Hello from the Akihabara District in Tokyo. Teaching at the first annual Photo Fest Japan with Rick Sammon and Juan Pons. We just finished Day 1 of the three day event. It was a full day with emphasis on photography fundamentals and flash. It is always great fun and very satisfying when we can accelerate learning and fire up the creative process.
The shot above is from a temple visit a couple days ago. The happy faces on the small prayer dolls are in stark contrast to their purpose.
These images are what I call composite high dynamic range (HDR) shots. Source files are processed twice and then combined in Photoshop CS5.
Will have more shots up soon from the trip. Looking forward to getting home and completing a couple of iPad apps and DVDs.