Changing the routine

Changing the routine

One thing photographers can struggle with from time to time is inspiration.  Especially for those of us that photography is a hobby.   Where can I go shoot?   What can I shoot?   When can I shoot? I am often shooting on my commute to and from work.  A great way to...Read More
Inspiration and Lifestyle

Inspiration and Lifestyle

I often hear from people that this is better than that.  I should get this this camera or rather than that camera.  For me what I want is something that fits my life style that inspires me to shoot.   Both of these points are very important to me and my photography....Read More
Calming and Blooming

Calming and Blooming

The more I shoot my new Nikon F3 the more I like it.  It is such a simple camera to shoot and affordable.  I picked mine up for $450 with two lenses. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a first film camera.  The one thing I can’t seem to figure out are the...Read More
Around Nakane

Around Nakane

I grabbed my new Nikon F3 this morning and loaded it with a roll of Portra 400 and headed out for a walk around Jiyugaoka and Nakane to see what this camera is like.  My initial reaction is it is super easy to use.  Loading film is a breeze, focusing is simple, and I...Read More
Snowy Jiyugaoka

Snowy Jiyugaoka

I was hoping that I missed all the snow while I was in Las Vegas but Mother Nature has different plans for me.   Tokyo go pounded again when snow just as I returned.   Tokyo has no facilities to deal with snow.   No salting, No sanding, No shovels!   I cleaned off my...Read More
Scanning Wars

Scanning Wars

My Epson film scanner and I have been fighting lately.   For the past two weeks I just can’t seem to get a good scan.   I can’t seem to get a sharp scan.   I can’t seem to get a scan with the correct color.    I can’t seem to get a scan with...Read More