Photographing Tokyo Station

The ballet of mass-movement to be enjoyed at Tokyo Station. A great photographer’s playground.

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Myself and David, one of my students, went down to Tokyo Station on Saturday to shoot some stuff for his lesson. It’s agreat place to go and tell a story through photos, a great playground for a photographer to practice capturing human expression, high-tech trains and the poerty and ballet of mass-movement. We had some great shots, both of us. Dave very keen to try out his new 135mm f/2 for his Canon… with which he is capturing some great stuff.

The great thing about this location is that the same things happen with clockwork regularity. So, if you miss the shot once you can get it again a few minutes later when it happens again. Learning to pick up the pulse of where you are shooting and to respond to the opportunities and happenings going on around you is something you can do in just a couple of hours here: you spend a little time just watching, observing it all. Then, once you have the pulse of the place, you can prepare yourself to capture what is going on. You soon come to ‘feel’ that something is about to happen, before does.

This fella was watching his train out of the station, peeking out of his Guard’s window on the MAX [Multi-Amenity Express}, the impressive and immense double-decked shinkansen that heads North out of Tokyo Station.

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Myself and David, one of my students, went down to Tokyo Station on Saturday to shoot some stuff for his lesson. It’s agreat place to go and tell a story through photos, a great playground for a photographer to practice capturing human expression, high-tech trains and the poerty and ballet of mass-movement. We had some great shots, both of us. Dave very keen to try out hisnew 135mm f/2 for his Canon… with which he is capturing some great stuff.

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