Another exciting event that happened in February was that I was asked to be on Live w/ Katie Adler, a voice over artist in Tokyo, Japan, that works for NHK and many other clients. I was really excited about talking with Katie about how I ended up in Japan, going from North Carolina, then Miami then to Tokyo and how I was able to turn some of my passions, photography, meeting new people and Japan, into what is basically my dream job: guiding visitors around Japan to help them really experience and always remember Japan.
If you want to listen to the interview, you can click the link below to stream it or right click the link and choose “save link as” to download and listen at your convenience. The entire interview about Japan and how I started giving private tours of Japan is about an hour long:
And just because it doesn’t feel right to write a post about Japan without showing a photo from Japan, here is a photo from Roppongi Hills Tower in Tokyo.
Feb 02 | Evan | No Comments |
I am excited to announce I will be working with Dmitry from PhotoSafari.ru for an upcoming guided photography tour of Japan in the Autumn of 2013! Dmitry leads photography tours for Russians all over the world and I am honored that he asked me to accompany him to Japan as his Japan specialist. If you can speak Russian, you are welcome to join us! We will be traveling all over Japan, including Tokyo, Hokkaido, Kyoto, Kamikochi and more! If not, while I am accepting requests for private custom tours to Japan in the Spring and Summer of 2013, my fall dates are mostly booked. Please contact me to see if I am available for the dates you want to travel to Japan with Japan Photo Guide!May 10 | Evan | 1 Comment |
Going to Japan in the summer of 2012? Me too! I will be traveling to Japan this summer in July to visit friends before they leave Japan and also to see family in Tokyo. If you were to hire me for a custom tour of Japan, normally you would be charged my travel fees to fly to Japan, but I have racked up quite a bit of air miles, and since I am going to Japan anyway, this is a great chance to get a significant discount on custom tour of Japan. Since I will be in Japan anyway for personal reasons, I thought I would make myself available for some custom photography tours of Tokyo or Kyoto (or possibly other places) and also I will be available for portrait sessions in Tokyo or Kyoto. Tentative dates are the last two weeks of July of 2012, but I have a little flexibility on either side if contacted early enough. Here are a few of the services I can provide this summer for you during your travels to Japan.
- Photography Tours of Japan — Helping to navigate to around Tokyo, Kyoto or possibly other areas of Japan with photography in mind. 2 day minimum of guidance around Japan.
- Tokyo Food Tour – Some of the best (and worst) experiences of my life have been eating around Tokyo. Everything from hole in the wall, to restaurants with Iron Chefs, I’ve done my fair share of eating around Tokyo. With so many food choices in Tokyo, to say it is overwhelming is an understatement! I will help create the ultimate foodie tour with you around Tokyo and of course helping to navigate Tokyo. Whether you are in search of sweet, spicy, sushi, fried, vegetarian, upscale or food-carts, I can make it happen! Minium of 6 hours.
- Tokyo or Kyoto Portrait Session — Don’t really need a guide but want to get some photos to document your wonderful trip in Japan? I will be available for portrait or family portrait sessions in Tokyo or Kyoto.
- Need help with something else while in Japan? Chances are I can help you make the most of your trip to Japan!
Since I am going for some vacation as well, I am accepting a very limited number of bookings for Japan this summer, so contact me ASAP to get your Japan experience started!Feb 29 | Evan | No Comments |
You have probably already seen some photos from my most recent photo tour of Japan when I guided a lovely couple from Turkey from Tokyo to Hiroshima and back, but here are a few more of my favorites from the trip. Actually to be more specific, our photography tour of Japan took us from Tokyo to Hakone to Kyoto to Nara to Hiroshima to Miyajima to Koyasan and then back to Tokyo! Really was an amazing trip and even I got to see some new places in Japan. I’m already looking forward to the next guided tour of Japan in the Summer or Fall, but space/time is limited, so go ahead and contact me if you are interested in traveling to Japan with a professional photographer!Jan 18 | Evan | No Comments |
One of the best parts about leading photo tours in Japan is meeting and developing relationships with my fellow travelers in Japan. Part of the experience that I offer with Japan Photo Guide is to help document your trip to Japan. Of course you will be taking lot’s of photos of Japan, but I think it is important that I take photos of you as you are experiencing Japan. Look through your previous travel photos and I’m sure you will notice the amount of photos of the entire group together is few and far between. The times when you do have travel photos of everyone, you are usually asking the waiter or some random stranger to take a photo, which might not come out so great! As a professional photographer, while traveling around Japan as a guide, it is always a pleasure to take photos of everyone with me… Especially when I get comments like this:
“All of them are great! Thank you very very much Evan! :) We visited Japan with you again :) You made our day thank you. Those are wonderfull memories.”
Check out the rest of my favorite photos of this lovely couple experiencing Japan for the first time and from my most recent Japan Photo Guide trip to Japan: