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Natsuki Doll in the sea, Miyazaki, Japan

Protector filters are a sales gimmick: my tips for lens protection & use

I discovered The Phoblographer website when I started using the Flipboard app on my iPhone. Incidentally, if you don’t know that app then check it out as it is a great way of…

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…

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Some pearls of my photographic widsom: Part 1

One of the things that makes me chuckle these days is the inordinate amount of websites based solely around lists. They also all use plenty of hyperbole and melodrama…. The 50 Best Black…

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Photowalk: Yurakucho to Kanda in the rain

Shooting some street photography, catching the typhoon rain and showing Liam from Australia some good spots to shoot with telephoto lenses. A great afternoon out with the cameras and a chance to catch…

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Tokyo mash-ups, getting ‘signed’ & some news from Blurb.com

And on the second day, Alfie created a book cover. Yep, reckon this shot [above] is gonna be the cover of a book about street photography I am preparing. Only shot another six…

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Multiple exposures with the D300

Film-land was, among other things, a land where delightful accidents could occur when you didn’t advance the film and shot twice on one frame. Or shot over a roll of film you’d already…

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Train of thought

Just a day after admitting a penchant for umbrellas, here I am confessing to being a trainspotter. As someone just pointed out on Facebook, the next thing will be my ‘fessing-up about my…

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Small yet perfectly formed

Over the past few weeks I have been falling back in love with my 20mm lens. Serial number 231270, mine hails from around 1982 and has been with me since about 1992. It’s…

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Shakuji-gawa cherry-blossom walk

I discovered the Shakuji River via a good mate of mine, Toru, a year or so ago. Here’s a link to an article I made upon first finding this wonderful area. It might…

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Hanami in Naka-meguro, Tokyo

Naka-meguro in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward is probably one of the best-known of cherry-blossom locations in Tokyo. It can get extraordinarily busy on the weekends so, typically, I do photowalks there mid-week to avoid…

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