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Alfie Goodrich
Photographer in Tokyo, Japan | Photography teacher in Japan
Photographer in Tokyo, Japan | Photography teacher in Japan

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The waves, the ship, the birds, the mountain: Mount Fuji seen from Chiba, Japan

Shot this the other week while I was out with a student and a model on the Boso Peninsula, Chiba.

Gorgeous day. Amazingly clear views of Mount Fuji the like of which I have rarely if ever seen from that side of Tokyo Bay.

Nikon D800e
Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED
Black and white done in-camera

#tokyo #japan #nikon #mountfuji #alfiegoodrichblog

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A couple of hours fun yesterday with one of my favourite Hasselblad lenses

See the full post at the link below, with a load more photos.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 300mm f/4.5


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New year, new fun: Mari Hirao in the studio

Never has there been a year more suited to total concentration on family, friends, work and creativity.

The last thing I want to do from today is to go anywhere near the news. So it's a perfect time to concentrate on meaningful things.Things that are positive, constructive, forward-looking.

I've been in the studio quite a bit already this year: four times in fact. That's a lot for me. I usually tend to work on portraits and fashion in the outdoors. But it's cold and I have a friend who has a little studio that I discovered last year and in which, this year, I've decided to spend a lot more time.

There'll be news soon about classes there.

But, for now, here is a shot I made with a student's camera a few days ago, whilst I was teaching him some basic lighting techniques.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF-S G
Two small speedlights in a softbox, on a boom, high and above the model.

#tokyo #model #japan #learnphotography #alfiegoodrichblog


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Working with 1/6th sec to create motion with people

Hit the link at the bottom for more shots and a little write-up of a day spent out with two of my students, shooting pics to evoke a sense of motion through some of Tokyo's underground spaces.

All shot with the Nikon and my Monochrome-HC, high-contrast monochrome Picture Control.

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Autumn in Tokyo: Momiji in our local park

One more from today's little trip over the road from our house to the local park.

The trees there have been late in turning red. No disappointments today. Spent the last 20mins of the sunshine and a half-hour of time after sunset getting a load of nice shots there.

Dreamy light, what there was of it. Love this old Mamiya lens on the Nikon. Such a joy to still be using it via this adaptor. Beautiful qualities to this glass.

#tokyo #japan #autumn #momiji #alfiegoodrichblog

Nikon D700
Seiko-Mamiya RB67 127mm f/3.8 on Fotodiox adaptor

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Nikon with old Mamiya RB67 lens: shooting the momiji in my local park

Been a while since I've been in the big park near our house. Momiji were beautiful today. Used the last 20mins of the sun and the soft light after dusk to get a load of shots I'm very happy with. Working on a few autumn related projects at the moment, including CD packaging for a composer friend and a new issue of my magazine.

All the stuff today, including this, shot with Nikon D700 fitted with a Fotodiox adaptor and my old Mamiya RB67 127mm f/3.8 lens.

#tokyo #japan #autumn #nikon #mamiya #alfiegoodrichblog

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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.


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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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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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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

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