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European Energy Label Commission

It is a great pleasure to announce this news. In the fall we were contacted by the European Energy Bureau about creating some custom light painting images to go with the release of the new European energy label. It proved to be a really fun project and you can see some of how they were used here. The press release for the new energy symbol is here.
First up was to make some light painting tool that would create something similar to the energy symbol the European Energy Bureau uses to grade various products on their energy efficiency.
We started with color matching the symbol

A 110 volt AC powered LED bar was used as the base light

The set up was powered with a portable lithium battery

A stencil was needed to create the arrow shapes in the energy symbol

The finished set up looking pretty crappy but it certainly did the job

Shooting various patterns on black would give ideal elements for them to overlay other photos.

As well as the above designs we created a variety of headers and banner images for their various SNS channels and website.

All in all a very fun project that we are proud to be a part of. For those who missed the links at the top of the article you can see  how they were used here.  The press release for the new energy symbol is here.

Posted on June 14, 2017 more

Light Painting Seminar in Okinawa

We are pleased to announce another fall light painting seminar in Okinawa, Japan. The beginner course will be on December 10th and an advanced class on December 11th. To participate in the Advanced class you must have participated in one of our previous light painting seminars.

Posted on October 18, 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

Lomo Instant Wide x Light Paint

So Lomography Japan recently contacted us about testing out the yet-to-be released LOMO Instant Wide camera system with some long exposure light painting. Working with instant film for light painting sounded incredibly fun so we jumped at the chance.

Posted on November 14, 2015 more

Lomography Japan

I am sure you are familiar with film camera king Lomography. They have been keeping film photography alive and well by producing cool film cameras and unique films to fill them with. We were contacted by them recently about working on some joint projects. I am not ready to release the full scope of the project just yet but here is a teaser.

Posted on October 31, 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

The Light Painting Seminar in Okayama was Amazing!

As many of you know, we hosted a light painting seminar in Okayama, Japan on September 27th. I hope we can continue this tradition for many more years!

Posted on September 28, 2015 more

Quicktip! Shutter releases

Shutter releases! What’s the deal? Too long that it hangs down by your feet but too short to use as a regular remote for when you need to be in the picture. I don’t get it. Who chose this length? It just dangles around in the dark just above ground level.

Posted on January 20, 2015 more

Quicktip! for Lens fog

At certain times of the year lens fog and even ice can be a real problem when photography at night. Of course, this is going to vary depending on where in the world you are located, but here in Japan it is almost all year. Especially when the camera is left to time lapse the night sky.

Posted on January 14, 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

QuickTip! Glowing tripod legs?

Here it is. Our first Quick Tip! This series will be short videos that show exactly what the title says; a quick tip. We will share our little tips from both our commercial and personal video and photography projects. This quick tip is about night photography.

Posted on January 6, 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

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  • 2 November 2017
    木曜日5時から

    RSKイブニング5時の生放送に出演します!

    嬉しいことに、明日テレビ番組の生放送に出演することになりました! RSKイブニング5時でライトペインティングや夜間撮影についてトークをする予定です。 これを記念しまして、普段から撮影のサポートをして頂いているLED Lenser Japanの製品のプレゼント企画をインスタグラム(@tdub_photo)にて行います! 高性能のフラッシュライトを手にいれるチャンス! 応募期間は11月2日〜10日までです。 明日、インスタグラムの@tdub_photoにて企画内容の詳細を載せますのでチェックしてみてください!

  • 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.


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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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