• Camera • Hotel Pickup • Transportation • Tripod (available for rent)
Minimum Required Gear
• A comfy pair of shoes • DSLR or mirrorless camera capable of manual modes • 18-55mm zoom lens (on crop sensor) or similar prime lenses • 24-70mm zoom lens (on full frame) or similar prime lenses • Tripod (available for rent)
• Wide-angle zoom or prime lens (around 20mm to 28mm) • Ultra-wide zoom or prime lens (14mm to 20mm) • Tripod is required (available for rent)
The vermillion gates of Shinto, adorned with holy symbols, lead us up the forested mountainside. Deep in the cover of night we enter a sacred garden brimming with mysteries veiled in a ghostly atmosphere. But fear not—we will cast our artificial light into the darkness and illuminate the beauty of the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
What We’ll Shoot
Learn the secrets of light painting in a setting ripe with potential. We will use a variety of artificial lights to reveal the shrine’s details in the dark. You’ll get coached on the best camera settings for light painting but also on the subtle handling of light sources to create impressive images.
Where We’ll Explore
We will go to Fushimi Inari, the most visited shine in Japan, after sunset when all the tourists have gone home. We will hit the iconic ‘tunnel of torii gates’ of course, but also hidden sub-shrines peppering the mountainside. We will climb a short way up the mountain into spooky and otherworldly parts of the shrine grounds.
Instructors for this Photo Adventure
We meet under the big red entrance gate of Fushimi Inari. The gate illuminated with spotlights. You will see foxes on each side of the gate and a water fountain to the left.