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There are two calendars for 2018 in two new series:
- Inside Japan: Photos of fascinating and popular tourism sites. Direct link on Lulu.com.
- Girls of Japan: Beautiful photos of wonderful women in Japan. Direct link on Lulu.com.
Both calendars are available on our new Lulu.com/ablyth storefront.
As I’ve said in previous blog posts, all future travel articles, travel info, and travel guides will be published on our new Patreon project. Currently, it’s called 52 Photos of Japan, but perhaps 52 Facts About Japan is better. Whatever it’s called, it is ladened with info about this weird, beautiful, some times crazy, sometimes delightful land. Today’s new blog post is a travel guide about how you can visit Satsuki and Mei’s house, a replica from the beautiful iconic classic My Neighbour Totoro. See it at Patreon.com/ablyth.
- Photos: me
- Story: me
- Model: Chiaki
Daydreams. This is one of the wonderful photos with Eri from the shoot this week. Special thanks to the wonderful, cheery, and very talented Eri; it is always great working with you. Also, a big thanks to Akiko, our most-helpful and wonderful makeup artist for the day. Also, a special thanks to the owners of the house for letting us shoot there. どうもありがとうございました。
We shot a variety of situations through the day. The theme was a lifestyle shoot of “Summer at Home”. We couldn’t get through the complete wish list, but did the best we could. The typhoon the day before disrupted our start times, especially as we weren’t sure if we could start on time as planned, start later, if at all. In the end, we started later in the morning than we hoped.
The highlights: Eri can make paper cranes, Akiko was a brilliant assistant, the mandarin flavoured ice block was apparently really nice, so too the pizza, and I didn’t bump my head too many times on the low door frames.
Here is a model who does 19 poses in 30 seconds. I bet she has a repoirtoire of only 19 poses that she’s learnt, and she does them in the exact same order every time. Hmm… thinking about it now. I bet the MUA has a handful of styles, and they choose one for the day, and from each clothing shoot, they choose three photos, splice them together, and so from start to finish, it may be possible to have a product prepared, shot, processed, and delivered in under 30 minutes… maybe?
For this to work, you need a team where each person has a routine that they strictly follow, and no variation (no creativity) is allowed. The camera needs to be set on a tripod on manual focus, and a fast charge flash(es) on low power is needed.
Could I do this? I don’t have such a team, and my main flash could do it, but with may be an extra second between shots.
What do I do? I don’t want carbon-copies or cookie-cutter photos, but something different each time. I want variety and a little of something different. This looks fun. Here Coco Rocha does her own 19 poses. I bet she’s taken the time to develop them, try them, rehearse them, and then perform them. And over time, she’s got some better, dropped some, and picked up new ones.
What: Have your product shot with model in a summer theme photo shoot. Use the photos to promote your products on your social media and else where. We can share the photos on our social media accounts too.
- Indoors in a Japanese home in Tokyo
- At the beach, in either Chiba or Izu Peninsula near Tokyo
- Get in contact.
- Send money (we’ll send you details how)
- Send the product (we’ll tell you where)
- Tell us your social media accounts so that we can post and link the posts to you.
- We’ll shoot the product(s) with a model, process the images, post to social media
- We’ll send you both full-sized and web-sized photos for your unlimited use
Updated: 2nd Aug.
- (found) Models. Men, women, young, old, whatever.
- URGENTLY need a Makeup artist (do makeup, create a look suitable for scenes, assist the model, and some help with flashes)
Theme: Japanese summer. Shoot 1 “At home”, Shoot 2 “Girl in Tokyo”, Shoot 3 “At the beach”.
all day, 8th August 2017.
Where: This is only open to models & MUA already in Japan.
Shoot 1, Indoors, 8th Aug: At a traditional style Japanese house, near central Yokahama.
Shoot 2, Street, 4th Aug: Will be a street shoot around Akihabara. (cancelled) Shoot 3, Beach, 7th or 8th Aug: May be (depending on budget): (cancelled)
- Imaizumi Beach, Chiba, https://goo.gl/maps/TxiXKfjTVCt.
- Kisami, Shimoda, Izu Peninsula, https://goo.gl/maps/ZPSVX1iymby.
- Marine Park, 海の公園, Kanazawa Ward, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, https://goo.gl/maps/Wj2hdrNuEu42
- Enoshima, Kanagawa.
- Or similar
Why: 1. Actually, I’m not normally available to shoot in summer in Japan, and so I have this big gap in my photo library. Also, I really don’t know what to shoot, and so I need some practice and a chance to experiment with a summer theme. 2. Some of these will be sample-photos to call for sponsors for future shoots. 3. Product placement shoot (if sponsors can be found in time).
Paid: For the right model & mua, yes I will pay.
What to wear: Summer fashion themes. Strictly, no brand names, no logos, and no copyrighted designs. This will be a low-budget shoot, and so you will need to use your own wardrobe.
Shoot 1: Normal comfortable clothing (not old unfashionable things)
Shoot 2: Something that looks good, but can still look nice in 10 years.
Shoot 3: Swimsuit(s), beach/summer shawl, hat, sunglasses, flip-flops, towel. (You will need to get into the water).
If you have another idea, please tell me.
Other: A model release needs to be signed, and you cannot have exclusive contract restrictions for too many products.