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andrew gram31,406Come join me and friends at my photo exhibition PARTY!  It is on August 23rd at a casual cafe/bar. So do not worry... There will be no snobbery here! The party and exhibition are at the same place. So you can see my photos while you are drinking! Join this G+ event or the Facebook event so I know your coming: http://goo.gl/FFgTn9 If you can't come the day of the party then let me know. My photos will be on exhibit 8/13 - 8/30 (OPEN 7pm - 3am). So maybe we could meet up then? 写真展をやります! そして8月23日に写真展PARTYもします! カジュアルなバーで展示をしますから緊張する必要は一切ありません(笑)。 このG+イベントかFacebookイベントに参加して下さい! http://goo.gl/FFgTn9 PARTYにこれなかったら一応写真は同じ場所で8月13日から8月30日まで(OPEN 7pm - 3am)展示されています。 Here are the details:  Exhibition Party: 8/23 @7pm(Entrance is free, Just buy one drink) Where: Yamazaki Bld. 5F, 2-7-18 Kita-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061 (Google Maps http://goo.gl/chnQrX ) I hope to see you there!!ELEGANCE - a photo exhibition by andrew gram2014-08-23 19:00:0033  
Trey Ratcliff8,677,025This is a very popular topic that we've never addressed, so we have brought in a great cast of characters!  Here's an article to get you started thinking about the subject from +Alfie Goodrich  at http://japanorama.co.uk/2013/01/23/on-being-a-photographer-todays-thoughts/   Joining me will be Alfie, +Clayton Morris , +Nicole S. Young  +Gino Barasa  +Scott Jarvie  and +Melvin Little  ! :)  We'll be taking live questions all along the way -- see you soon, Monday night 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! :)Trey's Variety Hour #67: Moving from being a Hobbyist to a Pro Photographer! (Monday 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET)2013-01-29 04:00:00520  

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2016-01-15 13:57:24 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Japanorama website hacked off the air

My Japanorama website was hacked this week and it's going to be a whole before I get anything sizeable back online.

All the backups on the server were also hacked.

Neither my blog or my portfolio site were hacked so they are both still fine.

So, bear with me. There are a lot of posts here that link to articles on the old site. I have the database with the articles in it but the site structure was trashed and I am basically using this as an opportunity to get something new done with the site, take it in a new direction.

Hope to have something substantial to show you soon.

Sorry for the mess.....

All there is left for now is something on the wayback machine, here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160109172312/http://japanorama.co.uk/

I am building a new siten... more »

Most reshares: 10

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2015-06-03 23:57:17 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

Samurai master, Tanaka Fumon: photoshoot for AMG Magazine, 2014

As the magazine finally nears publication, I can start to share a few f the shots that didn't make it.

Last year I organised a five-day shoot for Mercedes-AMG Magazine, based around the seed of an idea their editorial department plan planted in me: samurai and AMG.

The magazine featrues only four of the shots we made over the five day shoot, which took us to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Amano-hashidate and a few places in between.

None of the shots of the car made it into the magazine. I'll ask if I can share some of those soon. 

We had a great time, shooting both martial arts masters, a sword-maker, landscapes and the car. Driving the AMG E63 was also a lot of fun.

This shot is one of my favourites and two shots of Tanaka-soke [soke is the name for the head... more »

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2015-06-03 23:57:17 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

Samurai master, Tanaka Fumon: photoshoot for AMG Magazine, 2014

As the magazine finally nears publication, I can start to share a few f the shots that didn't make it.

Last year I organised a five-day shoot for Mercedes-AMG Magazine, based around the seed of an idea their editorial department plan planted in me: samurai and AMG.

The magazine featrues only four of the shots we made over the five day shoot, which took us to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Amano-hashidate and a few places in between.

None of the shots of the car made it into the magazine. I'll ask if I can share some of those soon. 

We had a great time, shooting both martial arts masters, a sword-maker, landscapes and the car. Driving the AMG E63 was also a lot of fun.

This shot is one of my favourites and two shots of Tanaka-soke [soke is the name for the head... more »

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2016-02-09 12:50:07 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Norie in Shibuya

From the test shoot we did a couple of weeks ago. This shot was taken not far from Shibuya Station, at the end of our session.

Nikon D810
Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
Alien Bee Ringflash
In-camera 'Ektachrome P' picture control
#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Norie in Shibuya

From the test shoot we did a couple of weeks ago. This shot was taken not far from Shibuya Station, at the end of our session.

Nikon D810
Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
Alien Bee Ringflash
In-camera 'Ektachrome P' picture control
#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-02-09 02:28:19 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

Full moon over The SkyTree: Tokyo, Japan

I was busy getting a shot around the other side of the viewing deck of this building or I would have got the moon right above the SkyTree.

But, it's not a bad shot.

Taken last October, whilst on a day out around Tokyo with a friend in town from Mexico.

We ended up here for the sunset.

Good lookout spot. Used to be awesome vie of Mount Fuji out of the opposite side, until a company built a 33-floor monolith in between this building and the view.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC-80mm f/2.8
800ISO

#japan
#tokyo
#alfiegoodrichblog

Full moon over The SkyTree: Tokyo, Japan

I was busy getting a shot around the other side of the viewing deck of this building or I would have got the moon right above the SkyTree.

But, it's not a bad shot.

Taken last October, whilst on a day out around Tokyo with a friend in town from Mexico.

We ended up here for the sunset.

Good lookout spot. Used to be awesome vie of Mount Fuji out of the opposite side, until a company built a 33-floor monolith in between this building and the view.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC-80mm f/2.8
800ISO

#japan
#tokyo
#alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-02-08 02:26:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Interview with me on DP Review

Big thanks to David Alexander Willis and the team at DP Review. Originally did this interview with David back in September or October of last year. Takes a while for things to end up on the site. It's a busy site.

http://www.dpreview.com/photography/6848001861/tokyo-drifter-editorial-and-commercial-photographer-alfie-goodrich-on-working-in-japan


Interview with me on DP Review

Big thanks to David Alexander Willis and the team at DP Review. Originally did this interview with David back in September or October of last year. Takes a while for things to end up on the site. It's a busy site.

http://www.dpreview.com/photography/6848001861/tokyo-drifter-editorial-and-commercial-photographer-alfie-goodrich-on-working-in-japan
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2016-02-08 02:07:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

Wires, mirror, pigeon: photowalk in Akabane, Tokyo

Shot this last week, whilst out doing a lesson/tour for someone in town from France.

Akabane is a superb spot for a photowalk. Loads of interesting stuff to see. The day we were out, it was amazing weather. Loved the blue and orange combination here.

Saw the pigeons coming but got lucky with the bird that had its wings spread like you see here.

Nikon D3S
Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
Picture Control: Ektachrome P

#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog

Wires, mirror, pigeon: photowalk in Akabane, Tokyo

Shot this last week, whilst out doing a lesson/tour for someone in town from France.

Akabane is a superb spot for a photowalk. Loads of interesting stuff to see. The day we were out, it was amazing weather. Loved the blue and orange combination here.

Saw the pigeons coming but got lucky with the bird that had its wings spread like you see here.

Nikon D3S
Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
Picture Control: Ektachrome P

#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-02-03 07:32:59 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Portrait photography in Tokyo: the Nissan LEAF owner, for Nissan

Back in November of last year I was commissioned by an advertising agency to shoot a portrait of a Japanese Nissan LEAF owner, for display as a huge print on the Nissan-Renault stand at the 2015 COP21 Climate Talks.

It looks like a simple portrait but as usual there is a story to these things.....

Full story here:
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/portrait-photography-in-tokyo-nissan-leaf-owner-for-the-2015-cop21-climate-talks/

Nikon D800E
Nikkor AF-D 28mm f/2.8
Einstein light in 60" umbrella at camera right
Mini Vagabond battery pack

Portrait photography in Tokyo: the Nissan LEAF owner, for Nissan

Back in November of last year I was commissioned by an advertising agency to shoot a portrait of a Japanese Nissan LEAF owner, for display as a huge print on the Nissan-Renault stand at the 2015 COP21 Climate Talks.

It looks like a simple portrait but as usual there is a story to these things.....

Full story here:
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/portrait-photography-in-tokyo-nissan-leaf-owner-for-the-2015-cop21-climate-talks/

Nikon D800E
Nikkor AF-D 28mm f/2.8
Einstein light in 60" umbrella at camera right
Mini Vagabond battery pack___

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2016-02-02 13:11:17 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Iain and Frankie in Ginza: shooting for Tokyo Extra

Seems like half a lifetime ago now, that I spent a couple of days shooting with +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez for the +TOKYO EXTRA show.

This was one of my fave shots from our first day. Great light in Ginza. Magical, to be honest.

Iain looks every inch the rock-star here.

Miss both these guys like mad.

Nikon D3S
50mm f/1.2 Ai
In-camera monochrome
Monochrome HC-01 Picture Control

#japan
#tokyo
#tokyoextra
#ginza
#alfiegoodrichblog

Iain and Frankie in Ginza: shooting for Tokyo Extra

Seems like half a lifetime ago now, that I spent a couple of days shooting with +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez for the +TOKYO EXTRA show.

This was one of my fave shots from our first day. Great light in Ginza. Magical, to be honest.

Iain looks every inch the rock-star here.

Miss both these guys like mad.

Nikon D3S
50mm f/1.2 Ai
In-camera monochrome
Monochrome HC-01 Picture Control

#japan
#tokyo
#tokyoextra
#ginza
#alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-01-28 01:38:24 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo: test shoot with Norie

Spent a few hours the other day out with Norie, shooting around Yoyogi and Shibuya.

Here's the first from the shoot. We got some great pictures.

This was shot with my Monochrome HC [high-contrast] 01 Picture Control. It's just been converted from RAW to TIFF, cropped and had a watermark added in Photoshop then saved as a JPEG. Apart from that, it's as it was shot.

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Fashion photography in Tokyo: test shoot with Norie

Spent a few hours the other day out with Norie, shooting around Yoyogi and Shibuya.

Here's the first from the shoot. We got some great pictures.

This was shot with my Monochrome HC [high-contrast] 01 Picture Control. It's just been converted from RAW to TIFF, cropped and had a watermark added in Photoshop then saved as a JPEG. Apart from that, it's as it was shot.

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-01-25 02:29:23 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Heavy bag but a fun bag

I'm off down to NAF Atsugi near Yokohama today, to shoot Carrier Air Wing 5.

Looking forward to it immensely.

I left my stripy slippers at home :-)

#japan #inmybag #hasselblad

Heavy bag but a fun bag

I'm off down to NAF Atsugi near Yokohama today, to shoot Carrier Air Wing 5.

Looking forward to it immensely.

I left my stripy slippers at home :-)

#japan #inmybag #hasselblad___

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2016-01-18 14:33:37 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

It was as if a dream appeared: shooting Reverie in Tokyo

I had a mixed week last week. David Bowie died, one of my websites got hacked to death, then Alan Rickman fucking died as well..... but.. but... I got to make these photos.

Do go and look at the article. There are 79 moments of absolute grace in there.

:-)

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-photography-in-tokyo-shooting-reverie/


It was as if a dream appeared: shooting Reverie in Tokyo

I had a mixed week last week. David Bowie died, one of my websites got hacked to death, then Alan Rickman fucking died as well..... but.. but... I got to make these photos.

Do go and look at the article. There are 79 moments of absolute grace in there.

:-)

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-photography-in-tokyo-shooting-reverie/
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2016-01-18 11:36:29 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Shit you do on Shibuya Crossing: the 60-person group shot

A write-up of a shoot I did last year which had to be done in under ten minutes, at night on a Friday evening at the crossing's busiest time.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/shit-you-do-on-shibuya-crossing-the-60-person-group-shot-for-a-global-ad-agency/

Shit you do on Shibuya Crossing: the 60-person group shot

A write-up of a shoot I did last year which had to be done in under ten minutes, at night on a Friday evening at the crossing's busiest time.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/shit-you-do-on-shibuya-crossing-the-60-person-group-shot-for-a-global-ad-agency/___

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2016-01-18 02:47:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Photo tours, Tokyo, Japan: the benefits of touring with a professional photographer

I've been running photo tours of Tokyo and other parts of Japan for some years now. One of the main benefits - as told to me by the people who have been out with me - is that I am working professional and that seeing the city through my eyes is the most illuminating part of the experience.

Photo tours are rapidly becoming a big business and here in Tokyo there are quite a few people offering the service. That's great: variety is the spice of life, for sure, and each person who lives, works and shoots here has something to offer as a tour guide and photographer-guide.

What's special about my tours? I shoot a lot for travel and inflight magazines, creating stories about Tokyo and other areas of Japan that are published to entice people to visit, inform them,... more »

Photo tours, Tokyo, Japan: the benefits of touring with a professional photographer

I've been running photo tours of Tokyo and other parts of Japan for some years now. One of the main benefits - as told to me by the people who have been out with me - is that I am working professional and that seeing the city through my eyes is the most illuminating part of the experience.

Photo tours are rapidly becoming a big business and here in Tokyo there are quite a few people offering the service. That's great: variety is the spice of life, for sure, and each person who lives, works and shoots here has something to offer as a tour guide and photographer-guide.

What's special about my tours? I shoot a lot for travel and inflight magazines, creating stories about Tokyo and other areas of Japan that are published to entice people to visit, inform them, educate them. I also shoot fashion, portraits, cars and many other subjects where I am using the city as my studio.

These skills, this experience - together with knowing the city like the back of my hand - makes me someone who can help visitors have a great time here and learn with their camera.

Find an article here about my tours and workshops and read some of the feedback from people I've created tours for.

If you're planning a trip to Japan, please look me up. I love meeting new people, showing them around my city and helping them get great shots.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/tokyo-photography-tours/___

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2016-01-16 08:12:52 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

Getting back from disaster: website coming together nicely

*It's a couple or three days since my Japanorama website was hacked to death. I have all the old database of content but it's not all going to go back: there were about 1600 articles on the old site.

Some important pages for business [walks, tours, photography] are back online, as is the photography map article.

Like this template and I am only using about 10% of its potential right now.

#tokyo #japan #photography

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/

Getting back from disaster: website coming together nicely

*It's a couple or three days since my Japanorama website was hacked to death. I have all the old database of content but it's not all going to go back: there were about 1600 articles on the old site.

Some important pages for business [walks, tours, photography] are back online, as is the photography map article.

Like this template and I am only using about 10% of its potential right now.

#tokyo #japan #photography

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/___

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2016-01-16 03:25:43 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I pander to old rockers

+Iain Baker will hate me for calling him an old rocker after all, he's only 342 years old :-)

Seriously though how could I, as a British man versed in the arts of sarcasm, not use the presence of a panda to make a cheap joke?

I've lived in Tokyo for years but I had never set foot inside Ueno Zoo. My kids have been loads of times. It was great fun. +Francisco Nunez and Iain both have a great sense of humour so we had a blast walking around the zoo together: three lads wandering around and checking out the animals. Awesome fun.

This big furry panda was, it has to be said, almost as animated as the real-life ones. Decidedly more upright, that's for sure.

In a lovely patch of morning sun, we found the real pandas flat-out having a sleep.

So, we went for the backup... more »

Sometimes I pander to old rockers

+Iain Baker will hate me for calling him an old rocker after all, he's only 342 years old :-)

Seriously though how could I, as a British man versed in the arts of sarcasm, not use the presence of a panda to make a cheap joke?

I've lived in Tokyo for years but I had never set foot inside Ueno Zoo. My kids have been loads of times. It was great fun. +Francisco Nunez and Iain both have a great sense of humour so we had a blast walking around the zoo together: three lads wandering around and checking out the animals. Awesome fun.

This big furry panda was, it has to be said, almost as animated as the real-life ones. Decidedly more upright, that's for sure.

In a lovely patch of morning sun, we found the real pandas flat-out having a sleep.

So, we went for the backup panda.... and he didn't disappoint, giving these two chaps a lovely hug.

If you wanna tune in to the next TokyoExtra, the next Live Show starts from Sunday night 00:30~:
https://youtu.be/KUQ4QoAodMI

You can see one of the previous shows, about the Ueno area, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FhTGRGsU7o&feature=youtu.be

#tokyoextra #japan #Tokyo #ueno #ameyokocho
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2016-01-16 03:04:37 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

Plussed in Ameyoko: Iain & Francisco for TokyoExtra

Over the years Google Plus has been running, I've used these plus symbols you get at junctions in Japan as a bit of a visual link for people I'm shooting to post on here.

This one is at the junction of the street that crosses about the halfway point of Ameyokocho market. Great spot, plus or not. But for these fellas, +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez, who were out doing a walk and shoot with me for the +TOKYO EXTRA show it proved to be a perfect place to stop and snap a shot.

I shot this in monochrome in the camera but decided to take it all one or two steps further in Photoshop, using Silver Efex Pro2 to take the monochrome a little different direction. The Hasselblad style frame is one I scanned in years ago from a transparency I shot in an old Hasselblad 500CM camera. Thought it worked nice... more »

Plussed in Ameyoko: Iain & Francisco for TokyoExtra

Over the years Google Plus has been running, I've used these plus symbols you get at junctions in Japan as a bit of a visual link for people I'm shooting to post on here.

This one is at the junction of the street that crosses about the halfway point of Ameyokocho market. Great spot, plus or not. But for these fellas, +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez, who were out doing a walk and shoot with me for the +TOKYO EXTRA show it proved to be a perfect place to stop and snap a shot.

I shot this in monochrome in the camera but decided to take it all one or two steps further in Photoshop, using Silver Efex Pro2 to take the monochrome a little different direction. The Hasselblad style frame is one I scanned in years ago from a transparency I shot in an old Hasselblad 500CM camera. Thought it worked nice here.

If you wanna tune in to the next TokyoExtra, the next Live Show starts from Sunday night 00:30~:
https://youtu.be/KUQ4QoAodMI

You can see one of the previous shows, about the Ueno area, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FhTGRGsU7o&feature=youtu.be

#tokyoextra #japan #Tokyo #ueno #ameyokocho___

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2016-01-16 02:48:37 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

Shooting for TokyoExtra in Ameyoko, Tokyo

It's already been a week since I shot this pic and it's been a busy and slightly weird week. But, great memories from shooting with +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez last week, for the +TOKYO EXTRA show.

We made this shot at a fave spot of mine, at the end of Ameyoko where it joins the main road by Okachimachi Station.

Use a long lens [in this case the 70-200mm] and you can get a lovely shot of people waiting to cross the road. The telephoto compresses the perspective, too, so you get a denser looking crowd.

Iain and Francisco had great fun shopping and walking the market. We also explored the little shrine in Ameyoko, which always amazes me as it sits right in the middle of the consumer madness happening below.

Great area to explore. And when the evening light starts to fall around... more »

Shooting for TokyoExtra in Ameyoko, Tokyo

It's already been a week since I shot this pic and it's been a busy and slightly weird week. But, great memories from shooting with +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez last week, for the +TOKYO EXTRA show.

We made this shot at a fave spot of mine, at the end of Ameyoko where it joins the main road by Okachimachi Station.

Use a long lens [in this case the 70-200mm] and you can get a lovely shot of people waiting to cross the road. The telephoto compresses the perspective, too, so you get a denser looking crowd.

Iain and Francisco had great fun shopping and walking the market. We also explored the little shrine in Ameyoko, which always amazes me as it sits right in the middle of the consumer madness happening below.

Great area to explore. And when the evening light starts to fall around 'Blue Hour', you get the most wonderful blending of artificial light with the lights of the market.Very much recommended.

Tokyo Extra's Next Live Show starts from Sunday night 00:30~:
https://youtu.be/KUQ4QoAodMI

Here's one of the previous shows, which focused on the Ueno area:
https://youtu.be/0FhTGRGsU7o

#tokyoextra #ueno #ameyoko #tokyo #japan
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2016-01-15 13:57:24 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Japanorama website hacked off the air

My Japanorama website was hacked this week and it's going to be a whole before I get anything sizeable back online.

All the backups on the server were also hacked.

Neither my blog or my portfolio site were hacked so they are both still fine.

So, bear with me. There are a lot of posts here that link to articles on the old site. I have the database with the articles in it but the site structure was trashed and I am basically using this as an opportunity to get something new done with the site, take it in a new direction.

Hope to have something substantial to show you soon.

Sorry for the mess.....

All there is left for now is something on the wayback machine, here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160109172312/http://japanorama.co.uk/

I am building a new siten... more »

Japanorama website hacked off the air

My Japanorama website was hacked this week and it's going to be a whole before I get anything sizeable back online.

All the backups on the server were also hacked.

Neither my blog or my portfolio site were hacked so they are both still fine.

So, bear with me. There are a lot of posts here that link to articles on the old site. I have the database with the articles in it but the site structure was trashed and I am basically using this as an opportunity to get something new done with the site, take it in a new direction.

Hope to have something substantial to show you soon.

Sorry for the mess.....

All there is left for now is something on the wayback machine, here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160109172312/http://japanorama.co.uk/

I am building a new site now.___

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2016-01-10 13:50:27 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Tokyo Extra shoot wrapped: an excellent couple of days

Had a ton of fun with +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez the past couple of days, shooting stills to promote the +TOKYO EXTRA show they present on GPlus and You Tube.

They're at TBS tonight and here's a link through to the live show of Tokyo Extra. The show starts at 00:30hrs Tokyo time.

https://goo.gl/sujJqr

Looking forward to sharing the stills with you all soon.

Highlight for me was getting to jam with Iain in the karaoke studio at Shibuya Modi, where there was a full set of instruments as well as the usual karaoke mics. Great fun. Kind of surreal. Was a big Jesus Jones fan back in the day. Goofing around with Iain today was such a blast.


Tokyo Extra shoot wrapped: an excellent couple of days

Had a ton of fun with +Iain Baker and +Francisco Nunez the past couple of days, shooting stills to promote the +TOKYO EXTRA show they present on GPlus and You Tube.

They're at TBS tonight and here's a link through to the live show of Tokyo Extra. The show starts at 00:30hrs Tokyo time.

https://goo.gl/sujJqr

Looking forward to sharing the stills with you all soon.

Highlight for me was getting to jam with Iain in the karaoke studio at Shibuya Modi, where there was a full set of instruments as well as the usual karaoke mics. Great fun. Kind of surreal. Was a big Jesus Jones fan back in the day. Goofing around with Iain today was such a blast.
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2016-01-09 10:08:49 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Shooting with +Iain Baker in Ginza

Good day today, wandering Tokyo with the wonderful +Iain Baker of Jesus Jones fame and of the channel +TOKYO EXTRA

Awesome light in Ginza today.

#tokyoextra #ginza

+Francisco Nunez

Shooting with +Iain Baker in Ginza

Good day today, wandering Tokyo with the wonderful +Iain Baker of Jesus Jones fame and of the channel +TOKYO EXTRA

Awesome light in Ginza today.

#tokyoextra #ginza

+Francisco Nunez___

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2016-01-09 10:06:29 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Shooting with +Francisco Nunez in Yurakucho

Having a great day shooting with a couple of the +TOKYO EXTRA guys in town today.

Took film maker Francisco down to a great little den of classic film posters.

Great spot.

#tokyoextra #tokyo #yurakucho #ginza

Shooting with +Francisco Nunez in Yurakucho

Having a great day shooting with a couple of the +TOKYO EXTRA guys in town today.

Took film maker Francisco down to a great little den of classic film posters.

Great spot.

#tokyoextra #tokyo #yurakucho #ginza___

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2016-01-03 14:10:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Aerospatiale Super Puma in Yokohama, Japan

You don't see too many of these choppers in Japan as they are usually much more common in oilfield and offshore operations of that nature, of which Japan has none.

The Japan Coastguard uses them though and I think they are the only user in the country.

It's a big helicopter. I flew in the British Army Pumas a few times. But the AS-332L1 Super Puma is a much bigger beast.

...as was the lens I shot this on: the lovely HC 300mm f/4.5 Hasselblad lens, mounted on my H4D-40.

This is a full crop of the shot and a crop into the chopper at 100%. It's a sharp lens. Beautiful to use. Not light but very well balanced.

This was shot at f/6.3, 200ISO and about 1/500th sec.

#japan #yokohama #alfiegoodrichblog #helicopters

Aerospatiale Super Puma in Yokohama, Japan

You don't see too many of these choppers in Japan as they are usually much more common in oilfield and offshore operations of that nature, of which Japan has none.

The Japan Coastguard uses them though and I think they are the only user in the country.

It's a big helicopter. I flew in the British Army Pumas a few times. But the AS-332L1 Super Puma is a much bigger beast.

...as was the lens I shot this on: the lovely HC 300mm f/4.5 Hasselblad lens, mounted on my H4D-40.

This is a full crop of the shot and a crop into the chopper at 100%. It's a sharp lens. Beautiful to use. Not light but very well balanced.

This was shot at f/6.3, 200ISO and about 1/500th sec.

#japan #yokohama #alfiegoodrichblog #helicopters___

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2016-01-02 12:40:39 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Location portraits in Tokyo, Japan: Jason Donato

A new issue of my online magazine, Stekki with a collection of location portraits commissioned recently by US Navy chef, Jason Donato

Follow the link below for the full magazine.
http://issuu.com/alfie_in_japan/docs/stekki_14-jason-donato

Location portraits in Tokyo, Japan: Jason Donato

A new issue of my online magazine, Stekki with a collection of location portraits commissioned recently by US Navy chef, Jason Donato

Follow the link below for the full magazine.
http://issuu.com/alfie_in_japan/docs/stekki_14-jason-donato___

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2015-12-28 11:19:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

Kids portraits in Tokyo: Charlie in Yoyogi Park

A little excursion to Harajuku and Yoyogi with my youngest son, Charlie.

This shot made with the Hasselblad H4D-40 and HC 300mm f/4.5 lens

A few more shots from today in this post:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/28/out-in-harajuku-yoyogi-with-charlie/


Kids portraits in Tokyo: Charlie in Yoyogi Park

A little excursion to Harajuku and Yoyogi with my youngest son, Charlie.

This shot made with the Hasselblad H4D-40 and HC 300mm f/4.5 lens

A few more shots from today in this post:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/28/out-in-harajuku-yoyogi-with-charlie/
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2015-12-27 03:49:39 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 104 +1s)Open 

A pre-Christmas visit to the shrine: Asakusa, Tokyo

I hope you are all having a great Christmas and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for visiting my GPlus pages this year, leaving your comments and clicking those PlusOnes.

Miss film, miss the discipline, miss the more finite parameters?
Shoot your DSLR a a fixed white-balance and in a particular, fixed colour or mono style. It's just like going out with a roll of film in the camera.

I shot the a few days ago, just before Christmas, at Sensoji in Asakusa, Tokyo.

Was out doing a tour for a couple in town from the US.

After sun-down the lights come on at the temple and at the main entrance to the shrine, where people stop and throw in their money and make their prayer, there are a couple of flood-lights... which give you great cross lighting.
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A pre-Christmas visit to the shrine: Asakusa, Tokyo

I hope you are all having a great Christmas and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for visiting my GPlus pages this year, leaving your comments and clicking those PlusOnes.

Miss film, miss the discipline, miss the more finite parameters?
Shoot your DSLR a a fixed white-balance and in a particular, fixed colour or mono style. It's just like going out with a roll of film in the camera.

I shot the a few days ago, just before Christmas, at Sensoji in Asakusa, Tokyo.

Was out doing a tour for a couple in town from the US.

After sun-down the lights come on at the temple and at the main entrance to the shrine, where people stop and throw in their money and make their prayer, there are a couple of flood-lights... which give you great cross lighting.

Standing just inside and getting a shot out towards where the money gets thrown in is always a good angle.

Catching these ladies in kimono was a nice bonus.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai
Ektachrome P picture control [which simulates Ektachrome pushed a couple of stops]
WB set to about 4600K

#tokyo #japan #asakusa #alfiegoodrichblog ___

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2015-12-19 07:57:55 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

A few recent takes on Sensoji Templa, Asakusa, Tokyo

This is another place I like to go back to and shot regularly and there are some challenges here to get the right shot.

All shots made with the Nikon D3S, 50mm and 28mm prime lenses. Monochrome done in-camera.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/19/recent-pics-from-sensoji-asakusa-tokyo/


A few recent takes on Sensoji Templa, Asakusa, Tokyo

This is another place I like to go back to and shot regularly and there are some challenges here to get the right shot.

All shots made with the Nikon D3S, 50mm and 28mm prime lenses. Monochrome done in-camera.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/19/recent-pics-from-sensoji-asakusa-tokyo/
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2015-12-19 07:40:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

A favourite spot in Tsukiji fishmarket, Tokyo

A few recent shots from one of the spots I like to stand in and observe the goings-on at Tsukiji.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/19/a-favourite-spot-in-tsukiji-fishmarket/

A favourite spot in Tsukiji fishmarket, Tokyo

A few recent shots from one of the spots I like to stand in and observe the goings-on at Tsukiji.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/19/a-favourite-spot-in-tsukiji-fishmarket/___

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2015-12-19 06:02:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

Some more gingko leaves for you with a full article containing a load more pics.

Just put up an article with a load of pics from this week's couple of hours to myself in a park in Tokyo.

This shot made with Nikon D3S and 50mm f/1.2

More shots here:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/19/a-day-trip-to-yellow-gingko-leaves-in-tokyo/


Some more gingko leaves for you with a full article containing a load more pics.

Just put up an article with a load of pics from this week's couple of hours to myself in a park in Tokyo.

This shot made with Nikon D3S and 50mm f/1.2

More shots here:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/12/19/a-day-trip-to-yellow-gingko-leaves-in-tokyo/
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2015-12-18 09:29:53 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Autumn leaves in Tokyo: gingko on the road, Hibiya Park

I've been up to my neck in work for clients recently and I've had little time for any shooting of my own.

Spent a couple of hours after meetings, on two days this week, ,shooting the leaves in and around Hibiya Park in Tokyo.

Lovely to be out. Lovely to just relax and shoot something for me.

This is a four-photo montage.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai

#japan #tokyo #autumn # leaves #gingko #alfiegoodrichblog

Autumn leaves in Tokyo: gingko on the road, Hibiya Park

I've been up to my neck in work for clients recently and I've had little time for any shooting of my own.

Spent a couple of hours after meetings, on two days this week, ,shooting the leaves in and around Hibiya Park in Tokyo.

Lovely to be out. Lovely to just relax and shoot something for me.

This is a four-photo montage.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai

#japan #tokyo #autumn # leaves #gingko #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2015-11-19 09:22:38 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

Sunny day in Ginza, Tokyo

Quick shot from the hip as I was crossing the road and saw these folk coming towards me.

Shot direct to monochrome in the camera with a Picture Control I made for the Nikon: higher contrast, red filter, a little more sharpness.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AiS
f/16
Zone focused to give me from 70cm to infinity

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Sunny day in Ginza, Tokyo

Quick shot from the hip as I was crossing the road and saw these folk coming towards me.

Shot direct to monochrome in the camera with a Picture Control I made for the Nikon: higher contrast, red filter, a little more sharpness.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AiS
f/16
Zone focused to give me from 70cm to infinity

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2015-11-12 09:57:29 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Shichi, go, san in Tokyo: The Kids' First 'Coming of Age' Ceremony

Last weekend I was out doing a tour for a couple of folks in town from the US and we headed to a shrine I know in Monzen-nakacho. out in the east of Tokyo. The actual neighbourhood is called Tomioka and it has two shrines which are always good at any festival time.

No disappointments last Saturday, with lots of parents out with their kids dressed in colourful kimono.

This shot?
Nikon D3S
Nikkor 135mm f/2 AF-DC @ f/2 with f/2 of rear defocus set on the second aperture ring. 

#tokyo   #japan   #alfiegoodrichblog  

Shichi, go, san in Tokyo: The Kids' First 'Coming of Age' Ceremony

Last weekend I was out doing a tour for a couple of folks in town from the US and we headed to a shrine I know in Monzen-nakacho. out in the east of Tokyo. The actual neighbourhood is called Tomioka and it has two shrines which are always good at any festival time.

No disappointments last Saturday, with lots of parents out with their kids dressed in colourful kimono.

This shot?
Nikon D3S
Nikkor 135mm f/2 AF-DC @ f/2 with f/2 of rear defocus set on the second aperture ring. 

#tokyo   #japan   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-10-06 02:12:16 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Shooting for Scandinavian Airlines Magazine: Hakone hot springs

I've done two pieces recently for the SAS magazine, 'World Traveller': one was down in Hyogo Prefecture, focused on Kobe beef. The more recent one was shot up in Hakone, focusing on hot springs... particularly the very plush 'Hakone Ginryu', which is one of the top 15 Ryokan [traditional Japanese inn] in the country.

My friend and a fellow photographer, Roza Szampolinska-Bailey, and her husband Rob came along for the day to model in some of the shots for me. 

This shot shows Roza enjoying one of the lovely baths at Hakone Ginryu, which looks out on the dramatic tree-covered valley that the inn is nestled in.

Trying to remember what I shot this on... whether it was the Hassie or the Nikon. Dont have the file on me now to check. 

Anyway, could haveb... more »

Shooting for Scandinavian Airlines Magazine: Hakone hot springs

I've done two pieces recently for the SAS magazine, 'World Traveller': one was down in Hyogo Prefecture, focused on Kobe beef. The more recent one was shot up in Hakone, focusing on hot springs... particularly the very plush 'Hakone Ginryu', which is one of the top 15 Ryokan [traditional Japanese inn] in the country.

My friend and a fellow photographer, Roza Szampolinska-Bailey, and her husband Rob came along for the day to model in some of the shots for me. 

This shot shows Roza enjoying one of the lovely baths at Hakone Ginryu, which looks out on the dramatic tree-covered valley that the inn is nestled in.

Trying to remember what I shot this on... whether it was the Hassie or the Nikon. Dont have the file on me now to check. 

Anyway, could have been either Nikon D800E or the Hasselblad H4D-40.

You can see more of my recent magazine work at the link below, including the next two pages of this Hakone feature and the recent Kobe beef feature for SAS:

http://www.alfiegoodrich.com/2013/10/23/recently-published/

#japan    #hakone   #onsen   #travelphotography___

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2015-10-05 08:13:04 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

A day out in Aizu, Fukushima, Japan

This one was from the sunset down by the shores of Lake Inawashiro. You can see a lot more shots from our recent trip to Aizu by following the link below.

This shot made with the Nikon D3X and 50mm f/1.2 Ai.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/10/05/a-day-out-in-aizu-fukushima/

#japan   #fukushima  

A day out in Aizu, Fukushima, Japan

This one was from the sunset down by the shores of Lake Inawashiro. You can see a lot more shots from our recent trip to Aizu by following the link below.

This shot made with the Nikon D3X and 50mm f/1.2 Ai.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/10/05/a-day-out-in-aizu-fukushima/

#japan   #fukushima  ___

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2015-10-05 04:58:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

A Tangle in the Seam in the Sky

Towards the end of the photo lesson I was doing yesterday, I spotted this over my head at the Shinbashi end of The Ginza. 

The sky was amazing. This little, messy tangle of wire overhead was a nice thing to put against the colours of the sunset.

Nikon D3X
Loreo 'Lens in a Cap' at f/16
Ektachrome P picture control

#tokyo #japan #skyphotography   #alfiegoodrichblog  

A Tangle in the Seam in the Sky

Towards the end of the photo lesson I was doing yesterday, I spotted this over my head at the Shinbashi end of The Ginza. 

The sky was amazing. This little, messy tangle of wire overhead was a nice thing to put against the colours of the sunset.

Nikon D3X
Loreo 'Lens in a Cap' at f/16
Ektachrome P picture control

#tokyo #japan #skyphotography   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-10-05 03:36:29 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Camera: Yurakucho, Tokyo

I was out doing a lesson with one of my students yesterday and we staked out this little spot in Yurakucho for a few minutes.

Nikon D3X
Loreo 'Lens in a Cap'
Shot with my Ektachrome P Picture Control
#tokyo   #streetphotography   #alfiegoodrichblog  

Camera: Yurakucho, Tokyo

I was out doing a lesson with one of my students yesterday and we staked out this little spot in Yurakucho for a few minutes.

Nikon D3X
Loreo 'Lens in a Cap'
Shot with my Ektachrome P Picture Control
#tokyo   #streetphotography   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-10-03 10:52:35 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

Shooting with the Loreo 'Lens in a Cap'

Been a while since I used my Loreo so I took it out yesterday for a jaunt.

More shots at the link below. All shot with the D3X.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/10/03/an-hour-in-shinagawa-with-the-loreo-pinhole-lens/

#alfiegoodrichblog  

Shooting with the Loreo 'Lens in a Cap'

Been a while since I used my Loreo so I took it out yesterday for a jaunt.

More shots at the link below. All shot with the D3X.

http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/10/03/an-hour-in-shinagawa-with-the-loreo-pinhole-lens/

#alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-10-02 11:01:11 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 79 +1s)Open 

Mone Ohashi: ballerina in Tokyo

More to check out at the link below....

This one made up of three frames shot with the Hasselblad H4D-40 and HC80mm f/2.8 lens.

Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Processed in Hasselblad Phocus and Photoshop with Nik Plugins

Gallery of shots from our recent test shoot here:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/10/02/world-ballet-day-mone-ohashi-tokyo/

#worldballetday  

Mone Ohashi: ballerina in Tokyo

More to check out at the link below....

This one made up of three frames shot with the Hasselblad H4D-40 and HC80mm f/2.8 lens.

Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Processed in Hasselblad Phocus and Photoshop with Nik Plugins

Gallery of shots from our recent test shoot here:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/10/02/world-ballet-day-mone-ohashi-tokyo/

#worldballetday  ___

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2015-09-27 13:17:06 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

At the end of the day: Lake Inawashiro, Fukushima, Japan

Shot this during our recent visit when the sun had dropped below the horizon and the light had turned a beautiful, soft blue.

The clump of grass and reeds in the foreground looked lovely with the mountains in the background.

Nikon D3X
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/2

#japan   #landscapephotography   #inawashiro   #fukushima   #nikon   #alfiegoodrichblog  

At the end of the day: Lake Inawashiro, Fukushima, Japan

Shot this during our recent visit when the sun had dropped below the horizon and the light had turned a beautiful, soft blue.

The clump of grass and reeds in the foreground looked lovely with the mountains in the background.

Nikon D3X
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/2

#japan   #landscapephotography   #inawashiro   #fukushima   #nikon   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-09-19 00:36:29 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 110 +1s)Open 

Ballet dancer in Tokyo: Mone Ohashi in Yoyogi Park

One more from yesterday's test shoot with Japanese ballet dancer, Mone.

Lots of crows and pigeons hanging around the bridge over into Yoyogi Park. Managed to get them all taking to the air in this shot.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 80mm f/2.8
Processed in Phocus and Photoshop

#tokyo   #ballet   #portraitphotography   #alfiegoodrichblog  

Ballet dancer in Tokyo: Mone Ohashi in Yoyogi Park

One more from yesterday's test shoot with Japanese ballet dancer, Mone.

Lots of crows and pigeons hanging around the bridge over into Yoyogi Park. Managed to get them all taking to the air in this shot.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 80mm f/2.8
Processed in Phocus and Photoshop

#tokyo   #ballet   #portraitphotography   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-09-18 12:39:37 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 111 +1s)Open 

Ballet dancer in Tokyo: Test shoot with Mone Ohashi

First of a series of shots from today's test shoot with Japanese ballerina, Mone Ohashi.

This was shot around one of the old 1964 Olympic venues in Harajuku, Tokyo.

Doing a couple of proper shoots with Mone soon.

This shot?
Nikon D3X
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai

#tokyo   #ballet   #alfiegoodrichblog   #fashion  

Ballet dancer in Tokyo: Test shoot with Mone Ohashi

First of a series of shots from today's test shoot with Japanese ballerina, Mone Ohashi.

This was shot around one of the old 1964 Olympic venues in Harajuku, Tokyo.

Doing a couple of proper shoots with Mone soon.

This shot?
Nikon D3X
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai

#tokyo   #ballet   #alfiegoodrichblog   #fashion  ___

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2015-08-30 04:51:17 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Portrait photography, Tokyo: Joe under the flyover, Nishi-kasai

Yesterday, my eldest son and I went out to do a lesson with one of my students. It was all about shooting some environmental portraits, for a creative project for which we will be making a set of magazine pages.

The brief was to shoot pics of Joe as if he were a teenage athletics sensation. In fact, in reality, he does run the 100m for his school and area. 

The brief is in two parts: one we shot yesterday, which is the portraits in his 'local environment'. The other part of the brief is to shoot some action shots of Joe running, probably at a local track.

Nishi-kasai isn't our local neighbourhood, rather it's where my student lives. I haven't been out there for a few years and it was nice to re-connect with the neighbourhood. 

Dhiman, who is takinga... more »

Portrait photography, Tokyo: Joe under the flyover, Nishi-kasai

Yesterday, my eldest son and I went out to do a lesson with one of my students. It was all about shooting some environmental portraits, for a creative project for which we will be making a set of magazine pages.

The brief was to shoot pics of Joe as if he were a teenage athletics sensation. In fact, in reality, he does run the 100m for his school and area. 

The brief is in two parts: one we shot yesterday, which is the portraits in his 'local environment'. The other part of the brief is to shoot some action shots of Joe running, probably at a local track.

Nishi-kasai isn't our local neighbourhood, rather it's where my student lives. I haven't been out there for a few years and it was nice to re-connect with the neighbourhood. 

Dhiman, who is taking a course of classes with me, had sent some location-hunting snaps and we investigated a couple of the locations, settling on ones that were nearby to places he'd scouted and which would give us some cover from the drizzle and rain.

Dhiman got some lovely shots throughout the day and I got a few with the Hasselblad. Dhiman shoots the Fuji XT-1, which paired beautifully with the Profoto B2 lights we were using.

I'll be posting Dhiman's magazine as son as we have finished it all off.

This shot?
Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 35-90mm 
f/7.1
ISO 400
1/160th sec

Profoto B2 with 30degree grid and barn doors at camera right, lighting Joe.

Profoto B2 with snoot, camera far-right, lighting background and underneath of bridge.


#tokyo   #japan   #portraitphotography   #profoto   #hasselblad   #photographer   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-08-15 23:23:36 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

Fireworks in the family home-town, Fukushima, Japan

Obon is a period of August when people visit their hometowns to pay respects to their dead relatives. We've been up in Ishikawa-machi, Fukushima, for a few days to see family and enjoy a little summer down-time after a very busy few months of work.

I shot a few pics from the bridge over the river but this shot from the high-street sums up the evening better: families out enjoying the summer evening, the town lit up by the annual fireworks display.

We head back to Tokyo tomorrow. We'll have a little bit of a drive today maybe up into the mountains.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 35-90mm lens
32 secs exposure
f/16
IOS 100

#japan   #fukushima   #summer   #hasselblad   #alfiegoodrichblog  

Fireworks in the family home-town, Fukushima, Japan

Obon is a period of August when people visit their hometowns to pay respects to their dead relatives. We've been up in Ishikawa-machi, Fukushima, for a few days to see family and enjoy a little summer down-time after a very busy few months of work.

I shot a few pics from the bridge over the river but this shot from the high-street sums up the evening better: families out enjoying the summer evening, the town lit up by the annual fireworks display.

We head back to Tokyo tomorrow. We'll have a little bit of a drive today maybe up into the mountains.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 35-90mm lens
32 secs exposure
f/16
IOS 100

#japan   #fukushima   #summer   #hasselblad   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-08-06 13:06:29 (7 comments; 6 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

Summer lightning over Tokyo

Quick and dirty processing of something I shot tonight from our roof. This storm was over the far west of greater Tokyo, somewhere out near Ome I would guess. So about 40kms or so from our place. 

Pretty impressive show for an hour or so.

#tokyo   #japan   #lightning   #alfiegoodrichblog  

Summer lightning over Tokyo

Quick and dirty processing of something I shot tonight from our roof. This storm was over the far west of greater Tokyo, somewhere out near Ome I would guess. So about 40kms or so from our place. 

Pretty impressive show for an hour or so.

#tokyo   #japan   #lightning   #alfiegoodrichblog  ___

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2015-07-15 01:42:22 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Workshop this weekend in Tokyo with Profoto: two places left

Caught up with the Profoto people yesterday and they tell me there are two places left for this weekend's workshop.

So, if you fancy learning some real skills tuned to shooting editorial, food & journalistic photography... let me know with a message or a note here.

Shooting workshop, post-production, editorial magazine-making... so you'll learn loads of skills from how to pre-visualise, shoot and lay out for print.

http://profoto.com/ja/profoto-japan/news-events/item/profoto-boot-camp-editorial

Workshop this weekend in Tokyo with Profoto: two places left

Caught up with the Profoto people yesterday and they tell me there are two places left for this weekend's workshop.

So, if you fancy learning some real skills tuned to shooting editorial, food & journalistic photography... let me know with a message or a note here.

Shooting workshop, post-production, editorial magazine-making... so you'll learn loads of skills from how to pre-visualise, shoot and lay out for print.

http://profoto.com/ja/profoto-japan/news-events/item/profoto-boot-camp-editorial___

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2015-07-12 22:01:48 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

Coast road near Minami-boso: monochrome seascape with Hasselblad H4D-40

Another shot from Saturday's outing to Boso, Chiba.

You can see another shot from this day out, here: 

http://blog.alfiegoodrich.com/pre-typhoon-swells-the-coast-near-komagawa-chiba-japan/

This shot was made as we entered Minami-boso, when the light had reached a point of almost unearthly beauty.

Having the road in the right of the shot gives it some nice context.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 36-72mm f/3.5 E series
Monochrome done in-camera

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Coast road near Minami-boso: monochrome seascape with Hasselblad H4D-40

Another shot from Saturday's outing to Boso, Chiba.

You can see another shot from this day out, here: 

http://blog.alfiegoodrich.com/pre-typhoon-swells-the-coast-near-komagawa-chiba-japan/

This shot was made as we entered Minami-boso, when the light had reached a point of almost unearthly beauty.

Having the road in the right of the shot gives it some nice context.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 36-72mm f/3.5 E series
Monochrome done in-camera

#nikon   #japan   #chiba   #boso   #alfiegoodrichblog   #seascape   #monochromephotography  ___

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2015-07-12 21:53:38 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

Pre-typhoon swells: the coast near Komagawa, Chiba, Japan

Saturday gave me the chance to get out for a day with my two sons, before the start of a busy week of shooting here in Tokyo.

The Boso Peninsula is fairly easy for us to get to as we live on the south side of Tokyo, about 7kms from the entrance to the Aqua Line: a combination of 9kms of tunnel and 6kms of bridge that crosses the southern end of Tokyo Bay.

We drove around about two-thirds of the coast and sent a few hours stopped in one nice spot, just about 2kms from where I got this shot.

At the moment we've just had one typhoon pass us and there's another on a more direct route for our part of Japan. Ahead of the winds, you always get a few days of big ocean swells and that was making for some amazing scenes along the rocky parts of the Boso coastline.

The waves at the... more »

Pre-typhoon swells: the coast near Komagawa, Chiba, Japan

Saturday gave me the chance to get out for a day with my two sons, before the start of a busy week of shooting here in Tokyo.

The Boso Peninsula is fairly easy for us to get to as we live on the south side of Tokyo, about 7kms from the entrance to the Aqua Line: a combination of 9kms of tunnel and 6kms of bridge that crosses the southern end of Tokyo Bay.

We drove around about two-thirds of the coast and sent a few hours stopped in one nice spot, just about 2kms from where I got this shot.

At the moment we've just had one typhoon pass us and there's another on a more direct route for our part of Japan. Ahead of the winds, you always get a few days of big ocean swells and that was making for some amazing scenes along the rocky parts of the Boso coastline.

The waves at the place you see in this shot, near Komagawa, were huge. The rocks in the foreground were about 40ft high and to the left, out of shot, there were waves breaching the rocky edge of the harbour.

This was shot on the Hasselblad H4D-40 and 80mm lens. The section at the bottom of this diptych is a 100% view of the bottom right of the shot.

*There's a little more grain that normal, as the Silver Efex Po filter I ran this through [the Hassie doesnt shoot monochrome in-camera] pumped the structure and grain a little.

Amazing scenes with the sea mist that had been around the coast all day. The light was just perfect when we arrived at this spot.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 80mm f/2.8
100ISO

#alfiegoodrichblog   #japan   #seascape   #chiba   #boso   #hasselblad  ___

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2015-07-08 08:47:21 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Hiroshima and Kure from the air: Hasselblad H4D-40, 80mm

Flying into Oita last week afforded me a great view of Hiroshima and the nearby port and naval dockyard of Kure.

I first went to Kure in 2002, after transiting the Inland Sea by JR ferry from Matsuyama in Shikoku.

There was a great youth hostel in Kure then. It might be there still. I remember the walk up the hill from the station being punishing.

Kure is a fascinating port and in this photo you can see two flat-tops alongside the docks. 

Not bad for being shot out of the window, which was badly fogged and scratched.

The detail at the bottom of the shot is a 100% excerpt from the main photo.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC80mm f/2.8 lens

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Hiroshima and Kure from the air: Hasselblad H4D-40, 80mm

Flying into Oita last week afforded me a great view of Hiroshima and the nearby port and naval dockyard of Kure.

I first went to Kure in 2002, after transiting the Inland Sea by JR ferry from Matsuyama in Shikoku.

There was a great youth hostel in Kure then. It might be there still. I remember the walk up the hill from the station being punishing.

Kure is a fascinating port and in this photo you can see two flat-tops alongside the docks. 

Not bad for being shot out of the window, which was badly fogged and scratched.

The detail at the bottom of the shot is a 100% excerpt from the main photo.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC80mm f/2.8 lens

#alfiegoodrichblog   #japan   #hiroshima   #hasselblad  ___

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2015-07-07 02:01:40 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 72 +1s)Open 

Mountains of Kyushu from my flight into Oita

Last week I went down to Kunisaki, flying into the nearby airport of Oita.

I'd taken a few shots on the flight down from Tokyo with the Hasselblad H4D-40 and 80mm lens. It was more manageable to hold up to the plane window than the 300mm I also had in the bag.

But just past Hiroshima, the view and the light on the distant mountains became amazing so I got the 300mm out.

It's always a challenge to get sharp shots through the aircraft window, as there are two layers: one of plastic and one of glass. Condensation, scratches, ice... all create challenges. And shooting through the centre of the window is always preferred, as if you look down through the edges you get some horrible distortion and more effects of the double window and air-gap.

Still, this effort wasnt bad. It's not super,... more »

Mountains of Kyushu from my flight into Oita

Last week I went down to Kunisaki, flying into the nearby airport of Oita.

I'd taken a few shots on the flight down from Tokyo with the Hasselblad H4D-40 and 80mm lens. It was more manageable to hold up to the plane window than the 300mm I also had in the bag.

But just past Hiroshima, the view and the light on the distant mountains became amazing so I got the 300mm out.

It's always a challenge to get sharp shots through the aircraft window, as there are two layers: one of plastic and one of glass. Condensation, scratches, ice... all create challenges. And shooting through the centre of the window is always preferred, as if you look down through the edges you get some horrible distortion and more effects of the double window and air-gap.

Still, this effort wasnt bad. It's not super, super sharp at 100% but it's good enough at web resolution.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 300mm f/4.5
Apart from the re-sizing and adding my watermark, this is straight from the camera.

#alfiegoodrichblog   #japan   #kyushu   #aerialphotography  ___

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2015-06-25 23:31:33 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 69 +1s)Open 

Hasselblad workshop in Meijimura: the magazine with all the shots

Latest edition of my online magazine is up now featuring shots from the recent Hasselblad Discovery workshop we did in the architectural heritage park at Meijimura, Aichi-ken, Japan.

Superb work from al involved. A great team of people, including Japan's premier kimono dresser, Nogata-san.

http://www.hasselblad.com/jp/news/case-story/new-stekki

#hasselblad  

Hasselblad workshop in Meijimura: the magazine with all the shots

Latest edition of my online magazine is up now featuring shots from the recent Hasselblad Discovery workshop we did in the architectural heritage park at Meijimura, Aichi-ken, Japan.

Superb work from al involved. A great team of people, including Japan's premier kimono dresser, Nogata-san.

http://www.hasselblad.com/jp/news/case-story/new-stekki

#hasselblad  ___

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2015-06-10 07:34:48 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

An Introduction to Split-Toning in Photoshop

Now I have figured out how easy it is to combine Quick Time and my Zoom H4N audio recorder, I've made a first little video about my post-processing techniques. 

This one, at the request of +Dean Sonneborn , is about achieving a split-tone effect.

An Introduction to Split-Toning in Photoshop

Now I have figured out how easy it is to combine Quick Time and my Zoom H4N audio recorder, I've made a first little video about my post-processing techniques. 

This one, at the request of +Dean Sonneborn , is about achieving a split-tone effect.___

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2015-06-09 08:08:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Digital back on film Hasselblad: shooting with the CFV-16

Over the last few days I have had the chance to try out the older Hasselblad CFV16 digital back on a 500CM film body. 

Full article and many more photos at the link below:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/06/09/digital-back-on-film-hasselblad-shooting-with-the-cfv-16/

This shot:
Hasselblad 500C/M
CFV16 digital back
CF 80mm f/2.8
f/2.8
200ISO

#hasselblad   #mediumformat   #japan  

Digital back on film Hasselblad: shooting with the CFV-16

Over the last few days I have had the chance to try out the older Hasselblad CFV16 digital back on a 500CM film body. 

Full article and many more photos at the link below:
http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/06/09/digital-back-on-film-hasselblad-shooting-with-the-cfv-16/

This shot:
Hasselblad 500C/M
CFV16 digital back
CF 80mm f/2.8
f/2.8
200ISO

#hasselblad   #mediumformat   #japan  ___

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2015-06-03 23:57:17 (6 comments; 10 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

Samurai master, Tanaka Fumon: photoshoot for AMG Magazine, 2014

As the magazine finally nears publication, I can start to share a few f the shots that didn't make it.

Last year I organised a five-day shoot for Mercedes-AMG Magazine, based around the seed of an idea their editorial department plan planted in me: samurai and AMG.

The magazine featrues only four of the shots we made over the five day shoot, which took us to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Amano-hashidate and a few places in between.

None of the shots of the car made it into the magazine. I'll ask if I can share some of those soon. 

We had a great time, shooting both martial arts masters, a sword-maker, landscapes and the car. Driving the AMG E63 was also a lot of fun.

This shot is one of my favourites and two shots of Tanaka-soke [soke is the name for the head... more »

Samurai master, Tanaka Fumon: photoshoot for AMG Magazine, 2014

As the magazine finally nears publication, I can start to share a few f the shots that didn't make it.

Last year I organised a five-day shoot for Mercedes-AMG Magazine, based around the seed of an idea their editorial department plan planted in me: samurai and AMG.

The magazine featrues only four of the shots we made over the five day shoot, which took us to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Amano-hashidate and a few places in between.

None of the shots of the car made it into the magazine. I'll ask if I can share some of those soon. 

We had a great time, shooting both martial arts masters, a sword-maker, landscapes and the car. Driving the AMG E63 was also a lot of fun.

This shot is one of my favourites and two shots of Tanaka-soke [soke is the name for the head of the martial art] and his daughter, Ukyo.. who is now acting-soke.

Lovely people. We had a great time shooting them.

I've styled this a little in Nik Analog Efex Pro. I don't mess around like this often with my work but it seemed to suit this shot.

This was shot just with the daylight coming down from a skylight in the dojo.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AFS-G

#japan   #samurai   #martialarts   #nikon  ___

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