Organizing photos with Japanese-style dates

Countries around the world have different ways of writing a date like June 28, 2013 which is the American style. However, I think Japan has the best way of rendering the date, with the year, month, and day (2013年6月28日).

I find this especially true when I organize my digital photos. The file names of my photos follow the Japanese style. For example, 20130628-0001.jpg.

I also have my image folders named in the same fashion along with a title or key word(s) such as 20130628-UenoPark. It’s a lot easier to organize and find digital photos according to date. I don’t ever use iPhoto, etc., to organize photos.

Geisha photos at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan

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Geisha/geiko guru and photographer Peter Macintosh is having a geisha photo exhibition at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo until early July 2013. He brought an Asakusa geisha (video) to the opening party on June 10, 2013.

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CP+ 2013 photos

Went to CP+ 2013 in Yokohama, Japan’s largest camera show. Although there were no major new product announcements, we got to touch and feel the latest cameras. Here are some photos of the first day on Jan 31, 2013.

CP+ billboard near the entrance of Pacifico Yokohama.

Pacifico Yokohama, CP+ venue.

There was a long line to enter the camera show. Took me 20 min. to get in. It was the fist time to take so long to get in. They need more reception staff.

CP+ 2013 inside Pacifico Yokohama.

Canon had this shooting demo setup where you could use an EOS 6D to shoot a model (seen in the corner). You could use your own SD card to record images. 10-min. wait.

Pentax model for their Evangelion camera editions.

Panasonic Lumix.

My Book is a on-demand publisher in Japan. Very limited book formats, page counts, and expensive. They aim for the low-end amateur market rather than pro photographers wanting to make photo books.

Another on-demand publisher featuring cardboard pages.

Tamron companions line up to say goodbye at the end of the day at 5 pm.

Click here for a short video of the Casio and Nikon booths at CP+2013

PhotoGuide Japan on Facebook

We have a pretty active Facebook page called Photographers Japan for photographers in Japan or photographers who are interested in Japan.

It’s mainly a forum in English where we post links, questions, news, information, etc., related to photography and Japan. If interested, you can request to join us.

Note that it is not a place to show your photos of Japan (you can do that on your own timeline). It’s more information-oriented rather than for photo sharing.

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