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JASON GARCIA
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TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHER

I'm Jason Garcia, and I capture urban, nature, and lifestyle images. I'm an NYC transplant and am delighted by the photographic opportunities here in Japan.

 

Leica + Canon + Panasonic

35mm film and digital imagery

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— Client Work —

James Beard House

 

Client:

Upward Projects

(USA)

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Chef Nobu

 

Client:

Kermis Tokyo

(Japan)

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Drinkable 
Phoenix

 

Client:

Edible Phoenix 

(USA)

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Brooklyn 
Cycling

 

Client:

Momentum Magazine (Canada)

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Jason Garcia Photography - Brookly, NYC - Client Work
Jason Garcia Photography - Brookly, NYC - Client Work

Vintage
Phoenix
 

 

Client:

Phoenix Magazine

(USA)

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Jason Garcia Photography - Vintage Anscoflex Phoenix, AZ
Jason Garcia Photography - Vintage Anscoflex Phoenix, AZ
Jason Garcia Photography - Vintage Anscoflex Phoenix, AZ

Recording
Studio

 

Client:

Source Victoria

(USA)

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Jason Garcia Photographer - Source Victoria Sessions

The

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Me

Nots

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Client:

Atomic A Go Go Records

(USA)

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The

Father

Figures

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Client:

The Father Figures

(USA)

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Live

Music

 

Client:

Garage Shock (USA)

VM5 (Japan)

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— Film Photography —

— Digital Photography —

— Video —

Traveling to Kanazawa, Japan 🇯🇵 Leica M6 + Panasonic G9
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Jason Garcia - SHUTTER ADVANCE

Traveling to Kanazawa, Japan 🇯🇵 Leica M6 + Panasonic G9

Kanazawa, Japan is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan and is very rich in history. Geisha houses, beautiful gardens such as like Kenroku-en, Samurai districts and homes that have survived bitter wars, and an indoor market that sells everything from fish to lacquer ware make up this city in an incredible way. I’ve been here a few times and Kanazawa never ceases to amaze me. A bit on Kanazawa’s history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanazawa#History I brought two cameras on this trip, my Leica M6 (paired with Voigtlander 40mm 1.4 SC) and my Panasonic G9 (paired with 15mm 1/7 and 14–140mm3.5). It’s a minimal setup, and one that helps me travel lightly so I’m able to focus on the moment, rather than a massive backpack that’s weighing me down. Here’s some info about Ilford XP2 Super that I spoke about. https://www.ilfordphoto.com/xp2-super-35mm?___store=ilford_brochure&___from_store=ilford_uk Helpful links about Kanazawa https://visitkanazawa.jp/ https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2167.html https://www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/index_e.html Google Map to Kanazawa https://goo.gl/maps/dUfTkZgDKMhr6pw48 03:30 Digital Images 05:13 Film Images +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ #LeicaM6 #JapanVacation #Kanazawa ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FOLLOW ME HERE Website 👉 https://www.shutteradvance.com Behance 👉 https://www.behance.net/jasongarcia_film Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/shutteradvance Facebook 👉 https://www.facebook.com/ShutterAdvance Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/jgarcia_35mm MUSIC 🎵 Intro created by me with Garageband
Tokyo Street Photography 🇯🇵 Kichijoji on 35mm - Canon EOS-1n + Ilford FP4 Plus
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Jason Garcia - SHUTTER ADVANCE

Tokyo Street Photography 🇯🇵 Kichijoji on 35mm - Canon EOS-1n + Ilford FP4 Plus

Tokyo delivers 100% epic experiences for street photography and I’ve set out to a dozen different neighborhoods that have their own distinct look and feel. Super cool. Today, I went to Kichijoji. You can visit Inokashira Park, which has a very nice lake. You can get on a boat and relax on the water, and then when you’re done relaxing, grab a bite to eat at a very cool yokocho, Harmonica Yokocho Alley. There are many standing bars and izakaya to satisfy your booze and grub desires. Here are some links that will help you navigate your visit. https://www.gotokyo.org/en/destinations/western-tokyo/kichijoji/index.html https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3080.html https://jw-webmagazine.com/best-things-to-do-in-kichijoji/ Kichijoji has some amazing history. Read on! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kichij%C5%8Dji +++++ CHECK OUT Eiji Paul’s Instagram and YouTube channel https://www.instagram.com/ephgphoto https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmAq9f-dWbYk9xo-LMR69bg ++++++ Need more info on Ilford FP4? Here's the link to Ilford's page on the film. https://www.ilfordphoto.com/fp4-plus-35mmßœ The product description from the site: ILFORD FP4 PLUS is a medium speed, all-purpose black & white film with very fine grain and outstanding sharpness. It has superb exposure latitude above and below its ISO 125, (meaning it can be both push or pull-processed). This makes FP4 PLUS a highly capable film for most photographic subjects, scenarios and lighting conditions. It particularly excels at highly detailed subjects in good indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and is therefore an ideal film for portraits, fashion, street, product photography, landscapes and architecture. FP4 PLUS can be processed in a wide range of different developers using spiral tanks, deep tanks and automatic processors. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ #LeicaM6 #IlfordFilm #TokyoStreetPhotography ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FOLLOW ME HERE Website 👉 https://www.shutteradvance.com Behance 👉 https://www.behance.net/jasongarcia_film Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/shutteradvance Facebook 👉 https://www.facebook.com/ShutterAdvance Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/jgarcia_35mm MUSIC 🎵 Intro created by me with Garageband
Tokyo Street Photography on Film 🇯🇵 Ilford FP4 Plus
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Jason Garcia - SHUTTER ADVANCE

Tokyo Street Photography on Film 🇯🇵 Ilford FP4 Plus

Could my next go-to film be Ilford FP4 Plus? YES! I love the sharpness, latitude, and price. What's NOT to love? I bought a couple rolls, and the first roll I shot with my Leica M6 using a Voigtlander 28mm lens and a vintage Canon 50mm lens. Both of these lenses have interesting qualities, and by no means are they perfect creations. The Voigtlander drops off on the edges and the Canon needs to be slightly adjusted so the focus is tack sharp, but they do a very good job capturing what I’m looking for. This film is what I want, and if I'm looking for a bit more grain, I'll adjust my developing procedures. Here's the link to Ilford's page on the film. https://www.ilfordphoto.com/fp4-plus-35mm The product description from the site: ILFORD FP4 PLUS is a medium speed, all-purpose black & white film with very fine grain and outstanding sharpness. It has superb exposure latitude above and below its ISO 125, (meaning it can be both push or pull-processed). This makes FP4 PLUS a highly capable film for most photographic subjects, scenarios and lighting conditions. It particularly excels at highly detailed subjects in good indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and is therefore an ideal film for portraits, fashion, street, product photography, landscapes and architecture. FP4 PLUS can be processed in a wide range of different developers using spiral tanks, deep tanks and automatic processors. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ #LeicaM6 #IlfordFilm #TokyoStreetPhotography ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FOLLOW ME HERE Website 👉 https://www.shutteradvance.com Behance 👉 https://www.behance.net/jasongarcia_film Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/shutteradvance Facebook 👉 https://www.facebook.com/ShutterAdvance Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/jgarcia_35mm MUSIC 🎵 Intro created by me with Garageband
DIY Film Scanning - Best 35mm Film Scanning Setup I Could Create at Home.
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Jason Garcia - SHUTTER ADVANCE

DIY Film Scanning - Best 35mm Film Scanning Setup I Could Create at Home.

I decided to build my own film scanning contraption. ⇢ I didn’t have a flatbed and I didn’t want to purchase a device that I wasn’t positive was going to work the way I wanted it to, so I decided to build one myself. This setup cost me under $100. I bought a light strip, negative holder, plexiglass, and some foam core and went to work. I measured everything precisely so that film holder could have a snug fit that wasn’t restrictive, and I diffused the light a bit with some frosted plexiglass, and held it all together with Gaffer’s tape. The result? A 100% effective contraption that allows me to scan any 35mm film. Epic. Note* Near the end, I show the film being shot while the lights are on, but I normally shoot my negatives with the room lights off. Most settings/gear are as follows: Panasonic G9 16mb files (High Resolution setting used when I need 80mb files for posters, etc.) Panasonic 30mm Macro lens 1/200 F2.8 ISO 100 Please contact me with any questions you have. I’m happy to answer them and help any way I can. FOLLOW ME HERE Website 👉 https://www.shutteradvance.com Behance 👉 https://www.behance.net/jasongarcia_film Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/shutteradvance Facebook 👉 https://www.facebook.com/ShutterAdvance Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/boldextended #DIY #FilmScanning #35mmFilmScanner
Could this be your first film camera? 🇯🇵 Canon EOS 500n - Tokyo Photowalk
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Jason Garcia - SHUTTER ADVANCE

Could this be your first film camera? 🇯🇵 Canon EOS 500n - Tokyo Photowalk

Do you want to start shooting film? Don’t want to break the bank? Do you have $60? This could be a great starter camera for you. Imagine shooting practically every single EF lens that Canon ever made (Just over 200!). You have so many options, so why not start here? This camera can be fully manual if you need it to be, so learning on this rig will be easy. I’ve listed a few resources here for you to help you on your way. Personally, I don’t like manual focus a whole heck of a lot. I do shoot with a Leica M6, but that’s a whole different story. The great thing about this camera is that it’s light. You can stuff this in a very small bag and you’re set! Want small? Canon’s EF 50mm f1.8 is tiny and super effective and most likely better images from the lens I used here, the 28–80mm f3.5. You get what you pay for. But if you want to have some fun, and maybe you’re just starting off, this camera is a good investment. Camera Details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_500N https://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/rebel-g.htm https://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/film190.html Technical Specs: https://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/eos/eoscamera/EOS500nRebelGKiss2/eos500NrebelGspec.htm ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ #CanonEOS500n #CanonRebelG #TokoyoStreetPhotography ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FOLLOW ME HERE Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/jgarcia.35mm Website 👉 https://www.shutteradvance.com Behance 👉 https://www.behance.net/jasongarcia_film Instagram 👉 https://www.instagram.com/shutteradvance Facebook 👉 https://www.facebook.com/ShutterAdvance Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/boldextended

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