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What a wonderful day this was, the weather was brilliant and Chris & Grace were a pleasure to work with :)

Most pre wedding photo plans will have the couple running around like crazy all day, often working on a pre designed timetable…The reason is that the photography crew are not local to Okinawa and so have planned the day in advance. But, that kind of rigid planning often works against the flow of the day and doesn’t allow for the changes in the weather, wind conditions etc. I have worked as a location photographer in Okinawa for nearly 8 years and over that time, have learnt what places work best in what conditions, which allows me to make sure that my clients are at the best locations at the best time of day, to ensure that not only will their images be stunning, but also that they can relax and enjoy the experience.

I want your day with me to be a relaxed and enjoyable one, so that you are not left sunburnt and exhausted.

If you are looking at Okinawa as the place to shoot your pre-wedding images, then drop me a message using the contact link above.

Looking forward to meeting you here in paradise :)

ADAM L

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Visiting Okinawa? Why not book a family photo session to remember your visit… Sessions beginning from US$200

My 1hr location session includes the photography and 15-30 fully finished digital images…no additional costs or options to buy etc.

Click the contact link above and book your Okinawan family photo session today :)

 

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Hikari he (to the light) Abe Natsumi Music Video - 光へ 安倍なつみ PV

A few months ago, Columbia records Japan asked me to edit and tune up a video they had shoot for former Morning Musume member Abe Natsumi.

The song was all about finding your way through life’s challenges and moving toward brighter things, however the video that was shot in Tokyo had a somewhat dark feeling and so they looked to me to add my outlook and style to re edit the video and bring out a warmer feeling as the song progressed.

I decided to shoot some timelapse footage and also some warm natural scenes from Okinawa to mix into the video and then bring the mood to a calm and complete feeling with footage of the stars rotating in the night sky.

Check out the video below :)

For more of my Music video productions click HERE

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Another amazing full day pre-wedding location photo shoot with Amber & Stephen here in beautiful Okinawa, Japan.

Amber & Stephen didn’t have a lot of time for their visit to Japan, so my full day shoot was focused on not only capturing amazing pre wedding images of this awesome couple, but also showing them as much of the beauty of Okinawa as we could pack into a single day.

From a private waterfall, to a rainforest, perfect private beaches and even a touch of the night life in American village we filled this photo shoot with a lot of awesome memories.

If you would like to see more information on my pre wedding locations click HERE, or if you want to contact me to make your booking click HERE to send me a message today.

Look forward to being your photographer here in paradise soon :)

ADAM L

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I received an email yesterday asking me for some tips for a new photographer looking to go professional. The request was for some tips that aren’t always apparent to a newly emerging photographer… Over the years I have been faced with pretty much every challenge there is for a freelance professional photographer and so I decided to write this post to share a little bit of what I have learnt.

 

1. Have more then enough memory cards.

By this I am not referring to having enough cards on a shoot in case of read error or over shooting (although that is a very important thing to remember) but rather I like to have enough cards so that I don’t need to format them for at least 4-5 shoots. What I do is keep the cards stored by date on my desk in a rotation of 5-6 shoots, so that if I find down the road that files failed to copy or I was too fried and forgot to copy all the data when time comes to edit, that I still have the data on the card. There will come times when you may be shooting back to back on location and by the end of a 12hr shoot in the sun, things can get a little hazy, by keeping your cards safe for a few extra days, you can really help safe guard against the dreaded formatting slip.

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2. Have a few extra flashes.

If you shoot on location, chances are you are going to smash a speedlight or 20 in your career… During a windy pre-typhoon shoot I lost 2 in a row…Now if you are living by a well stocked camera store this may not be the end of the world, but if you are working regionally or away on assignment, getting replacements on short notice may not be an option. I use the Yongnuo YN560-III flashes and as they are quite inexpensive, I make sure I have at least 5 in stock at all times.

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3. Refrain from showing customers the LCD screen during a shoot.

I am guilty of this often, the rush of getting a killer shot can make you want to show the client, however there are times when a shot looks good in the moment, but in the computer you notice that there was something not right with it…What do you do when the client says, hey where is that shot that you showed us? It is a rare occurrence but it can be a pain down the line, better to just keep it cool and let the client see the finished product.

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4.Always clearly breakdown your photo system to the client prior to the shoot.

When you are shooting and getting that creative rush, often it is easy to forget that your clients are also experiencing  a similar feeling, now you may be very clear on what you are offering, but this is all new to your client, discussing details of the shoot verbally on the day can be forgotten or misinterpreted in the moment, much better to have the details all in email format so that if there is a dispute down the line you can referrence and help clear it all up without causing any serious issues or damage to your reputation or your clients feelings.

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5.Treat each shoot with the same passion as your first.

As time goes by and the number of shoots adds up, it is easy to forget that for most of your clients this photoshoot is something new and exciting, just consider how many times you have hired a photographer to shoot for you. Treat every shoot with the same passion as your first shoot and not only will your clients feel special, but you might find that you can stave off the feelings of monotony yourself. Every job will get tired eventually, but with a fresh dose of enthusiasm and creativity you can really keep the enjoyment alive, and probably make new friends with every shoot :)

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Hope this tips help… Happy shooting

 

ADAM L

 

*the images in this post are not mine, if you are the owner and dont agree with their usage, shoot me an email and I will either remove them or make an arrangement for their use.

Okinawa pre wedding photography 冲绳预婚纱摄影 沖縄フォトウェディング
I had an amazing day with Haruka &  Daisuke, who traveled from mainland Japan to Okinawa for their pre wedding photo tour.

After a few days of questionable weather, Okinawa turned on the charm for an incredible day of bridal  photography framed against some amazing locations on this little jewel of an island.

For more details on my pre wedding location packages, please click HERE.
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It has been a busy few months here in Okinawa, I have been fortunate to meet so many amazing couples and spend a fun day showing them the beauty of Okinawa, while capturing some amazing Pre-wedding photos at some of the most amazing locations in the world :)

Recently I shot with this awesome couple, we had so much fun and became great friends along the way…It was a long day, but Okinawa provided some great weather to frame their pre wedding love… We even shot a location video too.

Alex is a huge fan of Japanese literature, and had quite a strong command of the language also, making the trip to these history rich Islands all that more of an experience, his beautiful fiance Dorothy was a pleasure to work with, up for any challenge and pose we could imagine and doing it all with a smile and a positive energy that kept me buzzing for the next shot.

If you are interested in joining my prewedding photography package, please click HERE for more details.

Any way enough of the words, please enjoy a taste of some of the images we captured :)

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Be Love David Ralston official music video

Had another awesome video shoot with Okinawa based blues master David Ralston. This is the first single off his newest CD “The L.A Sessions” and it is the real deal. “Be Love” combines David’s amazing blues slide guitar and voice with a real positive message, something we can all use in this time of media bombardment with the likes of murderous terrorists and political apathy.

“You’ve gotta find a meaning to live…you don’t need a reason to give…don’t ever say never, never give up…don’t look for love…just be love…”

 

Video was shot on a Nikon D750, recorded with an Atmos Ninja 2 and mounted on a CAME-TV 7800 gimbal.