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09 Jan 2018

Editing Timelapse Sequences

Timelapse sequences when edited correctly can add massive production value to your video project. Now, before you go barreling into shooting a scene with your camera of choice, in this instance I use default settings of a GoProHero5, there are some guidelines you should be aware of. When shooting anything related to the speeding up, or slowing down, of time you need to base your planning on the frame rate of your project. Whilst there is some math involved in […]

28 Dec 2017
Instagram

Instagram Rolls Out “Recommended For You” Feature

Instagram is without a doubt the monster of all social media platforms catering to the demands of the image sharing public. Selfies, Celebrity, Sporting and more. It’s an awesome way to stay in touch with a follower base, family, friends or business related profiles. I don’t spread myself too thickly across the social media divide. I have my own account that caters specific to my mixed media work, with a very light sprinkling of family stuff. There was a time […]

07 Nov 2017
Calendar

Okinawa 2018 Calendar

As the year comes to a close my 2018 Calendar takes shape. Well I guess it’s that time of year again, the build up to ‘Chrimbo’ albeit tentative steps. I try to get my best images arranged by about this time each year so as to comprise my Calendar offering for the coming year. Having only moved to Okinawa at the beginning of this year I’ve had a blast shooting landscapes and a range of commercial options since that arrival. […]

06 Jul 2017
The Farce That is the Japanese Driving License Application

The Farce That is the Japanese Driving License Application

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, the farce that is the Japanese driving license application had thrown up another doozy. “Without this paperwork you will not be able to drive in Okinawa”. OK so if we were talking about my valid driving license or a current Japanese government ID card or any other modern form of personal validating identity. Alas this was not the case. We were of course talking about pay slips issued during my employment with a […]

01 Jul 2017

Brain be Boiled!

Iriomote Island is found at the far Western extremities of the Okinawa prefecture. As an integral island of the Yaeyama Islands Group it is a verdant giant surrounded by pristine and transparent Oceans. I made my first trip to the island in March of this year when leading a trip to photograph the spectacle of the Milky Way in the night skies above the Sangara Waterfall (a trip I will be running every March, April and May). Second in size […]

18 Jun 2017
Hokkaido Road Trip

Hokkaido Road Trip

One of my highlights thus far in Japan, my recent Hokkaido road trip! I guess I was first approached about this gig some five months ago. After having posted a few images on Instagram and Twitter of Mt. Fuji which went somewhat viral in the Japanese social channels, a few moths prior I received an email asking if I would be interested in a trip to the Northern Island of Hokkaido. Urmmm, I didn’t need asking twice. As we all […]

21 Apr 2017
Pricing Photography

The Cost of Photography

How does one go about pricing photography? It seems photographers are up against a never ending tide of people getting into the art form with limited experience, sub-par equipment and no idea as to the real cost of the service they offer to provide. Invariably they arrive with such incredibly low service rates that they don’t realise the person they are doing the most disservice to, is themselves. I was recently asked about selling some time-lapse sequences so I submitted […]

11 Apr 2017
Laya Smith Bruton Photoshoot

Laya’s Photoshoot at Toguchi Beach

Packing for the Laya Smith Bruton Photoshoot at Toguchi Beach in Okinawa got me thinking about my transition from wildlife to people imaging. Not that I’m in any way planning to reduce my wildlife imaging activities, far from it, but I can say at this time that I’m pretty positive about adding people imaging to my ‘bag of tricks’ as it were. Whilst I do have extensive knowledge and experience in using on camera flash, particularly in the realm of […]

01 Apr 2017
Photographing spaceships in Okinawa

I see no (space) ships!

I set out in search of spaceships, and came back with moody imagery of an Ocean in turmoil. It was what turned out to be one of the clearest days, weather wise, in about a week. With the sun shining and a brisk Ocean breeze I set out from my base location in the Sunabe region of Okinawa with the idea to cycle the 17Km or so to Cape Zanpa. For those of you into cycling, doesn’t it always feel […]