I'm Michael Suodenjoki - a software engineer living in Kgs. Lyngby, north of Copenhagen, Denmark. This is my personal site containing my blog, photos, articles and main interests.


Updated 2011.01.23 16:00 +0100

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My photography interest...

My interest for photography started in 2001 when I bought my very first digital camera. I didn't own a camera and I therefore used one-time-use cameras. As many other people I had a need for capturing my experiences, especially my trekking holidays and I needed a better camera. At that point time the digital camera really increased in resolution and by owing a digital camera you have great fun with a fantastic technical gadget. I bought my first one in 2001 - a point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot S20.

My interest have increased ever since and even though I don't consider it a hobby yet I do spend a lot of time with it - many pages on this site will confirm that. After I bought my very first digital SLR camera in the beginning of 2003 the quality of my photos have increased substantially - at least accordingly to myself. I have still a lot to learn and I'm considering myself a happy amateur.

Feel free to discover my photo galleries or browse through my blog for occasional photo entries. For two years (2004-2005) I published a weekly photo on my blog running as a photo project for enhancing my abilities in photography.

In 2005 I spent 1½ day as movie still photographer (my first real photo job). Many people have expressed positive feelings on my photographs - and I have sold a few for use in exhibitions posters and press material.

My equipment

My Canon EOS 10D camera equipment.


  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II (2009) » info
  • Canon IXUS 860 IS (2008) » info
  • Canon EOS 10D (2003) » info
  • Canon PowerShot S20 (2001) » info


  • Canon 17-40mm f/4L USM » info
  • Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM » info
  • Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM » info
  • Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Makro » info
  • Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro » info
  • Canon Speedlite 550EX » info


  • Lowepro Camera Bag (Stealth Reporter D200 AQ) » info
  • Lowepro Chest Harness » info
  • Lowepro CompuTrekker AW » info
  • Gitzo Monopod GM3551 » info
  • Really Right Stuff (RRS) MH-01 LR Monopod Head + Really Right Stuff (RRS) B2 AS II Clamp » info
  • Really Right Stuff (RRS) B5D2-L L-plate (bracket) for Canon 5D Mark II » info
  • Hama profil 72 tripod.
  • STOFEN Omnibounder
  • 4 GB Sandisk Extreme IV (CF Type I)
  • 4 GB Hitachi Microdrive (CF Type II)
  • 4 GB Lexar Professional 133x Speed (SDHC)
  • 16 GB Sandisk Extreme IV (CF Type I, 45MB/s, UDMA) » info

Several people has asked about some details of my SLR camera. I'm not always able to answer on the spot since the details are not something that I find particular interesting. I'm more interested in taking some good photographs. However here are some of the details (these applies to the Canon 10D):

How many pixels do you have?
The picture resolution is 3072x2048 pixels, i.e. 6291456 bytes or 6 MegaPixel.
How much zoom do you have?
The zoom factor depends on the lens and the ratio between the maximum and minimum zoom angle. My 3 current zoom lenses have a zoom factor of: approx. 2 times for my 17-40mm wide zoom lens, approx. 5 times zoom for the 28-135mm and approx. 4 times zoom for the 70-300mm telephoto zoom lens. With the 3 zoom lenses together I have about 18 times zoom.
How many pictures can you take?
That depends on the amount of memory available (and the battery time) and the chosen resolution of the picture. I have a 4GB card and uses mostly the RAW format that uses about 8 MB pr. photograph, meaning that I can take about 512 pictures with that resolution.
How many extra batteries do you have?
I have all in all 3 batteries and is usually on a grand photo day find myself using 1-2 batteries. The third is for backup. On trekking holidays I have up to now been lucky enough to find a power plug (in cabins etc) to charge the batteries - you'll need to bring your charger though. If you're way out in the field, 3 batteries will not be enough.