Tokyo Photography Workshop (Sept. 24-28, 2018)

If you have a passion for photography, want to experience Tokyo, and take your photography to the next level, this workshop is for you.

Tokyo is absolutely one of my favorite cities in the world for photography. There is something about the city which inspires and motivates me to shoot photography. I love the Japanese Zen aesthetics, the crazy rush of people, as well as just how different the Japanese culture is from anywhere else in the world.

The first time I went to Tokyo in 2008, I was blown away. I was awe-struck by the intensity of the streets of Shibuya, the inspirational grittiness of Shinjuku, and the quiet and tranquil streets of Ueno. And honestly, I love to teach photography workshops where I personally like to shoot photography. Tokyo is one of those places.

I think a week in Tokyo is ideal. It gives you enough chance to explore different neighborhoods, try out some of the great Japanese food, as well as the chance to really feel part of the city.

I really want this workshop to not just be a photography workshop - but an experience.

That means, the focus of the workshop is not just to improve your photography, but for you to get to know Tokyo better.

If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to come to Tokyo, and your passion is photography, this workshop is for you.

Tokyo Photography Workshop / Arnaud Lemorillon

The workshop format

The workshop format is going to be focused on helping you improve your photography over the week, to focus on a personal photography project, and have the chance for you to take your photography to the next level.

In the workshop, I will accompany you when shooting on the streets, giving you practical tips, advice, and encouragement— to push you outside of your comfort zone. I also will make sure to maximize your shooting time, and for you to spend as much time exploring the diverse neighborhoods of Tokyo.

In the workshop, you will have the opportunity to work on your own self-directed photography project, with feedback and guidance from me and your fellow peers in the workshop. You will therefore have freedom to check out different neighborhoods in the workshop like Shibuya, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Ueno, Harajuku, or any other of the cool trendy neighborhoods in Tokyo.

Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to get real-time feedback on your photographs, and your progress during the workshop.

I think one of the most difficult things in our photography is to get honest feedback, which is constructive (teaching us how to make better photographs). I feel one of the best parts of the workshop is the opportunity to share your photographs with like-minded individuals, who foster a supportive community of learning and self-improvement.

The week

The workshop will start on a Monday, and end up a Friday.

Each day, we will start off by shooting in the morning, and getting feedback on our photos daily at coffee shops. This will give you an intense opportunity to not only shoot a lot, but get lots of feedback on your photos.

Furthermore, each night we will have dinner together - giving us more opportunities to talk about photography, life, and the chance for us to bond on a deeper level.

By the end of the week, you will edit down your project to your best 10 photos. These 10 photos will be a distillation of your best photos in Tokyo. Each photo will stand on its own, will be strong, and be an image you are proud of putting in your portfolio.

Consider this workshop as an opportunity for you to escape the craziness of life back home - perhaps your stressful job, your family life, and for the unique chance for you to put 100% of your focus and energy on your photography.

Tokyo Photography Workshop / Arnaud Lemorillon

Investing in the workshop

The tuition of the workshop for the 5 days is ¥ 230000 JPY. However if you register before Aug. 27, 2018 - you will get a ¥ 60000 JPY discount - so a total early-bird price of ¥ 170000 JPY.

I know the workshop is a substantial investment, and I want to guarantee your money’s worth. Therefore I offer a 100% money-back guarantee, meaning - if you do the week-long workshop in Tokyo, and you don’t feel like you’ve improved your photography or taken your work to the next level, let I know that you’re not satisfied, and we will refund you 100% of your tuition. I really have faith that this workshop will transform your photography, help you conquer your fears, and give you an experience you will never forget.

Workshop Logistics

A break-down of the logistics for the workshop:

Date: Sept. 24-28, 2018 (Monday to Friday)
Time: 10am-7pm everyday
Workshop cap: 6 participants
Location: Ueno, Tokyo

Don’t miss your chance

2018 Tokyo Photography 5 days Workshop
Tuition: ¥ 230000 JPY
[Early-Bird Price of ¥ 170000 JPY before August 27, 2018]

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Once you submit your payment, your spot is secured for the workshop.

If you have any questions about the payment and the workshop, send me an email:

Hotel, food and transportation

Also note that the tuition of the workshop doesn’t include hotel, food, drinks, metro tickets or airfare.

The exact location of the venue for the Tokyo workshop will be in the “Ueno” area - close to central Tokyo, and affordable.

Tokyo Photography Workshop / Arnaud Lemorillon

Hope to see you soon

I am excited to (potentially) have you at this week-long Tokyo Photography Workshop. Talk to your partner about the possible trip (maybe convince them to come along with you to Tokyo), see if you can take time off work, and whether your budget allows for this workshop and trip this year.

I do truly believe that investing in experiences is one of the best investments for your time and money. And trust me, this workshop will be great.

Love to have you again, and help guide you in your photography development.


Cancellations / Refund Policy

We reserve the right to make alternative arrangements or cancel the workshop with less than 3 participants.
For international applicants, we are not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is modified or cancelled.
We highly recommend that you buy refundable tickets and/or travel insurance.

By submitting your deposit you agree to these terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there any pre-requisites for attending this course?

A: No there isn’t! This workshop will be best suited for photographers who have a strong understanding of how to operate their camera, and have had some experience in street photography and want to take their skills to the next level.

Q: What do I need to bring to the workshop?

A: You will need to bring the following to the workshop:

Q: What if I need to leave early one of the days / show up late?

A: That is okay; please let us know in advance so we could accommodate to your schedule.

Q: What if I cannot attend one of the days, but wish to attend the workshop anyways?

A: You still will be able to attend the workshop. Contact us regarding the matter, and we can sort it out to best fit your schedule.

Tokyo Photography Workshop / Arnaud Lemorillon

Don’t miss your chance

Live life without regrets. Don’t wait too long before registering for the workshop, as I’m pretty certain this workshop is going to sell-out soon. Also the sooner you book the workshop, the cheaper your airfare.

To secure your spot for this workshop, please submit the full tuition