Japan

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One of these largest collections of Japan landscapes ever!

I spent one amazing month in Japan. Some of the places I visited whilst I was there include Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura, Nagoya, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Okayama, Kobe & Nagasaki. The amount of photos I took comes to 16,972. Below is a sample of 100 of my favourite shots from all over Japan. Some of them are my favourite simply because I was chatting to someone nice whilst taking it & some because I think the landscape is breath-taking. My end goal for this project is to put together a massive time lapse of all of the places I saw & hopefully this will be up soon.

Some of the equipment I used to take these photographs include; Canon 5d iii, 16-35mm 2.8, ND filter, timer, & carbon fibre tripod (which is so much lighter over long distances haha). I mainly took 1 second exposures to capture the feeling of movement within the shot. Some photographs I took up to 30-second exposures. For this I switched between shooting in Jpeg & Raw depending on the type of shot. An example of the settings I used for most shots – 1” | f22 | iso 100. All edited in Lightroom then any further corrections made in - Photoshop if needed.

I was very selective about the photographs I took. I knew I only had a limited amount of time in each place, but I feel as if I captured all of the must see tourist areas well. When I go again I would love to travel to some of the more remote areas of Japan.

My advice to anyone wanting to go (lets face it who doesn’t want to visit Japan haha) would be to take your time but see as much as possible, there is a lot of amazing places to visit. For photographers – just have fun & try to take photographs that may have been taken before in a different way – in your style! Concentrate on getting your exposures correct, take time to stop & look around at what’s happening, & when you’ve taken some great shots drop me an email because I would love to see your work - josh@jandrewweddings.com

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone I met whilst in Japan. I never expected to meet so many nice people all wanting to travel & be open minded. You really made my trip extra special so thank you & keep in touch! To all of my new Japanese friends I hope to see you again soon either in Japan or the UK – Joshua Andrew Potter