Who is David?
Hi. I’m an American expat living in Japan. I’m a teacher, a computer scientist, a photographer, and a coffee drinker.
Most of the money comes from photography. But I do really enjoy the other things. Much of my photography is for private clients, but I throw up what I can at JapanDave.com. I repost a few here occusionally, but mainly this is the place for random comments and misc posts. These misc posts are often Buddhist/spiritual, political, tech, grammar, Apple, and other.
Your basic Tumblr blog, I guess.
Feel free to email me if you have a comment, question or whatever. Feel free, that is, if you can pass this simple test: first name.last firstname.lastname@example.org
Or message me @dbooster on Twitter.
Gear (For Those Geeky Enough to Care)
Yes, those computers are a tad old for someone who makes a living at taking and editing photos. I’m looking to upgrade the iMac as soon as the new models are released. Soon, I hope.
The PowerBook still works like a champ and, in many ways, I prefer it. But it does lack power and so isn’t good for much more than typing on. But it rocks at that.
I keep all my photos in Aperture 3, stored as dng, and often edit in there as well. When I do HDR, I usually use Photomatix. And of course Photoshop is always in the background in case I need that power. iPhone photos are almost always edited on the photo, using one of the too damn many photo editing apps I own.
More to come (as people send me questions)