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Shibuya Halloween 2019
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Paris, France, November 2019
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Bangkok Street Portrait #3
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Rainbows
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Lyon, France, October 2019
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My Name is Lukasz Palka. Born in Poland, raised in the US, and residing in Japan since 2008, I am an urban photographer interested in all aspects of the Tokyo Metropolis; its people, its infrastructure, and the endless stories that unfold in the city’s streets.

I photograph in multiple genres, street photography, urban landscape, urbex, and others. Though my work is varied, it is aimed at one goal: a personal portrait of a great city. From its rooftops to its underbelly, Tokyo has fascinated me since I first arrived a decade ago. I am often asked what is it about Japan or about Tokyo that I like most, but it’s impossible to narrow it down to a single aspect. The city breaths like a living organism, energy ebbs and flows within it, while humans and traffic pump through its arteries as though propelled by a beating heart. It’s impossible not to be intoxicated by this environment of light and concrete, stage to the dramas of life. The only way for me to comprehend and convey these notions is through photography.

My inspirations lie in the masters of photography; William Eggleston, Saul Leiter, Alex Webb and many others. I am also inspired by the science fiction genre in various media. Works such as Neuromancer, Blade Runner, Deus Ex, and Ghost in the Shell help form a visual narrative. Let me take you on a journey into the Tokyo Metropolis.


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Street Photography with Flash on Halloween
Learn how to use your flash in the streets for the best results. I explain the difference between auto flash (TTL) and the slow-sync setting, with examples demonstrating how these settings affect the photos. I also talks about how he uses his flash on Halloween in the streets of Shibuya in a way that brings out the ambient colors of the scene while still illuminating the subjects. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo5s9zgNTOw
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Tokyo Long Exposure Photography Basics
I head to Shinjuku to teach you how to get a long exposure photo of traffic in the busy streets of Tokyo. I cover all of the settings that you will need to achieve this shot, and in the process you will get a better understanding of aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and a few other camera details such as the histogram. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSVVASoaroM
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How to do Zoom Blur... with a Twist
I head to a popular foot bridge in Shinjuku to practice using zoom blur to capture cool shots of the cityscape. I talk about the optimal camera settings for these shots, including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO (for example, 2 seconds, f/8, 100 ISO). After some shots with the tripod, I also teaches Chica something she hasn't tried yet: a zoom blur with a twist. Watch the video to see how it's done! Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-_PlUJvU1s
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EintoeRnHobbyist Photographer

Greetings and many thanks for stopping by, Lukasz !
hosaguHobbyist Photographer

Lukasz, merci :)

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JoeSlucherProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks for the devwatch!

burningmonkProfessional Photographer
My pleasure! :D
Art-deWhillHobbyist General Artist

Hi Lukasz, please let me thank you so very much for your faves and for putting me onto your +watch! It is all super appreciated! :)