Would you like to visit Kyoto’s of the most iconic shrine like not one else all the while improving your photography skills? The vermilion gates of Shinto, adorned with holy symbols, lead us up the forested mountainside. Deep in the cover of night we enter a sacred garden brimming with mysteries veiled in a ghostly atmosphere. But fear not—we will cast our artificial light into the darkness and illuminate the beauty of the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Learn the secrets of light painting in a setting ripe with potential. We will use a variety of artificial lights to reveal the shrine’s details in the dark. You’ll get coached on the best camera settings for light painting but also on the subtle handling of light sources to create impressive images.
We will go to Fushimi Inari, the most visited shine in Japan, after sunset when all the tourists have gone home. The spirits of the ‘Kami’ Japanese gods can come out freely at night when undisturbed by the touristic masses. We will hit the iconic ‘tunnel of torii gates’ of course, but also hidden sub-shrines peppering the mountainside. We will climb a short way up the mountain into spooky and otherworldly parts of the shrine grounds.