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Iain
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  • July 27
  • Japan
  • Deviant for 10 years
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My Bio
Living in Japan, and getting in to photography. I paint and draw aswell, perhaps I'll put some of that up here at some point too.

Current Residence: Japan
Favourite genre of music: hrm, a mix of dub, dnb, jazz, reggae, that sort of thing

Favourite Visual Artist
Edward Hopper
Tools of the Trade
Nikon D90 and FE
Other Interests
Photography, art, movies, travelling.

been a while

been a while

So I haven't been writing these as often as I meant to, I get kind of lazy with this sort of thing. Anyways, I've come a littler further along the road and I think my photography has improved. I did notice a couple months ago that I had developed a bad habit with my camera - I was "shotgunning" pictures and just hoping one was good. I wanted to force myself to slow down and think about my shots a bit more. So I got a second hand film camera, and I've been loving it. Again, I think it's helped a lot with forcing me to concentrate, and I hope my digital work will be better off for it. Not to mention I've quickly come to love the look of film

A little further along the road.

A little further along the road.

Well, I really like taking photos of city streets, the weird lines shapes and spaces that cities can make. Though most of my photos of them (not posted on here) are somewhat lifeless because well... there's nothing alive in them. All of them would look a million times better if there was a person using the space somehow. Sometimes I capture that, sometimes I don't. Also, I really like using my wide angle. Only problem with that is that you can not be inconspicuous when using it - you gotta get close. At least I look like a tourist here ;)

First Entry

First Entry

OHkay so here goes a learning curve! I just bought a DSLR and so I thought I'd use this page to upload the results of my wandering about. This journal seems like a good place for me to keep track of my own progress. So far; getting to know all the buttons, and what they do. I have some knowledge of things, but it's just finding out how to do them on this thing that's been my mission this last week or two. I think I'm getting used to it. Also figuring out a good setup for carrying all the bits around with me and easy to access when I see an opportunity, a new backpack/camera bag might be needed. Can't wait 'til it warms up and running about

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JeffreyDobbsProfessional Photographer
Great gallery! Very interesting and diverse. :) Keep up the great work!
Thanks a lot :)
You've got some interesting stuff mate, keep it up! :)
Welcome and thank you for joining :iconweheartphotos:#weHEARTphotos
IF you could please check the home page for the rules and on the left side it explains the purpose of the group and the type of folders.
Good to see your ok ^-^ Hows everything in Japan?
So glad I stumbled across your gallery today. I've just recently returned from a trip to Japan and looking at your photos has made me very nostalgic! I like your eye for subjects . . . going through your gallery presents a wonderful feel for life in Japan and the beauty found in both the unusual and the everyday.

Nice to hear you dabble in film as well as digital . . . I completely agree that it makes you take shots with more care. I started with film and I keep returning to it when I feel stuck in a DSLR rut.

Cheers!
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