Arashiyama Bamboo Forest - Japan
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Andy Yee

Japan Autumn Workshop

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Andy Yee
Image: Andy Yee, a7R III with 35mm full-frame image sensor Arashiyama Bamboo Forest - Japan
Advocate
Andy Yee
Japan Autumn Workshop
Advocate
Andy Yee
Image: Andy Yee,
Advocate
Andy Yee
Japan Autumn Workshop
Advocate
Andy Yee
Image: Andy Yee,
Explore Japan during Autumn, awash in a sea of reds, oranges and yellows

About the event

$2,000.00 deposit required to secure your spot

Full cost of event is $7,150 per person, twin-share room. A Single supplement is available upon request for an additional cost of $1,000. Remaining balance minus the deposit will be paid direct to Andy Yee Photography.

Balance due: 30 September 2019.

In early November, Japan explodes into a dazzling array of colour as autumn hits its peak. The Japan Autumn Workshop is timed to sees the flora at its fiery peak; the countryside awash in a sea of reds, oranges and yellows. This nine day intensive workshop encapsulates the most exceptional landscapes, temples, shrines, waterfalls and lakes that Japan has to offer, and there will even be some deer too!

Lead by landscape award-winning photographer Andy Yee, and accompanied by self-admitted Japanophile Alexander J.E. Bradley, this tour will push your photography to the next level. The intimate group size of 6 is designed for personal attention to develop your photographic vision.

Day 1-3: Kyoto

We begin our adventure in Kyoto: the cultural heart of Japan. Steeped in history, Kyoto has some of the most colourful temples and shrines found anywhere in the world. Our time will be wisely spent in the right locations at the right time. Early morning in the serene bamboo forest, late afternoon along the path of a thousand Torii Gates as the shadows grow long, evenings at illuminated temples such as Kiyomizu-dera. If we are lucky, we might even hear the shuffling of Geisha as they hurry from tea-house to tea-house in the twilight of Gion.

Day 4: Nara + Mount Yoshino

Our first destination outside of Kyoto will be Nara; home to hundreds of wild deer and tightly packed with historical building such as the Todai-ji, the largest wooden building in the world. The area boasts its beautiful mountain scenery, which will be perfect in Autumn. We will spend the night at Mount Yoshino which is nestled between hills bursting with vibrant colours in every direction. We will share a room in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn and relax in an onsen, hot spring bath, after dinner.

Day 5: Coastal Kansai

Nachi falls is a spectacular complement to Seiganto temple - Temple of the Blue Waves. Along the coast of Wakayama and Mie prefectures lie some of the most unique rock formations found in all Japan. Home to the jagged Hashigui-iwa Rocks and the adorable Wedded Rocks.

Day 6-7: Fuji Five Lakes

No trip to Japan in Autumn would be complete without a photograph of the iconic Mt Fuji. The Fuji Five-Lakes district is breathtaking at this time of the year as autumn brings a vibrancy that exemplifies the natural beauty of the lakes and vistas in the region. We will take out time to explore a wide array of shooting locations so you will be sure to capture the shy mountain in its best light.

Day 8-9: Tokyo

Leaving Fuji we will pass through Hakone before we will round out the workshop in the megatropolis of Tokyo. From the neon-lit streets of Shinjuku, and the impressive skyline of this futuristic city, to the quiet and spiritual lantern covered alleys of the old Asakusa district, Tokyo is a contradictory city full of wonder. The workshop will conclude after breakfast on Day 10.

We understand getting the photo into the card is only half of the battle. During the workshop, there will be time to go over post-processing to help you create images that pack a punch. Our photographers will sit down with you to assist your selection process, Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and techniques, and develop your best images, so you can showcase the finest Japan has to offer.

The trip is suitable for the photographer with basic knowledge through to expert level.

Group size will be maximum of 6 people. Cost will cover 9 nights accommodation, ground transport, park entrances fees and all breakfast + dinner meals.

Japan is a gastronomic destination in and of itself. With such a wide and varied selection to choose from, you will learn that Japanese food is more than just Sushi. From succulent seafood to giant bowls of Raman, crispy tempura, or Kansai Okonomiyaki, you will come to appreciate all of what Japan has to offer your palate. When we aren't leaving in the dark to shoot sunrise, breakfasts will be provided. All dinners will be offered, but lunch and drinks will be up to you. We will be staying in three-star or greater hotels during our trip. We will spend one night in a Ryokan, a traditional Japanese Inn, which will be quite the experience. Each hotel has been selected for their value and offers a comfortable stay in petite but modern and well-equipped rooms. All rooms on the workshop will be provided as single occupancy. Flights to Japan are not included

$2,000.00 deposit required to secure your spot

Full cost of event is $7,150 per person, twin-share room. A Single supplement is available upon request for an additional cost of $1,000. Remaining balance minus the deposit will be paid direct to Andy Yee Photography.

Balance due: 30 September 2019.

Techniques covered

  • Landscapes  
  • Architecture
  • Wildlife
  • Portrait
  • Filters
  • Night photography
  • Astrophotography
  • We understand getting the photo into the card is only half of the battle. During the workshop, there will be time to go over post-processing to help you create images that pack a punch. Our photographers will sit down with you to assist your selection process, Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and techniques, and develop your best images, so you can showcase your photography prowess. 

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Lenses that cover a range of lengths from wide for landscape and longer for portrait and wildlife
  • Tripod
  • A sense of adventure! 

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

All breakfast and dinners are included. As we are usually on the move during the day from location to location, lunches will be up to you :)

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