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

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Diana and Ian in Bergen, Norway

30 Responses

  1. David J McGeachie January 5, 2017 / 6:34 am

    Hi Ian

    Just bought a new 24mm Rokinon Nikon Fit lens with metering, and also just received my Sharpstar2 focusing filter, cannot wait to travel to the Dark sky park here in Scotland hoping for some clear skies.

    Davy

  2. Jim H December 31, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I would like to know the best way to capture using a camera that has a full spectrum modification. I tried to capture the California Nebula, and its red, the sky is red, and I can barely see it. I have ordered a 630nm filter think it will pass the 656nm red of the nebula and I’m hoping that the sky will not be as red. The HA filters aren’t available in sizes needed by cameras and lenses. I am using the Rokinon 135mm f2.0 and it certainly pulls in a lot of stars without annoying distortion. But I want to see the nebulas.

  3. John December 24, 2016 / 1:27 am

    Hello!
    Do you plan to test canon EFs 10-18mm IS stm?
    it looks cheap, but very good in this focal lengths ( in any case – for daylights), and i suppose, it may be not bad for large night sky panoramas too?

  4. MLopes May 12, 2016 / 11:14 am

    great site! congrats 🙂 and all the best

  5. Rick Costea October 28, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    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

    • Jim Radford October 29, 2016 / 7:03 am

      But you have ooodles of dark light. Lucky you!

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