TDUB Tutorials and Guides
You can find a variety of short tutorials in this section. If there is something you would like us to address, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
How to: Sea Fireflies
I’m sure many of you have seen some of of our firefly shots in the past but over the past couple of years we’ve also been playing around with Bioluminescent sea firefly shots. Photographed in a similar way to the fireflies you find in the forest shots but with a completely different feel.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.more
QuickTip! Battery life for Sony A7Rii?
The batteries that come with the Sony A7 series’ cameras have gotten a reputation for a short battery life. The size is small and they are advertised as getting 250 per charge. Of course, how many shots you actually get heavily depends on how you use it.more
Sony a7Rii / Metabones EF to E mount Error
We love new toys, and i think this is universal for all photographers, so I’m sure you can share our excitement when we received our two brand new, highly anticipated Sony a7Rii’s on the day of release. We’d love to hear from any other people who’ve had similar experiences.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
QuickTip! Secret plastic bag?
Here is another tdubphoto quicktip! What can be done with just a plastic bag? Peep the vid and find out! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and also let us know what you think on Facebook. Look here for more tips going forward.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.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.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.more