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  • Hokkaido Landscape Tour 2019 Travelogue 3 (Podcast 649)

    Today we conclude our three part series of travelogues to walk you through my 2019 Hokkaido Winter Landscape Photography Adventure Tour & Workshop.

    We pick up the trail as we leave Wakkanai and head around Cape Soya at the northern-most…

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    • Hi Martin,
      I listened, as opposed to reading, your podcast and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to the Wildlife in Hokkaido workshop starting next .

      • Hi Yvonne,

        I’m pleased you enjoyed this. I’m looking forward to seeing you here in Japan in a week’s time to get started on the second Wildlife trip for this season.

        The one we just finished was great, and I will start to share some shots in a review of the Canon EOS R probably tomorrow, and then start a travelogue series the following week.


  • Hokkaido Landscape Tour 2019 Travelogue 2 (Podcast 648)

    We rejoin my Hokkaido Landscape Photography Tour again this week, picking up the trail as we reach the West coast of the island, for some beautiful seascapes, as we journey on to the northern-most point of Japan.

    In stark contrast…

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    • Hi Martin, Terrific podcast and wonderful photos. I hope to join you one of these days in Japan or on another one of your photo trips. You narrate your trips wonderfully.

      All my best, Joel Kleiner

  • Hi All,

    As I’m leaving for my second Japan Winter tour this afternoon, I’ve posted the February Desktop Wallpaper a few days early.

    Go to your Profile page under the Account menu, and select Shop/Account, then Downloads, and you should see the Torii Gate with Snow Clouds Wallpaper in your list of available downloads.

    I hope you enjoy…Read More

  • Hi Folks,

    A quick update on the messaging system…

    I’ve found a way to send a private message to everyone at once, and that triggers an email to your registered address, with the body of the message included.

    You should have received the first notification sent like this a few hours ago. I know that two Comcast users didn’t receive the email…Read More

  • Hi Tozze,

    Welcome to the community and thank you for subscribing, and for the kind words.

    I apologize for taking a few days to reply. I was just finishing up my first Japan winter tour of the season and getting this week’s post out. I hope you enjoy it.

    I look forward to communicating more as things heat up in here.


  • Hokkaido Landscape Tour 2019 Travelogue 1 (Podcast 647)

    Just back from my 2019 Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure Tour & Workshop, today we start a three-part travelogue series with a total of 30 images over the next three weeks to illustrate our adventure.

    As usual, we kicked off this…

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    • Martin, as a member, I downloaded the eBook version of this post and was sad to discover that the formatting breaks up your beautiful horizontal images into two separate vertically formatted pages. Is this something you can fix? Otherwise your posts are better to view in the online version, reducing some of the value of the membership.

      • Hi Chris,

        Please read the instructions here:

        The book is designed for maximum flexibility, but you have to change the settings to view the double page spreads.

        I’ve found the best way to view is using the Mac OS X Preview app. Just open the PDF with the Preview app, then hit the CTRL + COMMAND + F keys to go to full screen, and press COMMAND + 3 to show the two page spreads, and navigate between pages with the arrow keys.

        The eBooks look great in Preview, as well as the other apps I mention on the above help page.

        Please let me know if you continue to have problems and thanks for subscribing!


    • Dear Martin. These images are magnificent. It is disappointing that I was not able to join you on this workshop but I am hoping to get some equally stunning landscape opportunities during our wildlife workshop next month. Regards, Yvonne

      • Thanks Yvonne!

        Sorry we weren’t able to accommodate you the Landscape Tour. Please don’t get your hopes up too much for landscape work on the wildlife tour though. We travel in different parts of Hokkaido and the priority is on Wildlife. There will be a few Landscape opportunities, but it’s not really like the Landscape Tour. That’s why they are separate tours.


    • Hi Martin. I am equally eager to photograph the wildlife. It is a compliment to your images that you make the landscape so enticing.
      Regards, Yvonne

    • You have a good eye for a shot Tim.

      We did just that for my Hokkaido Tour video that we created two years ago, and you can see the footage interspersed in the video here:


  • Martin Bailey wrote a new post 1 month ago

    Martin’s Top Ten Photos for 2018 (Podcast 646)

    Following last week’s episode in which I shared my selection workflow and thought process, this week I’m going to share my personal top ten favorite images for 2018.

    I don’t try to rank these images in any order, rather we’ll…

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    • Love the photos Martin. You have inspired me to go through my photos of 2017 & pick some highlights of the year.
      Regarding the Figure In The Distant Alley photo, is there a person sitting in the ‘window’ on the right hand side of the frame? Or is it fabric? I’m curious 🙂

    • Hi Martin!

      I always enjoy walking with you through your process and your Top Ten of the Year Photos. The one of the Torii gate is spectacular. It is getting me even more excited for our Snow Monkey and Hokkaido tour in a few weeks. Can’t wait.

      Since you asked, I am posting a link to my 2018 Favorites. I like to call my list “Favorites” instead of Top 10 since, for me, I have photos that I like a lot but may not be my “top” photos technically or maybe even compositionally. For me, the draw and feeling of a photo should be the priority. I also chose 12 instead of 10 because it gets hard at the end and 12 keeps two more of my photos “alive” for me.

      Also, the review process for me really makes me rethink how fortunate I am to have been to all the places I photograph each year. We should never overlook that.

      Here is the link to my 2018 Favorites:

      See you soon.


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