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Mysteries Revealed: Bowing in Japan

Now several days into my Trip into Japan and from the 14th floor overlooking Tokyo's Bay, It turns out there is more to bowing in Japan than simply greeting one another. There is an etiquette that gets taught to young Japanese. Here is the breakdown as it has been...

Camera Talk: Parting Shot

If I timed this right, this will be my final Camera Talk for the year 2009. The Christmas and New Year Holiday seasons keep everyone pretty busy and I'm fairly certain no one wants to read a complicated camera lesson at this point in time. So, here's a simple...

Camera Talk: Here a Tripod is a Must

Camera Talk: Here a Tripod is a Must

Take a second of your time when shooting a treasure discovered during your travels. Yes, a full second, that's what it takes sometimes when you are trying to capture a sharp photo in difficult lighting. Museums, caves, art and sculpture exhibits, anything that...

Camera Talk: Camera Flash

Camera Talk: Camera Flash

Natural light is always the best choice when using your camera outdoors. Camera flash is always my last resort for eliminating harsh shadows, but sometimes it's the only available solution. Had this Queen been modeling for me, I'd have used a reflector board...

Camera Talk: Be Patient

Catching these eco-tourists kayaking alongside a mangrove stand and the birds in flight was no accident; it was planned. Standing on a bridge over the river, I saw the egrets perched in the trees. I didn't bother taking a shot because, to me, it just wouldn't...

Camera Talk: Traveling Without Your Camera

Even professional photographers get caught without a camera, sometimes. Sometimes it's intentional, other times: batteries go dead, you left your SD card in the computer at home, or, just didn't bring a camera and that's when things happen. An opportunity...

Camera Talk: Going Wide-Angle

Landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and sunsets lend themselves to the use of wide-angle lenses. This photo was shot at the Dragonboat Races, an annual event in Nago Okinawa, Japan. My intent, here was to capture the crowd, sky and clouds and the three dragonboats...

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