Japanese style photography is quite popular. Many PS filters can be found on the internet. But real Japanese style photos can not be easily done with some filters. The best way to learn this Japanese style is to refer to other people's works, of course.
This time, we introduce breeze kaze, a Flickr Photographer from Japan. Minolta XD, MC Rokkor-PG 58/1.2, Kodak Portra 400
Her work does not use any novel shooting techniques, but the composition and use of light have a comfortable and concise taste. And even though most of her photos are just images of everyday life, they are very different.
If you want to take such Japanese style photos, you might as well take a look at her works and learn her shooting techniques. Here I try to do a little analysis.
Most Japanese works use very simple compositions to highlight the main body with simple backgrounds. Of course, the most commonly used method is to soften other scenery with shallow depth of field.
Minolta XD, MC Rokkor-PG 58/1.2, Kodak Portra 400.
Minolta XD, MC Rokkor-PG 58/1.2 Kodak Portra 400.
In addition, Japanese photography often shoots objects from a horizontal angle, while breeze. Kaze often shoots close to the ground. You may as well try more if you can bear the strange sight of passers-by.
In order to produce light tones in the solar system, lighter films can be used. Breeze. Kaze often uses Kodak's PORTRA and EKTAR, as well as Fuji's Reala, Natura and Pro400.
Pictures from the Photography Guide for Japanese Fresh Photographs
In addition, she also likes to use defocused scenery as a background color. Next time you take a picture, you can pay more attention to the background scenery and see if you can add a special color to the picture.