Category Archives: Tokyo at Night

The restored Tokyo Station building
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The Restored, Renovated Tokyo Station Building At Night

The Restored Tokyo Station Building At Night Was shooting in this area last night for a magazine and found a great elevated spot to shoot the station from. Got loads of different angles, horizontal and vertical – of this south … Continue reading

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Satisfying Experience: Shibuya, Tokyo, in the rain….

I was out two nights ago doing a night photography lesson for a student whose husband had bought her some lessons as a gift. We’d be trying to catch up for ages but she was busy, I was busy and … Continue reading

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Urban Star Trails? Shinagawa, Tokyo

They look like it don’t they? But they aren’t. I was walking from Shinagawa’s Inter City building and on my way to Shimbanba to pick up my youngest from nursery. There is a series of elevated walkways and as I … Continue reading

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My Taxi Fetish Continues: Okachimachi, Tokyo

Two-and-a-bit years after shooting a magazine feature about Tokyo’s taxis and drivers, I still can’t shake the obsession. This is not a bad thing, as obsessions can often pay their way in the photographer’s life and I have made money … Continue reading

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Multiple-exposures with the Nikon D700: Ginza in Duplicate

A fun shot I made at the end of a street photography workshop I did in Ginza last Saturday. Shots from each student and the projects we did on the workshop are going up on japanorama as soon as this … Continue reading

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Enjoying a smoke with myself……

Thought these two shots of this bloke worked nicely like this. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Monochrome is done in-camera No cropping of either shot Just dumped them both on a new canvas in Photoshop.

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Night-time pushchair adventures: Omori, Tokyo

Shot at the end of June. A little stroll up to the supermarket to get some fresh air, some bargains and…. just another adventure for little Charlie. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/1.2

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The Last Train: Mejiro, Tokyo, Japan

I first planned to do this an ‘after the last train’ photowalk on the evening of March 11th. No need to remind people what happened in Japan that day. As it was, the last train that Friday was at around … Continue reading

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Bokeh girl: Samezu, Tokyo

Out for an evening walk with the family last night. This spot, on a bridge near the driving-test centre in Samezu is a great spot fir bokeh; massive block of flats, traffic, traffic-lights… all filling up the background with twinkly … Continue reading

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Red-white-blue: Shimbashi, Tokyo

Was out walking and shooting with a chap whose in town from Australia for a bit of holiday. He wanted to some lessons so we started with a little night walk, some 3m focus shooting and exploring of Shimbashi and … Continue reading

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The Life Cinematic: Shibuya, Tokyo

A quick grab-shot taken whilst I was having a smoke at the smoking area by the scramble-cross in Shibuya. Living in this city is just like living in a movie sometimes. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai

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Waiting for the other 100 dalmatians; Tachiaigawa, Tokyo

Was out for a walk to a nearby store and to have some sushi with the kids the other night. This fella was tied-up outside the local conbini, looking a little forlorn and barking at everything/everyone. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm … Continue reading

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Pre-wedding photography in Tokyo

There’s an article about my shooting mindset and also a before and after version of this shot, with a breakdown of the workflow. It’s all here; http://japanorama.co.uk/2010/09/04/have-i-got-enough/ So, I am making a little time to go back over stuff I’ve … Continue reading

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Riverside lavender by the Bokeh Factory; Keihin Canal, Tokyo

At the end of a busy day, myself and the family headed down to catch the very end of the matsuri in Ebara Shrine down by Shinbamba. I walked back by the Keihin Canal and grabbed a few shots of … Continue reading

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Follow the yellow-brick road: Yurakucho, Tokyo

Was down shooting around Yurakucho these past few evenings: some shooting for a job for JVC Europe but last night John and I caught up for a lesson. We did some street shots and then retreated from the rain and … Continue reading

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Lady in the rain; Ebaramachi, Tokyo

More proof, ladies and gents, that getting out in the rain with your camera has its just rewards. Was heading up to a very nice neighbourhood bath-house with Joe and Hunter and, despite initially saying [because of the evil weather] … Continue reading

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It pays to look down…..

Had been out playing with the ringflash for some night macros. Then got out the old faithfuls [the 85mm and the 50mm 1.2] and had a play with natural light. Two-and-a-half hours had flown by… then I spotted this fella … Continue reading

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Sweet Lolita in Shinjuku sanchome, Tokyo

I’d been to drop off some shots with a client and was just having a walk around Shinjuku. Wasn’t very happy with what I was shooting and just decided, on a whim, to walk into a different street. Thirty seconds … Continue reading

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Tokyo at Night from the Mori Tower

Was up the Mori Tower this evening with a friend who is shortly leaving Tokyo and Japan. She’s spent a lot of time in Roppongi over the years and she asked me to shoot some cityscapes for her, by way … Continue reading

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Crossing: Shibuya, Tokyo

I’d been out teaching on Saturday and stayed out for a bit during the evening, shooting around the crossing in Shibuya. Was playing with zone-focusing the 50mm and doing various other stuff, mainly in monochrome and with the 50mm and … Continue reading

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Biggin’ it up in Shibuya on his scoo-tay

I love scooters and this fella had a bit of suave going on, with his brogue shoes and his tweed-style jacket. Sat waiting for the lights to change, I hopped out into the road and asked him if iut was … Continue reading

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Shibuya in the snow: dark, moody, cold, wet…

Was trying to capture the moods of the people passing me by. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai 3200 ISO Slight dark sepia treatment in post.

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One more call….. Shibuya in the snow

Cold air, full of snow I wait she finds a place to go…. One more call, one more try Too pretty to wanna see her cry. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/2 Words plucked from the air. japanorama.co.uk/2010/02/03/shibuya-in-the-snow/

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Shibuya in the snow; lady waiting to cross

Oh boy…. you know, you make some decisions in life that turn out to be just gut instinct. I left the house tonight as soon as it started snowing, planning just to walk around the neighbourhood. But, I soon found … Continue reading

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Tokyo in the snow; the wonderful backlight of Tsutaya, Shibuya

Snow always looks best when you catch it in the streetlights and near Tsutaya in Shibuya there was an awesome section of pavement that was being lit by powerful lights. Heaven-sent….. I stayed there for a while. Got very wet. … Continue reading

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Two looked, one didn’t notice

A bit of night-time street photography this evening with Thomas, a student, down in Shimbashi. Nikon D700 Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF D @ f/2

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First shot at night in Shibuya with the D700 and 85mm f/1.4

Gotta say, I’m excited about this shot. Not only is it good to have the 85mm back as being 85 and not 130mm, although that was fun while it lasted, it’s great to have so much dynamic range going on … Continue reading

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One last shot before I go to bed: Night Cityscape from Minami-oi, Tokyo, Japan

Went out on my balcony to have a smoke and the clouds were amazing. So, before I hit the sack for the night, I had to go up on the roof and get a shot. I was right up on … Continue reading

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The Purple of Twilight; Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

My last one from my session down at the Rainbow Bridge the other evening. The purple tones of twilight were amazing to the eye and came through even more on this long exposure bracketed set, the longest of which was … Continue reading

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Dusk Falls Over Tokyo Bay & Rainbow Bridge, from Daiba Fort: Tokyo, Japan

I went down to Odaiba with my son this afternoon, scouting for a location for the next group model shoot/class we are organising for this Sunday. The old Daiba Fort is an amazing spot and the Rainbow Bridge runs almost … Continue reading