Life in Japan - Pictures galore !! Arcades, Temples, Rainy days, etc

Discussion in 'Japan Forum: Living there or planning a visit.' started by Yakumo, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. GaijinPunch

    GaijinPunch Lemon Party Organizer and Promoter

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    Any updates on this thread?

    This has always been the best one here. :)
     
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    Oh man, I have about 60,000 photos on my old phones from when I was living in Tokyo, I should sift through them and post anything weird that I find along the way.
     
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    Where you living now, man?
     
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    Australia, unfortunately. Hopefully I'll be moving back to Tokyo within the next year or so.
     
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    Just a bump to try to have people post some photos... :)
     
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    GaijinPunch Lemon Party Organizer and Promoter

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    I just love them all gaijin_punch. Pretty amazing every time I take a look here. Do you approach the people in the shots, maybe even after the photograph was taken?
    would love to hear your on street "workflow".

    Cheers!
     
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    How I have missed the updates. :)

    Ah, living vicariously through someone else until I have my chance. :)
     
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    Nice pics @gaijin_punch!
    Oh God how I miss this place. Need to visit again ASAP.
     
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    Sorry about the super late reply. Not here as much as the good old days.

    I rarely talk to the subjects. Sometimes, but it's rare. Probably more often they realize I snap a photo and smile, but that's also pretty rare.

    I usually shoot from the hip (or the chest, or some other unassuming position). Tokyo is a very close-quarters place, so it's not uncommon to have a camera stuck in someone's face and them not notice it in all the mayhem. (It's trickier in Chicago, but I still employ the same style more or less). So, I hyper focus. That's to sayI make sure I have enough light (and film speed) to shoot at F16 ideally, or F11 failing that. F8 is possible but it gets a bit tricky as the area of focus gets quite narrow. Anyway, I set the focus to a bit less than 2 meters and just shoot. No focusing.

    I did use a Slim-T for a bit (just sold it) which can handle none of that. It's auto focus only. You can see an image below (lady in the mask w/ glasses on the train). It had zero features and was made of plastic but the lens was fantastic.
     
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    Get the fuck out of here with your racist bullshit, diluting the culture my ass...
     
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