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Alfie Goodrich

Alfie Goodrich 

Photographer in Tokyo, Japan | Photography teacher in Japan

Occupation: Photographer and photography teacher

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Trey Ratcliff8,879,235This 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 04:00:00517  

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2016-10-31 02:21:30 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Tokyo from above: the bridge, Shinjuku

Shot this back in March of this year, from the 28th floor of a building near Shinjuku Station. 28th floor of this building is where the Nikon Salon is in Shinjuku. Come out the lift and you have some great views.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AiS
Ektachrome P Picture Control

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Most reshares: 4

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2016-11-03 03:11:42 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

The city at my feet: Tokyo's Yurakucho & Ginza districts shot from above

Looking forward to doing some long exposures at night soon, at this location. I've helped students and people doing tours with me to do some but haven't had a go at it myself yet.

Great spot. The 14mm really makes it pop.

#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog

Most plusones: 92

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2016-05-01 03:00:54 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 92 +1s; )Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Norie in Roppongi Hills

A shot of Norie that didn't make it to the cover of the Housing Japan magazine. Glad we ended up with the one we used for the cover. But I like this one too. Shot in Roppongi Hills.

Nikon D800E, Nikkor 36-72mm f/3.5 E [manual focus]
Nikon SB800 on a monopod held up at camera left.

#tokyo #japan #photography #fashionphotography

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2016-11-24 11:34:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s; )Open 

A little bit of nature, a little bit of urban: shooting Hibiya Park & Ginza on an autumn day

A few hours out shooting with a regular student from Germany gave us the opportunity to soak up some autumn colours in Hibiya Park and some urban density in Ginza.

Lots more pics at the link below.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/a-little-bit-of-nature-a-little-bit-of-urban-shooting-hibiya-park-ginza-on-an-autumn-day/


A little bit of nature, a little bit of urban: shooting Hibiya Park & Ginza on an autumn day

A few hours out shooting with a regular student from Germany gave us the opportunity to soak up some autumn colours in Hibiya Park and some urban density in Ginza.

Lots more pics at the link below.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/a-little-bit-of-nature-a-little-bit-of-urban-shooting-hibiya-park-ginza-on-an-autumn-day/
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2016-11-14 08:51:16 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Porsche in Ginza: looking down on Tokyo

Porsche on the freeway above Ginza, Tokyo. Shot with Hasselblad H4D-40. Waited 45mins or so here, looking for single vehicles that worked in this frame and colour-scheme. Eventually, the waiting paid off.

Hasselblad H4D
HC80mm f/2.8

Porsche in Ginza: looking down on Tokyo

Porsche on the freeway above Ginza, Tokyo. Shot with Hasselblad H4D-40. Waited 45mins or so here, looking for single vehicles that worked in this frame and colour-scheme. Eventually, the waiting paid off.

Hasselblad H4D
HC80mm f/2.8___

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2016-11-03 03:11:42 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

The city at my feet: Tokyo's Yurakucho & Ginza districts shot from above

Looking forward to doing some long exposures at night soon, at this location. I've helped students and people doing tours with me to do some but haven't had a go at it myself yet.

Great spot. The 14mm really makes it pop.

#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog

The city at my feet: Tokyo's Yurakucho & Ginza districts shot from above

Looking forward to doing some long exposures at night soon, at this location. I've helped students and people doing tours with me to do some but haven't had a go at it myself yet.

Great spot. The 14mm really makes it pop.

#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-11-03 02:09:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Back at the Tokyu Plaza building again: shooting with a visitor to town

I was back at my favourite Tokyo building and view yesterday, shooting there with someone who books me for a tour/workshop each time he comes to Japan from the US.

Yesterday we spent shooting modern architecture around various parts of town, a nice counterpoint to the last day we spent with each other - when it was more traditional subject matter we were shooting.

We spent a little time shooting stills and timelapse at the Tokyu building.

This shot is my shot of his phone whilst it was recording a timelapse.

Nikon D700
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Ektachrome P Picture Control

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Back at the Tokyu Plaza building again: shooting with a visitor to town

I was back at my favourite Tokyo building and view yesterday, shooting there with someone who books me for a tour/workshop each time he comes to Japan from the US.

Yesterday we spent shooting modern architecture around various parts of town, a nice counterpoint to the last day we spent with each other - when it was more traditional subject matter we were shooting.

We spent a little time shooting stills and timelapse at the Tokyu building.

This shot is my shot of his phone whilst it was recording a timelapse.

Nikon D700
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Ektachrome P Picture Control

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-11-01 11:45:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Recent shots of the Asahi Super Dry Hall, Asakusa, Tokyo

Shots from a scouting trip to the area, prior to my doing a fashion shooting lesson there with a student of mine.

More info and a lot more pics at the link....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/asahi-beer-building-in-asakusa-tokyo/
#japan #tokyo #architecture

Recent shots of the Asahi Super Dry Hall, Asakusa, Tokyo

Shots from a scouting trip to the area, prior to my doing a fashion shooting lesson there with a student of mine.

More info and a lot more pics at the link....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/asahi-beer-building-in-asakusa-tokyo/
#japan #tokyo #architecture___

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2016-11-01 10:48:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Cityscapes of Tokyo: density in Shinjuku

Shot this one back in March, from the 28th floor window where the Nikon Salon is situated. Great view from the windows just outside the lift.

Love this view. Really gives you an impression of the density of this part of town.

28 floors up is just about the right height for Tokyo. Not too high, not too low.

#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog

Cityscapes of Tokyo: density in Shinjuku

Shot this one back in March, from the 28th floor window where the Nikon Salon is situated. Great view from the windows just outside the lift.

Love this view. Really gives you an impression of the density of this part of town.

28 floors up is just about the right height for Tokyo. Not too high, not too low.

#japan #tokyo #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-31 02:21:30 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Tokyo from above: the bridge, Shinjuku

Shot this back in March of this year, from the 28th floor of a building near Shinjuku Station. 28th floor of this building is where the Nikon Salon is in Shinjuku. Come out the lift and you have some great views.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AiS
Ektachrome P Picture Control

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Tokyo from above: the bridge, Shinjuku

Shot this back in March of this year, from the 28th floor of a building near Shinjuku Station. 28th floor of this building is where the Nikon Salon is in Shinjuku. Come out the lift and you have some great views.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AiS
Ektachrome P Picture Control

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-30 03:45:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Hip-shot with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2: crossing the road in Akihabara

Quick shot made the other day whilst I was out doing a workshop with someone in town from London.

I don't shoot from the hip because I'm afraid of people 'busting' me for shooting them. You never really have to worry about that in Japan. Pretty much everyone is chilled-out about photography and even if they aren't into having their picture taken, they aren't going to kick-off at you.

I shoot from the hip because I like the viewpoint: more visual drama and interest for me than an eye-height viewpoint.

Plus, guessing 3metres and guessing the framing when the camera is away from my eye are good exercise for me.

Nikon D700
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Manual focus
Focus set to 3m on the lens barrel
'Monochrome2' Picture Control
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Hip-shot with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2: crossing the road in Akihabara

Quick shot made the other day whilst I was out doing a workshop with someone in town from London.

I don't shoot from the hip because I'm afraid of people 'busting' me for shooting them. You never really have to worry about that in Japan. Pretty much everyone is chilled-out about photography and even if they aren't into having their picture taken, they aren't going to kick-off at you.

I shoot from the hip because I like the viewpoint: more visual drama and interest for me than an eye-height viewpoint.

Plus, guessing 3metres and guessing the framing when the camera is away from my eye are good exercise for me.

Nikon D700
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Manual focus
Focus set to 3m on the lens barrel
'Monochrome2' Picture Control

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-29 00:56:04 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Pre-visualisation: using Nikon's Picture Control System to shoot in a specific aesthetic, a comparison between two styles

You can read another article on my website about why I use the Nikon Picture Control system [and download a few I have made] but I just wanted to write a quick post this morning which shows you a direct comparison between two of the styles.

Read the article at the link below....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/nikon-picture-controls-comparison-between-my-ektachrome-p-and-nikons-standard/

#alfiegoodrichblog

Pre-visualisation: using Nikon's Picture Control System to shoot in a specific aesthetic, a comparison between two styles

You can read another article on my website about why I use the Nikon Picture Control system [and download a few I have made] but I just wanted to write a quick post this morning which shows you a direct comparison between two of the styles.

Read the article at the link below....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/nikon-picture-controls-comparison-between-my-ektachrome-p-and-nikons-standard/

#alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-28 04:59:28 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s; )Open 

Looking down on Tokyo, making toys out of the traffic: Tokyu Plaza, Ginza

The new Tokyu Plaza building in Ginza, Tokyo, has me a little obsessed. So, I went back there earlier this week to shoot the cars passing below.

Getting a high view in Tokyo is always a pretty good experience. One thing that really does it for me about the view from the new Tokyu Plaza building in Ginza is that is not just a great view out, it’s a great view straight down.

This shot: Nikon D3S
Nikkor 80-200mm lens
In-camera styled with 'Ektachrome P' picture control

See a lot more photos here:
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/sitting-above-ginza-making-toys-from-the-cars-tokyo-plaza-re-visited/

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Looking down on Tokyo, making toys out of the traffic: Tokyu Plaza, Ginza

The new Tokyu Plaza building in Ginza, Tokyo, has me a little obsessed. So, I went back there earlier this week to shoot the cars passing below.

Getting a high view in Tokyo is always a pretty good experience. One thing that really does it for me about the view from the new Tokyu Plaza building in Ginza is that is not just a great view out, it’s a great view straight down.

This shot: Nikon D3S
Nikkor 80-200mm lens
In-camera styled with 'Ektachrome P' picture control

See a lot more photos here:
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/sitting-above-ginza-making-toys-from-the-cars-tokyo-plaza-re-visited/

#tokyo #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-25 13:24:40 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Timelapse from the Tokyu Plaza Building in Ginza, Tokyo

Three views from up in the new Tokyo Plaza building in Ginza, one view from street level. All shot today with the 'timelapse' feature in the native iPhone camera app. I usually use another app but it wouldn't work today.

First time I have used Adobe Premiere for about 10 years.

Video edited and graded, titles made, music composed and performed - all by me, all within about four hours tonight.

I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX4D-itYNhg

Timelapse from the Tokyu Plaza Building in Ginza, Tokyo

Three views from up in the new Tokyo Plaza building in Ginza, one view from street level. All shot today with the 'timelapse' feature in the native iPhone camera app. I usually use another app but it wouldn't work today.

First time I have used Adobe Premiere for about 10 years.

Video edited and graded, titles made, music composed and performed - all by me, all within about four hours tonight.

I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX4D-itYNhg___

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2016-10-12 03:03:00 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 50 +1s; )Open 

Cosmos flowers on the Keihin Canal, Tokyo

I'm lucky to have this spot within five minutes walk of my house. It's a great place to get a little peace and quiet in the city, sit, think and just enjoy the view.

At this time of year it's also a great place to shoot some pics of the cosmos flowers, which line the banks of the canal.

Nikon D700
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Ektachrome P picture control
Little bit of the B05 Cross Processing Filter in Nik Color Efex Pro

#tokyo #japan # flowers #kerlee #alfiegoodrichblog

Cosmos flowers on the Keihin Canal, Tokyo

I'm lucky to have this spot within five minutes walk of my house. It's a great place to get a little peace and quiet in the city, sit, think and just enjoy the view.

At this time of year it's also a great place to shoot some pics of the cosmos flowers, which line the banks of the canal.

Nikon D700
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Ektachrome P picture control
Little bit of the B05 Cross Processing Filter in Nik Color Efex Pro

#tokyo #japan # flowers #kerlee #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-10 01:52:13 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Location scouting out near Fuji: some more shots with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens

Hit the link at the bottom of this post for a load of shots taken around the lakes, at a great forest shrine and of the lovely cosmos flowers.

Pretty much have one camera body on me with the 35mm Kerlee at all times now. Fallen totally in love with this lens....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/location-scouting-day-down-near-mount-fuji-shooting-with-the-kerlee-35mm-f1-2/

Location scouting out near Fuji: some more shots with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens

Hit the link at the bottom of this post for a load of shots taken around the lakes, at a great forest shrine and of the lovely cosmos flowers.

Pretty much have one camera body on me with the 35mm Kerlee at all times now. Fallen totally in love with this lens....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/location-scouting-day-down-near-mount-fuji-shooting-with-the-kerlee-35mm-f1-2/___

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2016-10-04 12:23:58 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Photographing the outgoing Canadian ambassdor to Japan, Mackenzie Clugston

Lovely guy, great hour or so spent at his residence.

Article at the link below, with more pics and scans from the magazine they were published in.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/photographing-the-outgoing-canadian-ambassador-to-japan/

Photographing the outgoing Canadian ambassdor to Japan, Mackenzie Clugston

Lovely guy, great hour or so spent at his residence.

Article at the link below, with more pics and scans from the magazine they were published in.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/photographing-the-outgoing-canadian-ambassador-to-japan/___

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2016-10-04 08:16:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

A little about my workflow using Nikon's Picture Controls

...and a few for you to download.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/nikon-custom-picture-controls-a-couple-of-mine/

#nikon #photography

A little about my workflow using Nikon's Picture Controls

...and a few for you to download.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/nikon-custom-picture-controls-a-couple-of-mine/

#nikon #photography___

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2016-10-04 02:29:10 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo, Japan: Norie in backstreets of Daimon

One more from the set I recently shot with Norie, to test out the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens.

Great characterful backstreets around Daimon. Always good to shoot there.

Norie loves shooting. Such a joy to go out with her.

See more of these shots and a full review of the Kerlee lens at my japanorama.co.uk website

Kerlee 35mm f/1.2

#tokyo #photography #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Fashion photography in Tokyo, Japan: Norie in backstreets of Daimon

One more from the set I recently shot with Norie, to test out the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens.

Great characterful backstreets around Daimon. Always good to shoot there.

Norie loves shooting. Such a joy to go out with her.

See more of these shots and a full review of the Kerlee lens at my japanorama.co.uk website

Kerlee 35mm f/1.2

#tokyo #photography #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-04 02:25:27 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Fashion photography in Japan: Norie in Daimon

This shot is from a set I recently shot with Norie to test out the Kerlee 35mm lens and it's part of a whole set you can see on my japanorama.co.uk website.

Great model. Always lovely to shoot with because she loves photography.

Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
1 x Nikon SB800 strobe fired off-camera and through a small 20degree grid.
In-camera monochrome

#tokyo #photography #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Fashion photography in Japan: Norie in Daimon

This shot is from a set I recently shot with Norie to test out the Kerlee 35mm lens and it's part of a whole set you can see on my japanorama.co.uk website.

Great model. Always lovely to shoot with because she loves photography.

Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
1 x Nikon SB800 strobe fired off-camera and through a small 20degree grid.
In-camera monochrome

#tokyo #photography #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-04 02:20:24 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Tokyo street scene with bullet-train

A recent shot I made with the 35mm f/1.2 Kerlee lens, this one was shot just where Yurakucho butts up against Ginza.

Always a great view here, especially when the light is as nice as this.

Nikon D3S
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Monochrome done in-camera

#tokyo #photography #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Tokyo street scene with bullet-train

A recent shot I made with the 35mm f/1.2 Kerlee lens, this one was shot just where Yurakucho butts up against Ginza.

Always a great view here, especially when the light is as nice as this.

Nikon D3S
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2
Monochrome done in-camera

#tokyo #photography #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-10-03 10:43:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens: first impressions & review

When I heard about the new Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens, I immediately got in touch with Shenzhen Dongzheng Optics in China to get hold of one to try. Very graciously, they obliged. Here are few of my first impressions and photos…..

I don’t really do gear reviews. I don’t live on ‘rumours’ websites. I’m not sitting waiting for the next big announcement from camera companies. I use what I have until it’s dead. Sometimes I see something super cool and find the money for it. But, mostly, my philosophy comes from what mum and dad taught me: use what you have, make it last, don’t always sit around wishing for something new.

Photos and more words here:


Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens: first impressions & review

When I heard about the new Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens, I immediately got in touch with Shenzhen Dongzheng Optics in China to get hold of one to try. Very graciously, they obliged. Here are few of my first impressions and photos…..

I don’t really do gear reviews. I don’t live on ‘rumours’ websites. I’m not sitting waiting for the next big announcement from camera companies. I use what I have until it’s dead. Sometimes I see something super cool and find the money for it. But, mostly, my philosophy comes from what mum and dad taught me: use what you have, make it last, don’t always sit around wishing for something new.

Photos and more words here:
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2016-09-27 08:47:48 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

Shooting for Vacheron and D'Marge in Tokyo

A write-up about a recent lifestyle shoot I did for Vacheron watches and the D'Marge style blog in Tokyo.

BTS video, shots from the day including some out-takes.

Everything at the link below....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/shooting-in-tokyo-for-dmarge-magazine-vacheron-watches/

#japan #tokyo #lifestyle #vacheron #watches #fashion

Shooting for Vacheron and D'Marge in Tokyo

A write-up about a recent lifestyle shoot I did for Vacheron watches and the D'Marge style blog in Tokyo.

BTS video, shots from the day including some out-takes.

Everything at the link below....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/shooting-in-tokyo-for-dmarge-magazine-vacheron-watches/

#japan #tokyo #lifestyle #vacheron #watches #fashion___

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2016-09-26 05:09:58 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Shooting fashion at the old Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo, with the Pro Foto B2 lights

Some shots from summer 2015 which I just got around to making a post about. Thanks again to Mari Hirao for coming out. Thanks to all who worked on the day. Thanks to Ayako Kadoya for the awesome dresses.

More shots at the link below....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-shooting-in-komazawa-olympic-park-mari-wears-mecci/

#japan #tokyo #fashionphotography

Shooting fashion at the old Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo, with the Pro Foto B2 lights

Some shots from summer 2015 which I just got around to making a post about. Thanks again to Mari Hirao for coming out. Thanks to all who worked on the day. Thanks to Ayako Kadoya for the awesome dresses.

More shots at the link below....

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-shooting-in-komazawa-olympic-park-mari-wears-mecci/

#japan #tokyo #fashionphotography___

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2016-09-26 01:09:55 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

What do you do when you don't feel creative, are in a rut or just feel un-inspired? Here are a few tips about what I call my 'Photographer's Gymnasium'

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fitness-regimes-for-photographers-staying-sharp-getting-out-of-the-rut-the-photographers-gymnasium/

What do you do when you don't feel creative, are in a rut or just feel un-inspired? Here are a few tips about what I call my 'Photographer's Gymnasium'

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fitness-regimes-for-photographers-staying-sharp-getting-out-of-the-rut-the-photographers-gymnasium/___

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2016-09-19 12:18:24 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Shinkansen passing through Yurakucho, Tokyo

Another one shot from the new Tokyu Plaza Building in Ginza the other day.

Not the best weather but it's a great view and there's always something to watch.

Great angle on the trains here and the proximity of the billboards makes for a lovely dense feeling.

Nikkor 80-200mm lens used on this shot.

#tokyo #japan #shinkansen #alfiegoodrichblog #streetphotographyinjapan

Shinkansen passing through Yurakucho, Tokyo

Another one shot from the new Tokyu Plaza Building in Ginza the other day.

Not the best weather but it's a great view and there's always something to watch.

Great angle on the trains here and the proximity of the billboards makes for a lovely dense feeling.

Nikkor 80-200mm lens used on this shot.

#tokyo #japan #shinkansen #alfiegoodrichblog #streetphotographyinjapan___

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2016-09-19 12:08:15 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

H Marks The Spot: view into Yurakucho from Tokyu Plaza Building

The new Tokyu Plaza Building has created a lovely new vantage point in the centre of Tokyo. Just a few minutes walk from Yurakucho and the Ginza 4-chome, the new Tokyu Plaza building has a superb view from its 11th floor rooftop terrace.

It's not open, so you are shooting through glass but the view is nonetheless new and unique.

Great views of Ginza, the zebra-crossing below and areas around Yurakucho.

#tokyo #yurakucho #ginza #japan #streetphotography #alfiegoodrichblog

H Marks The Spot: view into Yurakucho from Tokyu Plaza Building

The new Tokyu Plaza Building has created a lovely new vantage point in the centre of Tokyo. Just a few minutes walk from Yurakucho and the Ginza 4-chome, the new Tokyu Plaza building has a superb view from its 11th floor rooftop terrace.

It's not open, so you are shooting through glass but the view is nonetheless new and unique.

Great views of Ginza, the zebra-crossing below and areas around Yurakucho.

#tokyo #yurakucho #ginza #japan #streetphotography #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-09-17 09:06:57 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Less gear, less time, more exercise: the 'cup ramen' shoots

Over the last couple or three years, I’ve done a few of what I call ‘cup ramen shoots’. The idea is basically to shoot a fashion set in about the time it would take to unwrap, add boiling water to and prepare a cup-ramen [cup noodle]. Which, depending on the variety of noodle, is between 3 and 5minutes. It’s a bit of a laugh. It’s also very good exercise for me, my model and – if it’s part of a lesson – my students.

Just like for athletes, I think it’s really important for creative professionals to have exercises and routines to keep fit. I have a few of my own which also get me out of the creative ruts I often find myself in; those times of the month where you just take a look at your work and think ‘this is crap and I’ve lost my mojo’.

The ‘cup-ramen shoot’ is one ofthese exercises. I usually ... more »

Less gear, less time, more exercise: the 'cup ramen' shoots

Over the last couple or three years, I’ve done a few of what I call ‘cup ramen shoots’. The idea is basically to shoot a fashion set in about the time it would take to unwrap, add boiling water to and prepare a cup-ramen [cup noodle]. Which, depending on the variety of noodle, is between 3 and 5minutes. It’s a bit of a laugh. It’s also very good exercise for me, my model and – if it’s part of a lesson – my students.

Just like for athletes, I think it’s really important for creative professionals to have exercises and routines to keep fit. I have a few of my own which also get me out of the creative ruts I often find myself in; those times of the month where you just take a look at your work and think ‘this is crap and I’ve lost my mojo’.

The ‘cup-ramen shoot’ is one of these exercises. I usually mix it up with one or two of the other ‘creative gymnasium’ routines that I have: one prime lens, one light, one gel, one modifier.

Yesterday I’d been doing an all-day photo tour/lesson with Michael, who is in Japan for a month from Germany. It’s his first trip here. We visited a load of cool places during the day and as Michael likes shooting models – in and out of the studio – we decided to hook up with Norie in Shibuya for a quick shoot and a beer to end the day.

Everything we did took about 30mins, which included finding the location, thinking about the setup, Michael shooting what he wanted to and me shooting a few frames (the cup-ramen part, as all my shots took less than 5mins).

Michael told me he had a great day. Seeing the very quick setup I shot gave him, he said, real inspiration to pare things down a lot and concentrate on limiting himself more. Limitations, IMHO, are a great way of focusing and honing your skills. Limitations like:

One light.
Monochrome only
3200K only
5min time limit
36shots only
No deletes
One prime.
etc etc….

Keep it simple. Do it often. The eye is a muscle. So is your brain. They need regular exercise. Repetition and routine can be very useful for keeping the photographer fit and on the ball.

Gear used in this shot:

Nikon D3S
14mm f/2.8
1 x Nikon SB-800 (held by my student)
Radio trigger for the flash
1 x green gel___

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2016-09-06 23:23:35 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 33 +1s; )Open 

Yesterday's sunset, from our roof in Tokyo

Amazing sunset yesterday which I was fortunate enough to spot during a break in some work. Headed up to our roof with the first camera/lens that fell to my hand and quickly got some snaps before everything was over.

One RAW file used here. Not HDR.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AiS

#tokyo #japan #sunset #alfiegoodrichblog

Yesterday's sunset, from our roof in Tokyo

Amazing sunset yesterday which I was fortunate enough to spot during a break in some work. Headed up to our roof with the first camera/lens that fell to my hand and quickly got some snaps before everything was over.

One RAW file used here. Not HDR.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AiS

#tokyo #japan #sunset #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-08-22 15:26:55 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Waiting to cross, Tateishi, Tokyo

This spot in East Tokyo is one of my favourite old little areas to explore. Great old streets, great street food, lovely friendly locals.

..and there's a train about every 30secs.

Nikon D3S
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 manual focus
#tokyo #tateishi #shiitamachi #japan #alfiegoodrichblog

Waiting to cross, Tateishi, Tokyo

This spot in East Tokyo is one of my favourite old little areas to explore. Great old streets, great street food, lovely friendly locals.

..and there's a train about every 30secs.

Nikon D3S
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 manual focus
#tokyo #tateishi #shiitamachi #japan #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-08-22 15:11:34 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Cap-cloud on Fuji at sunset, shot from Tokyo

Yesterday when I shot this I didn't even notice that Fuji had its signature 'cap-cloud', a lenticular cloud that sits over the summit when the conditions are right.

Nice surprise catch during what was a spectacular sunset.

Nikon D800e
Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED-IF
#tokyo #japan #mountfuji #sunset #alfiegoodrichblog

Cap-cloud on Fuji at sunset, shot from Tokyo

Yesterday when I shot this I didn't even notice that Fuji had its signature 'cap-cloud', a lenticular cloud that sits over the summit when the conditions are right.

Nice surprise catch during what was a spectacular sunset.

Nikon D800e
Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 ED-IF
#tokyo #japan #mountfuji #sunset #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-08-22 14:47:26 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s; )Open 

Mount Fuji from Tokyo: sunset from the roof of our flat

Amazing sunset yesterday just before today's typhoon swept through town. I've been spending more time on our roof of late, shooting timelapses and taking some photos It's a good spot for me to do some thinking, see the horizon and get some space and fresh air.

It's also a damn good view.

You can see Mount Fuji at the far left of the frame, behind the high-rises in Musashi Kosugi.

Lovely way to end the day.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 AF-Nikkor

#japan #tokyo #mountfuji #sunset #alfiegoodrichblog

Mount Fuji from Tokyo: sunset from the roof of our flat

Amazing sunset yesterday just before today's typhoon swept through town. I've been spending more time on our roof of late, shooting timelapses and taking some photos It's a good spot for me to do some thinking, see the horizon and get some space and fresh air.

It's also a damn good view.

You can see Mount Fuji at the far left of the frame, behind the high-rises in Musashi Kosugi.

Lovely way to end the day.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 28-85 f/3.5-4.5 AF-Nikkor

#japan #tokyo #mountfuji #sunset #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-08-21 09:55:13 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Sunset timelapse with Mount Fuji

Great sunset tonight. Filmed it from the roof of our flat with iPhone 6SPlus and iMotion app.

Mount Fuji is at the left hand side of the frame.



Sunset timelapse with Mount Fuji

Great sunset tonight. Filmed it from the roof of our flat with iPhone 6SPlus and iMotion app.

Mount Fuji is at the left hand side of the frame.

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2016-08-11 07:38:53 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Camping in Japan: by the shores of Lake Motosu

A bunch of shots with the Nikon, from the camping trip we had last weekend. More shots at the link below.

#japan #camping #lakemotosu #mountfuji

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/camping-in-japan-by-the-shores-of-lake-motosu/

Camping in Japan: by the shores of Lake Motosu

A bunch of shots with the Nikon, from the camping trip we had last weekend. More shots at the link below.

#japan #camping #lakemotosu #mountfuji

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/camping-in-japan-by-the-shores-of-lake-motosu/___

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2016-08-08 10:05:25 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Timelapse in Tokyo: today's sunset from our roof

Truly an amazing sky today at sunset. If you look closely near the horizon you can see bullet trains going through the scene often.

Shot with iMotion app and iPhone 6SPlus

#japan
#timelapse
#japan

Timelapse in Tokyo: today's sunset from our roof

Truly an amazing sky today at sunset. If you look closely near the horizon you can see bullet trains going through the scene often.

Shot with iMotion app and iPhone 6SPlus

#japan
#timelapse
#japan___

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2016-07-31 11:39:58 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

Tokyo time lapse: the sunset in a tiny puddle

Time lapse shot just now on our roof in Omori, Tokyo. Phone was rested on top of a piece of equipment that's on our roof, which had a little pool of water left from today's rain... hence the reflection of the clouds at the bottom of the frame. The phone fell over about halfway through the time lapse.

Love how the puddle shrinks as it evaporates over the course of the series.

#timelapse #japan #tokyo #sky

Tokyo time lapse: the sunset in a tiny puddle

Time lapse shot just now on our roof in Omori, Tokyo. Phone was rested on top of a piece of equipment that's on our roof, which had a little pool of water left from today's rain... hence the reflection of the clouds at the bottom of the frame. The phone fell over about halfway through the time lapse.

Love how the puddle shrinks as it evaporates over the course of the series.

#timelapse #japan #tokyo #sky___

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2016-07-31 07:48:59 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Raining in the distance: panorama from our roof in Tokyo

Amazing skies here today and the rain you can see here moved north to south pretty rapidly. Was just west of our place.

Shot with iPhone 6SPlus


Raining in the distance: panorama from our roof in Tokyo

Amazing skies here today and the rain you can see here moved north to south pretty rapidly. Was just west of our place.

Shot with iPhone 6SPlus
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2016-07-18 04:40:11 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

In Shibuya with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2

I've been testing out a pre-production copy of the new Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens and whilst I haven't had so much time to shoot with it recently, because of a busy patch of work, the times I have been out with it have left me very impressed.

It's a manual-focus lens, which is fine for me. I shoot with a lot of manual lenses - many of which I have had since I was a kid - and whilst it's sometimes better to have an AF lens, manual does me fine 90% of the time.

I'll be writing a proper write-up of the lens soon.

This one from a week or so ago in Shibuya.

Shot from the hip, focused at 3metres.

Nikon D3S
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2

#kerlee
#35mm
#tokyo
#japan
#alfiegoodrichblog

In Shibuya with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2

I've been testing out a pre-production copy of the new Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens and whilst I haven't had so much time to shoot with it recently, because of a busy patch of work, the times I have been out with it have left me very impressed.

It's a manual-focus lens, which is fine for me. I shoot with a lot of manual lenses - many of which I have had since I was a kid - and whilst it's sometimes better to have an AF lens, manual does me fine 90% of the time.

I'll be writing a proper write-up of the lens soon.

This one from a week or so ago in Shibuya.

Shot from the hip, focused at 3metres.

Nikon D3S
Kerlee 35mm f/1.2

#kerlee
#35mm
#tokyo
#japan
#alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-07-18 02:24:50 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Pokemon Go, Japan: 'Pikachu is on your left.....'

I was in Shibuya the other day shooting exclusively with the 300mm f/4 prime that I have for my Nikon. I do that sometimes: go out with just one prime lens, to keep my eyes fit and see what I can see.

I was shooting around the crossing and Pikachu made an appearance. The couple on the left in this picture, looking at their smartphone, sort of seemed to fit nicely with the idea of searching for characters with the new Pokemon Go app.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED
Shot using my Ektachrome2 Picture Control

#tokyo
#japan
#shibuya
#pokemongo
#alfiegoodrichblog

Pokemon Go, Japan: 'Pikachu is on your left.....'

I was in Shibuya the other day shooting exclusively with the 300mm f/4 prime that I have for my Nikon. I do that sometimes: go out with just one prime lens, to keep my eyes fit and see what I can see.

I was shooting around the crossing and Pikachu made an appearance. The couple on the left in this picture, looking at their smartphone, sort of seemed to fit nicely with the idea of searching for characters with the new Pokemon Go app.

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED
Shot using my Ektachrome2 Picture Control

#tokyo
#japan
#shibuya
#pokemongo
#alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-07-17 09:02:30 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 47 +1s; )Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Mari and umbrella

Another shot from a recent outing with Mari, this one shot on the Sumida River bridge near Tsukiji.

Nikon D800e
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2Ai

#tokyo
#fashionphotography
#japan


Fashion photography in Tokyo: Mari and umbrella

Another shot from a recent outing with Mari, this one shot on the Sumida River bridge near Tsukiji.

Nikon D800e
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2Ai

#tokyo
#fashionphotography
#japan
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2016-07-16 10:12:58 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 64 +1s; )Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Mari in Tsukiji

Quick shoot a few weeks ago with a good friend and model, Mari Hirao.

Setup was Nikon D3S, Nikon SB800 through a 20degree grid, my Ektachrome2 custom picture control.

#tokyo #photography #japan

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Mari in Tsukiji

Quick shoot a few weeks ago with a good friend and model, Mari Hirao.

Setup was Nikon D3S, Nikon SB800 through a 20degree grid, my Ektachrome2 custom picture control.

#tokyo #photography #japan___

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2016-07-03 03:25:53 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

Shooting with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens: Norie in Daimon

Norie and I caught up for an hour the other week, to try out a few shots with the Kerlee lens that I was recently sent a pre-production copy of for testing.

Been very happy shooting with it so far.

This shot at f/1.2 on the Nikon D800e, using the Ektachrome 2 Picture Control I made for my Nikons.

#kerlee #tokyo #japan #fashionphotography #alfiegoodrichblog

Shooting with the Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 lens: Norie in Daimon

Norie and I caught up for an hour the other week, to try out a few shots with the Kerlee lens that I was recently sent a pre-production copy of for testing.

Been very happy shooting with it so far.

This shot at f/1.2 on the Nikon D800e, using the Ektachrome 2 Picture Control I made for my Nikons.

#kerlee #tokyo #japan #fashionphotography #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-06-28 22:04:39 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 24 +1s; )Open 

Out doing a 24hr test with the only Hasselblad X1D in Japan right now. My buddy and fellow former Hasselblad Ambassador, Derek Makishima, has finally passed out on the table in McDonalds. I'm backing up data now and we're charging batteries. We've been out shooting since 11am yesterday morning. It's currently just after 4am here in Tokyo. We're hitting Tsukiji market next. Great day of shooting. Looking forward to showing some of our shots at the Japan launch of the X1D in Tokyo on Friday. #hasselbladx1d #x1d #hasselblad #tokyo

https://instagram.com/p/BHNZU0JgOMa/

Out doing a 24hr test with the only Hasselblad X1D in Japan right now. My buddy and fellow former Hasselblad Ambassador, Derek Makishima, has finally passed out on the table in McDonalds. I'm backing up data now and we're charging batteries. We've been out shooting since 11am yesterday morning. It's currently just after 4am here in Tokyo. We're hitting Tsukiji market next. Great day of shooting. Looking forward to showing some of our shots at the Japan launch of the X1D in Tokyo on Friday. #hasselbladx1d #x1d #hasselblad #tokyo

https://instagram.com/p/BHNZU0JgOMa/___

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2016-06-24 01:08:12 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 18 +1s; )Open 

Shooting the morning sumo practice

Thanks very much to a pal, who took me along this Monday.

Great fun. Boy, these fellas work hard!

Loads of pics at the link.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/sumo-wrestling-shooting-the-morning-practice/

Shooting the morning sumo practice

Thanks very much to a pal, who took me along this Monday.

Great fun. Boy, these fellas work hard!

Loads of pics at the link.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/sumo-wrestling-shooting-the-morning-practice/___

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2016-06-06 02:18:42 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 37 +1s; )Open 

Location portrait photography in Tokyo: Joe going 'gangster'

My eldest son and I went out yesterday for a bit of a walk through some cool parts of town he hadn't really been to so much before.

I took the camera, obviously, and one flash.

We shot this at a spot I've known for ages but never shot a portrait in before.

Details?

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai
SB800 with Hoenl 15degree grid, fired off-camera with a Yongnuo trigger
Ektachrome-P picture control

#portraitphotography #japan #tokyo #portrait #alfiegoodrichblog

Location portrait photography in Tokyo: Joe going 'gangster'

My eldest son and I went out yesterday for a bit of a walk through some cool parts of town he hadn't really been to so much before.

I took the camera, obviously, and one flash.

We shot this at a spot I've known for ages but never shot a portrait in before.

Details?

Nikon D3S
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai
SB800 with Hoenl 15degree grid, fired off-camera with a Yongnuo trigger
Ektachrome-P picture control

#portraitphotography #japan #tokyo #portrait #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-06-05 02:13:58 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Shooting sports in Japan: my eldest son's last sports-day at junior high-school

This week has been a busy week, mostly with shooting the four-day Advertising Week Asia event as their official photographer. Friday was spent teaching and having meetings, yesterday was spent shooting the junior high-school sports-day for the school magazine.

It is my eldest son's last year at the school and was his last sports-day. H has run the 100m for his school and the city. This shot was taken of him running as anchor in the relay. The kid running the leg before him had fallen on the last bend, leaving Joe a lot of catching -up to do. He lost the race by 2cms.... after re-gaining about 40m on the guy in front.

Details of this shot?
Nikon D3S
Nikkor 28-80mm AF-S G

I use this cheap kit lens anywhere where there are bad conditions. In... more »

Shooting sports in Japan: my eldest son's last sports-day at junior high-school

This week has been a busy week, mostly with shooting the four-day Advertising Week Asia event as their official photographer. Friday was spent teaching and having meetings, yesterday was spent shooting the junior high-school sports-day for the school magazine.

It is my eldest son's last year at the school and was his last sports-day. H has run the 100m for his school and the city. This shot was taken of him running as anchor in the relay. The kid running the leg before him had fallen on the last bend, leaving Joe a lot of catching -up to do. He lost the race by 2cms.... after re-gaining about 40m on the guy in front.

Details of this shot?
Nikon D3S
Nikkor 28-80mm AF-S G

I use this cheap kit lens anywhere where there are bad conditions. In this case, a lot of dust and crap flying around and blowing in the wind. As long as you stop it down to f/8 or smaller, it's sharp as a razor.

I was sat on the curve in the track, just after the baton-change area.

I'd set the lens at around f/8 and manual focus. I was zone focusing to get as wide an area of the track as possible.

Camera was on C(H) mode, to fire rapidly.

I was cradling the camera in my hands, low and away from my face, just above the ground... and panning with the runners as they passed me.

#japan #sportsphotography #nikon #alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-05-08 02:00:56 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 58 +1s; )Open 

Architectural photography in Tokyo: looking for a new angle on an old friend

The Mode Gakuen building in Tokyo is iconic and has been a feature of the Shinjuku skyline ever since I have lived here. Finished and opened in 2008, the building hosts a creative university and has always reminded me more than a little of London's 'Gerkin'.

As a building that has had my attention for eight years now, finding a new angle is always a fascinating challenge.

Re-visiting locations, whatever they may be, is one of the regular exercises I have as part of what I call my 'photographic gymnasium'. These are things I do regularly to keep my eye sharp, my mind keen and my approach from getting stale.

This new angle was one I found a couple of months ago, when I was out doing an architectural photography tour for a lady in town from the UK. ... more »

Architectural photography in Tokyo: looking for a new angle on an old friend

The Mode Gakuen building in Tokyo is iconic and has been a feature of the Shinjuku skyline ever since I have lived here. Finished and opened in 2008, the building hosts a creative university and has always reminded me more than a little of London's 'Gerkin'.

As a building that has had my attention for eight years now, finding a new angle is always a fascinating challenge.

Re-visiting locations, whatever they may be, is one of the regular exercises I have as part of what I call my 'photographic gymnasium'. These are things I do regularly to keep my eye sharp, my mind keen and my approach from getting stale.

This new angle was one I found a couple of months ago, when I was out doing an architectural photography tour for a lady in town from the UK.

#tokyo
#japan
#architecture
#alfiegoodrichblog___

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2016-05-07 14:33:03 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 25 +1s; )Open 

Photowalks in Tokyo: colours and textures of Moto-azabu

I went out with one of my photography students today, to have a wander around parts of Azabu with the intention of looking at texture and colour. Here’s some of my shots from the walk we had together.

Tokyo is a fascinating and multi-faceted city. Walk a few metres from any main road and you can suddenly find yourself in a quiet backstreet that has the feel of a small village. Tokyo is, perhaps, nothing more or less than thousands of villages strung together.

Read the full post and see more photos here....
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/photowalks-in-tokyo-textures-colours-of-azabu/


Photowalks in Tokyo: colours and textures of Moto-azabu

I went out with one of my photography students today, to have a wander around parts of Azabu with the intention of looking at texture and colour. Here’s some of my shots from the walk we had together.

Tokyo is a fascinating and multi-faceted city. Walk a few metres from any main road and you can suddenly find yourself in a quiet backstreet that has the feel of a small village. Tokyo is, perhaps, nothing more or less than thousands of villages strung together.

Read the full post and see more photos here....
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/photowalks-in-tokyo-textures-colours-of-azabu/
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2016-05-03 14:13:25 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Travel photography in Japan: assignment out-takes from Hyogo & Tottori

One of the things about shooting travel photography, especially for inflight magazines, is that there is a lot of material that doesn’t get used. This is the first in a series of articles about the out-takes that occur when on assignment.

Lots of pics in the gallery at the link below:
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/assignment-out-takes-hyogo-tottori-for-sas-airlines/

Travel photography in Japan: assignment out-takes from Hyogo & Tottori

One of the things about shooting travel photography, especially for inflight magazines, is that there is a lot of material that doesn’t get used. This is the first in a series of articles about the out-takes that occur when on assignment.

Lots of pics in the gallery at the link below:
http://www.japanorama.co.uk/assignment-out-takes-hyogo-tottori-for-sas-airlines/___

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2016-05-03 06:36:38 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Photowalks in Japan: off the beaten track in Kamakura

Kamakura makes a great day-trip from Tokyo but it’s good to get away from the main touristy areas. This walk is one I have been doing for years. It’s great in any season, takes you through some amazing but quiet and tranquil shrines and brings you out to the Kamakura’s north beach.

Two large galleries of photos in the article:

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/photo-walks-in-japan-off-the-beaten-track-in-kamakura/

Photowalks in Japan: off the beaten track in Kamakura

Kamakura makes a great day-trip from Tokyo but it’s good to get away from the main touristy areas. This walk is one I have been doing for years. It’s great in any season, takes you through some amazing but quiet and tranquil shrines and brings you out to the Kamakura’s north beach.

Two large galleries of photos in the article:

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/photo-walks-in-japan-off-the-beaten-track-in-kamakura/___

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2016-05-01 03:00:54 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 92 +1s; )Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Norie in Roppongi Hills

A shot of Norie that didn't make it to the cover of the Housing Japan magazine. Glad we ended up with the one we used for the cover. But I like this one too. Shot in Roppongi Hills.

Nikon D800E, Nikkor 36-72mm f/3.5 E [manual focus]
Nikon SB800 on a monopod held up at camera left.

#tokyo #japan #photography #fashionphotography

Fashion photography in Tokyo: Norie in Roppongi Hills

A shot of Norie that didn't make it to the cover of the Housing Japan magazine. Glad we ended up with the one we used for the cover. But I like this one too. Shot in Roppongi Hills.

Nikon D800E, Nikkor 36-72mm f/3.5 E [manual focus]
Nikon SB800 on a monopod held up at camera left.

#tokyo #japan #photography #fashionphotography___

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2016-04-29 11:04:42 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Mari in the International Forum, Tokyo

One from yesterday's shoot.

See more at the link.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-photography-in-tokyo-mari-one-speed-light-and-some-gels/

#tokyo   #japan   #fashionphotography  

Mari in the International Forum, Tokyo

One from yesterday's shoot.

See more at the link.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-photography-in-tokyo-mari-one-speed-light-and-some-gels/

#tokyo   #japan   #fashionphotography  ___

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2016-04-29 06:55:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Fashion photography in Tokyo: one speedlight, one model, some gels

An article about yesterday's quick shoot with Mari.

Loads of photos at the link.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-photography-in-tokyo-mari-one-speed-light-and-some-gels/

Fashion photography in Tokyo: one speedlight, one model, some gels

An article about yesterday's quick shoot with Mari.

Loads of photos at the link.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/fashion-photography-in-tokyo-mari-one-speed-light-and-some-gels/___

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