Shooting the Cherry Blossoms

Shooting the Cherry Blossoms

Each April Tokyo transforms to a sea of pink with the blooming of the Cherry Blossoms.   Shooting the Cherry Blossoms, or Sakura as they are commonly referred to in Tokyo.   There are places to shoot all over Tokyo but my favorite by far is Meguro River in Nakameguro....
Me in the mirror

Me in the mirror

I have a couple of photography projects going on right now but a fun one I have been doing is ‘Me in the mirror’.  I keep an eye out for mirrors or other places to catch my reflection.   A little silly but it keeps me alert and looking for things to...
Caught on Film

Caught on Film

I got out last weekend and tried out my new 1962 Leica M3 with a few roles of T-MAX ASA 100 and 400.  I have never shot a proper film camera and it is interesting how different the experience is. I was reading a timely and interesting article on The Online...
Social Media

Social Media

A blog is a great way for a photographer to get their work out for the world to see.  It is an amazing undertaking and I have complete respect for any photographer who takes on the challenge.  It will transform your photography. When I first built ShootTokyo I was...
Why I should always listen to my wife…

Why I should always listen to my wife…

Sometimes I am reminded of why I should always listen to my wife… I love learning about photography.  I love looking at and researching new equipment.  Much like how I loved learning about building websites and using social media as a results of my photography....
Early Arrivals

Early Arrivals

In early April Tokyo fills with Cherry Blossoms and this year I found some early arrivals..   It is hard to explain how ‘pink’ some streets and most parks become.   It is a very beautiful sight if you have never seen before.  It will be a few more weeks...
Hanging with Herbie

Hanging with Herbie

I went to Leica Ginza after work last night to have them repair my 1.4x magnifier that I use with my Noctilux. I always seem to pull the rubber eye piece off of it. While I was waiting for it to be repaired I was looking at Japanese photographer Herbie...
Phnom Penh April 17, 1975

Phnom Penh April 17, 1975

Note: I was very moved by what I experienced in Cambodia and wanted to take time to share it here.   This might be a bit more ‘heavy’ than what you are used to here.  Phnom Penh April 17 1975, the date that sends chills down the spine of most...
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