I created this photography blog as a safe space to express my thoughts on photography and to share my experiences as a photographer.

Save the date photography session

Will I be happy to leave Tokyo to be a photographer in Metro Manila?

Working as a freelance photographer in Metro Manila was never something I ever thought about, although I know quite a few fantastic people from the Philippines. Yet, here I am, living temporarily in a hotel in Pasay City. I know, I know: people have already advised me to be extra cautious in this area. So […]

Outdoor headshot session in Bonifacio Global City

Outdoor portrait session in Shibuya | Tokyo Photographer

With spring around the corner, outdoor portrait sessions are an excellent reason to enjoy the warm weather in Tokyo and renew those old headshots. It always feels good to impress your friends or a new employer with a fresh LinkedIn image or update your current Facebook profile. And because you are a free and dynamic […]

Portrait of woman smelling beautiful blossomed cherry flowers

Unique portrait photoshoot in Tokyo during cherry blossoms

A unique portrait photoshoot in Tokyo is always one during cherry blossoms. It doesn’t matter if you like the cherry flowers or not; the portraits will be fantastic. Japan, without sakura, would not be whole during spring. The hundreds of thousands of blossomed cherry trees make spring an exceptional season, a time when photo sessions are a must […]

Long exposure photography in Tokyo, Chuo city

Are you searching for the best night photography spots in Tokyo?

Night photography for Tokyo-based photographers is undeniably one of the most exciting things to do after the dark comes in the country of The Rising Sun. As one of the most visited metropolises globally, Tokyo becomes even more beautiful during the night. The city lights make for incredible night photography, and the light trails from […]

Female portrait in a Japanese Garden

Are Japanese gardens in Tokyo perfect for portrait sessions?

People always ask me about having a portrait session in a Japanese garden. In my experience as a Tokyo portrait photographer, most of the time, the resulting images are fabulous. Japanese gardens are amazingly stunning. Flora and fauna complement symbiotically the landscape specially created with extreme care and profound meanings. Table of contents: Are you […]

Couple portrait while hugging.

Charming couple portrait in Yoyogi Park | Tokyo Photographer

A young couple, autumn colors, and Yoyogi Park are the key ingredients for a perfect portrait session outdoors in the urban nature of Tokyo. When you see a young-beautiful couple, you know that fall is the season when portraits and landscapes meet in harmony. They were the perfect couple, and I couldn’t have asked for […]

Portrait photographer in Tokyo

Seaside Portrait Session in Tokyo Kasai Rinkai Park

If you love the sea, let me tell you a little story about a seaside portrait session I shot at Kasai Rinkai Park in Tokyo. Having bought the new Nikon Z6II mirrorless camera recently, I decided to give it a go during a portrait session with the gorgeous Japanese model Kana testing out the FTZ […]

Photographer in Tokyo Metropolitan Area

Are photos from a pro photographer really that much better?

They say it’s better to show than to tell. But this being a blog post, that kind of necessitates me telling you a few things. I promise to include lots of photographic evidence. When you get to the end of this post, you can judge for yourself whether this is a service you need in […]

Skateboarder portrait in Tokyo

Skateboarder Athletic Portraits at Futakotamagawa Park-Tokyo

Let me tell you a story about a sunrise athletic portraits session I shoot at the beginning of 2021 in Futakotamagawa Park, Tokyo. Intrigued? So was I. I bet you’re already thinking, “who is willingly waking up so early”? The answer is simple: a passionate skateboarder looking to have a different kind of athletic portrait. […]


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Portrait of the Tokyo Photographer Cristian Bucur

About Me

Hi. I’m Cristian, from Romania. I moved to Metro Manila with my lovely wife, daughter and Yorkshire Terrier in 2022. Using what I learned while completing the New York Institute of Photography’s Complete Course in Professional Photography in 2016, I established myself as a full-time portrait photographer in BGC. I believe photography is a form of art polished by technical skills. Being a relentless person, I never rest until you and I are satisfied we’ve achieved the shot we were both after.

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