I’m Dave

I am the photographer and blogger behind ShootTokyo.   Welcome to my home on the web!  I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts but my professional life has lead me from Boston to New York City, Singapore finally landing me in Tokyo, Japan in 2001. I live in the heart of Tokyo with my beautiful wife Mayumi, our 9 year old son Kai and his growing collection of insects.

I work in Technology and I am lucky enough to have a job that allows me to travel around the world.  The combination of my love for photography coupled with my frequent travels and bias for technology make a blog a logical and rewarding hobby for me.

There is a lot of information contained within ShootTokyo.   I often get emailed about what cameras I use, how I edit my images, what settings I use or where the best place is to shoot in Tokyo.   I have compiled answers to the most common questions I get below.

This is a friendly place so feel free to engage, share, ask questions or just watch quietly from the shadows.   Everyone is welcome.

The ShootTokyo Blog

Established in 2010 out of the need for better work/life balance and has become an obsession for me.   The combination of my love for photography coupled with my frequent travels and bias for technology made a blog a logical and rewarding hobby for me.  Read about my trips around Japan, Asia and the world.

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ShootTokyo on YouTube

Videos around Tokyo and during my travels, my thoughts on photography, and tips and tricks on how I shoot and edit my photos.

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My Gear

There are no right and wrong answers.   The only thing that matters is what works for you.   A mix of film and digital rangefinder and medium format cameras work for me…

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How I Shoot

I often get asked what setting I use or how I approach my photography.   Download my free eBook for all the details.

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Where to ShootTokyo

Tokyo is a massive city and I often get asked where is the best place to head out shooting.   I’ve complied a list of some of my favorite for you.

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Why Shoot Film

This is a question I get asked a lot. Film is expensive. It is slow to process. It is time consuming to process but there is something about film that drives photographers to shoot it.

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