I think we all wish we took photos like david la chapelle or whoever you guys might aspire to like.
David - I have been lucky to spend quite a lot of time in Japan, and I must say, their attitude towards other people is amazing.
Everywhere you go people want to help you. especially if like me you are tall and blonde. lol
Seriously though, they are generally captivated by westerners, and as long as you are polite you will be guaranteed a great time anywhere you go. The food IMO is the best there is, and man is it ever one place you need definitely take a camera. Everything there looks cool.
If i had the chance I would live there for sure. Being that I live in Western Australia, where you average night out results in one of your friends being attacked, I can easily deal with some occasional business shake downs by yakuza, if it means I get to experience their legendary hospitality.
E van Hoegh - totally, I can understand not only the cost involved with digital putting you off, also how Photoshop does not allow much enjoyment.
I dont use photoshop personally but even Lightroom is just a relatively soul-less method of altering processing. I have only recently started with digital and haven't really give a whole lot of time into post processing. I am only really doing such at all because I am working on a blog to showcase efforts of myself and friends. Really I like the organic feel of developing, washing, drying photos and physical manifestation of your work as a result, and as you know, you can always scan the images afterwards. Couldn't Agree more.
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