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Sea fireflies

Trevor had a go at them last year and we knew right away that there were a lot more creative ways to cover this subject. The 2015 season has rolled around and we are now going to tackle these guys in a more creative way. The first thing is dialing in on a process for catching them.

Posted on July 12, 2015 more

Fireflies 2015!

The season for photographing fireflies is already winding down and the weather forecast is for solid rain for the next week. It seems like  we may not get another chance to shoot any more this year.
Below are a few of my favorites that are available for commercial licensing. They can be shared via the embed function for free for non-commercial use on blogs etc.
These are “hime” fireflies. They are also known as “kin” fireflies but technically are called heike fireflies. They flash rapidly leaving trails of dots.

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View image | gettyimages.com

 

View image | gettyimages.com

Below are genji fireflies. Their lighting pulses leaving longer light trails.

View image | gettyimages.com

 
Be sure to check out our guide to capturing them! If you have any questions feel free to post them in the comments.
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Posted on June 18, 2015 more

Guide to capturing firefly images

Have you ever tried capturing light trails from fireflies? If you have not you should definitely give it a try. Fireflies are found in certain areas of Japan, where I live, and in other places around the globe. They are 2 species found in Japan, Genji and Hime.

Posted on May 27, 2015 more

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  • 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

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  • 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!


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