle-Chabert
winter in the forest by Ingelore icy moment by HeikoGerlicher
Path under the moon and stars by Grymstiff Karkonosze Mountains no130 by PawelJG
Fresh snow by sxsvexen Frozen Path by Pajunen
Up High by RodeoWolves A delicate landscape by cambguy
Adding to groups is a nightmare? Solution here!I've made a suggestion to the staff to change the way you can submit your artworks to groups.
I think it is quicker and easier.
Support my suggestion with a like and a "I AGREE!" by clicking underneath, so the staff will be able to see it and think about it!
Comment here: IMPROVED "ADD TO A GROUP" PROCESS - SUGGESTION TO DA STAFF
DA is a great website but adding to groups here is terrible. Are you a member of more than 10 groups? You should understand me. Type groups names is boring and awful, not being able to manage the list is ANNOYING!
I have lot of inactive groups and I just can't erase them from the "submit" list.
"Recents groups" are not recent at all, they are just 10, you can't change them and they are always the same (I still have a "Young teen art" group where I can't add anything because.. well I'm now 22!!!).
"Type a group name" is al
Popular - Please read!The "Browsing Street" gallery on deviantArt has been broken for almost a month.
Images uploaded show late, and ordering is totally incomprehensible.
You can see dozens of images with 0 or 1 fave before seeing an image that according to the rules should be there.
Here is what you get for the last 24 hours:
Most of these images far less faves that many images that don't show here.
dA help desk claims that no change has occurred, and refers to this journal, written in 2012, to explain the behavior:
As this is obviously wrong, this will be my next "Street Photography" post.
Please help me making it popular. Please share this journal, and let's try together to get dA to fix the problem!
Getting a grip on 2015Hey everyone
Well 2015 has to go down as a tough year. Many of my friends have been and still are experiencing difficult times to say the least. Sad to say I expect to lose two friends before many more months have passed. They are both younger than me and are lovely people. For both it has come out of the blue. Their families are having to cope with the knowledge they will lose them and they, themselves have to cope with the knowledge that their time is running out. Desperately sad for everyone touched by this. You think you have years ahead of you but that can change in an instant.
The purpose of this is not to bring you down however. It is just to remind you that life is precious. I have other friends who have problems to deal with right now too. I want to be the best friend I can but I seem to be worrying so much about them that I am forgetting how to simply be a good friend. Worrying only gets you so far. You have to do more than that.
Love your friends and family