Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Yakatori with Dave Powell in Roppongi

Seiji and I had a fun night out in Tokyo having yakitori and beer with Dave Powell. We went back to the same place and it was just as smokey and just as good as before. We also got to talk cameras and photos as Dave is the wizard behind ShootTokyoA nice capture of him using the Leica Q on 50m crop mode. I think the photo came out fantastic for indoor low light set up. Dave has lost a few pounds being focused on his health and it shows up in the photo with a nice cut jawline. I need to work on that myself! You can also read about our dinner at his new Japanese web site TokyoMemo.

 Tokyo, 2015

Tokyo, 2015

And of course I love the B/W version!

 Tokyo, 2015

Tokyo, 2015

 Tokyo, 2015.

Tokyo, 2015.

 Tokyo, 2015.

Tokyo, 2015.

 Tokyo, 2015.

Tokyo, 2015.

 Tokyo, 2015.

Tokyo, 2015.

 Tokyo, 2015. No fooling this is way out of focus but he way too fun not to include here!

Tokyo, 2015. No fooling this is way out of focus but he way too fun not to include here!

Pro Tip: Don't be shy about moving your subject around for best light and improved profile. If you are going to take a location shot do it with the same forethought and intensity as your studio work. And always take a lot of shots. Here I took 17 shots as we both warmed up together. Best to chimp and check focus before finishing. If your going to make a portrait make a cool one! And drink plenty of beer!