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

57 Replies to “About Lonely Speck”

  1. Hi, live in the Yukon Canada ,and unfortunately we have not much for photography clubs or groups. So any information would be appreciated .
    Best Regards

  2. Hi Ian and Diana

    Thanks for sharing all your expertise on this fantastic website. Everything in here is so helpful while I’m figuring out all this night photography. Keep up the great work and if your ever over New Zealand, I would love to take you out to some of the cool night time scenes we have around here.
    regards, Shan

  3. First off, congrades on Discovery Channel. I purchased the Soloshot 2 I’ll post when completed. And thank you for your tuturails they are lifesavers more than you know.

  4. Ian, I have been looking all over youtube for weeks now trying to find good, well developed, amazing quality tutorials for long exposures and astrophotography and FINALLY I FOUND IT! your channel is top notch. love it. on my journey to finding you guys i stumbled upon a few others and they all say that the iso should be at the lowest possible…like 100. but on yours you say keep it at the highest 6400. so now I’m confused as to which method is the best?

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