UNTITLED

Do you care about the title of your image seriously?

I do.  Since titles are important aspect of my images,

I don’t publish my images until a proper title has given to the image.

Meaning of “untitled”

You may argue that an “untitled” gives people some room to think about freely toward the image. If your intention is that manner, “untitled” is probably OK, otherwise you are just lazy to think about your  title of image.

 

Title changes the world

A title changes the perspective.

Example:

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“UNTITLED” : D600,28mm f10,183sec.

This is a pretty simple long-exposure seascape : one main rock and a few small rocks above.

What the title will you give it?

How about  “the rock “?

You may think “I know! it’s a rock. so what?”
They stop thinking about the image with a obvious material name.

How about “The nose“?

You’re gradually seeing the rock as a nose sticking from the surface, aren’t you?

Instead of giving an obvious material name, how about the title:

[Solitude], [time], [calmness], [infinity]

The subject is so simple that you can chose many options.

Guide people

Giving those title viewers will think about the title, and trying to find something in common with the creator.

With a proper title you can guide viewers to the specific direction.

Just give it “rock” or “untitled”. They just wonder where they should go.

They want to feel something from your work as same as when you saw the scene.

We call it”sympathy”. A proper title can arouse their sympathy

How to make a good title

Tell me!!  I eager to know.

Since English is not my native tongue, making a good English title is always challenging.

So I prefer simple and short titles combining with a few words

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Soak in Marshall: To get ideal composition which I wanted, I had to soak in the beach.

Use thesaurus

You often see the title “The beautiful sunset” or “Sunset at the lake” etc.

“Sunset” and “sunrise” are so obvious term that you may avoid using them, and instead you can use a synonym, like:

synonym of “Sunset”

They are still popular terms, however you can combine them with simple words or locations.

Example:

“The last twilight”, ” Twilight to the shadow”, “Night fall at Tokyo”

I am not a poet or didn’t major English literature, so please allow me for poor vocabulary.

You can do far better than me with in any other language.

 

Borrow the titles from a movie or a music

Fortunately or unfortunately there are no property right for titles.

That means you can borrow or steel titles from movies, books and musics, etc..

Although you have to bear in mind that a popular title instantly recall viewers of the original source if they knew it. So please take a moment whether the image really match the title which you are going to take.

So I advise you that instead of using the title as exactly the same,  just give it a little twist.

 

I borrowed the title of image from the movie “EVIL DEAD”(not recent remake, but the original) , then I replaced “dead” to “red”.
The atmosphere of the image fully match the title doesn’t it?

Love it

I feel pretty sorry when I see a great image with the title “untitled”.

Because you are the only one who can give the right title to your images.

You should not abandoned it with giving the name”untitled”.

You don’t name your son “John Doe” or “Mr. Nobody”, do you?

Treat your images like your son or daughter. Give them proper name which

you love, then people will love them too.

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Between the Eternity

 

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In to the Future

Happy new year everyone!!
2015 was pretty good year for me, I had so many positive response for my works and had chance to express my creativity freedom. I hope 2016 will be better than ever, and I know it depends on me. Of course I’m going to  work hard, but not too hard, and enjoy the every moment and process of capturing a photo and making an art.

Anyway, my first blogging in2016, Let me introduce my favorite, the favorite place in Tokyo; Tokyo international forum.

from Wikipedia: The Tokyo International Forumis a multi-purpose exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan.One of its halls seats 5,000. In addition to seven other halls, it includes exhibition space, a lobby, restaurants, shops, and other facilities. Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly and completed in 1996, it features swooping curves of steel truss and glass; the outside is shaped like an elongated boat.

Anyway, it’s a gorgeous place!! without no description. It’s so popular place that NIKON put an image from there on their D5200, and D5300 for there leaflets.

Don’t forget to bring a ultra wide lens!!  bellow images are comparison images between 10-24mm(DX) and Full size, 14-24mm(FX) at almost the same place and composing. You can see its difference of distortion and perspective between both sensor sizes.

 

Location:

Underground of Tokyo is a huge maze!! It’s so convenient that you can visit namely everyplace without got rained ,and for a vampire  who hates sunshine . But for a tourist, you may lost in there. if you got lost, just go outside. It’s much easier to access to your destination.

Playground:

Once you got into the place, it’s your playground. I’m sure you can spend t hours to shoot various attractive spots.

 ● Before and After

 

Day or night?

I recommend to visit there both time period: Day and Night. The place will show you different aspect of beauty. The last time I visited there, I visited evening, unfortunately the place was under refurbishing: The huge sealing was covered with nets.

Still, I could enjoying t shoot its futuristic both  inside and outside.

Exterior at night (all images are 3 bracketed HDR images developed by LightRoom6)

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Corner of the SIDE7 part2

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Corner of the SIDE7 part3

When you have a chance to visit Tokyo, don’t miss the place.

 

Just go and grab a great architectural image as your souvenirs.

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RUSH by Yoshihiko Wada