Friday, May 18, 2012

Actually I am busy with my current job and Technology based blogging so a little time to give the update of fashion blog.The Tokyo Motor Show,the 44th edition of which is currently being held at Makuhari Messe,were called the Tokyo Camera Convention,it's doubtful anybody would think it strange.From the lowliest mobile phone cameras to the high powered,geared out dSLRs,plus everything in between,everybody had one in hand with the purpose of photographing two things:girls and cars,and basically in that order.Actually it was no contest.Cars alone gathered modest crowds,but when they brought out one or more models to pose with the cars, the hordes gathered en masse,jostling,elbows out,scrabbling for the best position.And yes,our team were right there with them including me.

I never let myself get in the thick of the crushing mobs of Japan if I can help it,but I wanted to work on my people(meaning female models)photography skills as it's an area where I don't have much(read none)experience.
This beauty was modeling for the Korean carrozeria company CT&T,which makes those tiny electric cars.

I'll be honest,I've never really had the intense interest in cars that a lot of guys seem to have,but as I was there I took a few car photos just for,you know,balance.The rear wheel drive Toyota FT-86,highly recommended by one of my students as a car to watch out for. Will be released in two years time.

I went to the show with MJG and Dale,which in the absence of fearless leader Jason,are my two current photography cohorts.However upon arrival we pretty much split up and did our own thing.

I for one had a great time. It was just like how Colin James put it:'chicks and cars and the third world war',(just without the third world war part).These two girls were helping out Daihatsu.There was even a guy model with them, maybe to attract more females? Sadly,the lenses mainly ignored him.

The Lexus LF-Ch. A great looking car in need of a name upgrade.

I started out shooting with my 50mm prime, then switched to the 11-16mm Tokina for some car shots, but in the end my 80-200 telephoto lens saved the day.

This girl modeling for Subaru was the most popular model there as far as I could tell, maybe it was the leather.Hordes of camera wielding geeks mobbed her,but somehow I made it to the front.

Another Lexus,this time the LFA.Although there were lots of hybrid and family-like cars on display,I focused on the sports cars.Someday when I'm going through my mid-life.I'll no doubt be driving something like this.

Some of the girls were modeling,and others were telling us why we should buy their cars.

Overall it was a good photography exercise.The light was good but the intensity was different depending on which display I was shooting so I was constantly having to adjust the ISO and shutter speed,not something I really need to do much when I'm hiking and the light is fairly constant.other Subaru model.

A receptionist at the desk of Bridgestone.

Suzuki girl directing lineups of people who wanted to sit on some motorcycles.

The Sai,Toyota's 2010 hybrid release.

The Tokyo Motor show is open to the public from October 24th to November 4th,and tickets cost 1300 yen at the door,or 1100 yen in advance. Bring your camera,some patience,your elbows,and thou shalt be rewarded.


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