DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
Ok after seeing the work of Troy Pavia, I, Being the enterprising person I am, have decided to explore the use of Gels, flashlights, and glowsticks in night photography. I found two really nice 1,000,000 CP spots from wal-mart (spending a total of 15 bucks on both) and a set of assorted gels from B&H. One picture I took with the spots before the gels arrived was this one, note the highlight on top of the Concrete tower:
I'm hoping to apply this to aviation photography when I get back up in Denver and get some good ramp/night access at APA (if that's still kosher), also using different White balance bracketing techniques to bring out certain colors.
Just curious if anybody else here has any experience in this kind of thing, also, some of Troy's pictures can be found here:
FlyFloats From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3324 times:
Time exposure photos at night have been a pet project of mine ever since I started snapping photos 7 or 8 years ago. I never got into using filters, but have experimented with flash (sometimes multiple flashes of the same subject in different parts of the frame - makes a cool effect). Mainly I use ambient light to shoot star trails and the northern lights. It is all trial and error, but this is where having a digital would come in handy. You could immediately see if the exposure was right, then correct fir it. I shoot slides so don't have to option to correct exposure options under the same conditions.
I love some of the night photos I've seen on a.net recently, I'm hoping to give it a shot in my area soon. Best of luck.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3244 times:
Yeah, having RAW is pretty nice for some of these shots (the overlook, for example). I'm thinking of getting back into film once I have my L glass. It'll probably end up being a Canon Rebel if I decide to go in.