Photoshoot with Ting Ting at the Murin’an Gardens
desktop background image of a lady in kimono at the Murin -- Quiet Moment at the Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴), Kyoto Japan -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Quiet Moment
at the Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴), Kyoto Japan
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I spent a few hours today in the Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) in eastern Kyoto, doing a photoshoot with Ting Ting, which you might remember from Photoshoot at the Peak of the Haradanien Garden’s Awesomeness two days ago.

Like two days ago, I was with Eric, Gigi, and Damien, but this time Gigi was behind her own camera as well...

Typical Scene -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Typical Scene
Easy Smile -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Easy Smile

I really enjoyed the situation with three photographers and one subject. While someone else is directing Ting Ting to look this way or move that way, I can capture pseudo-candid shots that I'd probably not get otherwise.

For example, early on while being directed by Gigi...

Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.8, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos

From time to time, Ting Ting would also be the photographer...

Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Enjoying the Garden -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Enjoying the Garden
Listening to one of the photographer's direction -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Listening
to one of the photographer's direction
Wrapper for the sweet that comes with the tea -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Wrapper
for the sweet that comes with the tea
Typical Scene -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/2.2, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Typical Scene
Gorgeous Light -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/2.2, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Gorgeous Light
Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/2.2, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Slight Rimlight using the iPhone flashlight to add a bit of hair highlight for Gigi's shot -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Slight Rimlight
using the iPhone flashlight to add a bit of hair highlight for Gigi's shot
Following Damien's direction on posing and movement -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/800 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Following
Damien's direction on posing and movement
Slight Correction -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Slight Correction
Not Quite the hands feel staged, but with a smile like that who cares? -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/800 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Not Quite
the hands feel staged, but with a smile like that who cares?
Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Rich Light -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Rich Light
Gigi After the Shoot doing an exaggerated pose -- Murin'an Garden (無鄰菴) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Gigi After the Shoot
doing an exaggerated pose

Eric and Gigi return to America tomorrow. It was great fun with them while they were here.


One comment so far...

What a great photo shoot. Your model, Ting Ting is beautiful in an effortless way. I found myself drawn to “From time to time, Ting Ting would also be the photographer”. -This shot seems so quintessential Japan to me for some reason.

(1)Japanese Garden. Check!
(2)Traditional Japanese Room. Check!
(3)Stunning Quiet Beauty of an Asian woman. Check!
(4)Kimono and Kimono Socks. Check!
(5)Beautiful Asian woman casually shooting photos with a big gun Japanese dSLR. Check.

You’d almost expect to see a kimono clad woman using a diminutive and fashionable p&s camera like a Pentax Q7 or a maybe the Olympus O-product camera from back in the day.

Seeing her shoot with the big Nikon dSLR is a unique juxtaposition that is pleasantly out-of-place and harmonious at the same time. Almost like some of the vintage beer ads you used to see in Japan of delicate and beautiful women championing Asahi/Kirin/Sapporo beer.

Great shots. Looks like it was a lot of fun.

Yeah, since I’m into cameras, a pretty girl with a nice camera is somehow a particularly attractive scene. Plus, I seem to like taking photos of people taking photos (since this 2006 post, which predates both Lightroom and me having skill with the camera or blog). And of course I like kimono, so I turn to putty when they all combine. Don’t see it often, but I’m reminded of this shot. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ron Evans on April 15th, 2015 at 2:46am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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