Cherry blossom season is one of the best times to explore Japan with your camera! From the natural beauty of the blossoms to the atmosphere of the festivals, there's so much to see and photograph. This year, join pro photographer Les Taylor on this one-day workshop as you journey to some of the best spots in Tokyo, learning photography along the way! More Info Below...
When: Session 1: Mon, April 1 || Session 2: Fri, April 5
Where: Tokyo, Japan
Size: Maximum 8 participants per session
Cost: $225 / person [JPY Conversion]
About The Tokyo Cherry Blossom One-Day Photography Workshop
Every Spring in Japan, one of the most beautiful flowers in the world begins to bloom – the cherry blossom, or "sakura" as it is known in Japanese. The season brings with it both the stunning sight of the blossoming trees and an incredible cultural experience. If you enjoy taking photos, this is the perfect time of year to explore with your camera! This year, experience the season with pro photographer Les Taylor on this one-day photography workshop in Tokyo. Les will take you to some of the best places in Tokyo to see the blossoms, including several iconic cherry blossom locations, as well as some secret spots with equally breathtaking views. Along the way, you’ll learn how to capture the beauty through your lens. This is a unique one-day photography experience you don't want to miss!
About Les Taylor
Les Taylor is an American photographer with abundant experience photographing Japan. His work has appeared in publications like National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Jetstar Magazine and been featured by websites including Trover and Smugmug. He has also done photo assignments for travel agencies such as Japan Travel. In addition to his experience leading photography workshops, Les has nearly 10 years of experience as a resident of Japan. Not only does he know the country well, but he also speaks Japanese, making him the perfect guide for this workshop!
Dates & Schedule
This workshop will have two one-day sessions. The first session will be held on Monday, April 1st, 2019, and the second will be held on Friday, April 5th, 2019. The workshop will begin at 9:00am and end at 7:00pm. We will be visiting a number of different locations throughout the city. Participants will be sent more information prior to the workshop.
What We'll Cover
During this one-day workshop, the group will cover many different techniques to take better images of the cherry blossoms in a variety of contexts. Les will show you how he has created some of his best images that have been featured in magazines like National Geographic Traveler. We'll cover subjects like composition and color, and how these can be used to improve our imagery. Les will also be available to help you learn how to better use the equipment you have, so you can get the most from your camera.
Cherry blossom season is greatly affected by small changes in the weather leading up to and during the season. The planned date gives us the best opportunity to see the blossoms, but we cannot guarantee when the blossoms will reach peak bloom. However, Les knows the area well and will do his best to make the experience worth it no matter the conditions.
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