Sunday, June 3, 2012

BFF

Going to a photoshoot without a theme in mind is quite challenging but fun at the same time. Geared only with photography gadgets and zero creative concept, and after a couple of postponements, I went to Tokyo one summery-spring afternoon. One request I had though is that the shoot will be done outdoor since I will depend much on available / natural light. Akemi, Tommy and Niki were already preparing when I arrived. The weather was gloomy though, posed as a threat to our shoot and started to drizzle. We had no other shoot but to continue. And since they call each other BFF (I think it's best friends forever), I played with that idea and it served as the shoot's general theme.

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 non-fickle friendship
 always stitched to forever 
eternal fortress 



Both of them didn't mind the weather and the location thus the shoot went on smoothly. Most of the locations were found on the spot as I wasn't able to do a check prior to this session. Sometimes randomness is good too.

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When the models are enjoying every minute of the shoot, the photographer likewise enjoy the moment. It removes all the stresses and worries of taking photos. The way they project is an indication of the friendship they have. Natural and real.

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How I wish the weather was cooperative but nonetheless it was a blast shooting these bestfriends. Hats off also to Niki who did a good job as make-up artist. There were two more sets but natural light wasn't available anymore. We even used the car lights as light source. That's how I avoid using external flash.

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It was really a fun shoot that I forgot to eat the pasta prepared by Akemi. Until next time, summer-theme shoot is preferred. 

/totomai 
2012/06/03

18 comments:

  1. These photos look great! :D I specifically love the first and last ones! Btw, natural lighting is really a photog's BFF.. XD

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    1. Thanks Sumi. Yeah, natural light is our best friend. to hell with flashes haha. oops.

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    1. maybe it was our of saying we dont know how to use flash haha

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  3. Can see and feel friendship here in pictures. Haiku adds flavor.

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    1. yup.. very evident on their faces

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  4. I can see just how comfortable you all must have been. It looks like you took in just enough light. Their smiles are gorgeous and, obviously 'stitched to forever', as you say. What a healing thought, using friendship as a fortress.

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    1. Thanks AS. Yes, it was an enjoyable shoot. No pressures for me at all. LOL!

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  5. Gorgeous photos, impressive work!

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  6. Awwww... cute photo shoot. I love the first one! <3

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  7. Love the photos of the two friends on the latter part. They seemed more at ease and you were able to capture the moments.

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    1. Thanks Kathy, I tried and was pleased with the result :-)

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  8. i love your photos John, though I can't relate shooting people like this but i cannot deny the fun and engaging photos you have, really excellent shots. by the way, there is really no perfect season visiting US, yes, summer may be the most expensive time to travel here since everyone is on vacation, but it depends if you get a deal sometimes :) but it really depends which ones you wanted exploring, if you just want to stay in cities, then, that is year round i guess, but if you want to visit national parks, then, they have their best seasons

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    1. Thanks Ms Beth! Try shooting people too. It's fun.
      I am planning for my vacation but I am not sure where and when. I'll let you know should I decide to go to US.

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