The Daido Effect

Shooting like Daido Moriyama in action

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I recently received an email about what I’m doing with the Ricoh GRD III and questions of the sort as:

1. How is it?
2. What settings etc.

So I figured I’d write a post with one of the styles I’m currently using, we’ll call it “Daido Style.”

Daido Moriyama in action with the Ricoh GR1

Its actually quite simple. Walk up to your subject as Daido is and full press snap at any of the desired distances, I usually have mine set to 5m or sometimes infinity. The Ricoh GRD III is simply a great tool which has become for me an extension of my eye. The shot below literally took me 1 second.

Eyes Closed — Ricoh GRD III

I see it, I go for it, and I get most of the times.

In my humble opinion, I think its all about trusting your instincts, knowing your gear well, and developing a style you find comfortable.

I’ll be continuing this series which will be titled “The Daido Effect


  1. Thank you togs, I really appreciate your insightful responses. Its definitely a nice little digicam that can truly be taken anywhere, anywhere, to shoot up close and personal. I could have never done this with a dslr of any kind, unless I’m all zoomed from across the street and that as you already know me, its not my style. I prefer close, close, close action, nothing beats these moments.

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