Category Archives: photography

Valentine’s Day Report (2021)

February is almost over. It’s not as cold as it was a month ago.

However, it’s too cold to go outside to buy White Day chocolates.

I will refrain from going out until the coronavirus has subsided.

It may be a story that has nothing to do with women.

After all, I didn’t get Valentine’s Day chocolate, but I went to a barbershop for a haircut.

Just because of that, I don’t drink or pessimize.

Come to think of it, I was on a diet.

It’s just for the work of an extra actor. Of course, it is also about my health.

Either way, I’m tired today. There was work I had to do.

Photography『Mt. Osiyama, Japan』(2020)

Boasting an excellent location overlooking 270 degrees, “Mineyama Fort” was set up in the Middle Ages as a slaughterhouse that connects information on Mino and Mikawa.

Also, from the Meiji era to the middle of the Showa era, it was the center of people’s hearts as a sacred place of the Ontake belief in the area.

It is the summit of a different space where the wonderful view, the breeze that always blows, and the deep history refreshes visitors.


music [Yasuharu Nagura – “Analog Ambient 808” (from “Live at Private Studio 2016)]

p.s. Trailing Mt. Osiyama (▲777.3m) on June 29, 2020.


Thoroughly inspect


At dusk : Shooting date 6/20/2020

Once the location of the shooting has been decided, it is indispensable for a preliminary survey. Use an internet search to check what photos are being taken in the world and inflate the image.

Sometimes I buy a book and research it to deepen my understanding of the shooting location. Then, do thorough research until you are satisfied with the information.

It is essential to keep important points in taking photographs.

Self-portrait in Arimatsu, Japan (2020)

The town of Arimatsu was founded on the Tokaido road in 1608.

Takeda Shokuro, along with eight others who moved from the hamlet of Agui (present-day Agui-cho, Chitagun, Aichi Prefecture), established the town which blossomed into a famous region known for its shibori tie-dying.

For over more than 400 years, much of the town’s distinctive streets and architecture have remained unchanged as they continue to help many experiences the culture of shibori and the beauty of Japan to this very day.

Photography : Equipment

  • CANON A-1
  • CANON EOS 630
  • CANON PowerShot A590IS
  • LEICA IIIf × 2
  • LEICA M3
  • PENTAX K2000
  • POLAROID LAND CAMERA Instant 1000 DeLuxe
  • AF NIKKOR 35mm 1:2D
  • CANON LENS FD 28mm 1:2.8
  • CANON ZOOM LENS FD 35-70mm 1:4
  • CANON ZOOM LENS FD 70-210mm 1:4
  • CANON LENS EF 135mm 1:2.8
  • ELMAR-L 50mm  F2.8
  • ELMAR-L 50mm F3.5 Red Scale
  • ELMAR-M 50mm F2.8
  • ELMARIT-M 90mm F2.8
  • SMC PENTAX-DAL 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL
  • TOKINA AF 20-35 1:3.5-4.5
  • Apple Mac Book Pro

Monochrome Photography


Yasuharu Nagura |『Seascape』Guam

Monochrome photographs show the composition captured by the photographer and emphasize the contrast, tone, and pattern.

This gives a more vivid impression of the one-turn reality captured by the photographer.

Previously, youu had to load monochrome film into your camera, but digital photography is easy because you can convert the color images you take with your computer.

Many cameras also have a monochrome mode, so you can set it to shoot.

This is practical but not the best quality.

p.s.  The photograph was taken on January 2, 2016

Photographic Art “Pictorialism”


Yasuharu Nagura『Kinkaku-Ji』(2020)

 From the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, photographic art called “pictorialism” spreads from London to continental cities such as Paris and New America.

Although it reflected the movements in Japan, it showed unique developments different from those of the continent and formed the mother body of the 20th-century photographic art innovation movement.

 This work was influenced by that idea.