The Two Shot Challenge

Its time to introduce our June Challenge from our MeWe community: the Two Shot Challenge Rather than a theme challenge I want to introduce a new concept: the compositional challenge. I’m in need of a good technical challenge and the lovely folks at The Photographers Blog have allowed me to …

Why Do I Do This?

I think maybe this “Why” piece should be titled “Why it Took Me More Than a Year to Write This”. Thanks to Brett for asking and I apologize for the extreme lateness – I found this more challenging than most other things I’ve written. I guess the obvious “Why” to …

The toys that bind us

This hobby of toy photography is a fascinating thing — a large group of people around the world taking pictures of small, lifeless objects. I have mentioned in a previous post (click here to read) that it has forged unlikely friendships from all walks of life and corners of the …

The evident is incredible

Do you know why the wizards hide their abilities? They’re sure that the non-magical people don’t understand what they see. Listen to my story as a perfect proof of what I say. Being of Japanese origin, I studied in British school full of ancient magical traditions. This place is so …

Cool Cat: A Portrait Session

This portrait session with Catwoman just happened. I had set up for something entirely different, and when that picture did not quite work out, I just started toying with this action figure. While trying different poses and arranging the light, I had a couple of thoughts I would like to …

Plastic friends

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met” William Butler Yeats When one begins a hobby, you tend to focus on the hobby itself, honing in on the skills and techniques needed to accomplish the task at hand. Now there are those hobbies that have a social …