While I was roaming the historic streets of Kurashiki, I came upon a number of tourists, many were Japanese school kids on a field trip. While I’m all for foreign tourists taking in Japan, it was an extra treat to photograph native Japanese, which seems to give an additional level of authenticity.
Here, I’m guessing that their teacher was photographing his middle school students. As is characteristic with Japanese posing for photos, they are all sporting their “peace” hand gestures. It’s a strange custom, one of many in Japan. Kids and grown-ups, male and female all like their “peace poses”.
Talking cameras for a second, the teacher is using a mirrorless camera, which I think was a Sony, if memory served. It was a student’s camera. You can also see that the teacher had his own, a Canon DSLR. I of course, was using my Olympus mirrorless, the OM-D E-M5 Mark II with the 14-150mm lens. I was shooting wide at 28mm equivalent.
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