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Namtastic Images, Video and Photography

Namtastic Images, Video and Photography List of Posts: Digital Asset Management Google Photos (coming soon) Photography Gear SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review SONY A6300 Review – The Improvements and Disappointments Photography Styles Travel Photography The 5th Kyoto Photowalk with Daijyoubu! Photography Street Photography Street Photography in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan Nakanoshima Rose Garden, Osaka Japan… Read more »

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Cherry Blossoms in Osaka

Cherry Blossoms at Osaka Castle It’s that time of the year again in Japan. Locals turn out in droves to enjoy Hanami – picnics under the cherry blossoms. This year I headed to the grounds of Osaka Castle with the Kansai Photographer’s Meetup group. I also met up with some friends for a Wine Picnic… Read more »

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Light Trails – Long Exposure Photography in Osaka

Light Trails – Long Exposure Photography in Umeda, Osaka I asked for some advice in taking long exposure photos of light trails in the Kansai Photographers Meetup Group, and the advice I got was to visit a bridge or overpass. The first place I thought of was the very large overpass in between the train… Read more »

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Tunes For Tohoku @ Avalon Pub

Tunes For Tohoku Live Acoustic Performance @ Avalon Pub – Huawei Nexus 6P vs SONY RX100 M3 Tunes For Tohoku is an awesome band raising money for orphans in the Tohoku Region of Japan that was devastated after the earthquake on March 11, 2011. All of their profits go to charities to help the orphans. I had… Read more »

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SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review

SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review Table of Contents: 1) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – Buying Decision 2) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – for Street Photography 3) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – for Portrait Photography 4) SONY RX100 M3 Digital Camera Review – for Long Exposure Photography 5) SONY RX100… Read more »

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SONY A6300 Review – The Improvements and Disappointments

SONY A6300 Review – This is an initial review of SONY’s new flagship APS-C sensor A6300 Mirrorless Interchangable Lens Digital Camera SONY A6300 Review – On February 3, 2016, SONY officially announced the latest version of its flagship APS-C sensor mirrorless camera, the SONY A6300. This camera is the successor to the A6000 which was… Read more »

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Huawei Nexus 6P vs SONY RX100M3 Test01

Here’s a recent comparison test of the photo quality from a Huawei Nexus 6P and a SONY RX100M3. SONY RX100M3 This first shot is from a SONY RX100M3. With a larger sensor and much higher quality lens, the RX100M3 shot is substantially sharper. However, this is probably only noticeable if you zoom in to 100%…. Read more »

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Huawei Nexus 6P RAW Photo Test – Edited in Snapseed

This is a comparison of two photos taken on a Huawei Nexus 6P. One is a jpg straight out of the camera, and one was developed from a RAW file using the mobile app Snapseed. Since Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android phone cameras can take photos in RAW format. On the Nexus 6P, the default Google… Read more »

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Street Photography in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan

Here’s a selection of street photography I took in Fukushima ward, Osaka, Japan. The camera I’m using is a big, hefty SONY A700 DSLR with a 50mm macro lens. Fukushima Street Photography 01 – Leading to the Guard Rawtherapee Film Simulation: FujiFP-3000b1n This first shot of a security guard was taken from a moving escalator…. Read more »

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Nakanoshima Rose Garden, Osaka Japan 中ノ島バラ園

There’s a wonderful Rose Garden on Nakanoshima, a 3km long sandbank between Umeda and Yodoyabashi in Osaka, Japan. When the flowers were blooming I took the opportunity to practice some macro photography with my SONY RX100M3. Cloudy Skies in Yodoyabashi I took this shot on the way to the Nakanoshima Rose Garden. Reach for the… Read more »