About Lonely Speck

On Photographing the Milky Way on Vimeo

Hello and welcome to Lonely Speck!

We are Ian Norman and Diana Southern, a married couple with a passion for photography and travel.

Ian Norman and Diana Southern

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. Subscribe to our email list, share your images on our Flickr group, follow us on Facebook, and read about our travel adventures on our travel blog.

Check out our meet-ups and workshops page for more opportunities to connect with us!

Wishing you clear dark skies and happy photographing.

–Ian & Diana

49 Replies to “About Lonely Speck”

  1. I mistakenly ordered the wrong size filter. My fault. When I received it, I emailed them and said this was my mistake and asked how to return it and get credit for the correct size filter. No response. I sent them a 2nd email and asked if they had time to review. They responded with they’ve been very busy and that the size I needed was out of stock but they would be happy to send me a blemished version. I emailed back agreeing to that. Never received an email saying it has been sent nor did I receive the correct filter. I’ve reached out via email twice more and received no response either time. So it’s been over a month since they said they would send me the filter. No filter and no email response. It’s a pity because this filter is highly recommended.

    If you are too busy to do send an email for your business; get out of the business

    1. Within hours of posting this review, Ian contacted me. He apologized profusely for the mistake and today I received the correct filter. THANK YOU IAN!

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