I wanted to give a big shout out to Rob Woodcox and David Talley for coming to Tokyo and leading the 500px Global Photo Walk this year in Tokyo. They emitted so much excitement and joy for photography you could feel and see it in their photos and how they talk about life! Thanks again for coming out and hanging out with us here in Tokyo!
Sensō-ji Temple at 4:00pm
We all met at Sensō-ji Temple which is located in Asakusa. Some times Senso-Ji temple is known as Asakusa Temple, this is not the right name for it but you might find a few people refer to it as this. Like any given day at Senso-Ji Temple, it was packed from the steps of the temple itself all the way down to the other end of the shopping road that leads you up to the main building. We met on the front steps of Senso-Ji Temple and we did a meet and greet for about 30 minutes to get everyone’s contact info along with the best way to contact us on social media later on. After we all got acquainted, we headed to the west side of Senso-Ji Temple to get a group photo. We had everyone here at this photo walk that you can think off, everyone from locals to expats living here on visa, and the backpackers that just so happen to be in the area… Heck we even had a baby!
After we got out group photos taken by Rob Woodcox, he then explained what we will be doing and how we have a few models to work with on our photo walk in and around the gardens and the temple. This is when I started to have a great chat with David Talley about how he became full time photographer traveling the world with Rob putting on workshops all over the planet. I really enjoyed listening to David talk about how and when it all clicked for him. I really wish Rob and him the best of luck on their endeavors.
I had a chance to work with one of the models that had this pink anime outfit going on. It was kinda cool with the Japanese garden where we were shooting in. I was able to steal her away from just 2 secs and capture this image of her. I kinda wish I had some sort of flash to just give her a little bit more pop on and to make her stand out a bit more. After that, it was just walking around looking for cool things to capture.
At this point David picked up one of the little kids that was with us at the photo walk and that was when the mass amounts of people started to photograph the two. I typically don’t try and get any shots of things like this because everyone and their mother will have the exact same image. However, I think they came out just fine this time and am happy with them. Now the night is starting to come to end and I broke away from the group to get a time lapse of Skytree with Senso-Ji Temple in the foreground. Rob came back and found a few of us stragglers to inform us that they had found a place for us to come and sit with them for dinner. After that the night was at an end.
Lots of fun was had by everyone and I am really happy I made it to this year’s 500px Global Photo Walk at Sensō-ji Temple, Tokyo. Since this is a Photo walk ran by 500px, you can take a look at all my images over at my 500px site if you like. All images were taken with the Sony A7r and either a Canon 50mm 1.4 or the Sony 10-18 lens.