Welcome to The Photon Collective (WE’RE NOW LIVE!)

Hi! I’m Ian Norman, photographer and creator of The Photon Collective. I’m so glad to welcome you to our community! Here’s a little bit about me, our team, and this new photography community we call The Photon Collective.

I absolutely love photography, and since you’re here, it’s likely that you do too. I’m glad that we share that in common.  The Photon Collective is all about creative forms of photography. I want this website to be an excuse for you to be creative. I think that a camera is an amazing excuse to do things we otherwise would never have experienced if we didn’t have the urge to capture and share them with others.

The Photon Collective Launch Team: Diana Southern, Ian Norman and Cody Smith
The Photon Collective Launch Team: Diana Southern, Ian Norman and Cody Smith

It’s an excuse to go places, to have adventures, to be uncomfortable and to meet new friends. It’s one of the most powerful forms of communication and also one of the most accessible. If you’re a lover of photography, then you’re already part of The Photon Collective.

Watch our launch video for The Photon Collective:

We’ve been working diligently on building The Photon Collective ever since we first announced it just a couple short months ago. We aim to have the best hands-on gear reviews and the most helpful and fun tutorials, and we hope to open many conversations about every creative facet of photography.

We’ve been working on tools to help you have fun with photography, too. The first is a free set of 16 post-processing presets for Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw. Most of all, we want you to share your thoughts about The Photon Collective and let us know what you want to see from the site. You’ll only ever find all original content on this site, no re-blogs or re-shares, just the latest work from our team.

Ready to start exploring the site?

Check out our list of launch articles here:

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Thank you so much for visiting. -Ian

11 Replies to “Welcome to The Photon Collective (WE’RE NOW LIVE!)”

  1. Just seen your tutorial on upscaling your megapixels, very interesting and great simple site. good luck hope it explodes, as rare to get so much good information for free.

  2. Congrats on the great new website! I’ll keep reading and spread the word for sure.

  3. I found the lonely speck when searching for information about astrophotography. It turned out to be a website with a plethora of information which I really liked reading about. You even helped pick which lens I should pick for astrophotography, the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 lens for Canon. Thanks!

  4. +1 to the great website design! Lonely Speck has been a big inspiration for me in learning about and having a go at astrophotography. I can’t wait to see what more you’ll bring to us here 🙂

  5. Love the new website Ian, design is gorgeous and the articles are really interesting. Like the others above me I’m a big fan of Lonely Speck so really excited by this new platform.

    I may have to start pacing myself with the articles though, otherwise I’m going to run out of stuff to read!

  6. All the best to you. Lonely Speck is already a fantastic resource so I am happy to see you sharing more wonderful ideas! Wishing you lots of success!

  7. Ian, I’m excited for you and your team (and for the rest of us) about the launch of your new site. It looks like it’s off to a great start, but of course we’d expect nothing more after reading your terrific Lonely Speck series. BTW, I sure hope that will continue to capture your interest, too.
    Best of luck with the new (ad)venture.

    1. Thanks Mike! Lonely Speck is here to stay! I’m actually working on a new post for the Astro 101 series, still have a bunch to fill out there! Thanks for the shout out!

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