Fine Art Photography Workshops and Tours

Ocean Capture

Ocean Capture

Hokkaido Japan

07th - 15th January, 2023

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In January 2023, Michael Levin & Jonathan Chritchley will personally guide an exclusive minimalist photography tour of the island of Hokkaido in Japan. This week-long experience, for a small group of only 8, will provide many incredible opportunities to see and photograph the natural beauty of this special place. There will be slideshows and presentations of processing images by both photographers, plus one to one time and reviews.You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to see this incredible island as these two fine art photography legends see it.

It is Michael who first introduced Jonathan to this beautiful country: "I've had the good fortune to have travelled through Japan numerous times and it really is a special place. Although I never list the actual locations of the photographs on my website, 80% of them are from Japan. It is a diverse and curious place with numerous gems to shoot, as long as you know where to look. As a small group of 8 I can't think of a better way to explore Hokkaido, talking about (and more importantly) making photographs. We will visit several of the locations where I have made some of my most recognisable images and I will talk about how the compositions and ideas came to be.


There will be plenty of opportunities for you to make your own unique images and both Jonathan and I will be nearby for assistance when needed. Starting and finishing in Sapporo, we will visit some of the most spectacular seascapes and landscapes anywhere and there will be ample time to take the 'perfect' photo. The trip will be loosely based on a tour, however we won't be on an hour-by-hour schedule, as I really want the group to have the opportunity to stay in a given place for as long as needed. We’ve listed some of the careas we will visit but we will primarily be on the road visiting places that are not on the tourist maps. We will basically be doing a big loop and along the way I'm sure we will encounter the unexpected where we will have the chance to stop, shoot and take it all in. We’ve purposely chosen to travel during winter, the time of the snow, which is really a magical event to see and photograph. The weather is typically cold of course, and there always seem to be a slightly overcast sky, also making it ideal for long exposure and minimalist photography.” MICHAEL LEVIN 

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  • €9900
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    • 8 nights' single occupancy accommodation in very good quality hotels.
    • All meals
    • Transport with wifi throughout the tour
    • Flights to and from Sapporo, Japan
    • Other meals and drinks not included above.
    • Insurances
  • Flight to New Chitose Sapporo (CTS), arrive before 17.00 on 07th January, 2023. Depart New Chitose Sapporo (CTS), depart after Anytime on 15th January, 2023.
  • Cold, minus 3°c to 0°C, snow, overcast skies.
  • 9.00 / 16.30
  • Tour
  • Moderate
  • 8