shrine roof, Akita, Japan

Hiking and love in Japan – Mount Shinzan, Akita

Photography 101 is done! My skills have improved dramatically over the last month thanks to the course prompts and lots of practice. The inventors of digital memory also get my gratitude, allowing for hundreds of mistakes and experiments at no cost. This course has helped me see that even the photos I thought were worthless have value…

foothills and mountains

Photography 101 – swarming snow and landscape at dusk

Finishing up week 3 of Photography 101 means covering two themes: swarm and landscape. The swarm theme needed to show movement and multiples of something. Rather than focusing on anything specific, the landscape theme was about the whole. Swarm – snow dragon Playing with the camera at night and on manual while Hitoshi tossed snow…