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 bring some inspiration to my commute is to switch focal length. I always shoot prime lenses (fixed focal length) and simply changing lens can bring an entirely new perspective to a familiar place. The benefit of shooting primes for me is you learn to 'see' at a given focal length and then when you switch from one focal length to another you are hunting mentally for that view.
I have been shooting a lot on my commute lately and have a nice backlog of shots to post up here. This last week I have been shooting a lot at 21mm and a bit of 50mm.
Today's Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95
The last of the cherry blossoms. Until next year. mata ne!
I think 21mm is the perfect focal length for shooting on the train.
Room for 8...
I walked around Tokyo Station as my photos were hanging up over the last few weeks through a promotion with Popeye Camera. I wanted to track down where they were. They will be up for the next few weeks. You can see the details on Popeye Camera's Blog. They are selling postcards of the prints that hanging up.
Tokyo Station is such a busy place. It's is really hard to explain to someone who hasn't been there. There are people coming at you from every direction.
Found it! The pictures are hanging up at StandBy Tokyo.
It was nice to see my pictures hanging up for people to enjoy.
Standby Tokyo is located across from the Shinkansen Ticket counter.
I love all the leading lines in Japan's train stations. It's perfect for photography.
...and the animated magna signs. I love the guys expression when he sees the women on the tracks.
I get the message - don't rush into the train doors as they are closing. Almost every morning you see someone trying to wedging themselves into the door as it is closing. Often they have to reopen all the doors as someone gets stuck. It's all very silly but what does a lion jumping at a strawberry short cake while scaring two rabbits have to do with the message they are trying to deliver. I think a drawing of a salary man stuck between the doors would deliver a stronger message.
Spring is here. Don't forget I am including my cool ShootTokyo Uchiwa fans in addition to my buttons and stickers with each t-shirt order.
Thanks for stopping by today...