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Andy Yee
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Japan Winter Workshop

Andy Yee
Image: Alpha 7R III (A7RM3A)
Andy Yee
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Advocate
Japan Winter Workshop
Andy Yee
Image: Alpha 7R III (A7RM3B)
Andy Yee
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Advocate
Japan Winter Workshop
Andy Yee
Snow monkeys and wintery Japanese landscapes

About the event

 

$1,000.00 deposit required to secure your spot.

Full cost of event is $11000 per person. Remaining balance minus the deposit will be paid direct to Andy Yee Photography. Any clients outside of Australia and New Zealand that would like to book for this workshop are invited to visit www.andyyee.com to make a reservation

Balance due: 30 November 2023. Maximum group number of participants is 6 people.

Highlights

* Tokyo streets and skyline sunset

* Snow monkeys

* Red Crowned Cranes of Hokkaido

* Mount Fuji 

* Biei landscapes 

* Shirogane waterfall 

* Sapporo Snow Festival 

* Otaru Snow Path Festival

* Ebisu Rocks + Nikka Distillery

* Matsumoto Castle 

* The food! 

* The culture! 

 

Japan Winter Itinerary

Days 1 and 2 — Tokyo

The trip commences in Tokyo. We take in the bustling street life of Japan's very own megalopolis. At this time of year, its possible to capture “Diamond Fuji” with the Tokyo skyline that shows the incredible expanse of this modern city. We also visit some of the picturesque traditional areas and temples at times with less crowds. 

 

Day 3 — Kushiro

We fly from Tokyo to Kushiro on the northern island to spend time photographing the rare and sacred red crowned cranes of Hokkaido. Capturing the cranes dancing in the snowfall is something you will want to witness with a camera in your hand.

Day 4 — Biei

We then head out into the winter wilderness of the Biei area and its picture perfect snow covered landscapes. Like something out of a fairy tale, the terrain appears perfectly manicured in a frozen setting.

Day 5 — Sapporo

The largest snow festival in Japan lights up in Sapporo at night with impressive snow and ice sculptures across the city. Street photography in one of the most snowy cities in the world offers exceptional images.

Day 6 — Otaru

The Otaru Snow Path festival is held in a small fishing village that lights the canal and adorns the village with ice installations. This is a beautiful time to be in Japan with a camera!

Days 7 and 8 — Jigokudani

We fly from Sapporo to Niigata and head to the land of the snow monkeys. A day with the snow monkeys up in the hills of Jigokudani is something you won’t experience anywhere else in the world. Photographing them during their winter routine of keeping warm while sitting in hot springs in the snow is something remarkable you wont easily forget.

Day 9 — Mt Fuji

We then head to Matsomoto where the “Black Castle” resides in the center of town. With its surroundings covered in snow, it's a great opportunity to see one of the finest preserved castles in all of Japan. 

A drive to the vicinity of Mount Fuji offers a variety of stunning lakes and landscapes against the background of the majestic Fuji-san. 

Day 10 — Tokyo

We return to Tokyo with a final day to explore. Our tour will conclude at the end of this day and participants can arrange to depart the following day.

 

The 10 day tour coverages a wide spectrum of photography and will be an unforgettable cultural experience. The trip will allow enough opportunities to capture key moments and also cover editing techniques and processes to help you get the most value out of the trip.

 

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 to cover a range of subjects from city scapes, street, landscape, wildlife, night and portrait
  • tripod
  • A sense fo adventure!

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

Dress warm and in layers. Its warm inside, its cold outside. We will be in a variety of environments from warm and cosy to extreme cold. Bring gloves, beanie, and warm socks!
All accommodation for the workshop and domestic return flights from Tokyo to Hokkaido are included. All breakfast and dinners are included, lunch will usually be your responsibility
The domestic flights from Tokyo to Hokkaido as part of the trip are included. Your flights to and from Tokyo are not included.
All accomodation for the workshop for the dates specified are included
Mon 5 Feb 2024, 1:00PM - Wed 14 Feb 2024, 3:00PM
Suitable for all levels
A$1,000 per/person    

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Andy Yee

Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Andy Yee specialises in travel and tourism photography . When not leading workshops in exotic locations, he can be found in Sydney...

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