Street Photography Basics

Street Photography Basics

Being a blog owner I get all sorts of email.   Can I do a guest post?   Can you do a review of [insert product name here]?   Is ShootTokyo for sale?    Can you write a guide book on photowalks in Tokyo so I can sell it along with my others?   Can you translate this...
Rescanned: Wandering Tokyo

Rescanned: Wandering Tokyo

I posted my first Mamiya 645 shots up last week in my Wandering Tokyo post.   I was a bit underwhelmed with the results I got from my first time out.  At first I thought it was the exposure but after spending some time with my friend David working on the negatives I...
Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition

Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition

I was able to leave work early enough one evening this to get to catch the Henri Cartier-Bresson Exhibition in Ginza at Chanel.    Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the founders of the photography collaborative Magnum Photo along with cooperative along with Robert...
Robert Capa Exhibition

Robert Capa Exhibition

I went with my wife yesterday to see a photo exhibition at the Yokohama Museums of Art.  It was two solo shows of Magnum Photographer Andre Friedman, aka Robert Capa, and his girlfriend Gerta Pohorylee, aka Gerda Taro.   Robert Capa was one of the founding members of...
10 months of shooting film

10 months of shooting film

After 10 months of shooting film I have to say I really enjoy the process as well as the final result.  I haven’t learned how to process film yet. and I probably never will.  I don’t have the time or the desire.   I would rather dedicate my limited free...
Bruce Gilden Tokyo Workshop

Bruce Gilden Tokyo Workshop

I spent the weekend at Leica Ginza attending the Bruce Gilden Workshop.   Bruce is an amazing Magnum Photographer who has an agressive style of street photography that produces some pretty amazing images.   He will judge your photographers in the same ‘Brooklyn...
$10 Headshots – A charity project

$10 Headshots – A charity project

I have been working on a little project at work called ‘$10 Head Shots’.   My company has a philanthropic model they call the 1% model where employees are given 6 days a year to focus on helping the communities they live in or supporting causes they...
Working a shot

Working a shot

Sometimes you have to keep working a shot to get the shot you want.  Two days this week while in Singapore I got up at 5:30am to go and shoot the Merlion at sunrise.  I took 20 or 30 shots each morning trying to get exactly the right framing and lighting but I just...
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