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« on: August 02, 2018, 07:48 »
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Hi, question for the connoisseurs of this city: I'm going to Tokyo in a month, it's going to be essentially a culture, gastronomy and photography trip. As I'm going to be alone, I'm going to have a lot of time taking pictures. Do you have places to see, to visit and to photograph that are not necessarily in the travel guides? Place not to be missed?

I plan to do :
- night long exposure;
-timelapse with a motorized slider/pan/tilt.
-Videos
-sunset/sunrise pics and timelapse
-a lot of pics of anything nice (editorial and not)

Thank you !
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 07:53 by christiano »


« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 05:02 »
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Hi, question for the connoisseurs of this city: I'm going to Tokyo in a month, it's going to be essentially a culture, gastronomy and photography trip. As I'm going to be alone, I'm going to have a lot of time taking pictures. Do you have places to see, to visit and to photograph that are not necessarily in the travel guides? Place not to be missed?

I plan to do :
- night long exposure;
-timelapse with a motorized slider/pan/tilt.
-Videos
-sunset/sunrise pics and timelapse
-a lot of pics of anything nice (editorial and not)

Thank you !

I would say that pretty much the entire city of Tokyo is an absolute goldmine for what you're describing. It is truly incredible, especially at night and blue hour. Just walk around and you will stumble upon location after location. As a very nice bonus, it is also extremely safe which makes walking around alone with camera equipment at night a pleasure instead of something unpleasant.

Just use suncalc.net for exact sunset/sunrise times and locations. It's brilliant. It will show the correct times once you're actually in Tokyo, as it displays the time based on your IP address.

For an incredible aerial view, you can go up to Roppongi Hills and the Mori Tower. I did not bring a tripod up there, so I don't know their policy, but there is plenty of space so might not be a problem.

All in all, this city is a photographer's dream, and I will probably go back soon, now that I have much better equipment and skill.

« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 13:23 »
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Tokyo is also very camera friendly. I know a lot of cities in the US and the world I have felt a little paranoid carrying cameras around.  In Tokyo it is like 50% of the folks on the street have a camera around their neck. Tokyo and most other Japanese cities are really camera friendly.

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 14:25 »
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Hi, question for the connoisseurs of this city: I'm going to Tokyo in a month, it's going to be essentially a culture, gastronomy and photography trip. As I'm going to be alone, I'm going to have a lot of time taking pictures. Do you have places to see, to visit and to photograph that are not necessarily in the travel guides? Place not to be missed?

I plan to do :
- night long exposure;
-timelapse with a motorized slider/pan/tilt.
-Videos
-sunset/sunrise pics and timelapse
-a lot of pics of anything nice (editorial and not)

Thank you !

I would say that pretty much the entire city of Tokyo is an absolute goldmine for what you're describing. It is truly incredible, especially at night and blue hour. Just walk around and you will stumble upon location after location. As a very nice bonus, it is also extremely safe which makes walking around alone with camera equipment at night a pleasure instead of something unpleasant.

Just use suncalc.net for exact sunset/sunrise times and locations. It's brilliant. It will show the correct times once you're actually in Tokyo, as it displays the time based on your IP address.

For an incredible aerial view, you can go up to Roppongi Hills and the Mori Tower. I did not bring a tripod up there, so I don't know their policy, but there is plenty of space so might not be a problem.

All in all, this city is a photographer's dream, and I will probably go back soon, now that I have much better equipment and skill.

Thanks! i just add Roppongi Hills and the Mori Tower on my list!

I use 2 app who do the same things... i will be good.

Also, I plan to bring my motorized slider for more fun ;-)

 :)

« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 14:27 »
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Tokyo is also very camera friendly. I know a lot of cities in the US and the world I have felt a little paranoid carrying cameras around.  In Tokyo it is like 50% of the folks on the street have a camera around their neck. Tokyo and most other Japanese cities are really camera friendly.

good to know!

« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 15:07 »
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Hi, question for the connoisseurs of this city: I'm going to Tokyo in a month, it's going to be essentially a culture, gastronomy and photography trip. As I'm going to be alone, I'm going to have a lot of time taking pictures. Do you have places to see, to visit and to photograph that are not necessarily in the travel guides? Place not to be missed?

I plan to do :
- night long exposure;
-timelapse with a motorized slider/pan/tilt.
-Videos
-sunset/sunrise pics and timelapse
-a lot of pics of anything nice (editorial and not)

Thank you !

I would say that pretty much the entire city of Tokyo is an absolute goldmine for what you're describing. It is truly incredible, especially at night and blue hour. Just walk around and you will stumble upon location after location. As a very nice bonus, it is also extremely safe which makes walking around alone with camera equipment at night a pleasure instead of something unpleasant.

Just use suncalc.net for exact sunset/sunrise times and locations. It's brilliant. It will show the correct times once you're actually in Tokyo, as it displays the time based on your IP address.

For an incredible aerial view, you can go up to Roppongi Hills and the Mori Tower. I did not bring a tripod up there, so I don't know their policy, but there is plenty of space so might not be a problem.

All in all, this city is a photographer's dream, and I will probably go back soon, now that I have much better equipment and skill.

Thanks! i just add Roppongi Hills and the Mori Tower on my list!

I use 2 app who do the same things... i will be good.

Also, I plan to bring my motorized slider for more fun ;-)

 :)

You get a great view from Roppongi Hills, but they don't even let you take a bag out there, let alone a tripod or slider. I had to put my camera bag in a locker and carry my camera with one lens out onto the roof.


 

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