Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are a few shots from todays wedding with Japanese couple Yuko & Koji that came to Okinawa for their destination wedding.
Wedding location: Glory Chapel. Alivila resort. Yomitan, Okinawa.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012
After the location shooting section we all went back to fellow Okinawa photographer Oz Kirkham's house to demonstrate how to edit and stack our star trail images.
If you would be interested in joining a future fotoShisa Photography workshop please drop me a message and we can arrange it.
Here I was fresh back from my first trip to Japan where I picked up my first "modern" SLR the Canon Kiss (Rebal) with kit lens attached.
I remember waiting anxiously at the print shop for all my films to be developed with my Sensei and good friend Toshiaki Fuji. Thankfully the shots all worked out great! Since then I've shot well over 1000 weddings since living in Japan and gone through a heck of a lot of cameras!
Here's a quick list of some of the other Canon cameras I have owned since then (that I can remember).
Canon EOS 1, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, G9, 5D, S95, 5DmkII, 1DmkIII, 7D, 5DmkIII
When I was bored one day at work I set up my daily wedding gear stuff that I used to use in the studio for a little gear portrait shoot.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The zombie walk was organized by my friend and make up artist Summer Johnson. And what an event it was! Around 50 or so zombies made their way though Mihama's American Village scaring the unprepared locals and giving the tourists some interesting photos and stories to take home.
Myself and good friend Michael Taylor followed the group of zombies around both of us shooting with our new Canon 5DmkIII's with the 70-200mm f2.8L IS on my camera and the 200mm f2L on Michael's. The mkIII's made light work of the crazy dark conditions. Shooting at ISO 10,000 produced great images straight out of the camera.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Boley & Thomas *Pre-Wedding@Venice from photobyben on Vimeo.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
As I was there as the official photographer for the American Chamber of Commerce I was able to get in past the police barricades right into the thick of the action. Even then though it was almost impossible to capture the action at eye level so I used a long monopod with my new Canon 5DmkIII and Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens attached on the end. I then ran a cable release from the camera held up high down to my hands so I was able to trigger the camera a couple of meters above the crowds to capture a different perspective.
Here are a few of my images from the day.
First off the Ryukyu Karate masters. They did a a bunch of solo demonstrations showing their style as other Karate masters threw extremely loud fire crackers into the large circle where the crowd was gathered around. The strong wind blew several of the crackers towards me and a few went off around my legs burning some hair off my leg lol. My ears were ringing for the rest of the festival from these wicked noisy Chinese crackers.
If you get a chance while in Okinawa you should make the effort to get to Naha city for this amazing festival. It's quite a sight to behold indeed. Thanks for dropping by!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
fotoShisa is all things photography but especially weddings & pre-weddings /engagement photography both here on beautiful Okinawa and around the world. I'm happy to fly to any location of your choice!
If your thinking to have a pre wedding shoot here on Okinawa or anywhere else and need a professional photographer who is passionate about making the most amazing images possible for you then drop me an Email and I can help you organise your dream shoot from start to finish.
We even have a new 8 seater van to drive you around the locations for the shoot. It even has enough space and privacy to change costume/dresses etc.. in the back.
fotoShisa is ready and waiting to capture your special day for you!!
Monday, October 08, 2012
Being stuck inside with no power and nothing much to do for 3 days during the last typhoon forces you to get a little creative.
We decided to set up a little macro shoot on the kitchen table and I thought I would try doing some refracting in the drop.
I captured this shot by getting behind the drop and triggering the Canon 5DmkII with a cable release. The lens used is the Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens I bought from good friend Martin Bailey. Whats the trick to getting a long fat drop like this I hear you ask? Syrup! shhh thats our little secret ;)