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Alfie Goodrich
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Photographer & photography educator, Tokyo, Japan | Photography teacher in Japan
Photographer & photography educator, Tokyo, Japan | Photography teacher in Japan

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Some shots I did recently in Kyoto, on a day off during a recent one-week event shoot. #kyoto #japan
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Fashion photography in Tokyo, Japan: a wonderful day of collaboration with friends

A post about my recent collaboration with Alexandria Oxspring, her new startup, London fashion brand Neon Rose and the wonderful Ao.

Stills photography by me. Video by the awesome Raymond Doan. I composed the music for the video.

Huge thanks to アイヴィ ダカヨ for assisting and for being exquisitely mad all day.

Hit the link for loads of pics, the video and a write-up about the day.

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/creative-collaboration-agency-startup-london-fashion-brand/

#tokyo #japan #fashionphotography #fashion #video
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Panoramas, tilt shift shots: lots of goodies here, shot from the Mori Tower, 52 floors above Tokyo

New blog post. Some pretty big shots in here, too.

The 6000+ pixel wide panorama is worth a look. The original is 24,000px across. Shots made with Hasselblad & Nikon. Some tilt shift shots, too.

Hit the link below for more...

http://www.japanorama.co.uk/trip-mori-tower-tokyo-city-view/

#tokyo #hasselblad #panoramicphotography #panorama #japan
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Autumn throwback: gingko leaves in Tokyo, shot with the Hasselblad H4D-40

Tokyo can be a wonderful place in autumn. There are maple trees (momiji) and gingko. There's a wonderful avenue of yellow gingko trees in a part of Tokyo called Gaienmae. It's popular, though. So be prepared for crowds.

I didn't stick around long. As I get older, I have zero tolerance for tourists who behave badly. Sometimes I'll say something but the best thing is usually just to walk away.

So, the day I went there, I pretty much stayed on the side streets and spent time shooting the fallen leaves. The main avenue was just to chocked with people.

But, that didn't give me any less to shoot.... i love shooting the leaves on the ground. And the colour that comes out of this CCD sensor on my Hasselblad is just beautiful.

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC80mm f/2.8

#autumn #tokyo #japan #leaves #gingko #gaienmae #hasselblad #yellow #alfiegoodrichblog
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Tokyo is very big & it's beautiful in the right light: shooting the sunset from the Mori Tower with a 300mm prime lens

It's been at least six years since I went up the Mori Tower to the 'Tokyo City View' there on the 52nd floor. I go up high in Tokyo often. But at 1800¥ a ticket, the Mori Tower viewdeck is not cheap so I don't do it that often.

But, it was time I did. And I was glad I did. I shot a load of pics with my Hasselblad H4D-40 and the HTS1.5 tilt shift adaptor. Plus, I took my D800e and 300m f/4.

The 300mm is an old one, an ED model from 1991. It's a tank. I love it. New ones have VR and all that jazz but I love the old one and I'm happy shooting it handheld at 1/200th. Slightly less if I am not tired and have a good spot to get into the right posture.

This shot was made looking out of the western side of the building, looking just north of the Red Cross Hospital in Hiroo.

I loved the light. It was just magical for a few minutes, catching the edges of every building from those nearby to the ones at the horizon.

Would have been nice to have a tripod, to shoot at lower ISO and more stopped-down. But, like most high buildings in Tokyo and Japan... tripods are banned.

Nikon D800e
Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED

#nikon #japan #tokyo #sunset #moritower #300mm #alfiegoodrichblog
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A few thoughts and a few pics from a walk around my neighbourhood earlier today.
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The National Art Center, Tokyo, in Miniature: shot with Hasselblad HTS Tilt-Shift Adaptor

Hi all. Was invited to this group ages ago, at a time when I wasn't using GPlus so much. However, quick intro: I'm Alfie, British photographer and photography educator living in Tokyo. I'm also a Hasselblad Ambassador.

This shot is part of a series I'm working on, called 'Tokyo ToyTown'. Everything is shot using the Hasselblad HTS1.5 tilt shift adaptor. Various camera bodies used. one mine, some borrowed. This one was shot the other day, with my own Hasselblad, the H4D-40.

The 80mm lens f/2.8 , when on the adaptor, becomes a 120mm f/4.5

This was shot pretty much at the full 18mm of downward shift and 12degrees of downward tilt. The HTS is unique amongst such lenses & adaptors in that it records, via the EXIF, the exact amount of movement on each shot.

This is a panorama merged using Photoshop's 'Photomerge' feature, set to 'Reposition' and 'Blend Images Together'. For massive and complicated panoramas, I tend to use Kolor's AutoPano Pro.

This shot was made with four photos. The full-sized version is over a metre across and works out at about 77MP resolution.

#tokyo #japan #tiltshift #city #hasselblad #alfiegoodrichblog
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Tokyo ToyTown: US embassy residences in Roppongi with Hasselblad HTS Tilt Shift

The light was picking these out really well the other day. I was shooting from the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower. It was about 3.30pm by the time I got through the large queue and into the viewing area. Nice light at that time of day.

I typically tend to shoot all these wide open at f/4.5 on the 80mm lens when it's fixed to the HTS1.5 tilt shift adaptor. You get the most blur at that aperture.

When looking down from buildings, I also tend to use around 12degrees of downward tilt and about the same of drop-front, or downward shift. The HTS goes from -15 to +15 on both tilt and shift. It also rotates, so you can generate swing as well if you want to. But like all TS lenses, it only does two types of movements at once.

For all three at once, you need a proper view camera (large format camera) front end....

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 80mm f/2.8 lens on the HTS1.5 = approx 120mm f/4.5

#alfiegoodrichblog #tokyo #roppongi #tiltshift #miniature #photography #architecture #japan
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Red Cross Hospital, Hiroo, Tokyo, in Tilt-Shift Miniature Mode

One of the shots I made the other day with the Hasselblad H4D-40, HC80mm lens and the HTS1.5 tilt-shift adaptor. This was shot from the west side of the viewing area on the 52nd floor of the Mori Tower, Tokyo City View, in Roppongi.

I loved the way this collection of buildings looked through the lens. With the sun setting right behind the buildings, and the highlights of the sun catching all the edges of things all the way to the horizon, it was a great view to concentrate on.

Only after processing the shot at home and looking at exactly where it was on the map, did the penny drop in my head... that this is the Red Cross Hospital in Hiroo. It was obvious it was a hospital and I should have realised it was the Niseki Hospital. Crazy. I spent so much time around there, on and off, over the years that I feel stupid for not realising what this place was.

Our youngest son, Charlie, was born there and we go there every so often for check-ups and stuff for him.

Anyway, now I remembered where it is, I feel even more happy with this shot and the others I got of this scene. :-)

Hasselblad H4D-40
HC 80mm f/2.8
HTS1.5 tilt shift adaptor

#tokyo #japan #architecture #roppongihills #moritower # city #hasselblad #tiltshift #alfiegoodrichblog
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Sunset from the Mori Tower, Tokyo

It's been ages since I went up to the Tokyo City View at the Mori Tower. It's 52floors above Tokyo and in a great spot for seeing the city and for seeing sunsets out towards Mount Fuji.

This view is just to the south and east of Fuji, which was hidden briefly in clouds out of the frame to the right.

Shot with my old, 1991 version of the 300mm f/4 Nikkor, it's pretty sharp but they don't allow tripods in this place so it was at the limit of acceptable ISO on the D800e, handheld and almost wide open on the lens.

I was mainly up there for the daylight, earlier, not the sunset.... shooting with the Hasselblad and the HTS tilt-shift adaptor. I'll post some of those shots later.

Nikon D800e
Nikkor 300mm f/4 AF ED

#tokyo #japan #sunset #city #tokyocityview #nikon #alfiegoodrichblog
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