What’s the Story?
You find yourself in a Japanese tea house with an adjoining garden. The serenity gradually gives way to excitement as the moment draws near when a lovely Maiko, an apprentice Geisha, will arrive. Gracing us with her beauty, we spring into action as pro photographers in our very own studio—capture the elegance and charm of a Maiko.
What We’ll Shoot
You will learn how to set up lighting and work with natural light in a traditional environment that presents various challenges as well as benefits for a photoshoot. You will also be coached on posing your subject, a lovely Maiko, in order to convey emotion and express a narrative beyond mere portraiture.
Where We’ll Explore
We meet at the side entrance of the Kyoto National Museum where we will be able to use their traditional tea house called ‘Tan-an.’ The house is surrounded by a pristine Japanese style garden, transporting us to another time in history. The setting serves as an ideal photo studio, suiting our model and inspiring our eye.
How Does it Work?
- 13:00 Pickup at your hotel
- 13:15 – 14:00 Prepare the shooting location and get prepared for the shoot
- 14:00 – 14:30 Meet the geisha and get to know her with casual chat
- 14:30 – 16:00 Photoshoot with the geisha
- 16:15 Finish