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Be A Winning Photographer (Even If You Lose) Photography Contests

Hurray for me.

I entered a few photo competitions this year and was a finalist in the Days Japan contest and had work selected for publication in the American Photography Book. See the winners here.

One of the images selected for the American Photography Book 33. It was particularly difficult for me to figure out which photos to enter since I shot thousands during the conventio…Read On…

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Every Frame, Everyday Street-Tokyo – Douglas Palmer

As I have often noted, one of the joys of teaching photography is the educational benefit I get when working with students. I will be posting more information and images from our street photography workshop in Tokyo last month– but in the meantime I thought I would share this cool video made by workshop participant Douglas Palmer.

Time Lapse Effect

Doug took every one of the 2,…Read On…

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Our Photographic Future Is Bright

We are in beautiful Tokyo at maybe the most magical time of the year, the beginning of Spring when the Cherry Blossoms bloom.

It’s a sign that after a really rough winter there better days to come. It is a time of optimism and this photograph shot at Shinjuku Gyoen Park in Tokyo made me feel especially optimistic for my passionate pursuit of photography.

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Looking For Inspiration: Sebastiao Salgado

Whenever I’m looking for a little inspiration I don’t have to go far because inspiration is all around me in the form of my extensive library of photography books I’ve been cultivating for as long as I’ve been shooting.

This day, I picked up one of my many books by Sebastiao Salgado, Genesis– the third long-term series on global issues with stunning, powerful images that can’t hel…Read On…

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How To Take A Five Star Image: Follow The Light

As photographers we know that sometimes, it’s all about the light.

But often the five star image is a perfect storm of finding great light with strong content; impactful framing with sharp focus at the best aperture/shutter speed for the particular image triggered at the decisive moment. Can’t be too hard right?

We all know it’s no easy task, especially when we have no control o…Read On…

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