Controlled by Arrows

I decided to grab a single camera with a single lens and head out for a long walk the other day.  As I said before I think the approach of shooting a single lens for a while can really help you to learn the lens and what you can do with it.  It will help you to... read more

Wherever I May Roam

I always wonder if owning a car in Tokyo is a waste of money.   Parking is expensive anywhere you go.  It is expensive to park even at your apartment.    I don’t drive to work or to the airport.   I drive on weekends and sometimes it is only 1 of the days.  I... read more

Tokyo Photo 2013

For those in Tokyo this weekend you are in for a treat.  Tokyo Photo 2013 is being held at Zojo-ji.   Top galleries from US, Europe and Asia are showcasing and selling their best prints including some very rare vintage prints.   I was able to see Tokyo Photo last year... read more

Jet Lag and Technology

I had a trip to Scottsdale Arizona this week.   I arrived on Sunday.  I am usually pretty good at quickly adjusting to timezones and avoiding jet lag but this trip was not the case. I went to sleep at 11:30pm on Sunday night and woke up at midnight.   I was awake... read more

Around Jiyugaoka

I haven’t had nearly enough time to shoot lately.  I have been far to busy at work and traveling a ton.   I tried to get out last Sunday but ended up getting rained out.   This is when having a SLR is handy.    I used to take my Canon 5D out in a typhoon and... read more

Baseball at the Tokyo Dome

I was lucky enough to have some free time and catch a baseball game at Tokyo Dome last week. The Nippon Ham Fighters were playing the Softbank Hawks. A few years ago when the Red Sox came to Tokyo to play a few exhibition games and a few opening games against the... read more


I was cleaning up the working folders in my Lightroom Library and found a bunch of images from my Leica M Monochrom that I haven’t shared yet so I thought I would.   I really enjoy shooting with his camera.  It has often become my go to camera in the evening due... read more

Land of the Rising Cone

My favorite post on ShootTokyo is my ‘Speaking as the World’s Foremost Authority‘ on the Excessive Use of Cones where I talk about cultural observations in how traffic cones are excessively deployed throughout Tokyo.  If you follow my Instagram... read more

Foggy San Francisco

Nothing like a red eye to the states to wake you up.  The worst thing you can do is go to sleep as you will never get adjusted to the time zone.   Typically I get up and go right away.  This is what I did when I woke up in Foggy San Francisco off my red eye flight... read more

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