Best Japan pictures, 2016 (Black and white)

And today the best pictures in black and white I captured here in Japan in 2016. Do you like more the color series from yesterday’s blogpost or the black and white series of today?

Do you take black and white pictures? Why? For me is a question of how I feel, sometimes I would feel like black and white and I take only b&w pictures for days and even weeks. Then my mood changes for some weird reason and I go back to color 🙂

Best Japan pictures, 2016 (Color)

I don’t like the feeling of time fading into eternity, that’s why use my camera to immortalize moments of it. These the pictures which I consider to be best ones I took here in Japan in 2016. I will divide them into two posts: this one with color photos and the next one that I will publish tomorrow with black and white photography.

I took all these using my Nikon D800 except the picture at the sushi restaurant, that one I captured it using my iPhone 5. At the end of this post I’m also sharing a video with some scenes of my life here in Tokyo, also shoot using iPhone5 and edited using iMovie.

If you want a high resolution version of any of the pictures you can download them from Flickr (Feel free to use them any way you want, even commercially, as long as you mention Hector Garcia-A Geek In Japan as the author of them)

Best photos of Japan from previous years:

Second hand cameras in Japan

Years ago it was worthwhile to buy new cameras in Japan (It was generally cheaper). I don’t think that’s true anymore, for most new cameras the price difference (Japan – other countries) is almost nonexistent.

But when people travelling to Japan ask me, I tell them that if they are really into photography what is still worthwhile is to enjoy visiting secondhand camera shops. Many of them have disappeared but there are still plenty of secondhand and oldschool film camera shops that you can find in the most random places. This one in the pictures is a very local shop that Carlos and me found while walking around Asakusa. From outside it doesn’t feel like a camera shop, it blends with the soba restaurants and coffee places in the same street.

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This the exact location of the shop in the pictures and these are other popular secondhand camera shops in Tokyo are Ozawa Camera, Fujiya Camera and Map Camera.