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Expressing oneself in monochrome

The subject of the workshop I recently did was ‘Expressing Myself In Monochrome’ and for the day we concentrated solely on shooting in-camera black and white with our digital cameras. Here’s a little more…

Fashion portrait photography in Tokyo: Mari Nishimura

Fashion portraits in Tokyo: Mari Nishimura

This article could also be called ‘How To Get The Best Value for Money Studio for Six Hours’… Shooting in the studio is not something I do very much of. When I need…

Mount Bandai from Lake Inawashiro: photography workshop in Tohoku

Photography workshop in Tohoku: end April, 2013

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD-OUT. Two full days of fashion and landscape shooting around beautiful locations in Tohoku, this workshop runs from the evening of 26th April with our return to Tokyo on Monday 29th….

Daddy: I want to be a photographer

On Being a Photographer: today’s thoughts

One of my Facebook friends [who wants to become a photographer] was asking me for my angle on something his dad had told him: that there was no money in photography. My first…

Natsuki Doll in the sea, Miyazaki, Japan

Protector filters are a sales gimmick: my tips for lens protection & use

I discovered The Phoblographer website when I started using the Flipboard app on my iPhone. Incidentally, if you don’t know that app then check it out as it is a great way of…

Alfie setting up a Westcott parabolic umbrella with model, Shinyong Lee

15hour course: intro to location & studio model photography

UPDATE November 15th, 2014 Due to recent changes in tax and increases in the cost of living, the basic 15hr course has gone from 45,000¥ to 50,000¥. This applies to the fashion course…

Yumi Nishida by Alfie Goodrich. Makeup by Kanako Furuta

Mood Board vs Final Results?

Last week I spent three days shooting with William Ishiwata, who was up in Tokyo from Kyushu for some model shooting. How did the results compare with the mood boards we made prior…

splash class

Advance Strobe Class: Water Games – Sunday June 24th

Water is a lot of fun to play with. I’ve spent hours taking photos of water drops, attempting to get that perfect shot. We won’t spend hours on drops though. once we’ve got…


Introduction to product photography – Sunday, June 17th

I’ve taught this introduction to product photography class quite a few times now. It’s popular, and it’s a perfect place to jump into off-camera flash, and a good primer to have before you…

Yokohama fairground rides in motion by Ben Chivers

Pinholes & Motion: A Recent Workshop in Yokohama

It’s taken me a horrendously long time to get this post and people’s pictures up online. It’s been a very busy couple of months. I’ll skip speaking so much and just let you…

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