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Taku Kumabe
A travel, landscape, and festival photographer.
A travel, landscape, and festival photographer.

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Can #iPhone attachment lenses really be that sharp? Find out as I test out the Oowa set of lenses for the iPhone.

Mobile photography has become so popular within the last few years thanks to the advances in the technology mobile devices use. With iPhones spitting out billboard-worthy photos, there seems to be an ever-growing trend to see which mobile device can…

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A look inside the new Facebook Canada and Instagram headquarters in Toronto. #SunriseEmpty

When Facebook Canada invited me and a handful of other Instagram users for a #SunriseEmpty look into their new headquarters in downtown Toronto, I took to the chance immediately. Here's what their new office looks like.

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Want to learn how to take sunrise photos? Join me on my next #sunrise shoot in #Toronto: cc @SeeTorontoNow

It's never easy waking up for a sunrise shoot, but it's often quite rewarding. I've had some spectacular results in the past, with many of you asking where and how I took those photos. If you're interested in joining me for a sunrise shoot, now's your…

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An adventure of a seagull hunting for its breakfast never looked so beautiful: cc @SeeTorontoNow

My sunrise shoot on the first day of Spring quickly turned from a landscape shoot to a wildlife shoot, capturing the power of a seagull as it searched for its breakfast.

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[New Post] Lake Louise at Banff National Park is a gateway to some great hikes.

A trip through Banff National Park wouldn't be complete without a stop at the beautiful Lake Louise. Here are some tips to get you started on what you can expect at this magnificent lake in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada.

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Island Lake Conservation Area is a great place for ice fishing, trails,! cc @cvc_ca

Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville, Ontario looks like a great place for hiking, ice fishing, and good old winter fun.

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Learn how I post-processed this popular Instagram image of mine:

Today, I thought I'd share with you the post-processing that went into making one of my most reposted image on Instagram. While most of my images will go through a number of processes in Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop, you may be disappointed to know…

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Want a versatile backpack that's fit for hiking and for the city? @TheNorthFace Recon backpack might just be it:

Whether it's a daypack for hiking, a knapsack for school, or just a pack to carry your goods around town, you can't go wrong with a backpack from The North Face. Even though these aren't geared towards photographers, they still proved to be handy to carry…

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My review on the @Moment Case and Lenses shows you how they stack up to the regular iPhone camera:

Moment Lenses and Case Review Lens additions aren’t new to mobile photography. There’s plenty of choices out there from generic third party lenses to more notable ones like Olloclips. But when I came across Moment’s lenses and case Kickstarter campaign in…

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[New Post] 2015 Year in Review - iPhone Photography:

While it was difficult to pick my 2015 Year in Review for my Nikon photos, believe it or not it’s even more difficult to do the same for my iPhone Photography. My iPhone is always with me and that’s one reason why it’s easier to take priceless moments…
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