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Night Photography

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!

Fireflies!

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

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

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

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
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