Tuomas Heinonen

Tuomas Heinonen is a Finnish nature photographer based in Espoo, southern Finland.

Nature photography is an important part of Tuomas’s life, a way to relax and a good counterbalance for working in private security sector.

Tuomas has a blog in Finnish and through his Facebook page he publishes the most recent photos with stories surrounding them. On his Instagram feed, Tuomas posts photos almost daily, ranging from the most recent ones to some older photos from his archives.

Tuomas’s main subjects in nature are birds, mammals and landscapes and sell digital pictures and prints through his own business. He also provides education, presentations and guiding services, designs web-pages, and takes custom orders from clients who need photography services. Tuomas keeps actively working on new commercial projects in the field of nature photography.

When taking good photos, Tuomas considers the right angle to be a really important factor. This is often achieved by shooting from the same level as the subject, for example when photographing waterfowl Tuomas approaches them from water level. Tuomas’s photography consists of beautiful colours, narrow depth of field, sharp focus and great lighting. Usually, a wider optic gives the most interesting outcome. When a good idea about new a photo or a new way to photograph comes to mind, Tuomas often builds his own rigs and tools to achieve the wanted result. Tuomas’s skilfulness and interest in nature photography are shown in the wide range of subjects and landscapes that change throughout the year.

Tuomas is an active worker in nature photography associations. He has been a board member of Suomen Ammattiluontokuvaajat (Finnish Professional Nature photographers) association for years and is a founding member of an association devoted to documenting a valuable natural attraction in Suomenoja, Espoo. Their association published an informative book in 2017 showing the natural value and diversity of Suomenoja.