My Photo Blog

This is the place to read about the thoughts and photography experiences of the Tokyo Photographer Cristian Bucur.

The best place for Sakura Photos in the Spring of 2020 in Japan
Lifestyle portrait at Zojo-ji Temple
Lifestyle portrait at Zojo-ji Temple
Catherine Forte on stage Photograph
A Snapshot of Tokyo’s Underground Music Scene
Does it snow in Yokohama while Cherry Flowers are in full bloom?

  • Why do people feel uncomfortable during photography sessions?
    Adults in front of a photo camera can have great fun, or, on the contrary, it can be a traumatizing experience. I am writing this article to list some of the reasons why people freeze in front of the camera when they finally decide to have a photoshoot. From the beginning, I want to let […]
  • Ballet Photography- #myballerina, a project by the Tokyo Photographer Cristian Bucur
    As a professional Tokyo photographer, I always wanted a unique photography project, even if its uniqueness was only for me. Thus, ever since I have moved to Japan, I wanted to start a project that wasn’t subject to a paid job. I wanted to benefit from the freedom of following my ideas, and not only […]
  • Where is the best place for Sakura Family Photos in the Spring of 2020 in Japan, away from crowds
    At the time I’m writing this article, I have been living in Japan for only a little over a year. The first year was tough, with a lot of things to learn, places to see, and people to know. One of the places I  discovered in the past year was a little stream near my […]
  • Does it snow in Yokohama while Cherry Flowers are in full bloom?
    I’m going to answer the question from the very beginning. This is a question to which most people(including me) would have answered until last weekend with a big smiling face saying a big NO. Yet, nature has its own way to spice things up from time to time. Luckily for me, I am a photographer […]
  • Concert Photographer: A Snapshot of Tokyo’s Underground Music Scene
    Last Thursday, on the 13th of February, I was the official concert photographer covering the event for the debut show of Catherine Forte in downtown Tokyo in a cozy and interesting venue named Mame Romantic (Haretara Sora ni Mame Maite). The venue is quite hard to find if Japanese language is a barrier (it is […]
  • Lifestyle and Casual Portrait Photographer in Tokyo Metropolitan Area
    Lifestyle Portraiture nowadays had become a photography genre by its own, in my own opinion. It’s more popular than ever in this digital era. I’m not going to impose my own opinion on this topic and is all right if there are other views. Lifestyle portraiture for me as a professional photographer (especially since I […]
  • One Event, many creatives in Tokyo, Japan
    Last week, Fabien Sena had texted me about a casual social event in Tokyo, meant for meeting like minded artsy people: models, photographers, make-up and hair artists as well as other creative people. I have to confess, I knew about this from my friend Raluca Sandra Moore of Asia Group Shoots by Sandra Moore Productions […]
  • Pet Photographer in Yokohama. How I started to learn and love human’s best friend Photography in my little Tatami Studio. Tips and tricks.
    Photographing Pets has a lot in common with “regular” portrait photography. Making a successful animal portrait requires not only an equal amount of technical skills necessary for human portraits but also a great understanding of pets behavior. And a lot of love and passion.  If there is a clear channel of communication between humans, trying […]
  • Story of the Worst Day I have chosen to visit Instagram worthy Hot Spots in Tokyo, Hie Shrine (Tokyo’s own like Fushimi Inari Shrine) and Tokyo Tower
    This travel article was born after I decided to leave comfort of my home during the extreme heat that covered the entire Japanese Island last summer. After being prisoner days after days due to summer high heat and high humidity, I finally decided to go out and explore sites in Tokyo. After all, I was […]
  • Diary of a Tokyo Photographer | Read the story of 1st month after I became a “local” in Japan
    At the time of this story, I haven’t yet started to work as a photographer in Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Settling in a new country isn’t the easiest of tasks to do. Although Japan is a beautiful country to live in, it presents more than a few challenges for newcomers, with the language barrier at the […]
  • Vacation & Street Photography during the Japanese Cherry Blossom, also known as Sakura
    Last year, in January, my wife and I have moved in Japan after living for five years in South Korea, a place that has grown on us and had become something we proudly have called Home. Slowly but surely, our time spent in Tokyo and Yokohama has made the Land of the Rising Sun feels […]
  • Couple photography session in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
    Now I finally get to blog about my favorite couple photoshoot in Tokyo. Well, to be more precise, it did happen in Roppongi Hills, a place that gives me as a photographer a lot of options to play with the light and shadows, different backgrounds, like Tokyo Tower or just a plain park scene. Roppongi […]
  • Pet and Owner Photography in Tokyo | Heike and her Maltese Dog, Blanche
    As a pet photographer living in the outskirts of Tokyo, I know there are many animal-friendly places. Yoyogi Park is one of them and an ideal place to schedule a pet and owner photography session. At Yoyogi Gyeon, you can have a stroll around the park, bring your favorite pet or enjoy free performances from […]
  • Family Portrait Photographer in Tokyo
    Welcome to my blog! I am a photographer living 45 minutes away from downtown Tokyo, specializing in family portrait photography. I love the energy and the dynamic vibe each family has; I create images that tell the best story I can imagine, creating life-long lasting memories for my clients. Every family is unique, and so […]
  • Professional Photography Session for a Fitness and Bodybuilder in Shibuya, Tokyo
    Working as a professional photographer in Tokyo, I receive a lot of requests for portraits. The most uncommon inquiry yet since I live in Japan, came from a bodybuilder competing for Amateur Olympia 2019. He wanted a fitness photoshoot either in the gym or outdoor in an open space around Shibuya. Later on, we have […]
  • Portrait Photography Session in Downtown Tokyo
    A while back, Daria and I planned to meet at Tokyo Station and explore the area for an outdoor portrait session. If you wonder who Daria is, she describes herself as “Siberian girl in Japan,” and you can follow her blog on Instagram @2dadadadashh, where she posts photos from her trips and experiences.  As you probably know, […]
  • Vacation and Portrait Photoshoot in Asakusa, Tokyo
    A while back, I heard from Jay, who is originally from Singapore. He wanted to hire a professional photographer for a portrait session in Tokyo during his vacation here. Nothing could make me happier as Jay turned out to be a dream client for any portrait photographer living in Japan or anywhere else. My first […]
  • Tokyo Vacation Photographer | Solo portraits for Camilla
    Tokyo is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Japan, which gathers millions of tourists every year. Hiring a private vacation photographer to capture your dream journey is one of the best ways to ensure you have the perfect photographs to share with your family and friends. Being a solo traveler is always a great […]
  • Pet Photography in Tokyo: Snake, Budgie, Pit Bull, Rabbit
    All professional photographers have to invest time and put down the effort to improve their craft. As a pet photographer, there is always room to grow, either in handling the animal’s behaviors during the shoot, in such a restrictive environment like the photography studios is, or in mastering better editing. I should probably start this […]
  • Corporate Events Photographer in Tokyo
    I am a corporate event photographer living on the outskirts of Tokyo. I also shoot portraits for families or singles visiting or living in Japan. My story wouldn’t be quite complete if I only consider my life as a photographer. It feels almost like a lifetime ago since people would have called me a “corporatist.” […]
  • Family Portrait Photographer in Tokyo
    My love for the art of photography has deep roots in my soul. As a child, I couldn’t even imagine I would ever be a freelance photographer in Tokyo, yet, here I am. I remember from my childhood when my mother would show me black and white images of her family; it was a moment […]
  • Pet Photography in Studio
    Being a freelance photographer working in Tokyo involves an equal amount of dreaming and a desire to develop and improve photographic skills.  It’s been a while since I wanted to have my photo studio. Moving in Japan, was the trigger to make it happen. I know it’s not downtown the big metropolis where I shoot […]
  • Fiat Golden Art Exhibition
    As an event photographer, I couldn’t pass on the invite to my friend’s exhibition at Spiral Art Center in downtown Tokyo. My plus one was my camera so that I could shoot some portraits of my friend, his artworks, and the event in general. It is always a privilege and great joy to see other photographers’ work […]
  • Save The Date Photographer in Tokyo Metropolitan Area
    Being an English speaking photographer in Japan, I shoot all prewedding events, be it a proposal, engagement, or Save The Date photography sessions, anywhere in and around Tokyo. Save The Date photography session is usually a prewedding step, and since you are here, you are engaged and have already set a wedding date. Congratulations! I […]