Tokyo – Stuck in Customs

Blade Runner Tokyo

Movie Night Presets

I hope you enjoy using these presets as much as I do!

Daily Photo – Blade Runner Tokyo

When I look back at this amazing rainy night in Tokyo, it just makes me want to return! This night was actually completely freezing and below zero. Most of the “rain” was actually sleet. I stayed up extra late, roaming the streets of Shinjuku, hoping that the sleet would turn into snow but it never did.

Blade Runner Tokyo

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  • Date Taken2018-02-02 05:29:31
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length102.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Vic Gundotra in Tokyo

Cooking with Paris

My friend Pete sent me this video of Paris Hilton making lasagna. I always thought she was an idiot, but I was wondering if she was faking it. Now, I’m completely convinced she’s not just an idiot, but a self-deluded idiot. I think she was trying to be funny sometimes, but some of the things she said to be funny are things an idiot would say to be funny.

Daily Photo – Vic Gundotra in Tokyo

Remember Google+? Yeah, that was the best! Actually, it was an absolute blast for a while. I made a lot of great friends including this guy: Vic Gundotra! He was kind, he made me laugh, and he was always full of surprises. That’s about all I ask for in a friend! 🙂 I gave a talk at the Google HQ in Tokyo after a fun photowalk (where I took this photo).

Vic Gundotra in Tokyo

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  • Date Taken2013-10-03 08:27:29
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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More of Tokyo in the Rain

Movie Night Presets

This is one of the photos that encouraged me to release my Movie Night Presets. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Daily Photo – More of Tokyo in the Rain

I have a hot tip for you as a photographer on a rainy night in a city. See if you can convince a friend (or hire someone) to carry around a giant golf umbrella for a few hours while you take photos. Photographers really need two hands, so having a buddy do this for you is a huge game-changer. It’s kind of boring for your friend, but promise you’ll buy them a burger or something!

More of Tokyo in the Rain

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  • Date Taken2018-02-02 05:16:21
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Heading towards Shinjuku

Trey on Triangulation

Here is one of my favorite recent interviews with Leo Laporte!

Daily Photo – Heading towards Shinjuku

I stayed in a hotel that was kind of in a “boring” area near Shinjuku. It was all office buildings and kind of dull. But it was only a ten-minute walk over to the more intense part of Shinjuku, which is the most Blade Runner area of Tokyo. On the way, you begin to walk over a bridge and things suddenly start to come alive. This is the first scene I saw each night as my son and I walked into the city.

Heading towards Shinjuku

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-28 23:31:00
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Floating Over Tokyo

Derek Sivers on Tim Ferris

I wanted to link you to a rather interesting podcast with Derek Sivers on Tim Ferris. Here is the link right here. He’s the one I got this interesting tidbit from below!

Daily Photo – Floating Over Tokyo

While in Tokyo last time, I got the quad up a few times to take photos of this incredible city. There are many interesting things about Tokyo. For one, streets do not have names. Blocks have names. It’s the opposite of the west where streets have names but blocks do not. Interesting, eh? Also, Japanese addresses are not in order. For example, address #1 on a block might be smashed between #23 and #38. The number is associated to the first building on said block.

Floating Over Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-01-26 19:31:03
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/5
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

Borat Compares Horse to Man

Daily Photo – Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

This is a fun quick Pixel shot I got while in Tokyo. Man, I love that camera so much. Here’s a quick tip for it (and I believe the iPhone and other cameras have something similar). Whenever I see something cool, the fastest way to get a photo is to double-click the power button. This gets the camera right into photo mode. Then, just push the volume up and you get a quick snap. Easy peasy!

Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-11 14:20:19
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/120
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO56
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Dolphin Over Tokyo

Matthew Walker on Why We Sleep

I’ve finished this audiobook recently and it really blew my mind. This guy is a neuroscientist and he spent 20 years studying what the heck is going on when we sleep… I added it to my Kit.com for Books and here is a link below to his interview on Joe Rogan.

Daily Photo – Dolphin Over Tokyo

Not until after I took this photo did I realize that the cloud was in the shape of a dolphin! We were having a crazy-good sushi dinner in the Ritz-Carlton there, and this was the view out the window. Luckily, the window was right by the table, so classic lazy-me only had to take 5 steps every 10 minutes or so to rattle off more photos of cloud animals jumping over Tokyo!

Dolphin Over Tokyo

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  • Date Taken2020-02-18 07:13:57
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More of Golden Gai in Tokyo

Cool Tiger Woods Inspirational Video

Daily Photo – More of Golden Gai in Tokyo

Yeah, a photographer can never get tired of this area! Well, maybe if you’ve had a few too many bar visits, then you do physically run out of energy at some point… that’s why I try to spend as long taking photos before going inside any of them! 🙂

More of Golden Gai in Tokyo

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  • Date Taken2020-02-18 07:13:57
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Awesome Tokyo

Interview on USA Today about the New Book!

I was just interviewed by USA Today about the new book. Here it is for ya! This was a fun interview and I hope it helps to ease some of the undue anxiety out there on social media! You can find the audio below and here’s a link to the book.

Daily Photo – Awesome Tokyo

I feel like I jump on here every week and talk about how awesome Japan is. It reminds me a little bit of Austin in a strange way… in that, in Austin, everyone sits around coffee shops and talks about how awesome Austin is. It’s sort of a strange thing, and quite the existential self-compliment. But, I do the same thing in Japan when I meet another English speaker. It’s always the same conversation: “Can you believe how awesome Japan is?” then they say, “Yes, how about the Japanese people?!?” then I say, “Yeah, like totes.”

Awesome Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-03 00:43:32
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Chaos of Tokyo

For Passport Members, as special Tokyo Travel Vid Full of Tips!

If you’re a Passport member then today you get one of the coolest videos I’ve ever made! It took about a week to make this, shooting all over Tokyo, and I hope you enjoy it!

Awesome Tokyo Video!

Here’s a special treat for you! You get to follow me around Tokyo for a while and find out more about my mission there, creating order from the chaos!

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Daily Photo – The Chaos of Tokyo

Here’s one of the photos we’ll be releasing in Series 2 of the fine art collection. It’s one of my favorites of Tokyo because you can’t really tell it’s Tokyo!

The Chaos of Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-03 01:10:21
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-4/3

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