Shinjuku Yatai with the Tamron 24-70

In Defense of 3rd Party Lenses

I’ve been burned by lenses, too. My most disappointing purchase was the Nikon 18-200. I bought it when I got my first Nikon DLSR, and I was… disappointed. I wondered why everything looked…

Reading Cabbie on Natura 1600

The F4 Project

Alfie was awesome enough to loan me his F4 so I could put it through it’s paces. I really started shooting digital, so my introduction to film, other than my parents’ AE-1, was…

splash class

Advance Strobe Class: Water Games – Sunday June 24th

Water is a lot of fun to play with. I’ve spent hours taking photos of water drops, attempting to get that perfect shot. We won’t spend hours on drops though. once we’ve got…


Introduction to product photography – Sunday, June 17th

I’ve taught this introduction to product photography class quite a few times now. It’s popular, and it’s a perfect place to jump into off-camera flash, and a good primer to have before you…

Golden Pavilion

I love it when a plan comes together

People living in Kyoto might pity the fool who has to take the overnight bus to take photos of their beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but I still feel lucky that they’re only a…


Trampled Underfoot

This photo threw itself into my path. Ok. Maybe it threw itself into Toru’s path, but I’ll get to that. Walking along the river during our recent photowalk, I saw this blossom, almost underfoot. My…

Matylda Czarnecka owns the tech world

Strobe class: Intro to mug shots, passport photos, and other basic head shots

Following up on the introduction to product photography class, Here’s an introduction to people photography class! Hopefully, you’ve had time to tinker around with off-camera strobes, and had fun shooting all of the…

Lighting a shoe horn's day

CLOSED: Intro to product photography

Last month I opened my Japanorama studio classes with a basic product photography course, and it seems to have gone off swimmingly. Thanks to everyone who came out and shot! I know some…

Erwitt would have loved this walk...

A lovely day for a walk along the river!

Thanks to everyone that came out for the Itabashi-(almost)Oji sakura walk! We met up with a less-than-punctual, less-than-problematic panache, and proceded to have a grand ol’ time, with surprises everywhere, including instant friends…

Sakura Macro

Sunday : Sakura Walk

Alfie has his hands full, so I thought I’d step up to the plate and run a walk to take some photos of one of the biggest perks of living in Japan. With…

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