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22 Dec 2017

Life, Filtered by KANI

Landscape photography is potentially the most adhered to genre in imaging bar none. I was recently asked if I could edit a string out of imagery from a wealth of photographers, myself included, who have been supported by the KANI Optics distributors in Japan. KANI Optics make some of the finest photographic filters for landscape photography currently on the market. I have recently also just finished the gruelling ten week video project named ‘Photographing Okinawa‘ that saw me take in […]

07 Nov 2017

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

03 May 2017
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 by sight all of the constellations in the night skies, I know a few, not all. I don’t sit glued to a telescope scanning dark skies in the hope of catching whatever event those who stare at dark skies through telescopes are waiting for. However, I am very much attracted to the potential to photograph the majesty of the Milky Way constellation, and especially when I […]

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 […]

22 Mar 2017
Amelia's Photoshoot

Amelia’s Photoshoot

Amelia’s photoshoot was looming, it had been cancelled twice previously due to inclement weather. Given the time of year the rain was to be expected. I’d come to Okinawa as a wildlife photographer looking to diversify my imaging portfolio adding people imaging to my quiver of services offered. If I am to make a living with imaging it needs to be in a genre with greater demand in the mainstream, something with greater appeal to the public in general. Thus […]

08 Mar 2017
Shooting Samantha

Shooting Samantha

“Shooting Samantha”? Hmmm, I’d been wondering about the name of the blog entry I was already starting to formulate in my mind about this, my first model shoot on the island of Okinawa. Truth be told my first real model shoot, period! I’d helped people with imagery in the past, a wedding here, a party there but for the most part as a direct result of friends requesting a few piccies, that and family events etc. This was a whole […]