CLASSES

Private & Group Classes

CLASSES

Welcome to the wonderful world of photography!
Each Tokyography class is divided into thirds: technical, artistic and practice.

1.   Start by learning the technical aspects of light and how to capture it. How do lenses work? How do you master exposure? Let the camera become an extension of yourself and get the control that you need to achieve your artistic vision.

2.   Second, dive into artistic theory – discover how to bring to life the emotions that you’re after. Do you want a sense of calm and order? A dark nostalgic mood? Or chaotic passion? Here we will learn the different visual rules and when to break them.

3.   Finally – hands-on practice! Improve through trial & error and shoot your own masterpieces. Continue to ask questions, while receiving feedback from your teacher.

  • ARTISTIC
  • TECHNICAL
  • PRACTICE

DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

We absolutely love that each student has different interests and objectives. This is why our classes are crafted around your goals and priorities. Whether you want to become a professional photographer or simply wish to learn more about your hobby, we’ve got you covered.

DISCOVER TOKYO WHILE LEARNING

Photography is also an outdoor sport, and Tokyo is the perfect arena, with ancient and modern shapes and textures, crowds and spaces, light and dark, famous landmarks and hidden gems. You may even choose to have all your classes outdoors.

GET READY TO LEVEL UP

Whether in the studio or in the streets,
learn the techniques to take stunning photographs!

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the world of photography! This introductory course is crafted to give you strong bases of the essential knowledge needed to capture your dream images. We start by delving into how cameras work, as well as the wide palette of lenses available depending on the subject and look that you want. Next you will learn about one of the core photography rules – the exposure triangle. Finally – learn to see the surrounding light in a whole new way and get into the mindset of a photographer.

1.1 WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF PHOTOGRAPHY
1.2 ANATOMY OF A CAMERA
1.3 THE EXPOSURE TRIANGLE
1.4 INTRODUCTION TO LIGHT
1.5 POST-PRODUCTION: INTRODUCTION

BEGINNER I

In this course you will start by learning to master your shutter speed – which will allow to you to freeze action or create dreamy worlds where time slowed down. Next is mastering your aperture – which allows you to isolate your subject from its surroundings or create images filled with more details. We then move onto learning about white balance and how to use recognize and adjust to the surrounding natural light.

2.1 MASTERING THE SHUTTER SPEED
2.2 MASTERING THE APERTURE
2.3 WHITE BALANCE
2.4 NATURAL LIGHT
2.5 POST-PRODUCTION: BEGINNER I

BEGINNER II

The Beginner II course starts with learning about the wonderful world of film photography. With all the different film stocks (each with their different look and feel) and the variety of processing techniques (to twist the effects further) – you will be able to create images that no digital cameras can replicate. Learn about the myriad of filters and the basics of color theory and how each interact with another. Finally – discover the dramatic world of black and white photography.

3.1 SHOOTING WITH FILM: INTRODUCTION
3.2 ALL ABOUT FILTERS
3.3 THE WORLD OF COLOR: BASIC
3.4 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY: BEGINNER
3.5 POST-PRODUCTION: BEGINNER II

INTERMEDIATE I

In this course you will learn about artificial lights and how to use them to control or complement the natural surrounding lights. While nowadays screens are everywhere, photos look their best when they are printed. Which is why the next lesson teaches you the important differences between screens and print, and how to get your photos to look perfect when they are on paper. Lastly take your photos to the studio to discover how to get complete control over your lighting.

4.1 PORTABLE FLASHES I
4.2 SHOOTING WITH FILM: INTERMEDIATE
4.3 ALL ABOUT PRINT
4.4 STUDIO LIGHTING I
4.5 POST-PRODUCTION: INTERMEDIATE I

INTERMEDIATE II

In this course you will learn how to gain full control of changing the color and intensity of your natural light by using portable flashes. Take a deeper look into color theory and how to bring certain colors can pair, contrast, or accent other colors in your composition. Next discover the exciting (almost alien-like at times) world of macro photography. Finally push your images further in the studio by learning new techniques with light modifiers, gels and reflectors.

5.1 PORTABLE FLASHES II
5.2 THE WORLD OF COLOR: INTERMEDIATE
5.3 THE WORLD OF MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
5.4 STUDIO LIGHTING II
5.5 POST-PRODUCTION: INTERMEDIATE II

ADVANCED I

Now that you have a strong grasp of the basics, the Advanced courses are designed to bring together that knowledge and give you the ability to mix techniques to create new looks. Start by learning how to light, direct and shoot portraits, both in studio and outdoors environments. Next learn to push the limit of black and white dramatic feel of photography. Finally, learn the basic commercial techniques of how to light products in studio.

6.1 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY I: STUDIO LIGHTING
6.2 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY II: NATURAL LIGHTING
6.3 BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED
6.4 STUDIO LIGHTING: PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
6.5 POST-PRODUCTION: ADVANCED I

ADVANCED II

In this course we take a deep look at the world of colour. How do colours play against one another? We will find answers by analyzing the work of the grand masters of not only photography but also fine art. With this new outlook we will learn some interesting techniques used in abstract photography, as well as looking into setting and posing for portraiture.

7.1 THE WORLD OF COLOR: ADVANCED I
7.2 THE WORLD OF COLOR: ADVANCED II
7.3 ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES
7.4 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED
7.5 POST-PRODUCTION: ADVANCED II

PROFESSIONAL

The professional are available to those who want to master specific techniques on certain subjects and styles. The list of possible classes includes:

  • Fashion photography
  • Food styling photography
  • Wedding photography
  • Maternity photography
  • Pet photography
  • Large & small product photography
  • Architectural photography
  • Nude photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Wildlife photography
  • Abstract photography
  • Street photography
  • and many more…

COURSE PACKAGES

Private & Group Classes

Trial Lesson

Try a class!
¥7500 HOUR
MEET YOUR TEACHER!
ONE-TO-ONE LESSON
FREE CAMERA RENTAL
LEVEL EVALUATION

Private Classes

1 Person
¥9000 HOUR
PRICE PER PERSON
ONE-TO-ONE LESSON
FREE CAMERA RENTAL
IN STUDIO OR ON LOCATION
LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE
PORTFOLIO PLANNING
10% OFF ON EXCURSIONS
10% OFF ON WORKSHOPS

Small Group

2 - 3 PERSONS
¥5000 HOUR
PRICE PER PERSON
LEARN WITH FRIENDS!
50% OFF CAMERA RENTAL
IN STUDIO OR ON LOCATION
PORTFOLIO REVIEW
10% OFF ON EXCURSIONS
10% OFF ON WORKSHOPS

Large Group

4 - 8 PERSONS
¥3500 HOUR
PRICE PER PERSON
LEARN WITH FRIENDS!
IN STUDIO OR ON LOCATION
PORTFOLIO REVIEW
10% OFF ON EXCURSIONS
10% OFF ON WORKSHOPS