n-About

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”8687″ row_parallax=”yes” tdc_css=”eyJhbGwiOnsiYmFja2dyb3VuZC1pbWFnZSI6InVybChcImh0dHA6Ly93d3cuc21ha3UuY29tL2Jsb2cvd3AtY29udGVudC91cGxvYWRzLzIwMTgvMDIvRFNDXzI4OTMuanBnXCIpIiwiYmFja2dyb3VuZC1wb3NpdGlvbiI6ImNlbnRlciBib3R0b20iLCJkaXNwbGF5IjoiIn19″][vc_column tdc_css=”eyJhbGwiOnsibWFyZ2luLXRvcCI6IjI1MCIsIm1hcmdpbi1ib3R0b20iOiIyNTAiLCJib3JkZXItdG9wLXdpZHRoIjoiMCIsInBhZGRpbmctdG9wIjoiMCIsImRpc3BsYXkiOiIifX0=”][vc_empty_space height=”250px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Hi, I’m Taku Kumabe!” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:26pt|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_empty_space height=”250px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tour style=”modern” shape=”square” spacing=”” gap=”4″ active_section=”1″ css=”.vc_custom_1547144709285{margin-right: 8em !important;margin-left: 8em !important;}”][vc_tta_section title=”What kind of photographer are you?” tab_id=”1547067406448-26edde58-97f1″][vc_column_text]As a freelance photographer, I’ve photographed concerts to outdoor festivals and everything in between. Any blog posts I write will come from a photographer’s perspective, where I may include settings and tips on how I was able to capture those decisive moments.

As an avid traveller, I will also blog about my travels in hopes of inspiring everyone else to travel and get outdoors too.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What gear do you use?” tab_id=”1547069348389-540d3070-bb86″][vc_column_text]I am a Nikon user, currently photographing with the Nikon Z 7 mirrorless camera, and the D800.

My lenses include the 35mm f/1.8 S lens, 14-24 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8, and the 70-200mm f/2.8, amongst others.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What can I find on this site?” tab_id=”1547069620698-aa43b08d-56c7″][vc_column_text]This website serves as a resource to anyone interested in improving their photography skills. As a photography instructor and mentor, I’ve always loved to impart my knowledge of the industry to anyone willing to learn the craft.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Blog” tab_id=”1547144092369-d4ac9e02-e91b”][vc_column_text]My Blog is organized into different sections:

  • Learn: This section serves as a tool to build your photography skills through quick and easy lessons and posts on compositional techniques. I’ve also included some tutorials on how to do things with either your dSLR, mirrorless camera, or mobile phone.
  • Review: On occasion I enjoy reviewing items that may be of interest to my readers. This will include any photography related items that I currently use, or think will be beneficial to my audience.
  • Travel: I love to travel, so this section is reserved for my travel photography.
  • Photography: This section encompasses various items related to the photography industry as a whole. It may include my photography from other events, and thoughts on the industry in general.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tour][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” gap=”30″ css=”.vc_custom_1547145095346{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-right: 15em !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;padding-left: 15em !important;background-color: #e5f6ff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5473″ img_size=”” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Konnichiwa!” font_container=”tag:p|font_size:24pt|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Taku is a freelance photographer and art director based in Toronto, Canada. With a passion for travelling and capturing beautiful nature anywhere he goes, he strives to motivate individuals to get out and explore their own neighbourhoods.

As a photography mentor and instructor, he enjoys imparting his knowledge to help individuals grow their creative ideas.[/vc_column_text][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-facebook-square” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Ftakukumabe||target:%20_blank|”][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-instagram” color=”orange” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fsmaku||target:%20_blank|”][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-twitter-square” color=”sky” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2FtheSmaku||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1547144835166{padding-right: 8em !important;padding-left: 8em !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8964″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]