About Lonely Speck

On Photographing the Milky Way on Ian’s Vimeo.

Hello and welcome to Lonely Speck! We are Ian Norman and Diana Southern, a couple with a passion for photography and travel. Lonely Speck is the home of our night photography and astrophotography adventures. It’s a project to help us learn as much as we can about photographing the Milky Way and sharing those experiences with others so that they can learn how to do it, too.

Here you will find our best efforts to impart our own knowledge of dark sky photography to you. We pride ourselves on the hundreds of images all of you have created and shared with us using the tutorials and articles on Lonely Speck. We hope that you will find as much satisfaction using the tools here as we have had creating them.

We hope that you will join our small community and share your experiences with us. Check out our sister photography site, Photon Collective, share your images on our Flickr group, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, check out Ian’s Instagram or 500px and read about our daytime adventures and Diana’s musing on travel and fashion at our travel blog and stylishtravelgirl.com.

Wishing you clear dark skies and happy photographing!

–Ian & Diana


Diana and Ian in Bergen, Norway

30 Responses

  1. Jeff Roettele July 10, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Ian, No Trona Meetup this year?

  2. Lorretta Clarke May 4, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I cant get the backing of the filter. Is there an easy way?

    • Lorretta Clarke May 4, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Never mind soap and water worked.

  3. liam dennis February 10, 2017 / 1:20 am

    ian, just want to make sure it is okay if I use you for my GCSE project and use your images in my course, obviously im not going to say your pictures are mine I just need a photographer to base my project on.

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