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All things night photography from light painting, bio-luminescent creatures, and the night sky.  This section is powered by LED Lenser handheld torches and headlamps.

Fireflies 2016!

A few of the shots from the 2016 firefly season. Some of the vital tools pictured below include a LED Lenser M17R and SEO7R headlamp. Hotaru-gari, meaning firefly watching, is a popular activity in Japan, especially in Okayama prefecture.

Posted on July 21, 2016 more

LP Seminar in Okinawa was Awesome!

We had a series of light painting workshops this past weekend down in Okinawa which were a huge success. LED Lenser Japan, Light Painting Brushes, and Lomography Japan supported the event with some great door prizes. I also owe a huge thank you to Chris Willson Photography.

Posted on November 26, 2015 more

The Blue Diamonds of the Sea. 海ぼたる

Have you ever heard of sea fireflies? We hired a boat to take us out to a remote island off the coast of Okayama, Japan to photograph these amazing creatures. They are locally known as “umibotaru”, here in Japan, and they live on the sandy beaches of the Seto Inland Sea.

Posted on October 10, 2015 more

LIT: The Blue Peak

From last year we’ve teamed up with some of the world’s most talented light painters to work on a new documentary idea. The aim of the project is to revisit history through light painting. The teams go to cool locations across the planet to inspire their performances.

Posted on October 5, 2015 more

Light Painting workshop in Okayama

We are pleased to announce we will be running a light painting workshop at Asano Camera on September 27th. This year LED Lenser Japan has offered up some merchandise for attendees including some big door prizes and Light Painting Brushes!

Posted on September 4, 2015 more

Samurai House!

Join us in this short vid as we go out on location and photograph an old samurai house. The video is short but has a few tips and shows a little “behind the scenes” of our night shoots. Feel free to share this via the buttons on the left, and join us on Facebook!

Posted on January 8, 2015 more

LED Lenser X21R.2 vs Kokubunji Temple

Just a quick post to show what can be done with just a flashlight at night. This requires no special technique really and more just a bright flashlight. We went for a night shoot at Kokubunji Temple in Okayama, Japan. There was a full moon high in the sky so not many stars are visible.

Posted on January 4, 2015 more

Orion Rising

I have not had the opportunity to do much night shooting recently. Commercial work has consumed most of our time leaving no time for any personal photography. I decided to change that this week and pushed all my work aside for the night to go grab a few night shots.

Posted on November 21, 2014 more

Night Drive with LED Lenser’s X21.2R

This fall has been insanely busy for tdubphoto and I could not be happier. I traveled to Okinawa to teach a workshop, Jon traveled to Okinawa to teach a workshop, we scored our biggest contract to date and I became an official ambassador for LED Lenser.

Posted on November 19, 2014 more

Okinawa Light Painting Workshop 2014

OK, so this post is about a month late! Hey, we are busy people over here at tdubphoto! I recently did another weekend of light painting workshops which were held over the long weekend in October down in tropical Okinawa, Japan. This year was the fourth year in a row for the workshops.

Posted on November 12, 2014 more

The Official Ambassador for LED Lenser Japan!

It comes with great pleasure to announce that I have become the official Japanese LED Lenser Ambassador! LED Lenser is the world leader in handheld torches and other products. They have started an Ambassador program with 7 Ambassadors spread across the globe.

Posted on October 15, 2014 more

Okayama LP workshop

Last Sunday was the LP(light painting) workshop in Okayama at Asano Camera. Tdubphoto taught the course together with our good friend Kanetomo-san of Kanetomo Photo Studio. It was great meeting and working with the next generation of light painters.

Posted on October 2, 2014 more

WHAT'S GOING ON...

  • 23 April 2017
    Sunday April 23rd 09:30-17:00

    Okinawa iStock Event

    We will be coming to Okinawa to look for photographers and videographers interested in making money through licensing their content through stock photography with iStock.

  • 12 March 2017
    9:30-17:00

    iStock Event in Okayama

    ストックフォトやストックビデオに興味のあるフォトグラファーを対象としたセミナー&実践撮影会を開催する運びとなりました。どのような写真やビデオがストックとしてふさわしいのか、プロストッカーから撮影方法や生のアドバイスを得られるチャンスです。
    経験豊富なゲストスピーカーをお招きし、明日にも使える充実したカリキュラムをご用意しています。
    皆さんこぞってご参加ください!

  • 10 December 2016
    10th and 11th of December

    Light Painting Workshop!

    Come join us in tropical Okinawa, Japan for a weekend of Light Painting fun. You will learn techniques that will make you confident night shooter. There will even be door prizes!


LED Lenser makes the finest handheld torches on the planet. They have kindly supported what we do and have been a vital partner of ours. We have been using their lights since 2008 and are proud to be working closely with them.


We’ve been using DJI equipment professionally now since 2013, so we’re super excited to be working alongside them now to produce content. DJI make a range of drones and camera stabilizers that take our work to a higher level, both figuratively and literally.

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