“Showing movement and physical exercise means both man and camera have to be ready for action,” photographer, non-fiction author and researcher Vilho Setälä (1892–1985) writes in his book Valokuvaus tieteenä ja taiteena (Photography as Science and Art, 1940). Another challenge is capturing slow, imperceptible motion, such as that of a steamship gliding through early-morning mist. The movement is amplified by the sloping boom in the foreground, which, together with its mirror image, forms an arrow pointing in the direction the ship is heading.Vilho Setälä, Fascination of speed, 1936, gelatin silver prints
In June 1970, Apu magazine published an article illustrated by Kalle Kultala (1924–1991). Kultala captured a Peeping Tom a hundred metres away, sneaking around behind the fence at the Seurasaari nudist beach. At the same time, he unashamedly took snapshots of the naked women on the beach.