Photographer, Lisa Bettany is setting off on an around the world with just an iPhone to capture photos for her first travel photography book. Inspired by the freedom and creativity of iPhoneography, Lisa is leaving her expensive professional camera gear at home for the adventure of a lifetime.

photos from Japan

Toyko underpass

January 21, 2012
Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Behind the scenes: Shibuya Crossing

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Another behind the scenes video from Shibuya Crossing. Music not added in post. That’s exactly what it sounded like. :P

Asakusa at night

January 20, 2012
Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

I have to say I was missing my Canon 5DMKII during these night temple shots. Especially since my travel companion, Scott, was shooting HDRs with his on a fancy new Gitzo tripod. My pangs of regret slowly drifted away when he got hassled by tourists, locals, and guards. No one notices or cares when you are taking photos with your phone, but you attract every man and his dog with a big fancy dSLR.

I knew certain shots would be challenging on an iPhone, but that’s the whole point of this trip: Taking the best photos with the camera you’ve got. Not everyone has an expensive pro camera, but I believe that you can get great shots with whatever camera you own.

Hot tea from a vending machine!

January 20, 2012
Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Drink vending machines are everywhere in Tokyo. The awesome thing about some machines is they sell both hot and cold drinks. I have been freezing in Japan because I under packed for colder areas since I’m spending most of this trip in hot countries. I had to buy two jackets just to stay warm. In this photo I am wearing 7 layers. I feel like the Stay Puff marshmallow man.

Sensō-ji temple

January 20, 2012
Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Taken with the iPhone telephoto lens.

Sensō-ji temple

January 20, 2012
Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

Asakusa

January 20, 2012
Asakusa Taito, Tokyo, Japan

Just outside the subway station.

peeking through

January 20, 2012
Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Video: Shooting Shibuya Crossing

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Capturing my bucket list shot for Japan. Using the iPhone telephoto lens from Photojojo.

Umbrella-ella

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Shibuya Crossing umbrellas

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Take great rain shots with your iPhone

January 20, 2012
Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

Making bad weather work for you in photos is always tough. When it rains there are two things that always seem to make great photos:
1. Shooting through windows covered with raindrops;
2. Shooting lights reflecting on wet pavement.
I’d like to add 3. Shooting against mirrors with raindrops!

crossing

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

lovely umbrella girl

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

translucent.

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Lisa snapping snowy shots at Shibuya crossing

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

down to Shibuya

January 20, 2012
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara maids

January 20, 2012
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara run

January 20, 2012
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Insane alley way with electronic bits & bobs in Akihabara. I could spend all day poking in these shops.

happy friends!

January 20, 2012
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

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