Hello! We’re Tokyo based mostly husband and spouse pictures duo, Ippei and Janine. Ippei is from Tokyo and Janine is from Melbourne, we discovered one another in Amsterdam whereas residing there.
We have now been based mostly in Tokyo for nearly 15 years now, doing out of doors/journey life-style pictures for manufacturers and company ads, life-style portraiture, and Sony Xperia ambassador tasks.
Though we now have been doing industrial pictures for a few years, our enterprise grew quickly in a unique route when our daughter was born, shifting to life-style pictures. Having a rising and altering new human in our lives, in addition to frequent bursts of journey significantly round Japan for photoshoots, gave us (and continues to present us) nice inspiration to create lovely, storytelling photos.
Our daughter is now seven and nonetheless options in lots of our photos, along with her cheeky smile and zest for all times!
This life change rapidly led us to supply our companies to non-corporate purchasers for household events comparable to engagements, weddings, maternity and new child. Creating highly effective but timeless cinematic photos to inform their distinctive tales.
Through the years we now have gravitated to Sony merchandise (we used to make use of Canon our bodies, with both Canon or third-party lenses).
Primary Gear Discuss
Sony Alpha 1 – AKA “The Workhorse”. This has been THE digital camera because the day we bought our arms on it (the day of its launch!). Beforehand our predominant workhorse was the combo of the Alpha 9 sequence and the Alpha 7R IV, and we longed for a digital camera that mixed the strengths of the Alpha 9 sequence and Alpha 7R sequence in a single package deal.
We by no means thought there can be a excessive megapixel digital camera with a quicker and extra correct real-time monitoring than the Alpha 9 sequence!
Sony Alpha 9 – With a shoot that requires each of us capturing, the Alpha 9 is a good dependable second digital camera. We like its compact and lighter package deal. The smaller file measurement makes it generally extra appropriate relying on the kind of venture. This was the primary digital camera that made us realise that we might by no means return to a digital camera with gradual sensor readout velocity (in silent shutter mode).
Sony Xperia PRO-I – We’re at present utilizing the pre-production pattern, though we now have used Xperia for a while now as a second super-compact digital camera to the Alpha. For a Smartphone, this new Xperia PRO-I has unbelievable picture high quality, with a whopping 1-inch picture sensor.
It actually seems like a mini Alpha digital camera now that the eye-AF and real-time monitoring have change into extremely succesful, all by means of the acquainted Alpha type consumer interface. Principally this Smartphone eradicated our want for the RX0 and RX100 sequence.
Sony 50mm f/1.2 G Grasp – We expect this lens along with the Alpha 1 is a match made in heaven! We love the focal size and it’s at all times been important to have an excellent 50mm for our portraiture work. We love its rendering coupled with its bokeh and AF velocity as we’re tending to do increasingly more low gentle pictures.
The f/1.2 can also be a welcome improve from the 50ZA. Evidently, the scale and the burden of the 50mm GM is spectacular for a f/1.2 lens.
Sony 24mm f/1.4 G Grasp – With regards to out of doors life-style and journey pictures, 24mm is our focal of selection, and this quick but compact 24mm GM is our go-to lens. Moreover its excellent optical high quality, the compact measurement and light-weight weight of this 24mm GM is an enormous benefit since we at all times need to go as light-weight as potential when exploring nature (as different dad and mom of younger kids would know, there’s at all times lots to hold).
Sony 35mm f/1.4 G Grasp – It’s not typically that we use a 35mm focal, nevertheless it’s our go-to lens after we can’t resolve between 24mm and 50mm, or if we will take only one lens. Similar to the opposite current quick GM prime lenses, this 35mm GM can also be optically excellent whereas being so compact and light-weight for a f/1.4 lens, which we actually respect.
Sony 20mm f/1.8 G Grasp – When the 24mm GM will not be fairly broad sufficient and a shallow depth of subject is desired, this quick 20mm is the answer for us after we are out exploring. Getting near the topic whereas together with the environment provides a cinematic and storytelling perspective that engages viewers into feeling that fleeting second.
Voigtlander Tremendous Large-Helliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical III – This compact, sharp and virtually distortion-free lens is nice for inside pictures, in addition to for exploring caves and jungles after we need to go light-weight.
DJI Mavic 2 Professional – It was unimaginable to fly a drone like Mavic 2 Professional after we had been flying our self-built and fairly frankly harmful drone 10 years in the past! The picture high quality from Hasselblad’s 1-inch sensor digital camera is an enormous step ahead in contrast with the primary Mavic Professional.
Lume Dice Led Panel – This gentle has sometimes saved the day. Though we want to shoot solely with accessible gentle, generally it’s inevitable to make use of fill gentle.
We have now by no means bought a preset for modifying our photos. We’ve been engaged on our personal authentic Lightroom preset for nearly 10 years now, and it’s an evolving course of.
Lastly – Considered one of our pictures above was taken with the Sony Xperia Smartphone. Any guesses?