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Hokkaido Landscape Photography Tour 2016 Travelogue #3 (Podcast 509)

Following our Hokkaido Landscape Photography Tour for 2016, this week we conclude our three part travelogue series to walk you through this minimalist photographer's dream tour, illustrated with a total of 36 images. Today we pick up the trail at the end of day seven, as we head back into...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Karl Fiegenschuh
    Posted at 00:34h, 10 February Reply

    Hi Martin, I love your photography and hope to be able to take another workshop with you someday. I have two questions about your photos:
    1. Were most taken with a tripod (except for the one or two where you specifically mention handholding)?
    2. You said your final photo count was 92. I presume these were the 92 that were left after culling a larger number of photos? And if you did take more, about how many did you delete?

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 11:44h, 14 February Reply

      Hi Karl,

      Thanks for the kind words, and I apologize for the late reply. I’ve been traveling on the first of my winter wildlife tours until Friday. To answer your questions…

      1. Yes, the majority of the images were shot using a tripod. I could have hand-held more (except the long exposures of course) but I like to use a tripod for landscape work, as it helps me to really nail the composition in camera, rather than tweaking the crop in post.
      2. “Finals” is the word I use for my final selects, so yes, this is the number of images I was left with after my selection process. I don’t actually delete my other images, unless they are technically flawed, like a bulb exposure that I stopped part-way or the camera going off in my hand etc. I shot a total of 1,455 images on this tour, the lowest count for the day at 57, and the highest at 321, but this was when I found a few pygmy woodpeckers and shot a little wildlife as well as my landscape work. On average I was shooting about 120 images per day.

      All the best!


  • Mark V'Soske
    Posted at 23:39h, 15 February Reply

    Wonderful series of podcasts and images Martin!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 14:29h, 16 February Reply

      Thanks very much Mark! I’m pleased you enjoyed these.

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