"we're on journey.
we see things, we see people,
we're aware...

lunar sea 倦鳥西飛 東石月渡



"Sometimes I get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter" Ansel Adams

Glad you stopped by! i would be most happy about any critique that you could leave, or comments on what I can improve. based in Taiwan (China and Asia Pacific), i am also available to freelance/job opportunities and always happy to hear from people/friends who'd like to guide/model for me. my email is:

歡迎欣賞或採用我的攝影作品 ,請與我聯絡詢問商業授權或租片費用, (我需要攝影收入來更新相機設備、旅行與日常開支),email: dans.photo@gmail.com。除此外也歡迎世界各地朋友約我拍攝: 景點、城鄉、活動、群眾與人像,推薦拍攝台北101等風景景點,謝謝大家。

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ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHS are ALL RIGHTS RESERVED and are COPYRIGHT © solely to me. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission from me.

All images I've posted on flickr are at low resolution version from the originals. for reference, most of my original images were taken in Raw format with maximum to
3008x2000 pixels by Nikon D70 (since 2004);
3872x2592 pixels by Nikon D200 (2006-2010);
5616x3744 pixels by Canon 5D Mark2 since 2008,
5184 x 3456 pixels by Canon 7D since 2010 and
5760 x 3840 pixels by Canon 5D Mark3 since 2012
up to 6,720 x 4,480 pixels (30MB/RAW) by Canon 5D Mark4 since 2016/9/9.
Please let me know by email (or leave message), if you like to purchase license for commercial usage or use my work for non-commercial purpose. all of my photos are copyrighted and may not be used or reproduced without my permission. thank you for understanding.

my Chinese name is 施銘成 (施铭成 in simplified Chinese). after interruption by business career for decades, i started to record my journey again with Nikon D70 in 2004, Nikon D200 in April 2006, Canon 5D mark 2 in December 2008, Canon 7D Jan 2010, and Canon 5D mark 3 in December 2012 . photography become both professional work and enthusiastic hobby in my daily life.

i open flickr on May 14, 2005 and upgrade to pro a/c on Nov 19. It's wonderful to share some vision and thought with you from anyplace, anytime of the world... appreciate all your comments or advices here... especially thank to Yueh-Hua Lee, 無極丹青 Firllies, VinaPix, JDHuang, Ryan xm, hk traveller, Mie J/米, ymcell, MaxChu, regchen, Wolfgang Schubert , charliebrown8989, Lee Wei-I, lynnlin & c'est moi for your generous and inspired testimonials.

btw, welcome to join or visit our new public group: Taipei 101, if you like to know about the world's tallest skyscraper since year 2003... i work and live in Taipei and welcome all of you be here!
Daniel M. Shih

I work for a Charity / Non Profit. Can we use one of your images for free?

If your organisation is staffed by all volunteers, please ask me for further info. There is a good chance I will be cool with it. If you or other people are getting paid, its fair that I should get paid too. If your budget is limited, just ask. Like all photographers, the cost of time consuming, gears and traveling are high, I have to make a living like everybody else.

Can I blog one of your images?
if it's not for any commercial or profitable intension/usage, and not the photos which has been licnesed exclusively to 3'rd parties, Yes, please go right ahead after writing me a link of your blog on the comment box.

假如你的網站無關商業行為,無任何獲利(例如作為宣傳或廣告)的企圖,對我拍的相片也無負面報導...的話,你可以(有條件的)在部落格註明出處引用,但請先在我的Flickr相片留言版上告知連結網址,本人並且保留隨時要求您移除的權利。 請勿侵權使用本人辛苦拍攝的作品,否則可能觸犯著作權等法律...謝謝!
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    *Yueh-Hua 2017 says:


    尤其,我周遭的朋友都習慣地稱他為101達人 ^ ^b



    January 22nd, 2010

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    December 18th, 2009

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    VinaPix says:

    "Daniels photostream is one of the reasons that Flickr is such an addictive pastime.... the images here are a perfect combination of really beautiful subject matter and great techincal photographic skill all created by one with the soul (and eye) of a true artist.
    Thank you for sharing your work with us on Flickr!

    I urge you to take a careful look through this photostream... these is so much to see here, both to delight you and indeed to challenge you to greater efforts in your own works... but be warned... these picture are addictive!"

    November 9th, 2007

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    JDHuang says:


    June 25th, 2007

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    May 29th, 2007

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    hk_traveller says:

    "If you try to find out some Taipei 101 photos in Flickr, you should already know about Daniel - one of the most famous photographers that has many many good photos of Taipei 101. And if you know that how many raining days in Taipei a year, you should understand how difficult for Daniel to take these photos with beautiful sky."

    February 24th, 2007

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    Mie_J says:

    "Mr. dans的照片,縱使在暴風雨,或時代動盪之中,總給予人一種安心信賴的感受。每一個影像都自然且真誠地走入人們的心中!"

    November 24th, 2006

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    November 7th, 2006

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    October 31st, 2006

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    regchen says:

    "Dans 每張照片除了本質都很優秀之外,難得的是都有其一段故事。 在喀擦一聲時,彷佛把立體的情境都攝了進去。"

    October 10th, 2006

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    2composers says:

    "Hey Daniel, old pal...

    We have been enjoying your photos tremendously. For the greater part of the twenty years I've known you, I had no idea that you had such artistic talents in you!

    Great images, fantastic compo, and vivid colors.

    Without you I would not have spent the time putting my shots on Flickr. You are a true inspiration. Give us more!


    September 24th, 2006

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    Although only playing with Digital Camera from 2004.

    However with his Window of the Soul -- His Artistic eyes. He have captured the beauty of Taipei for everyone in flickr to share.

    All of it are superb quality.

    Thanks My friend & Congratulation!!"

    November 9th, 2005

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    Lee Wei-I says:


    October 6th, 2005

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    lynnlin says:

    "I recommend dans.photo. A series of Taipei 101 photos never take my eyes off. The others also attract me. I'm fascinated with those splendid works.


    September 26th, 2005

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    J. Yao says:

    "this guy has been showing the beauty of Taiwan to the world through his sensitive eyes and awesome photographic techniques. please keep showcasing our lovely land!"

    July 25th, 2005

Daniel M Shih
May 2005
Taiwan, China, Asia & Earth
Taipei, Taiwan
I am:
Male and Single
freelance photographer /Tour manager /Tour Guide 特約攝影/國際領隊/華語導遊
dans.photo [at] gmail.com