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. 

Photo Printing is Alive and Well in Japan

A trip to any of the electronic stores in Japan will reveal that photo printing is alive and well. There were hundreds of different kinds and sizes of photo paper, inks, frames, etc. This depth of selection is just not seen in the USA. 

Tokyo, 2015.

Tokyo, 2015.

As a side note it is also refreshing to see real book stores still in Japan. The other really cool thing are these photo kiosks located everywhere so people can take in their digital photo SD cards and then print and review right on the spot. There are also a lot of corner/subway photo booths set up to take passport style photos. These are used a lot in Japan for a variety of badges, documents, etc.

Pro tip: As I travel to Japan frequently I will start sourcing my photo printer supplies there. I need to practice with my EPSON printer on how to print various sizes including landscape and vertical on smaller (5x7) paper.