This course is for you if...

  • You find yourself taking the same photos as other people around you.

  • You don’t feel confident asking strangers for photos.

  • Your travel photography has failed to capture the moments you remember.


  • Get creative and break out of your mould. Find new perspectives and create new kinds of images.

  • Capture iconic landmarks in fresh and unique ways. Sometimes they can be clichés, but they can yield dramatic results.

  • Feel confident to capture images of people on the street - either candidly or by talking to them to create the image.

Create an incredible set of images that tell the story of a place!

Imagine you could…

  • Identify and capture the kinds of photos that only pros would capture.

  • Blend with locals & find unique images.

  • Create images that capture the moment as you experienced it.

  • Create a final set of images that together tell a clear story of the time and place.

Watch Intro Video


Learn how to create travel photography that tells a story.

  • Now and then

    Showing the intersection of past traditions and modern life is a great way to capture the essence of a place at a given time. We take you to temples, bustling with tourists and religious pilgrims, to show the convergence of the ultra-modern city, and traditional culture.

  • Taste the place

    Food is an essential part of a culture, and the way people meet and socialize around food is a great opportunity for photography. We take you along to a bustling Yokocho - a night time food and party hall. You’ll learn how to photograph the food and the fun atmosphere.

  • Nightlife

    Tokyo is a vibrant city with many suburbs coming to life with bright street signs at night. We pair up with a local model to explore the city, and I teach you my techniques for shooting posed and candid people shots, as well as streetscapes.

What You'll Learn

In this course, I’ll teach you how to create a photo essay. Join me on a series of targeted shooting exercises in Japan. You will learn how to work with locals, explore locations and create the best final cross-section of images. Whether you are an experienced travel photographer or you are planning a trip and want to make sure you get the best shots possible my tricks and tips will ensure the final results are amazing!

Hear what photographers have to say…

  • “I love shooting when I travel. But my photos never came out great. I figured I needed a better camera or to up my editing game. Nope. I needed to do this course!” - Henry

  • “Wow, this course helped me so much. I’ve been trying to improve my street photos recently and I didn’t really know how. I did this course and the exercises each day(I’ve actually done the course three times through now) and every time I’m blown away by the results. Thank you!” - Delilah

  • “Actually having some training behind my approach to street photography has changed everything. I’m confident shooting strangers, I’m able to approach people and ask for portraits, I’m seeing the city differently and taking shots I never would before. Thanks so much, Matt. - Ian

  • Lessons

    5 video lessons

  • Length


  • Level



  • 1


    • Introduction

    • Download & Site Navigation

  • 2

    Getting Creative

    • Old and New

  • 3

    Iconic Landmarks

    • Food Photography

  • 4


    • Hustle & Bustle

  • 5

    Recap and Editing

    • Nightlife

Meet Your Teacher

Matt Granger

Matt's adventurous spirit has lead him all over the globe, and he now leads tours to a number of exotic locations.

Before YouTube & traveling the world teaching, Matt was a passionate professional photographer, specializing in all things 'people' related.

Matt has been published extensively in Australia and abroad, and has exhibited with the likes of Studio Harcourt.