Saturday Night Live’s Season Finale

For some reason or another I was watching Saturday Night Live (SNL) this evening. It’s been a while since I watched the show. It brings me back to those good old days when the only things you had to worry about were if you did your math homework or if you remembered to wash your […]

It’s all about Diana DeGarmo

What’s with Simon and his complaints about how Diana is too young to be on the show? Would he just drop that? That’s such a poor excuse for him not liking her. If the age restrictions on being on AI starts from 16, then that means 16 year olds should be considered equally as someone […]


Taku’s first blog has opened after months and months of procrastinating!



This is my honest-to-goodness blog with insight and thoughts on what I’ve come across throughout the course of my work as a photographer and art director.

Learn More…

Instagram (@smaku)
 Which takes precedence: the CN Tower or the sun? I had to think of this one for a bit but ultimately ended with this composition because I felt the brighter sun would attract the eye first, drawing our gaze to the center. The sun is also surrounded by buildings, which acts as a framing element to the subject in this composition. Do you agree? . . See more of my sunrise shots with #TorontoSunriseSeriesByTaku . . . #beforethesunrise #aftersunrise #chasingsunrise #downtowntoronto #greatertorontoarea #hypetoronto #igerstoronto #lovetoronto #morningsunrise #igsunrise #nativetoronto #narcitytoronto #nowtoronto #rsanaturesunrise #seethesunrise #rsasunrise #sunriseagain #sunrisemadness #sunriselover #tillsunrise #sunriseporn #sunrisesunsetsaroundworld #sunrisetrekking #thelast6  It's not often that you get actual waves on Lake Ontario around Toronto. When you do though, it can make for some interesting photo opportunities. Did you notice how I used the horizon to link a line of the wave to the line in the clouds?
 Having to go out of the city for work means I get to also explore its surroundings. I came across lots of farmland like this on my drive through the area, which happens to be just by a highway as seen in the distance above.  Look closely and you'll see a line of birds flying right above the surface of Lake Ontario. I almost missed this myself until I saw something move in the distance. There must have been thousands of these birds flying away that morning. Where were they going?