Unpacking Tokyo's Districts: West

Unpacking Tokyo's Districts: West

With over 38 million people living in the most extensive urban sprawl in the world, Tokyo can be a tricky city to navigate at first. Adding to the difficulty is that there is no single central downtown core, but rather a string of city centres dotted across the capital, each with their own feel and flair. So we wanted to help you unpack the different neighbourhoods that make up this megatropolis. Part One - West: Shinjuku, Harajuku and Omotesando, Shibuya, Ebisu, and Roppongi.

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Tips For Snow Photography

Tips For Snow Photography

Winter is descending upon us, and there is opportunity abound to capture snow-covered landscapes. Before freezing in the cold, I want to make sure I am well prepared, so I spoke with the Sony Alpha award-winning photographer Andy Yee, to get a couple of tips on how to take the best photos in a winter wonderland.

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20 Images That Will Inspire You to Travel to Japan

20 Images That Will Inspire You to Travel to Japan

The Japanese are proud of their rich cultural heritage, and it shows everywhere you go. It is displayed in all aspects of life: architecture, landscaping, fashion, down to the presentation of restaurant menus. Let us dive in and explore Japan through our lens.

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The Thousand Words: Giovanni Piliarvu

The Thousand Words: Giovanni Piliarvu

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This issue, Giovanni Piliarvu.

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How to photograph Sakura - the Japanese Cherry Blossom

How to photograph Sakura - the Japanese Cherry Blossom

Even though the Sakura, Japanese Cherry Blossom, is in flower for a little over a week each year, it is a highly anticipated event. Walking along a river path, or catching the view from the metro window, they explode with colour, vibrant shades of pink drip from every tree, and you appreciate their brief but symbolic power. 

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Photography 101: Framing

Photography 101: Framing

If you put a box around something, people will want to look inside; It is one of the fundamental rules of photography, although, rules are meant to be broken. You do not need to consciously think about the law of gravity each time you go for a walk, although knowing it exists explains why your feet stay on the ground. 

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