Photographer / Filmmaker

Hotaka


What I like:   travel, camera, soba, milk, seafood, four seasons, snow mountain

Born in 1980 in Osaka, Japan, I have started drawing cartoons and writing plays for school’s theatre since my early age. I loved to entertain my friends and family with joking, acting, singing, and creating stories. I first directed a theatre play when I was 11 y.o. in school.

I started my photography life in my twenties when I started filmmaking with Canon’s DSLR camera.   I soon was fascinated with the difference between stills and moving images.  My interests were gradually concentrated on capturing and representing people’s emotions, both directly and indirectly, through lenses.  Still and moving images are indispensable styles to pursue my passion.

I have strong interests in exploring the world. I like backpacking and traveling. I have been in the United States for about five years, in Canada for two years, and in Germany for an year, for his study and work. I am a Japanese/English speaker.

Skills

Shooting
90%
Lighting
80%
Editing
85%
Storytelling
95%

Equipment

 

  • Canon 1DX Mark II, 5D Mark II and 7D
  • Lenses; Canon (16-35, 24-70, 70-200 and etc.), Zeiss, Tokina, and Sigma
  • Strobes: 3 * Elinchrom BRX 500, Westcott softboxes, and etc.  
  • Flashes;  2 * Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and 1 * Speedlite 430EX II
  • Adobe CS Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Continuous lighting kits – :6 * Bi-Color LED Lights,  Lowel DV Creator 55, Sekonic L-758DR DigitalMaster Flash Meter,  +etc.
  • Support System – Sachtler FSB-6 Carbon-Fiber Tripod System, Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod System,  Sliks, +etc.
  • Lens filter kit from Cokin and Singh-Ray for landscape
  • Green Screen – Impact Muslin Background – Chroma-Key Green