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  1. Filming a Music Video in Tokyo with Eto

    22 Oct 2020
    I first met Tokyo musician, Eto, one year ago when taking photos of his other band, (the) ocean and i. At the time, I knew him only as a drummer, but eventually came to discover that he is a talented singer and songwriter as well. We had discussed the idea…

  2. What’s In My Camera Bag - Photography Edition

    27 Jul 2020
    If you’re just starting out in photography, researching what camera gear to buy can be downright overwhelming. There are endless options to choose from, and if you’re anything like me, the urge to buy something that you might need for a shoot someday is an ever-present force.  While different types…

  3. Creating a Tokyo Walking Tour Video with Tokyo Localized

    16 Jun 2020
    In just about every country I have visited (27 and counting), one of the first things I did upon arrival was to seek out a free walking tour. As much as I love getting lost in a new city and discovering things on my own, it’s hard to beat getting…

  4. Capture One Portrait Editing Tutorial

    26 May 2020
    For those who are interested in learning photo editing or simply want a behind the scenes look at what happens after your photo shoot, I’ve put together a basic portrait editing tutorial.  While Adobe Lightroom is easily the biggest name in raw image editing, I prefer to use a program…

  5. The 5 Best Spots for Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo

    16 Apr 2020
    It’s once again that highly-anticipated time of year in Japan, where the iconic pink and white cherry blossoms begin to bloom and dominate the local scenery. Ordinarily, millions of tourists from around the world would be flocking to Japan now to take in the sights and the season’s many sakura…

  6. Learning Videography as a Photographer: The 3 Obstacles You’ll Face

    11 Mar 2020
    I have always been fascinated by cinematography. More than compelling plots or moving performances, I find myself drawn to the way that a well placed light can invoke certain emotions or how the camera’s position can change the whole perspective of a scene. In that sense, it has a lot…

  7. Tokyo Vacation Photos With Brook and Dane

    24 Jan 2020
    There are few things in this world as powerful as a mother’s love for her children. No matter how grown up we become, it’s comforting to know that there’s someone out there who loves you unconditionally and will always be there to pick you up when life gets you down.…

  8. Family Photos with Francis and Ayumi

    19 Dec 2019
    I first met Francis back in August when he was searching for a portrait photographer in Tokyo. Having recently launched a new website for his consulting business, Sloane Japan, he was in need of new headshots that captured both his professionalism as well as his genuine, friendly nature that makes…

  9. Finding the Best Time of Year to Visit Tokyo

    02 Dec 2019
    For many people, Tokyo is a “once in a lifetime”, bucket list type of destination. Because of this, it’s natural to want to plan your Tokyo vacation to the fullest extent possible. After all, who knows when or if you’ll ever find time to come back? One question that often…

  10. These 5 Neighborhoods are Tokyo’s Hidden Gems

    28 Nov 2019
    Sean Pavone | ShutterStock As one of the largest cities in the world, Tokyo has no shortage interesting places to explore. Unfortunately, it would take you several lifetimes to see it all, and I’m willing to bet your vacation in Japan is slightly shorter than that. To make the best…

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