Private & Group 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.
CLASSES DESIGNED WITH LOVE
We absolutely love that each student has different interests and objectives. This is why our classes are crafted around many different styles. 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. For this reason, some of our classes will are taught outdoors.
GET READY TO LEVEL UP
Whether in the studio or in the streets,
learn the techniques to take stunning photographs!
Welcome to the world of photography! This introductory module is crafted to give you strong bases of the essential knowledge needed to capture your dream images. We start by immersing in the wonderful universe of art, delving into how cameras work and look that you want with photography. Next you will learn about the anatomy of the camera. Finally – learn to see the surrounding light in a whole new way and get into the mindset of a photographer.
In this module you will start learning about the wide palette of lenses available and how to use that depending on the subject; followed by focus, our tool that give us the power of create the wonderful background blurriness, loved by photographers, and keep perfectly sharp the main details. We then move onto learning about 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.
The Beginner II module starts analyzing photographies, to help you understand the use of shutter and aperture in each situation shown. These are always very enlightening classes, which help the student to definitively understand the exposure triangle. Also, learn about white balance, the powerful tool that photographers possess that helps to attenuate the color of a light source, or tweak a desired color, and how to use recognize and adjust to the surrounding natural color light.
In this module you will learn about the myriad of filters and their utilizations. In other side, you will learn about the wonderful natural light and how is the best way do catch it. And finally let’s go to one of the most important subject of photography: framing and composition, to make your look the designer’s look, increasing your perception of aesthetics, positioning of elements, sizes and perspective.
Here we going throughout the miraculous world of colors and how to apply them in your photography. After let’s go to the thought-provoking black and white photography and why the absense of colors still popular and loved between photographers and used by many greater professionals, like Sebastiao Salgado and Cartier Bresson. Then we back to the analyzing photographies, this time talking about composition, framing and colors. In this module we are going to make a guided visit to a photographic exhibition.
In this module we will delve into the photographer’s vision, how to improve your photographic gaze. After we going to take a deeper look into 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. We going to learn about scanning films and the diferences between scanning and magnification. Next discover the exciting (almost alien-like at times) world of macro photography.
In this module we take a look at the studio light and portable flashes. How do flashes play against one another? How do flashes play against environment light? Why the studio is better than external light in some situations? 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 studio photography, as well as looking into setting and posing for portraiture.
Oh, the colors… how beautiful they are! It’s very important for the photographer to know how to deal with colors and to understand how they can be beneficial to the photographer can express yourself better. 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. And after let’s learn about an another side of art, from Pollock to Yayoi Kusama: abstractionism!
Here we start talking about one of the most enigmatic kinds of photography: the portrait. Since when photography didn’t exist, the portrait is one of the best known ways of artistic expression, from painting to drawing. We will delve into post-production so you have complete freedom to edit your photos however do you want. We will also do an amazing surprise thematic production and talk about the rights of the photographer, so you can understand a little about the laws that domain the universe of photography.
The Advanced III module will delve into portrait photography and advanced technics of post-production. We will do a final review to help the student to remember all the points learned and will also approach advanced techniques of studio lighting and monochrome photography. At the end, we will close with a photographic exhibition of the projects of our students.
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…