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“Two Days Out With Liam” or “Why I Teach”

Getting great shots myself is a buzz but nowhere near the buzz of teaching others to get great shots. When I started teaching photography, I was asked by a few fellow professionals ‘…aren’t…

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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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Photo history ‘follow Friday’: Andreas Feininger

The second in our series of articles about iconic photographers who, if they were alive and had a Twitter account, you’d want to follow. Part Two of the video here Part Three of…

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Using history to shape the ‘now’

My project for this week is focused on typologies and swanky shops in Tokyo, air-conditioning the streets by leaving the doors open, could be the perfect subject to focus on. History has lessons…

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Photowalk, July 2nd: Texture

I recently met with a gallery and agency owner who is interested in putting on shows by Japanorama’s students. So, this walk will be one targeted at getting you started on a search…

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Cindy Sherman: Characters

This video, from Art21.org, is an interview with Cindy Sherman who has been getting into ‘character’ for the last 30 years. At first people commented these were ‘self portraits’ but the ‘self’ that…

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Making a tin-type

I showed this video to students last weekend as part of the Introduction to the History of Photography Pt.1 class. I’m sure everyone will get something from watching it but for those who…

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Photo-history ‘Follow Friday’

The folk I’ll be suggesting you ‘follow’ in this post don’t have Twitter accounts; they are all dead people. But if they did have Twitter, you WOULD certainly want to follow their work….

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History of Photography classes in Tokyo

To understand the history of photography or even to be able to recognise some photos by a few of the great photographers of each significant ere of photography’s history is to understand your…

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