Category Archive: She Takes Photos

5-7-5 Manga or Photo Giveaway

Last week and this week are my last classes with my third year students. (The equivalent to ninth graders in America.) At my smaller schools, I have a “scavenger hunt” game, wherein I… Continue reading

Resolution Round-Up: February

Holy bejesus, how the hey is it the last day of February already? This is my face –> 0_0 Or also this–> @_@ (Those are spirally dizzy eyes, not I am a geek… Continue reading

Black and white to emphasize texture

This last weekend, the TANK and I performed two Japanese fan dancing routines, one of which I was incredibly nervous about. The dances went okay, in case you were wondering.  Not perfect, but… Continue reading

Of Dust and Nagasaki, or Why I Want a New Camera

This last weekend I went to Nagasaki City to see the Lantern Festival, a yearly celebration/parade/light…thing to celebrate Chinese New Years. (Nagasaki, due to its varied history as the longest existing international port… Continue reading

Capturing Action: Nagasaki Memories

I’ve done a lot of talk about using the shutter to blur out people or calm ocean water in earlier Photo Mondays.  However, most people use the shutter for more pedestrian purposes–i.e., stopping… Continue reading

Resolution Round-Up: January

Yesterday I was very involved in reading a book (coughUnveiledcoughitsamazingcough), so I couldn’t find the time for a blog post.  Hence this unusual Friday post!  (Yes, it’s Friday in Japan.) SO!  I find… Continue reading

Yunamoto: A Study in Exposure

We got paid last Friday, which means that for the next week (until I spend too much), I am rolling in the money!  Woooooo!  Thus, I decided to use my money wisely and… Continue reading

When Studying Goes Macabre

You will probably need Japanese characters installed on your computer to view this blog correctly. After I travel somewhere (especially abroad), my teachers ask me to talk about it to my class of… Continue reading

The Power of Everyday

I had big plans today about more Long Exposure technique.  I wanted to either try a time lapse of the stars or a better star trails photo, this time with polaris as a focal… Continue reading

Foux de Fafa – an Ode to Paris

There is an indefinable quality to Paris that quickly gets under your skin and sits there, beaming warm, rosy thoughts.  It continues despite the creepy dudes who try to scam you at big… Continue reading