Tag: Chiba

Sunset Chiba Prefecture Japan

Sunset at Suzumejima

Last week I had the chance to visit┬áSuzumejima in the Boso Peninsula of Chiba Prefecture. It’s a place that I’ve been wanting to photography for some time. The location itself isn’t anything all that fancy – it’s comprised of two rocky structures sticking out from the water near the coast. Despite the location’s simplicity, it is a beautiful spot to photograph the sunset, especially this time of year. For a brief period each year, the...
Iyogatake Chiba

Sunset from Mount Iyogatake

Earlier this year in May, I took a trip to the Boso Peninsula of Chiba Prefecture. Although I live in Chiba, the area where I live is much different from most of the prefecture. I live in the city of Matsudo – it has a population of nearly 500,000, and is only about 30-40 minutes away from central Tokyo. As you might imagine, it’s a pretty urban town. However, as you head east from Matsudo,...
Yomogi Fudo Falls Japan

When To Make A Landscape Photograph Black And White

Personally, I prefer to shoot landscape photography in color most of the time. While there are some amazing monochromatic landscape images around, my personal feeling is that I see in color, the world has color, and so its beauty is typically best expressed in color. But, there are times when monochrome can work really well, as in the image below. So the question for the landscape photographer is, how can I know when an image...
Beach Sunset In Japan

3 Tips For Beautiful Beach Photography

As a native Floridian it’s natural for me to love the beach, and as a photographer it’s just as natural for me to love taking photos of them. Enjoyable though it is, beach photography does pose its own set of challenges, and so today I’d like to offer a few tips to help you rise up to the challenge and create beautiful beach photography. Tip 1: Use a dragged exposure to capture movement There’s a...
Les Taylor Photography

Morning Light On The Pacific Coast of Japan

Our lives are a mix of internal planning and responses to external forces. Of course this holds true in things like romance and business, but you might be surprised to find it’s also true in photography. I did not always understand this. For the longest time I thought photography was mostly about luck and a bit of technical know-how. Personal experience has convinced me otherwise. Yes, good timing does help. Yes, technical know-how is essential....