Taku is a freelance photographer and print designer based in Toronto. This is his honest-to-goodness blog on photography and design, providing you with some thoughts on what he has come across throughout the course of his work in both industries.


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Quick Tips

Taku’s Quick Tips are designed to get you up and shooting with inspiration in a matter of minutes.

How I Edited…

Find out how Taku edits his photos with step-by-step tutorials.

Nikon D200, 1/4000 sec., f/1.8, ISO200, 50mm

Congratulations to those who wed today

Wedding Season is Upon Us Wedding season is quickly approaching the city, and couples and photographers are gearing up for their special day. For professional wedding photographers, it’s not uncommon for them to have one or multiple weddings per weekend making this season their busiest of the year. While I do not shoot weddings for […]

Shoot out of your comfort zone

Shoot out of your comfort zone

If you’re ever in any kind of photography rut, try something new. Try something that you normally don’t do, or maybe are afraid to do. Getting out of your comfort zone may yield something unexpected. This photo was taken last year at an impromptu shoot with some local Instagrammers. We didn’t meet to come here, […]

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 Love what you do. Do what you love. If you haven't checked my latest blog post, head on over there now (Smaku.com/blog) as I've posted a sneak peak at what I've been up to the last little while. Let me know what you think in the comments! And just a reminder that @canadagram @pilotcoffee and @craftedcoffee are all featuring my photos this week! Be sure to check them out!
 Walk like you mean it. A big thanks to @huffpostcanada for featuring me as their photographer of the week on their latest IG account @canadagram. Please feel free to follow along as they post something from me each day along with my interview answers.
 I'll be here tonight. And you?
 The temperature outside these days makes it seem more like November than March. Say hi to these fine people! Also, if you didn't know, some of my photos are being posted on @pilotcoffee's account from when I went for a tasting the other day. Be sure to check out my coffee-photo taking skills!
 The view is nice here between a rock and a hard place.
 An early morning is rewarded with this beauty. Last day to enter my draw for a free photobook folks! Comment on my blog for your chance to win!
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