Tag: night photography
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.more
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!more
If you are thinking of buying a Sony A7Rii or just curious what the files look like at 100% here is your chance. I thought I would put up a couple of full size jpegs for people interested. So far I am pretty impressed with the camera. Check out the files and make your own opinion.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
We were recently on a job to film a bouldering competition here in Okayama, Japan. When we wrapped up filming for the night we had the chance to do a little bouldering ourselves. This was the perfect opportunity to test out LED Lenser’s H7.2 headlamp. We would have a hike through a pitch black forest where we need all of 250 lumens as well as be face-to-face with a granite wall where we could test the lowest power.
The light performed excellently. The zoom was really useful for extra reach and the nice wide beam was great while climbing. The adjustment dial on the back made using the light super easy. If you are in the market for a headlamp we highly recommend the H7.2 from LED Lenser.
Check www.ledlenser.jp for more info.
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.more
WHAT'S GOING ON...
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.
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.