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Alfie Goodrich
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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
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Alien Bee Ringflash
In-camera 'Ektachrome P' picture control
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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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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

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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

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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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Don't forget Lemmy.

Excellent article and photos!
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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/
Guided Photographic Walks & Tours in Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo-based professional photographer & photography teacher, Alfie Goodrich, as your guide. If you are either a keen photographer or just …
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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.

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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
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Ha, thanks for that +Richard Henderson . Mine was a prominent one on its own, which is maybe why it isnt in that shot. 
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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.

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Thanks very much, +Leo Deegan Was a great day.
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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 :-)

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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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Thanks, +Leo Deegan and +victoria yuen
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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.

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http://www.japanorama.co.uk/
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This is basically two day's work... sorting out the mess of the old one, spending hours on the support line to the server people, downloading all the old databases, finding a new template, designing new logos and components, learning the template, building what you see now.

Happy to have got so much done in that time. Good template. Will just now get on with gradually adding stuff.

Layout will change as more content comes into it. The theme is very flexible on that front.
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Freelance photographer and photography teacher in Tokyo, Japan.

Been shooting pics since the age of 7. It's been part of my career since age 21, through the 10 or so years I was in the music business and the five years I ran my own design and marketing company. Went full-time with photography and teaching photography when we moved permanently to Japan, in 2007.

I run weekly photography workshops, photowalks and private photography lessons, which were recently featured in Travel & Leisure magazine.

Have shot as a freelancer for Ferrari, Porsche, South China Morning Post, QMagazine, BBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal and Lexus - to name a few.

Live in Omori, Tokyo with my lovely wife and our three children. 

Enjoy reading, was a chef once [a long time ago] and still love cooking. Love the sea, the mountains, sitting in a Japanese hot-spring bath, playing in the park with the kids...
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Getting a fairly decent portrait of Yoko Ono with just 60secs to do so :-)
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    Owner, 2002 - present
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