The group woke up bright and early and headed for the world’s busiest train station, Shinjuku station, for some chaotic rush hour photography. Trip experts James Delano and Tino Soriano helped our students brave the crowds and gave them pointers on photographing the exhausted commuters.

Later, we explored the trendy neighborhood of Harajuku and students practiced their portraiture by photographing local youths and their famous eclectic styles.

After a long day of walking the streets of Tokyo, we ended the night at Shibuya crossing, one of the busiest pedestrian intersections and recognizable Japanese landmarks, where students photographed locals and neon lights.

 

Zoe B. photographing commuters at Shinjuku station. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal

Zoe B. photographing commuters at Shinjuku station. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal

Students making portraits of local youths in Harajuku. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal

Students making portraits of local youths in Harajuku. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal

Noah R making four-legged friends in Harajuku. | Photo by Trip Leader James BernalJames Bernal

Noah R making four-legged friends in Harajuku. | Photo by Trip Leader James BernalJames Bernal

Students posing at Shibuya Crossing. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal

Students posing at Shibuya Crossing. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal

Annabelle getting the shot at Shibuya Crossing. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal

Annabelle getting the shot at Shibuya Crossing. | Photo by Trip Leader James Bernal