Dreamy Long Exposure at Otaki Falls in Japan with Brian David Casey

Words by Brian David Casey
Edited by Eryka Bagwell

"Fawn and I have been enjoying getting back into traveling. In March, we enjoyed some time in Barcelona and while she went to Germany (for work), I stayed back to explore a bit more of Spain. I also had an impromptu excursion trip into France. However, I still need to go through all my photos from that trip."

"I recently visited Japan for another photo shoot which involved a couple of schools I've been photographing since 2011, in Sendai. They had a need to do more booklets and ads so I was happy to go and get the photos they needed. I also got to catch up with two friends in Tokyo (Ginza area) before heading up north for my shoot."

"While I was in Sendai, my assistant drove me to a beautiful waterfall area (Akiu Otaki Falls) before going to a really nice onsen (hot springs) at a resort. It was so good to get back to the onsen way of life in Japan!"

"I could not have captured the images that I did without my Platypod gear. Thanks again for developing such a sturdy product. It really came in handy while getting the long exposure I needed of the waterfall. I added the silicone mat to help prevent the rig from slipping on the slick river rocks."

To view more of Brian's work you can visit his website and or his Instagram page. 

If you've already purchased a piece of Platypod gear that you love, now is the time to share the love with a friend. We have HUGE deals on the way for this Holiday season so keep your eyes open, you will not want to miss out!


Have you signed up to get our free educational newsletter for photographers? If not, we're offering YOU 15% off of your purchase (just for signing up). Visit our website and look to the very TOP red banner (rotating) and sign up for our mailing list today to take advantage!

We want to hear from youour community! If you have a final image, behind-the-scenes (BTS with your Platypod gear) and a URL (to view more of your work) that you’d like to share with us, you may have a chance to be featured on one (or all) of the platforms below! We love sharing new artists and their unique ways they use our gear on our blog, social media and monthly newsletter, please contact us via service@platypod.com and/or social@platypod.com