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Japan Photography Workshop

Japan Photography Workshop: Tips for Japan Autumn Tours and Japan Winter Photography

When deciding on a Japan photography workshop, consider Japan autumn tours or Japan winter photography as a focus for your work. There are a number of reasons for this in a place like Japan, a nation renowned for its natural and manufactured beauty in all seasons, but especially in these more delicate months at the end and beginning of every year.

 

Either of these seasonal tours will require you to be out of the big cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, exploring the natural and colorful regions of Japan that are primarily cherished by the local Japanese and not seen by as many tourists. When it comes to the Japan Autumn tours, there may be no better place to shoot photos full of vibrant color than the nature of Japan. Like the Northeastern United States, the trees explode with color every autumn, creating some of the more jaw dropping mosaics of natural color seen anywhere in the world. There are a wide variety of different natural regions in Japan to shoot during the autumn months as well, allowing for a tremendous amount of variety and versatility in your photographs on this tour. You will also see the local Japanese population change with the seasons as well, from outfits to hairstyles to traditional religious ceremonies that go on during this period of time in the country.

 

When it comes to winter photography, these tours will reveal a side of Japan most tourists don’t usually get to see, as few visit the northern regions of the country during the colder seasons of the year. In the far north of Japan, there are tall mountains covered in snow and renowned for their skiing. There is a wide variety of wildlife in japan that are also known for their photogenic qualities during these winter months as well, giving this tour the possibility of nature photography. Similar to Autumn, those on this tour will also get to see the local population change with the seasons, bundling up for the cold and living in a snowy environment.

 

However, once you have decided on what time you will be taking a photography tour in Japan, it is important to decide on a photo tour company that not only knows photography but also knows the nation and culture of Japan—where to go, what to see and how to get around. Look at their company websites and see the work of their past clients. If possible, try to talk to a few of their past clients to get a real sense of itinerary on the trip itself. The difference between finding a company that knows what they are doing and one that doesn’t will make all the difference on this trip, as well as in your photos.