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Macro workshop: Anamoriinari and the bayside near Haneda

On this workshop we will be investigating the neighbourhood of Anamoriinari, down by Haneda Airport, using macro lenses, close-up filters and extension-tubes.

The idea of the workshop is to look at the various techniques for getting closeups and to produce a set of photos that tell a story of the neighbourhood through some of its tiniest details.

The area we are visiting has a wonderful kitsune [fox] shrine, which is near our starting point at the Keikyu Line station.

From there we will walk through some characterful backstreets and down to the bayside. We'll then walk along the bayside where there are various interesting subjects for macro, including old fishing boats, small sections of shell beach, trees, scrub, harbour wall and general seaside detritus.

Meeting place: Exit [there is only one] of Anamoriinari Station. This is on the Haneda Airport branch of the Keikyu Line.

Meeting time: 10.30hrs

Approximate finishing time: 17:30hrs

Approximate distance of route: 4kms

Map of route and key waypoints:

Quality of walking route: road, harbour wall, all easy going terrain

Gear required: if you have any macro lenses, lenses capable of shooting in a macro mode, closeup filters, extension tubes, reversing rings.. these will all be useful. 

Gear Alfie has which can be used by people: Nikon D700, Nikon D800, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f.2,8 lens, Nikon compatible extension tubes [12, 24, 36mm sizes], a couple of closeup filters [52mm thread].


Fee: 5000Yen

Book your place by RSVP'ing here at or by emailing me at [masked] 

Look forward to seeing some of you there. Thanks.


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  • Alfie G.

    Great to see everyone. Some great pics from each of you. Working on them now, fora little magazine spread.

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Numi_troll

    Thanks for a very interesting photowalk!

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • Marta

    Thanks for sharing such a great place!

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Taro

    Alfie'd workshop is Instructive, well paced, and low pressure. Enjoyable overall.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • NINI

    Hey Alfie, I'd apologise that tomorrow I couldn't come because something has come up. I'm sorry i have to cancel this event but hope I'd be able to meet you next time.

    April 26, 2014

    • Alfie G.

      OK. Thanks for letting me know.

      April 27, 2014

  • Alfie G.

    Hi everyone. Will bring the Alien Bee Ringflash and MiniVagabond portable battery tomorrow. My son is coming.... so he can carry some stuff. I'm such a bad father :-)

    April 26, 2014

  • Alfie G.

    Have just updated the amount of places left, as I had two people signup from my other mailing list. So there are currently nine people attending.

    April 24, 2014

  • Alfie G.

    Picked up a bunch more close-up filters from the local camera shop yesterday. Have 77mm, 58mm, 55mm, 52mm filter thread... and in various strengths of magnification.

    April 23, 2014

  • Alfie G.

    Hi folks

    All looking good for this workshop on Sunday. Will post a few updates here this week, just to keep you all enthused. :-) Looking forward to it.

    April 21, 2014

  • Alfie G.

    There's not much I ever cancel, but tomorrow's workshop I am going to have to cancel. Or at least postpone until the 27th April.

    I had a fever all last night. Feel much better now but I need to get myself sorted out physically, today and tomorrow, as I have a very full week of shooting and meetings in Osaka.

    My apologies for cancelling so late. I hope it doesnt mess up your weekend too much

    Best wishes

    April 5, 2014

    • Erik

      If it's on the 27th I may be able to make it. Please let me confirm my schedule first. -E

      April 5, 2014

    • Erik

      Sorry, busy that day also. Hope to catch you next time. -E

      April 14, 2014

  • Alfie G.

    Hi, Numi-troll.... thanks for adding yourself to this workshop. Is it possible you could send me an email address for yourself? I wanted to send you some items that it is more convenient to do by email than here. Thanks a lot.

    April 4, 2014

  • Erik

    Sounds interesting, but I have to work that day. -E

    April 3, 2014

  • Alfie G.

    April 2, 2014

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