Harri Tarvainen is a professional photographer who’s specialized in outdoor and action photography. He got his first Canon, an EOS300 film camera, in high school and had his own darkroom for developing the photos he took. Over the years Harri has photographed a wide range of images from snowboarding to commercial photos, but it was his dog Kaffe and photographing his pure happiness that brought back the joy of shooting pictures in his spare time as well.
“With Kaffe, it never feels like the moments taking photos and exploring outdoors are in vain – there’s always a certain lightness in photographing Kaffe, even if the photos don’t turn out quite as I hoped beforehand. I strongly feel that images need to transmit feelings and most of all, tell stories – they don’t need to be traditionally considered as perfect to provide the right feelings. Sometimes some things that can be considered as flaws, such as a crooked horizon or over exposed areas can be a good thing, something that brings unexpected beauty. There is so much emotion in imperfection, you just have to see it.”
To Harri, it’s important to encourage everyone’s enthusiasm in photography. He strongly believes that with some tips and tricks of the trade and Canon’s wide range of tools anyone can shoot amazing pictures.
You can find Kaffe and Harri on Instagram under @kaffegram & @harritarvainen.
Here are Harri’s TOP 5 tips for taking pictures of your pet: