Tokyo based nature and wildlife photographer, Craft & Vision author, Gura Gear Pro and X-Rite Coloratti member.

15th April 2014

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The Visual Imagination with David duChemin (Podcast 417)

The Visual Imagination with David duChemin (Podcast 417)

Today I welcome back my friend and regular guest, David duChemin, for a conversation about his latest Craft & Vision eBook, The Visual Imagination – Ideas & Techniques for Creative Photographic Expression.

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12th April 2014

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Interview with Josh Rossi the King of Compositing (Podcast 416)

Interview with Josh Rossi the King of Compositing (Podcast 416)

Today I chat with commercial photographer and the king of compositing, Josh Rossi, in a fascinating interview in which Josh shares some of his compositing skills and business acumen. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Josh really does take his photography to a whole new level with his  creativity and mad Photoshop skills.

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7th April 2014

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Traditional Japanese Dress Portrait Shoot (Podcast 415)

Traditional Japanese Dress Portrait Shoot (Podcast 415)

At the end of March I did a studio shoot with two families in traditional Japanese kimonos, and was able to get some behind the scenes shots of the professional kimono fitter actually dressing some of the subjects. Today I’m going to walk you through the studio set up and a few of the resulting images from the shoot.

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31st March 2014

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Canon EF 200-400mm F4 L EXT 1.4X Lens Review (Podcast 414)

Canon EF 200-400mm F4 L EXT 1.4X Lens Review (Podcast 414)

After many moons, finally here’s my Canon EF 200-400mm F4 L EXT 1.4X lens review! As you may recall, I bought this lens  back in June 2013, as I was able to get a good deal on some old gear that I sold to pay for it. I’ve dragged my feet on this review though, because I wanted to really take the lens though its paces first, and having now used it for some heavy wildlife shooting almost every day…

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17th March 2014

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Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour #2 2014 Part 1 (Podcast 412)

Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour #2 2014 Part 1 (Podcast 412)

Today I’m going to walk you through 10 photos from my second Winter Wonderland Tour for 2014, in the first of what will be a two part series. Although we didn’t have much snow in Hokkaido at the start of Tour #1, record snow falls in Nagano got us off to a slow start, but as usual, we made the most of the situation and ended up with some photos that we probably wouldn’t have got otherwise.

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12th March 2014

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Landscape Photography and Passion Based Business (Podcast 411)

Landscape Photography and Passion Based Business (Podcast 411)

To celebrate the release of my new Craft & Vision eBook Striking Landscapes, today I sat down with my friend David duChemin, to talk about landscape photography, and as I thought might be the case, we went on to discuss running a business based on your passion for the work. We also touched on shooting with mirror-less cameras, avoiding going on location with unnecessary preconceptions, and…

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11th March 2014

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Striking Landscapes is Now on Sale!

Striking Landscapes is Now on Sale!

Striking Landscapes Now on Sale!

I’m thrilled and proud to announce that my third Craft & Vision eBook Striking Landscapes has just been released!

I’ve poured just about everything I know about landscape photography into this book, and with the Craft & Vision team’s usual design/layout flair, it’s shaped up to be a beautiful 80 page photography resource.

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8th March 2014

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Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour #1 2014 Part 2 (Podcast 410)

Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour #1 2014 Part 2 (Podcast 410)

Today we pick up the trail with five days left, on the first of my two Japan Winter Wonderland Tours for 2014. We start on the last morning photographing the Whooper Swans at Kussharo Lake, before leaving town for an hour at Sulphur Mountain and then start to drive over to Rausu for three days of shooting the Steller’s Sea Eagles and White-Tailed Eagles.

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4th March 2014

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Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour #1 2014 Part 1 (Podcast 409)

Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour #1 2014 Part 1 (Podcast 409)

After an incredibly busy and exciting February, I’m now back from my Snow Monkey and Hokkaido Winter Wonderland tours, and from today will release a series of episodes to update you on how both trips went. First I’ve selected 22 images from Tour #1 which ran from January 27 to Feb 7, which I’ll break into two parts, and then follow up with a Tour #2 update later in the month.

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12th February 2014

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A Conversation with Fine Art Photographer Michael Miner (Podcast 408)This week I’m honored and incredibly excited to be joined by Michael Miner, a Los Angeles based…View Post

A Conversation with Fine Art Photographer Michael Miner (Podcast 408)

This week I’m honored and incredibly excited to be joined by Michael Miner, a Los Angeles based…

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