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

20th October 2014

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Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 2 (Podcast 444)

Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 2 (Podcast 444)

This week we continue our travelogue of my recent Iceland Tour & Workshop with Tim Vollmer, and 14 amazing photographer participants as we traveled around this incredible country.

Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen:

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There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post.

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16th October 2014

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Complete Photography Bundle Helping You & Charity!

Complete Photography Bundle Helping You & Charity!

I’m blown away by the global response to the Complete Photography Bundle II 5 Day Deal sale. So far, global sales (not mine, but all contributors) have resulted in $25,000+ being raised for charity in just 12 hours!

If you haven’t already picked up your copy, you can grab it here -> http://mbp.ac/5dd

And if you aren’t sure you want it yet, just take a look at what you’ll find inside below.…

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16th October 2014

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The Complete Photography Bundle II from 5 Day Deal!

The Complete Photography Bundle II from 5 Day Deal!

We all want to become better photographers, right?

There are lots of ways to study, and improve your craft, but the best education and tools can mount up to a significant amount of money.

What if you could get over $2000 worth of world class education and tools, all bundled up together, for one ridiculously low price?

And, what if it also helped some very worthy charities?

Well, it’s our lucky day…

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14th October 2014

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Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 1 (Podcast 442)

Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 1 (Podcast 442)

This week, we start to retrace my steps from this year’s Iceland Tour & Workshop, as I travelled that beautiful country for 12 days with an amazing group of photographers, and my partner for this tour, Tim Vollmer.

Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen:

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://traffic.libsyn.com/mbppodcast/mbpp_ep442.mp3

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8th October 2014

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Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.9 Now Available!

Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.9 Now Available!

The Craft & Vision Magazine PHOTOGRAPH No.8 has just been released!

Elegant and simple. Black and white. Delineation of space and shape. Like the refined effortlessness of a great image, Issue 9 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is newly redesigned!

To be totally honest, when I first viewed this issue on my computer, I didn’t get it. Especially as a contributing author, I was not impressed by the fact that…

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7th October 2014

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The iPhone 6 Plus - Thoughts from Iceland (Podcast 441)

The iPhone 6 Plus – Thoughts from Iceland (Podcast 441)

Two days before I left for my 2014 Iceland Tour, I picked up my shiny new iPhone 6 Plus, and have used it for panos, video and photo sharing etc. over the last two weeks, so this week I share my thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus from 2 weeks in Iceland.

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There…

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22nd September 2014

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Chimping and Pixel Peeping Are Not Dirty Words (Podcast 440)

Chimping and Pixel Peeping Are Not Dirty Words (Podcast 440)

We often here people throw around the words Chimping and Pixel Peeping with negative connotations, suggesting that doing either of these things makes you a lesser photographer. In a fun sense, I think it’s fine, and can often just be camaraderie, but I cry fowl to the negative use of these terms, and today I’m going to explain why.

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15th September 2014

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Focus Stacking Tutorial Video (Podcast 439)

Focus Stacking Tutorial Video (Podcast 439)

This week I share a video tutorial showing how to shoot for and create a focus stacked image in Photoshop using a focusing rail. Focus stacking can be a lot of fun, and is often the only way to get everything in focus in macro photography due to the extremely shallow depth-of-field at when focusing at such close distances.

Note that there is currently a bug in Photoshop 15.1 (CC 2014.1) that…

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9th September 2014

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The Evolution of the Photographer (Podcast 438)

The Evolution of the Photographer (Podcast 438)

Today I talk about a topic that was raised by Andy Bartlett, a member of my cohort on The Arcanum, regarding how we push through the mental barriers and doubt as we try to create beautiful photographs after making some earlier spectacular work. Although not all of our work will be as spectacular, I believe great opportunities help to elevate us to higher ground in our photography, as we explore…

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1st September 2014

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Understanding Hyperfocal Distance (Podcast 437)

Understanding Hyperfocal Distance (Podcast 437)

I was thinking about hyperfocal distance recently, and wondered how long ago it was that I did my original podcast on this subject. I checked this morning, it was almost eight years ago now, so I decided to cover this subject again today. Much of what I said back then holds true of course, but I also recalled making a diagram last year that really helps to understand hyperfocal distance, so we’ll…

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