Hello from Okinawa, Japan

Discussion in 'Welcomes and Introductions' started by taphoto, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. taphoto

    taphoto SC Regular

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Okinawa, Japan
    Thomas Alan
    Hey everyone I'm Thomas Alan from Orlando, Florida but currently living and working in Okinawa Japan. I'm a full-time Staff Photographer for MCCS (Marine Corps Community Services). I shoot with a variety of cameras to include a Nikon D4, Fuji x100 and X-Pro1. Since last year I've been shooting all my personal work with my Fuji's however. Recently I've even gone back to film shooting medium format. If you like you can check out my work on my site at http://thomasalan.net

    Thanks,

    TA
     
  2. tdp

    tdp Guest

    Welcome. I stuff spent 6 years in Okinawa during the early/mid 90s (I was TDY most of the time). Great place back then, I hear it has gotten even better.

    Happy shooting!

    - tdp
     
  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    G'day, Great Arvo, and Konichiwa from Australia.

    Some sweet work in your portfolio. Going to be great to have you on-board. :thumbup:
     
  4. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Welcome Thomas, what dictates what equipment you use in your line of work?
     
  5. taphoto

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Okinawa, Japan
    Thomas Alan
    Thanks Mark. I'm looking forward to it.

    Cheers
     
  6. taphoto

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    Jul 20, 2013
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    Thomas Alan
    Hey James, Usually my mood :). No seriously it usually depends on what I need and what look I want. When I need speed and or larger lenses (over 200mm) I reach for the D4. If I'm shooting something where I want saturated colors I reach for the Fuji's. Many times I will shoot with the Fuji's just because they are smaller, lighter and just more fun to shoot with. :)
     
  7. taphoto

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Okinawa, Japan
    Thomas Alan
    Hey there. Same here. I was stationed here in the 80's. It's changed a bit but I still love it.
     
  8. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Hello and welcome. Just dropped by your blog, many nice images there.
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thomas, welcome aboard and thanks so much for your links. I've just begun looking through your blog...and your main website, as well. I'll definitely be spending more time there. Loved= that Mark Twain quote
    :biggrin:
     
  10. taphoto

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Okinawa, Japan
    Thomas Alan
    Thank you
     
  11. taphoto

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Okinawa, Japan
    Thomas Alan
    Thanks. I love that quote too. :)
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'll also add my "Konichiwa". It's one third of all the Japanese I know. I learned it from my Dad who was stationed over there in the early 50s. I look forward to finding time to check out your photos.
     
  13. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hello Thomas and welcome to SC.
     
  14. taphoto

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    Jul 20, 2013
    Okinawa, Japan
    Thomas Alan
    Thanks for the welcome. I like your line drawings on your flickr page.
     
  15. taphoto

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    Thomas Alan
    Thanks Luke.