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Strobing in Tokyo – What’s in my bag

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while: the good old ‘what’s in my bag’ post. I live in Tokyo, one of the most crowded cities in the world, and a place that’s very unfriendly to owning cars, which makes getting my gear around a slight pain in the butt. And if you’re like me, in other words, if most of your shoots are on-location, editorial type things with no creative budget factored in, then you really need to start thinking about your lighting kit. This especially relevant if you’re going to navigate the labyrinthine network of subways, elevators, staircases and lifts of Tokyo with your heavy kit bag. Tokyo has pretty decent subway access for physically handicapped people or travelers with large suitcases, but believe me, if the only option is a staircase you don’t want to be lugging more than you have to up from the depths of some metro station. So, here’s a short little guide to how I pack my strobing kit to tackle the challenges of Tokyo’s urban …