Saturday, January 31, 2015


I think every one of us who write a blog, have Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Steller, Tumblr etc. accounts want to tell their story to all people and love to have more and more new readers. For exemple I've noticed that when I do DIY I get a lot more readers than other posts. But I have also shared my DIY in Craftgavker that makes nice amount of trafic to my blog. So it might not be only about your blog but it is where you share your message. But still I'm  wondering when it is about social media - is it about quantity or quality? How you find your lovely readers?

meringue photo by Kreetta Järvenpää iPhone

I have had very slow speed in my blogging lately and it is because I'm now freelance photographer and because I have Instagram account. My time is spent by working with every aspect of entrepreneurship. I don't complain, it is very rewarding. But I can notice the change for exemple in blogging. If you don't blog every week, your readers start to fade...and I have to admit that I have had a very big crush to Instagram so I think that too has made my blog a bit more silent. These photos I use in this blog post are taken with iPhone and can be also found in my IG.

But I'll come back! I'm still in the middle of a new phase with my blog. I want to change it's layout. I have planned it since autumn but I wish I have time to do it in near future like starting my own webshop too. 

fruits photo by Kreetta Järvenpää iPhone

My answer to the question about is it about quantity or quality is quality without doubt. Answer to how you find your readers? I think you have to work a lot with that. There are no easy way. You have to try different kind of things in social media, in your blog, share your work in different kind of places and try to follow the statistics. But if you just enjoy of blogging it doens't have to be so serious business. I'm somewhere between serious and fun - but after I've started my own company this place is also about my brand as a photographer.

Have a lovely weekend!


PS. If you get somebody to write about you that is a very good thing for your company, blog or whatever you do. I had a very good chance to be in publication called Focus on Finland. It is a publication of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Sitra, Invest in Finland and Finnfacts. I got in with my blog. Hopefully get more work and readers :) Here's a link to it.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


dried flowers photo by Kreetta Järvenpää by iPhone

I've noticed that I have started to photograph even more with my iPhone. It's easier and faster and you get your photos in no time to Instagram. I've been in Instagram now for a one year and I have no regrets. I use to think that there are way too many photographs in the world and that is a great excuse to avoid IG. But...well no. It's a place with people. It's a place of community.

fruits and flowers photo by Kreetta Järvenpää by iPhone
I use VSCOcam to photograph my pics. I've just use to it, so I don't use camera's own app to do it. I don't know which one is better but I've my habits and quite happy with them. You know the size of the photograph taken with phone is huge. You can get almost A4 sized pic with 300dpi so nothing stop you making a nice photograph print from your phone photos. I think that is amazing. Technology is here to stay and it is speeding forward and I just don't know where we are after next ten years. 

I surely believe that if you want to have a job and live good life, you can't step back and avoid all the technology. You have to go along but you can choose your way. Appearance in internet and social media can't beat the true value of friendship and family so there are moments that you just have to forget the whole world around you and concentrate to your real life. It's sometimes hard because it is so easy to just push buttons on your phone and make a digital foodprints one after another. 

What do you think?

Here's 3 IG accounts I love to follow: 

Here you can find your perfect hideaway

You can eat with your eyes and enjoy of beautiful photography

Vintage vintage vintage - I love it!

...and my IG you can find kreettakreetta.
Have a lovely weekend!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Make a Steller story: In Venice

Steller story of Venice by Kreetta Järvenpää

I've been surrounded by everlasting beauty and I want to share it with you. I hope you have a chance to visit this beautiful city in Italy - Venice. I made my very first Steller story of Venice and you can find it here.

Above you see 4 pics. The first one with my name on it is of course the legendary Café Florian. It was opened 1720 and it's the oldest café in Italy.

Second pic is a gorgeus bed. This was photographed in private palazzo. I was there with Manuela from Milano Secrets and we were told that you can rent this place for your wedding or some other party. I'm already married so maybe when we have our 20 years anniversary ;) haha.

Third pic is a chandelier in luxury Hotel Danieli.

Fourth pic is of our dinner table in palazzo. I took part in food photography workshop by Local Milk and we were so lucky. Surrounded by beauty, history and talent. I will make another post about it.

Have you tried to make Steller stories? I think it was quite easy I have to admit. But...I haven't learnt yet how you make links and add music or sound to story and what else you can do...

Enjoy your Sunday!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Feeling Moment in Venice

Santa Maria della Salute Venice 2015 photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

It was my very first time in Venice in the summer 2010. We had a chance to be there only 24 hours. It wasn't enough. I wanted to go back. Winter in Venice sounded a good plan. Less people, winter coat, silent night, woolly hat, rubber boots, maze of the narrow streets. Haunting sounds of church bells in the darkness. Echoes of footsteps and sounds of talking people and dog barking. You know there are plenty of dogs in Venice, haha.

Venice, my love. I can't forget one film I have seen many years ago - Don't Look Now (1973) by Nicolas Roeg. Filmed in Venice. A thriller with strong atmospere and a bit scary and weird Venice. I use to study Cinema and Television Studies in university and this movie was crucial to me. I understood something. I wont be a researcher or reviewer. I want to be a maker. I wanted to make films and stories. I wanted to be a storyteller. Long story to tell how did that all happen...and I won't bore you with that. But let me just say I became a photographer who also makes videos.

But I warn you if you want to keep a pure romantic feeling of Venice I recommend you don't watch the movie. It's everything else than a pretty story. I feel Venice more romantic than scary. Odd it is anyway ;) and weird too where the streets are water. It's beautiful and adorable.  

Birds, bridges and people  Venice 2015 photo by Kreetta Järvenpää

This post is about something I feel strongly Venice. These photos and stories are the ones I want to show and tell you, something I think is very much Venice.

Churches, canals, birds and brigdes. 

They are everywhere. They make your path not very much staright forward - they make you wonder around and you might even lose the track of time and direction. Map is a good tool but learning the streets of Venice is not done in one day or two. I guess that is the good thing. A lot to explore.

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