Photography is the process, activity and art of creating to preserve memories of favorite times, to capture special moments, to tell stories, to send messages, and as a source of entertainment. An art began and still attracts lots and lots even non amateur, especially in recent times with the noticeable improvement in digital cameras.
Accordingly today we interview Jari Mäntylä an awesome photographer from Finland, began his career since 1995, characterize by a variety types of photography such an abandoned, equipment and heavy machinery, urban life, humans, macro and many other expressive shots. Has a charming touch and special effects to all his works which speaks about itself and explain the subject in a pure way making the recipient get it easily, That made us to meet with him to tell us how he reached this limit of creativity and to see what insights he had to help those considering following his footsteps into the inspiring world of photography, And of course we thank him for giving us this opportunity to this interesting interview.
. Tell us a little about yourself and if you have any other hobby out of photography?
I’m an amateur photographer from northern Finland. I work in the mining industry and I have always been interested in photographic art etc. I have few hobbies other than photography. Namely just astronomy and movies.
. How did you get your start in photography? What lead you to it?
I was working as a trainee in mining and one older worker told me about his camera equipment and I got interested too. I got my first SLR and shot a lot on slide film. Later I upgraded into dSLR stuff.
. Do you have any formal training regarding photography?
I have not. I took two Photoshop courses at the local community college but that’s all.
. We noticed that you have multiple types of photography, so what do you prefer the most??
I prefer HDR with graphic look. I’m also interested in macro photography but so far I have had no good experiences with it. I would like to shoot studio portraits and such but they are still a dream.
. What do you think the most challenging thing about photography generally?
The most difficult thing is ‘seeing’ the ready image. Sometimes I see it well in advance but often the vision is a bit unclear. Usually the best results come from the unclear visions. The image develops itself during post processing.
. If you had to choose one lens, which one would it be and why?
From my own repertoire it would probably be the Nikkor AF-S 50/1.4 since I love the shallow DOF which it develops and the sensitivity to light.
. What advice do you have for amateurs wanting to become professional?
Shoot a lot. Develop your inner eye. Learn to see the final result before shooting. Look at what you have in the frame; is it all necessary. The less in the frame, the more powerful the image.
We thank you so much Mr Jari after this wonderful meeting, we really enjoyed this interview with you proving hard and diligent work to achieve success. and hope you realize your dream in professional portraits field and become one of the photographers of eminent persons in the community, who knows, there is nothing away with the insistence.
To see more works of Jari Mäntylä you can visit the following links: