Tag: photography

Join us for our 2nd Ladies Weekend Photo Retreat April 6th and 7th!

Japan is one of the most photogenic countries in the world, from its world heritage cuisine to their landmarks, professional and casual photographers have showcased some amazing works of art. Have you ever looked at your smartphone camera and DSLR camera and wondered, how can I take better photos? TopTia Photography is once again partnering with Transformations with Jayne Nakata for our second photo retreat! […]

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Capture Kyoto Retreat: Photography Workshop, September 2017

Join Tia Haygood of TopTia Photography and Jayne Nakata of the blog, Gaijin Housewife for a 3-day 2-night adventure in Kyoto where other working ladies can take in the sights, exchange life-changing stories and ideas and learn how to capture each moment for your own social media channels. When: September 29th – October 1st, 2017 Where:  Kyoto Our Purpose: Invite amazing women who not only want to […]

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Photographing a Shy, Confident, or Impartial Client

One of the most frequent questions I receive from clients at the beginning of a photo shoot is: “What ideas do you have for the shoot?” or “How will you photograph me?” I won’t lie, during the first few months of TopTia, those questions shocked me. I was going to ask the same exact thing! Including my client’s ideas has always been a top priority […]

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Photography for Myself

For the most part, I do the photo work for other entrepreneurs, artists, and models in the Kanto area. My work involves me photographing models in skate parks, photographing delicious Mexican-Vietnamese fusion burritos, and yes, upgrading many LinkedIn profile photos. I love my job. It allows me to hear the stories of individuals I wouldn’t have had the chance of meeting back home.  I am grateful […]

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African in Yoyogi

Yoyogi Park Summer Festivals–African Festival

Growing up in a diverse city, I loved festivals and if there is one thing Japan doesn’t have a shortage of, it’s festivals–especially international ones. Vibrant, lively, and enlightening cultural festivals are held almost every summer weekend. Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park is no exception. In fact it is the epicenter of such events. Thai, Carribean, Indian, Pacific Islander, and other exotic cultures showcase their most popular […]

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