Hitomi's Photography

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Making Fun Pictures using PhotoKey

I used PhotoKey to put together two photos.

Green Screen

Erase White Paper with Affinity Photo eliminates all white part —  not only background — as I wrote in my last post. So the green screen applications will delete all green part and must make it transparent, right? Since I don’t have a… Continue Reading →

Erase White Background

Erase White Background Using Erase White Paper I have to admit that erasing white background using Erase White Paper with Affinity Photo wasn’t the answer! When I saw Erase White Paper and tested before, it seemed to work perfect.

Tethered Shooting

Here are two applications for tethered shooting. One is Canon EOS Utility and another is Apple’s Aperture. ♦Tethered Shooting with EOS Utility If you are using Canon EOS, EOS Utility comes with camera. So just install in your computer and why not… Continue Reading →

WA State Ferries Twitter Photo Contest

I tweeted @WSFerries #WSFcontest with this photo (above) I shot in 2007 that I found in my flicker.  Just a day before we went to Whidbey Island, I noticed a Shoreline Area News post “Washington State Ferries is having a Twitter photo… Continue Reading →

EMP museum and Affinity

EMP building from the Space Needle elevator coming down in March 2007 Finally we went to the EMP museum at Seattle Center when my husband friend’s and his family came to Seattle this week!

4 Ways to Create Bokeh (blur) Background

Bokeh background portrait of Joell at Pike Place Market, Seattle   One of our photographer friends loves deep focus. He doesn’t like shallow focus images. But wouldn’t you sometimes want to focus just on the subject and want to blur the background?… Continue Reading →

The Most Powerful Pictures of Atomic Bomb Victims in Nagasaki

Joe O’Donnell put his camera, the negatives and 30 prints into a trunk and placed it in the attic for 40 years.    At 11:05 A.M. on August 9, 1945, an atomic (plutonium based) bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. On August 9, 2007, American photojournalist Joe… Continue Reading →


I was inspired by a photograph titled “Birds fly over the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima” by Issei Kato; I created these images at the top and bottom of this post, using a free download photo of Hiroshima Dome and my photos. Seventy… Continue Reading →

Telephoto Zoom Lens

I like a zoom lens because it is very convenient, so I enjoy it more than a fixed lens. There are Ultra-Wide, Standard and Telephoto Zoom Lenses. I use our telephoto zoom lens most when I go out shooting for fun. Our telephoto Zoom lens, 75-300 mm, is old — you can… Continue Reading →


I wrote about negative space as background in  White Space Negative Space. But you can photograph subject(s) as negative space — just shoot your subject as a silhouette.

camera flash on and off

Our cat is very camera shy and hate to be taken pictures. When she sees me holding a camera, she usually yarns and turns back on me. Or her eyes are closed, especially flash fires. You can see my old posts from my… Continue Reading →

White Space Negative Space

I am not a minimalist, but I like using white space (or negative space) and creating a clean work.

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