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Camerakozo-bu, meaning “camera boy club” in Japanese, is a photography club that I’ve organized to allow photographers to come together and photograph the beauty in this earth. Woman can join too.
If you’d like to join us, contact me at [e-mail] or at our
Web page:To be a member.
This article about my photography was published in an LA newspaper (USA)
【Calm of the Wild】
Exposure to something new and beautiful was certainly a catalyst of change for one office worker from Funabashi City, in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture.
Namiko Tatsunokuchi decided to attend a lecture by famed Hokkaido nature guide, and was awestruck by his photos of the aurora borealis – the northern lights.
“When I saw them, I was inspired to become a photographer,” Tatsunokuchi told, admitting that she was very much a novice at that point.
“I spontaneously asked him to teach me to shoot such beautiful im- ages,” she explained. “I’d buy any camera, I offered, if he’d teach me to use it.”
What followed has become a passion for Tatsunokuchi, who bought not one camera, but a slew of equipment to capture inspiring images of her own. The Nikon D4s seems to be her camera of choice, along with several lenses, notably a Tamron 150-600 mm for long-range
“I bought winter camouflage for
my first photo shoot in Alaska,” she added.
Tatsunokuchi has traveled to some 20 countries, but the one locale that draws her eye consistently is Japan’s northernmost main island, where the change in seasons is stark and dramatic.
“I now visit Hokkaido and its surpassing natural beauty once every three months. I wake before sunrise and shoot until sunset. When the stars shine, I shoot until midnight,” she wrote.
Describing how she braves the elements while waiting silently in the snow to photograph animals in their natural routines, she revealed the value of a positive attitude – and an indispensable heat pack.
“I don’t feel the deep freeze when I am excited, for a beautiful moment.”
Tatsunokuchi regularly returns to Hokkaido, learning about the local wildlife and environment.
“When I capture nature or wildlife in its essence, I’m reminded of my respect and gratitude for his guidance,” she said.
Tatsunokuchi currently teaches photography and is for public hire. More of her fascinating work can be seen on her Facebook page and at www.namikotatsunokuchi. com