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Summer #coupon! Get 40% off instant download photos!

Just for this summer, get the biggest coupon offer we’ve ever released! Get 40% off any photo download purchase made via my PhotoShelter portfolio. Offer valid until the 31st August 2017, with a USD$25 minimum purchase, unlimited use.

Coupon code:  SUMMER2017

How to use the coupon:  https://japanesephotos.asia/blog/2017/07/24/how-bloggers-can-get-discounts-for-instant-photo-downloads/

The offer may be cancelled any time if abuse is apparent.

A young Japanese lady in Asakusa and Sensoji Temple, Tokyo. Galleries: Miyu, and Tokyo.

A young Japanese lady in Asakusa and Sensoji Temple, Tokyo. Galleries: Miyu, and Tokyo. A young Japanese lady in Asakusa and Sensoji Temple, Tokyo. Gallery: http://ablyth.photoshelter.com/gallery/Miyu/G0000icZgc.Msf1o/C0000quDQSfYbu8kA young Japanese lady in Asakusa and Sensoji Temple, Tokyo.

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How bloggers can get discounts for instant photo downloads

Yes, you can:

  1. Use coupons for discounts.
  2. Instantly download photos.

You can, but no you don’t have to wait for me to answer emails, offer quotes, await your reply for which photos you want, pay a USD$10 order surcharge, and wait for me to email the photos. Also, remember I’m in the Japan timezone, and so there are the delays caused by wake-sleep patterns of you and I.

It’s quicker, cheaper, and easier to purchase via my PhotoShelter portfolio. Here are the steps:

1. Choose the photo, click “Buy”

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

 

2. Bloggers, teachers, and private individuals choose “Personal Use”

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

 

3. Choose your size. These days most images look better at a larger size of about 800 to 1000px, but eventually that will soon be too small. Think long term, be safe and avoid the old and dowdy look of having images that will be too small. So, most people will choose the 1500px option.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

 

4. Continue shopping. Usually, there is a minimum purchase requirement, and so you might need to purchase at least one more image.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

 

5. Check out. Once you’ve got your second purchase, click “Check Out”

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

 

6. Coupon Code?  Under Order Summary, click on “Coupon Code?” and enter the code here. Then click “Check Out” again. Look here for any current coupon campaigns.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

 

7. Order Summary & confirmation. Click on the “I have read the blah blah blah”. Here you will see the total price. You also have two options. 1. Use PayPal, or 2. Use your credit card using the secure PayPal system. I do not see or store any of your credit card information, ensuring good security for you.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

How to purchase and get discounts at my PhotoShelter portfolio.

 

8. PayPal will take you from here. I’ll admit that I don’t remember what happens next, but I assume after the PayPal process, you will be directed back to a page and a button that says “Download” for the ones you just purchased. I do see some details of website activities, and so I can help if you come unstuck somewhere. If you have have any problems, please contact me.

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It’s Golden Week in Japan. Enjoy.

It’s Golden Week in Japan, which is actually a few days plus a weekend of no-work. Golden Week is a collection of public holidays, and an agreement by companies to let their workers see their families. Right now, the highways and public transport systems will be clogged and backup for tens of hours as families try to get from city to city to see grandparents. This photo was take on Sunday, when Sakae closes off the main street that is lined with department stores in the centre of the trendy shopping area of the city. I missed the height of the day where there were stalls and shoppers moving freely between department stores. Japan is a very spending/shopping oriented culture. It is as if shopping is a national pastime. Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2qB1C5F. This photo, and others like it are available for sale in my Nagoya Gallery.

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Tokyo is made of stairs

There are some things that travellers think they are prepared for, only to find that the guidebook said nothing about it. In this case, it’s that Tokyo is made of stairs. Well, mainly the subway public transport system; and not just Tokyo, but also Nagoya and Osaka too. As you will quickly realise on your first day here, it is tiring. Your feet may be sore, and your leg muscles worn, and you have quickly faded at the end of the day.


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Before you come to Japan, I strongly, strongly urge you to do a lot more walking as a part of your preparation. If you can use a stair machine, do. Sure, there are escalators and elevators, but stairs are the mainstay. Elevators are few and far between. Even though there is at least one elevator per station, these are impossible to find, or are very inconveniently located. So, if you’re carrying heavy suitcases, have a pram, or in a wheelchair, you will have troubles; so leave earlier than most people would. However, you will have a great time here. Bring high energy snacks to help you get about the place, but you will be a lot fitter for having lived or been here.


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Coming of Age Day in Japan


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Hong Kong model Sabrina visiting Meiji Shrine in Tokyo during the Coming of Age Day in Japan. The Coming of Age Day (成人の日 Seijin no Hi) is celebrated annually on the second Monday in January by only young adults who have recently turned twenty years of age. They return to their high school to attend ceremonies, and then go to shrines and temples to pray for their futures. Typically the guys wear a nice suit; the same one they would wear for job interviews, but the ladies dress up in kimonos.

Unfortunate for the young ladies who chose too come to Meiji Shrine, there were hordes of tourists, photographers, and Sabrina and I waiting to harangue them into photos and selfies. It was almost masochistic the attention these ladies received from almost everyone there. Anyway, with the ladies pictured above we were nice and respectful. In fact, they were happy to talk to a Hong Kong model, were pleased with the photos I took, and then asked me to take exactly the same ones with their own camera. Because they did us a favour, I was happy to oblige.

It was great working with Sabrina, I hope she had a great time in Tokyo. Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2kpZFbj. Also see other photos from this collection at the Sabrina gallery on my PhotoShelter portfolio.

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#POTW Girl in taxi

This Photo of the Week is of a great model I recently worked with, Eri in Tokyo. Every once in a while I take a photo that seems special; this is that photo. The interaction of the interior light and the outside light, the reflection; and importantly the model’s own talent. I’m very grateful for her talent, assistance, and the patience of the taxi driver who helped with this shoot.


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Sabrina at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo

Sabrina exploring Tokyo.

Sabrina exploring Tokyo.

Sabrina at Meiji Shrine. A big thanks to Hong Kong based model Sabrina for her time and talent. You can find more of Sabrina at http://www.modelmayhem.com/sabrinayiu Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2ic1asG.
This photo, and others like it will soon be published onto my PhotoShelter portfolio.

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A bit of home studio fun, then back to Netflix.

A bit of home studio fun, then back to Netflix. Well, cleaning up, dinner, post-processing, and then Netflix. I’ve been wanting to do this kind of shoot for a long time, and today, I finally had the chance. Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2iRRdOG.
here are some key photos. Incidentally, I now have a Fiverr profile, where you can have your own website screenshots put on the screen like these below. See the gig here, https://www.fiverr.com/s2/b8550b23c9.
The view of the living area in a Japanese "2DK" (2 bedroom, dining, and kitchen) apartment.

The view of the living area in a Japanese “2DK” (2 bedroom, dining, and kitchen) apartment.

Gees! What a cool looking website that appears to be.

A computer screen with keyboard and mouse.

A computer screen with keyboard and mouse.

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