Japanese Badass Schoolgirl in Harajuku

Topaz Detail vs. Topaz Adjust?

The photo below was made using Topaz Detail. I get the question a lot what is better – Topaz Detail or Topaz Adjust? It’s a good question. I’m honestly not sure I have an answer. I use both a lot – they are similar, but different enough to stay two different products.

If you want to investigate more, I have a Topaz Adjust Review and a Topaz Detail Review here on the site.

Daily Photo – Japanese Badass Schoolgirl in Harajuku

Harajuku is one of the most interesting areas of Tokyo! It’s filled with some of the most interesting-looking people you’ll ever see. They get dressed up in all kinds of get-ups and parade through the streets (which also means they don’t mind being in a photograph). The stores in the area cater to everything from goth to glam-rock to 100 other variations that I can’t even describe.

I spied this one below, gliding through the streets and zoomed in for a quick one.

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  • casusan

    Yes she does look like a school girl – super capture Trey!

  • http://www.photo-chimp.com Eric W

    Regarding the difference between Topaz Adjust & Detail – I agree. I use them both a lot, but on different photos and for different reasons. They’re similar, but different enough that they don’t cover each others’ functionality…

  • http://tomostravelphotos.blogspot.com/ artistgalicias

    I am not too good to take people in Japan. I can do in overseas though. (^_^)
    Some foreigners say Japanese looks the same, but I agree, that their fashion is very inventive. I heard that some high school girls cut out used clothes in pieces and make own fashion. grin.
    I do not wear a mask on public, but some people care influenza and they wear.

  • Dane

    I am curious. Since these photos are obviously used for commercial gain, do you get model releases from them? This is something that always scares me a a bit, and I am never really sure how to go about it.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks — Dane – usually, no – I do this stuff in sort of a photojournalist style… people in public and whatnot.

  • http://www.flickr.com/louisabate Louis

    Haha, badass indeed. I’ve always been intrigued by the culture over in Japan, especially when it comes to the younger generations. I really need to get over there. Excellent capture as usual.

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