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Monthly Archives: September 2017

27 Sep 2017
mystery big cats of Iriomote island

What the heck is the ‘Yamapikarya’?

A sense of adventure has always been something burning away inside of me. I would often find my imagination drifting off on adventures to lost lands, discovering mystery big cats in jungles with no names or encountering a lost tribe for the first time. As a wayward young lad growing up on the South Coast of England I would wish away the weekdays in order to be free of my schooling shackles. With each weekend came the opportunity to explore […]

21 Sep 2017

Combatting Light Pollution in Astrophotography

Combatting light pollution is the main task when trying to photograph the spectacle of the Milky Way. Sadly in our ever populated World there remain fewer and fewer locations classified as ‘Dark Sky Locations’ where the amount of ambient light pollution presents little to no problem for the intrepid astrophotographer. That said one doesn’t simply avoid light pollution by driving ten minutes into the wilderness. So prevalent is ambient light pollution these days that when filming my last Time-lapse movie […]

11 Sep 2017

Editing Milky Way Photography

Editing Milky Way Photography can be a hit and miss adventure into the realms of Lightroom and Photoshop, depending on your editing suite of choice. Nothing can be as rewarding as shooting the Milky Way as it arches across the night skies. I can normally be found during the Milky Way viewing season in Okinawa between the Months of March and November, looking for new locations, teaching workshops or shooting unique family or private shoots under the spread of these […]

08 Sep 2017

Blue Banded Bees

Blue Banded Bees are a curious bunch. I found a colony of them a while back and uploaded some Macro Photographs of them which went down a storm. After a recent request for more info about them I decided to grab the cameras and head out last night to see if I could film them and explain a little more about their behaviour in general. Fortunately the sleeping colonies tend to favour the exact same vines of a daily basis […]

04 Sep 2017

Astrophotography, battling the forces of light and noise.

Astrophotography can be one of the most rewarding, and stress inducing, of all photographic genres. I guess in a way it reflects our human curiosity as to where we are, globally, in the grand scale of things, notably within space. Now I’m not a complete fanatic when it comes to astrology. I know, as most people do, a few names of a smattering of constellations. I can find the points of the compass aiding celestial navigation, maybe just one of […]