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Welcome To The OkiTog Blog

Welcome to the OkiTog Blog

Adventures and Vocal Ramblings of a Mixed Media Professional based in Okinawa, Japan

Thanks for stopping by the OkiTog Blog, this is a place where I'll be posting my reflections on the adventures I have with the mixed media production side of life here in Okinawa, Japan. It's a stunning location, full of potential and so many settings for awesome imaging it would be hard to get around them all. And then there are the other 90 or so Islands, mostly uninhabited, that make up the Ryukyu Islands archipelago. A truly incredible place. So please watch out for new updates, if there are enough minutes in the day I'll be looking to post hopefully at least once or twice a week. This will also be where I place news and reviews of gear and other imaging related 'stuff' that comes my way.

Brain be Boiled!

Iriomote Island is found at the far Western extremities of the Okinawa prefecture. As...
Okinawa Model Resource

Okinawa Model Resource

It’s been something I’ve been mulling over for a while. Someone asked me a...
Gym Time

Gym Time

Gym Time? Whilst I used to do some light stamina workouts during my time...
Hokkaido Road Trip

Hokkaido Road Trip

One of my highlights thus far in Japan, my recent Hokkaido road trip! I...
Okinawa Sunset

Okinawa Sunset

Okinawa Sunset, a moment when it seems the island slows, almost stops, where the...
Iriomote Night Skies

The Stars Came Out to Play

I wouldn’t necessarily call myself an astrophotographer as such. I mean, I can’t identify...
Pricing Photography

The Cost of Photography

How does one go about pricing photography? It seems photographers are up against a...
Laya Smith Bruton Photoshoot

Laya’s Photoshoot at Toguchi Beach

Packing for the Laya Smith Bruton Photoshoot at Toguchi Beach in Okinawa got me...
Gabi Steindl in Okinawa

Gabi Comes to Town

Bumping into old friends is part and parcel of the photographic World. When one...

Out Of The Gloom A Voice Said Unto Me...

"Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry, and you cry alone..."

We are all faced with adversity at some point in our lives, don't let it get you down. I often correct people when they say "You only live once" for the simple reason that I want to live, really live, every day, not just once!