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Shinjuku Station
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marc42graph Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this photo and your other photo of Japan and your night photography. I've always liked candided photography. Also, I think your photos looks really clear and colors really pop out. Usually my white balance is off and I can't always get the true colors to come out. Also, your photos give me more of a reason to move to Japan.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :D For white balance, I highly recommend shooting in RAW and fine tuning the WB in post. I adjust the white balance on every single photo I edit. I never leave it up to the camera. :D
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Salemik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Still a favourite shot. I'm saving up for a visit to Japan :) Everything looks so expensive.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
It can be quite pricey but it's not too bad. Lots of cheap fast food to be found and you can do couch surfing or Airbnb to save money. :D
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Abaradake Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very nice shot! But im always asking myself if its ok to bring our shot of unknow persons deviant art without "rights". そう言う風に知らない人を撮って自分のサイトに乗せる権利があるのかよく分からないけど、撮った後遣わしてもらっていい?って聞くかな?
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Your Japanese is much better than mine! I can read it but only with the help of a dictionary. :D Anyway, in answer to your question... I have no definitive answer. I don't know if it's okay or not. I do not ask and most people are not even aware they are photographed, much less that their photos are shown. However, I feel that I don't portray people in any compromising situations (usually) and I'm not photographing anything you couldn't have seen in a public place had you been standing where I was standing at that moment in time and space. Essentially, you can experience my experience vicariously through these photographs. If you feel this is wrong, then it may be wrong. But I certainly feel there is a moral ambiguity in what I do.
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thepixelworks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   Photographer
The only thing I can say is, that in most countries I've been do (in Europe and the American continent), the general rule is that if you're in a public space, you can't really do or say anyting against it. The photography obtains the rights to the photo the moment the picture is taken. In a private residence it's different, but a public space is 'free for all'. Some people don't like it, and if I get asked I respect it, but I don't necessarily have to. I'm not sure about how this is handled in Japan, but I would be surprised if it were different. :shrug:

And yes, it's a great picture!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Photographer
The Japanese rule is a bit more nuanced. Even if you're in public you may be breaching someone's privacy. But this only the case if the photo reveals something that could be considered private, which is extremely rare. In this photo, and most of my photos, I don't feel I'm invading anyone's privacy since I'm showing what can be seen by anyone walking down the street.

And I'm glad you like the photo! :D
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thepixelworks Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Photographer
I do, and yes, you're right. Also, that's a little vague; how is anyone supposed to know what is private and what isn't without knowing the person, or their particular circumstance at the time?
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I think the point is that you don't know when it's invasive so you shouldn't do it at all, but I believe I don't do anything immoral in most cases. I feel that overall I bring more good than evil into the universe with my craft so I continue on. :D
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thepixelworks Featured By Owner May 10, 2015   Photographer
Yeah, absolutely. Plus your work is quality, so anyone captured, even if they find themselves online eventually, is most likely going to be flattered! :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
I hope so!! :D
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Salemik Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I don't think you are doing anything wrong. The pictures you post are flattering and respectful. It's not like she's up on a billboard. Having said that I feel really self conscious taking pictures of others for some reason.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D I feel self conscious too. The only way to get over that is to keep shooting, shooting, shooting, shooting! :D
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j3winter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This feels like the classic "I'm not lookingat you"... but I am looking at you.
l like the framing and the clean Colors.Definitely your style,
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yeah, she does have that about her. Thank you!! :D
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StupidCupidMusic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist

wow this subway station looks so clean, itīs not like in vienna.

how do you open the door of the subway o.o i canīt spot a button or something like that.

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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
It's pretty clean but not perfect. The doors open automatically. :D
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StupidCupidMusic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist

ah i see! really awesome! i must visit tokyo :D

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GianPaoloGalasi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
I place I'd love to shoot, many of my favs photographers were in Shinjuku to take pictures!! Heart 
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
It is a popular place! :D
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JJNeeps Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Again, another photo that feels like a shot for an ad. I really like this shot - feels like clothing ad, or maybe something as corporate as a train ad.
Keep it up.:)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I wish I could do shoots like this for advertising some day! :D
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JJNeeps Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Keep it up! 
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SentinelBlg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Lovely :3
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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avikbellic911 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
such beauty,such timing,such lighting and such quality...keep it coming
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you, thank you, thank you! :D
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Ginger-Bean Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Cute outfit! :D And great photo

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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!! :D
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IFedorovskaya Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful girl! :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yes she is! :D
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DougNZ Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I must move to Japan... :heart:
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Haha, you must! :D
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xKYUU-CHANx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The girl looks dazed almost
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
It's quite the peculiar expression, huh. :D
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xKYUU-CHANx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes, it is indeed ^^
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