Photography Latest Topicshttp:// Latest TopicsenDoghttp:// My faithful dog, the standard schnauzer Marie waits under the table while I work. 😉


4261Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:39:42 +0000
◆Greeting from Tokyo covered by COVID-19◆ In Tokyo, we have been under COVID-19 catastrophe even now.
As this tight situation,
we need to take a short time of healing us.

Why don't you look at my works. 
If my works can help it, I am so happy.

Merry Christmas and happy new year.

My new works and my collection:


4184Thu, 24 Dec 2020 21:07:14 +0000
Summer Greetings from Tokyo Japanhttp:// Summer Greetings from Tokyo Japan


Japanese rainy season: Tsuyu of this year was record long. Every day was rainy in July. It is really rare.

And also, COVID-19 is coming back powerfully.

In these situations, please look at my works below.

Thank you



New one:


Just before:





All of mine:

4019Sat, 01 Aug 2020 02:07:37 +0000
Greetings from Tokyohttp:// Greetings from Tokyo
In Japan, the state of emergency was finally released in this week.
During the home stay period, following works had been made.

3955Tue, 26 May 2020 05:13:44 +0000
New year greetings from Tokyohttp:// New year greetings from Tokyo

It is warm in Tokyo this winter. it's good.
But, It is feared that the transmission of New coronavirus is progressing just now.
I dream it shall be broken with this cannon.
Please look at my works below.

3884Fri, 21 Feb 2020 23:46:54 +0000
New year greetings from Tokyohttp:// New year greetings from Tokyo
It is warm in Tokyo this winter. it's good.
But, It is feared that the transmission of New coronavirus is progressing just now.
I dream it shall be broken with this cannon.
Please look at my works below. 

3882Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:57:17 +0000
Digital Images by Phone Camerashttp:// When the forum began in 2005, digital imagery was in its earlier stages, in transition from slides to digital cameras in my case.  I started with a digital Nikon CoolPix 4500 camera.  It was a great leap forward for me.  With slides, I would shoot the rolls of film with an array of settings per piece, then drive an hour to the metro area (I live an hour away from Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN) wait the three hours for same day processing at extra $$ to collect the slides.  Often a reshoot was necessary.  This was a great waste of time, but it was what I had to work with.  I loved that little 4500, with the twisting body and lens assembly.  First selfie camera perhaps?  Immediate results so lighting tweaks were timely and better images followed.

For the past few years I have been using a smartphone to do the photography of my work.  I find myself wondering what others are using these days to produce the best shots of their work, to produce images for the web, or for print publication.  What do you use for processing the images?  I find that sometimes the images are not in need of processing, but they usually do need something done to them.

There are a variety of questions I have in addition to the above: lighting choices; tripod vs handheld; image processing software, etc.

Join in and make this an educational discussion.



3876Sun, 02 Feb 2020 17:33:37 +0000
Summer greeting from Tokyo Japanhttp:// A record long and cold rainy season is over,

and suddenly, an intense summer has hit, in Tokyo Japan.

This may be the impact of global warming.  How are you?


Also, I have been able to create something like these.

If you look at and like these, I am so happy.


Please click the triangle mark on the displayed video to start.


New 4 works:

Ako-chan on a perpetual motion machine     A never stop swing

Ako-chan  beside a perpetual motion machine

Ako-chan and a perpetual motion machine (?)    by the Gauss Accelerator

Ako-chan with a perpetual motion machine?   With two boys


Please see other my works on my YouTube channel:

3795Fri, 02 Aug 2019 06:08:12 +0000
My first three pieces in bonehttp:// Just started and am loving the results so far. I got the carving DVD`s by Stephan gilberg

and away I went. I am only now on my 5th peice though.

The round one is one from his DVD`s the other two are just variations of

images I found online, to try different things. I am not artistic really in any way

but I can use my hands fairly well, when I know what I want to do.

The middle piece is not finished, have put it aside. I want to decorate the large white

area I have my idea, but dont know how to go about it.





3731Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:53:37 +0000
Architecture Inspired Carving On Stonehttp:// work

3614Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:08:14 +0000
Jade Chiselhttp:// made this lil chisel for carving wood. Jade blade with deer antler handle.

Works quite well compared to a store bought chisel . not the best pic I know. Fits in the hand perfectly and can be hit with a hammer at the end no problems. Ive seen cheap chisels with split ends cuz the hammerin is breakin the wood. this one is quite strong :) has a string to put aroudn the wrist so I cant drop it

thanks for lookin :)


3679Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:52:54 +0000
Little Mammoth Birdhttp://,

I´m new to this forum.


I would like to show you some jewelry I crafted.

Here´s a little bird out of mammoth ivory...


3642Tue, 24 May 2016 15:43:06 +0000
New Workhttp:// are some photos of my recent work. All of these pieces are carved from wood that I salvaged from pallets. The first one is walnut the others are cherry.






3672Fri, 06 Jan 2017 21:21:24 +0000
Horn Layershttp:// piece out of three different horn pieces (inlay).

Horn is fantastic to work with. especially if polished...


3643Tue, 24 May 2016 15:49:22 +0000
My Sandpaper Boxhttp://,


Picked this up from a flea market many years ago - wooden box not fleas :P


I've been using it since to keep my cut to size sandpaper sheets and strips tidily in one place. It's very well constructed from solid walnut with brass fittings and my guesstimate is its 70 - 80 years old at least.


I'm so glad I resisted the initial urge to sand it down and refinish it, as I believe the patina acquired over the years gives it more beauty and character.


Please excuse the frivolous nature of this post, but it's about something that I really cherish.


A good day to you all






3454Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:53:40 +0000
Horned Lizardhttp:// guy came and stayed with us for a while. We let him go and he came back again for a visit.


3591Sun, 11 Oct 2015 02:02:42 +0000
Very Realistic Stone Carvings, Worth To Look.

Go to the link above. Click the 5th red button from left. There are more pictures of carvings .

I wish they have English writings.







3491Mon, 19 Jan 2015 02:38:49 +0000
PHOTO IMAGE SIZEhttp:// was, and is still, very strongly recommend that the image pixel and file size to aim to FIT WITHIN THESE GUIDELINES!!!

- 72 dpi

- JPEG works great

- around 640 x 480 pixel dimension

- and around 50 K file size



Help the forum members who have slow, land line, computer modems, by posting the above recommended file sizes for your images, and also help the forum by taking less storage space in the forum's file storage area.




1295Tue, 29 Jan 2008 02:10:13 +0000
Bone Carvinghttp://,

I 'm a new member in this forum and I 'd like to show you a little of my work




3438Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:14:52 +0000
Picture Kentucky Walking Stickhttp:// walking stick is about 48" tall and the snake is white with red spots.


Finished work on it this afternoon.


What do you think?


Do you like the colors?


Any suggestions?



3451Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:38:13 +0000
Work In Progresshttp:// four carved snake walking sticks are a work in progress.


Once complete each staff will have world globe paper weight mounted onto the top of each staff.


I'm planning to mold a collar for the globe to rest on at the top of each stick,


I will use magic sculpt to create the collar.



3444Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:35:15 +0000
Worm Tunneled Woodhttp:// of a walking cane made from worm tunneled wood.


I am currently working on a walking cane, where the worm tunneled wood has been colored with green paint and a layer of polyurethane is applied over the paint. Sounds strange, but looks really cool.



3437Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:59:13 +0000
Decretive Carvings On Caneshttp:// am new to the forum and I understand that the focus is on small carving. I have looked over the forum and have enjoyed the variety carvings and material that are represented here. I have primarily worked in wood. But I am interested in doing more work with bone and antler. Decretive carving canes and walking sticks is what I do most. And hope to carve Bone an antler handles. I am still not sure if this is what the forum thinks of as small carving. If not I will move on. The cane with the Angle is oak and the other 2 are walnut.




3415Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:13:27 +0000
Dragon Prowhttp:// found an old Totara strainer post and decided to carve a dragon prow which was a fun task.

The wood was VERY old and dry and had a tendency to split and splinter so a fair bit of care was needed with this project especially on the neck. Appropriately Danish oil was used to bring out the woods natural colour :D and the prow now stands guard outside my front door.



3412Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:54:11 +0000
Some Random Pictures... everyone,


Due to the elephant in the room, I decided I would try to re-participate to the forum.....


This picture came to me without mention of the artist, so if someone knows....




And the second is form a carver name Randall Rosenthal, ity is not paricularly small size one but....



3296Sat, 01 Feb 2014 13:56:08 +0000