After what has seemed like an eternal winter, the weather here in Colorado is finally warming up. Moreover, we seem to have shaken the 60 mph winds that made photography difficult last week. I finally got out to attempt a project that I’d been previsualizing for some time; lightpainting the Siamese Twins formation in Garden of the Gods.
I’ve photographed this formation before during the daytime; it’s a popular spot to catch the juxtaposition of the twin rock towers with the summit of Pikes Peak between them. But I’d never hiked to it at night.
Lightpainting is a technique whereby you artificially illuminate your subject with a flashlight or lantern. This technique enables you to control the exact placement of light in the scene and you can use it to selectively illuminate subjects of interest. I headed up to the Siamese twins with my gear in a Think Tank “Streetwalker Pro” bag. I had my D3s, 16-35/4, 24-70/2.8 and a 70-200/2.8 VR II. I also had my Gitzo tripod and a couple of strong flashlights. I reached the formation about 20 minutes after sundown and I set up.
I’m pleased to offer a slate of spring online training courses for Capture NX2. In addition to my advanced Capture NX2 Editing course, I’m now also offering a new course called “The NEF-Centric Workflow.”
Luminescence of Nature Photography is pleased to announce its October training webinar series with photographer and author Jason P. Odell, Ph.D. Participants will be able to view Jason’s computer screen live and answer questions over the telephone.
Join Jason for the following live online workshops:
Black & White Conversions with Nik Silver Efex Pro
Just a reminder that I still have spaces available for a four-hour Capture NX2 editing workshop on June 20th. The workshops earlier in the year all sold out, so here’s your chance to get some Capture NX training before you run off for the summer. Each workshop is fully interactive– you can ask me questions live over the telephone as you watch me demonstrate Capture NX2 online. You actually see what’s on my computer screen!