Tag Archives: photographer-in-japan

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Rainy Season Comes to Japan | Shooting Tokyo in the Rain

Shot 3rd May 2012 One from a day out in the rain last week when I was with a couple in town from Singapore who were keen to photograph around Tokyo and learn more about their cameras. Shot in Ameyokocho. … Continue reading

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Ameyokocho, Tokyo | Walking Home in the Rain

Shot 27th April 2012 Last one of my rain shots from yesterday, for now anyway. I have some editing to do for clients and a slideshow to build for +Shinyong Lee , of the shots we did in the studio … Continue reading

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Tokyo In The Rain | Waiting to Cross

Shot 27th April 2012 Another one from yesterday, shot in Okachimachi as I was heading home. Great place to shoot and one of the first places in Tokyo I shot street, all the way back in 2000. Great light, lots … Continue reading

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When Bokeh Is The Only Way

Shot 27th April 2012 The fad for bokeh [the out of focus-ness] has its ups and downs. For some it’s pointing the camera at the nearest christmas tree or set of traffic lights and de-focusing the lens. Fine, if that … Continue reading

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Tokyo Street Photography With Flash

Shot 26th April 2012 Getting close and shooting with a flash in the street is probably something I would never have done had three things not occured in my life: 1. Making friends with Charlie Kirk some years ago in … Continue reading

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Discarded Umbrella & The Last of the Sakura

Shot 24th April 2012 Keen to experiment with my new/old lens today [the 55mm Takumar f/1.8 Pentax lens on my Nikon], I was a bit like a kid in a sweet-shop around our neighbourhood where the last of the late-flowering … Continue reading

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The 2000Yen Lens: First Shot

I’d had a dentist appointment this afternoon and needed a bit of value-for-money retail therapy so I headed to my local camera shop. I couldn’t have a better guy in my neighbourhood than the camera shop owner. I have known … Continue reading

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One from the Street in Akabane

Shot 23rd April 2012 Lovely photowalk yesterday with some very nice people and a few of us also stuck around in Akabane for a drink and something to eat. Extremely fun part of town with lots of characters and nice … Continue reading

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Taiwanese People Know How To Party!

Shot 23rd April 2012 After finishing a fashion shoot on Saturday with +Shinyong Lee and some other great folk, a few of us headed to Okubo in Tokyo – great Korean, Chinese and other asian foods around there. Shinyong took … Continue reading

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Kids Look Like Angels When They Sleep

Shot 20th April 2012 My wife and I started a family back in 2001 and pretty much the first thing that happened was that we stopped watching TV and started watching our children. Particularly when they sleep. We sat [and … Continue reading

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Passing Taxis

Shot 20th April 2012 Just a snap to test out the Pentax Super Takumar on my Nikon D700, which I am using via an adaptor. The adaptor has a piece of glass in it to enable infinity focus. The glass-less … Continue reading

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Photography is a messy business…

Shot 18th April 2012 Two nights ago I was just messing around with the kids and the flash, teaching my eldest boy, Joe, how to set up the remote triggers, the stand, umbrella etc. Nothing very exact about setting up; … Continue reading

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Charlie’s First Modelling Assignment

Shot 16th April 2012 My youngest is great around the camera and he loves playing with the broken 1960s rangefinder I got from the junk box at our local camera shop. At the end of last week my friend and … Continue reading

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Walking through Yanaka’s Cherry Blossom

Shot 12th April 2012 Spent the day yesterday doing a private tour/lesson with a lady in town from overseas. We’re out again today, down in Kamakura. This shot was one I grabbed in Yanaka Cemetery as we made our way … Continue reading

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Spring Is In The Air | Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

Shot 8th April 2012: Some lovely scenes around Tokyo right now and this street in my neighbourhood – through a park that runs parallel to the railway tracks – never fails to deliver some wonderful blossom and great photo opportunities. … Continue reading

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Ladies on the move, Omotesando, Tokyo

Nice expression I caught here but the framing is shit. I need to bend down more when I shoot sometimes. Having her feet would have made all the difference. Still, there’ll be another street, another moment and other ladies 🙂 … Continue reading

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Sleepers in Tokyo | The Taxi Driver

Travel to Japan, especially Tokyo, and you will find people sleeping… a lot. And sleeping anywhere. The street out the back of our house is popular for taxi drivers taking 40-winks ahead of their next shift. Caught this fella at … Continue reading

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Pictures of people taking pictures | Omotesando

I shot this the other day whilst I was out doing a lesson with a student; it was part of my continuing journey to get closer to people when I take shots in the street. This is with a 21mm … Continue reading

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Sleeper Train | Narita to Tokyo

After taking early morning trains out to Narita, the first of which was filled with people still reeking of booze and heading home after Friday night, the train back from the airport [where I had been shooting the arrival of … Continue reading

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Street Candid in Omotesando, Tokyo

I was walking to meet a student for her first lesson and saw ahead of me this poster…. and reckoned it would be a great place to get a shot. Didn’t have time to stop, as I was almost running … Continue reading

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Grungy Ginza | Exploring the Backstreets

Ginza is to Tokyo, IMHO, what Bond Street is to London: glitzy fashion shops, posh cars, polish and shine. Head off the main-drag though and you find some of the most amazing backstreets, alleyways and shabby corners. After doing some … Continue reading

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Double-exposure in-camera with Nikon D700

I love this feature of the Nikon D700 and whilst I don\’t use it so often, I am so happy the camera can do it. It\’s a bit hit and miss. But that was what it was like with film … Continue reading

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Making a Call: Ebisu, Tokyo

I’ve been getting closer to people recently, mainly down to the 21mm [32mm on the cropped sensor] on the Epson R-D1 rangefinder. And it’s been very satisfying when the shots work. I’d just rounded a corner and this girl was … Continue reading

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Birds circling overhead: Ginza, Tokyo

Great to see everyone who came out on Sunday for the architectural photography workshop I did in Ginza. It was a great day, lovely weather and people got some great shots… which I’ll be posting a selection of very shortly. … Continue reading

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Sunset over Mount Fuji from Haneda Airport, Tokyo

I live about 3km away from Haneda and it’s a great spot to shoot at and from. After a pretty crappy day yesterday, weatherwise, with lots of rain… the skies cleared and the sun came out for a most wonderful … Continue reading

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Tokyo SkyTree and JAL Airliner at Haneda Airport

Spent a few hours at Haneda Airport yesterday, with my eldest son and one of his friends. Loads to do there with the kids, including see the planes. Fourth floor of the new international terminal has a sort of Edo … Continue reading

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Before the Race: Suzuka, Japan

This was shot just before the 458Challenge race on Sunday morning at the recent Ferrari Racing Days. Very difficult area to work in as there are cars powering out of the pit-lane from behind you and in front of you. … Continue reading

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Not sure if I’m coming or going

Spent about ten minutes here and could easily spend a whole day, just waiting for more great moments. Gear? Nikon D700 Loreo ‘Lens in a Cap’ Monochrome is done in-camera

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Eyes closed, walking through the Tokyo snow

One of my faves from the shots I got in last week\’s short bout of snow in Tokyo. This fella was near Nihombashi and in a world of his own for a few moments as he passed me. Looks serene. … Continue reading

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The Last of the Sun: Shibuya, Tokyo

Loitering around Shibuya station, chasing the last of the sun. Epson R-D1 Avenon 21mm f/2.8