Blog Assignments and Archive Requests Airbnb "Experience" Photo Shoots in Tokyo throughout the Summer

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Dear Friends,

We’re currently producing a series of half-day photo shoots this summer for Airbnb across Tokyo to support their Experiences product. These photo shoots are lifestyle shoots, not architecture or interiors. 

Check out these examples of previous Airbnb Experiences photo shoots:

Lunch in my Rural Orchard ( 
Professional Oil-Painting Workshop ( 
Tibetan Yak Wool Workshop ( 

We need to provide, at a minimum, four prospective candidates capable of shooting photos for Airbnb to thoroughly vet before approval.

For us to put forward your candidacy for this series of shoots, we need to know the following:

1) Your availability shoot and upload during the summer.

2) Do you agree to provide all deliverables, including photos, release forms and call sheets, no later than one day after the shoot? All supporting documentation is processed within 24 hours post-shoot - no exceptions.

3) Rough deliverables are 150 - 300 photos — we’ll provide a full brief and production guidelines. All photo shoots are conducted using natural light. There is no post-production: no retouching, balance adjustment or cropping to be done. We will coordinate all of the pre-production. There is no pitching involved, talent wrangling, etc. 

4) Photo technical specifications: Mix of both vertical and horizontal outputted at both RAW +JPEG.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please be in touch with me directly VIA EMAIL with any questions you might have. We will provide a short-list of candidates to our client on a rolling basis starting today through the end of the week. 

Vetting Specifications

Business Website. You will need to provide your business website as an additional reference.

Food. Not a prerequisite, but if you specialize in food or have shot a lot of food for restaurants, please provide us with examples either via your website or share some links via Google Drive. Don't send us pictures through email. 

Concerts. Again, not a prerequisite, but if you have shot concerts and music events in low light (or other low light shots) share some examples with us either via your website or Google Drive. These photo shoots are priced separately at $500 per shoot. 

Video. If you also shoot video, there are opportunities for video crews (DP + Sound Engineer) capable of shooting on a C200, FS7 and on up with a full audio package. Expected deliverables: 4K slo-mo with no post-production. There is a different budget for video. Reach out if you would like to learn more. 

If you are unable to fulfill these scheduling requirements, we understand entirely. But if you are interested in future opportunities for brand-related photo and video content, please be in touch.

If short-listed, we'll provide you an NDA followed by an open contract specifically for this client. Following the legal procedures, we'll offer shooting schedules, shot list, deliverables, and contact information of your subject matter, as well as release forms: appearance, artwork, and location.

Thank you so much! 



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