I am currently having my first solo art show at the Sunshine Art Spaces Gallery in Sunshine, Victoria, Australia. For those that can't see it in person I have put together the collection here.
The show is broken into four parts; Natural Light, Artificial Light, Long Exposures Midday Sun, Short Exposures at Night. They are printed in a variety of sizes up to A0 which is 1.1m by .9m (huge). Each photograph is available in most sizes, A3,A2,A1,A0. And each work is made as a limited edition with only ten of each size available. Rather than listing which photograph falls into each category you will have to try to look closely and see if you can decide where each belongs. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions.
Using the moon as a giant Solar Reflector is a great way to light the subject. Using apps you can look up where the moon will be in the sky and in what phase and plan ahead. In these four images the moon ranges from quarter to full and is positioned behind or to the side of the camera. As well the gradual motion of the moonlite over time gives more depth than a stationary light source.
Capturing images with multiple sources of man made light is a great challenge. Lights from R.V.s, headlamps, torches and fires all add to make a unique shooting experience. Some of the exposures have light present at all times where others are lit briefly then left to allow natural light to come through.
Long Exposures Midday Sun
Dense filters were used to capture motion under the harsh midday sun. With the long exposures motion that is brief, like tourists walking in and out of frame, were lost but lingering motion, like the eddy in the pools, were reinforced.
Short Exposures at Night
Shorter exposures at night require additional light sources. Using traditional off camera flashes, torches and headlamps are all great sources of light but some experimentation is required to get a desirable effect. And there is nothing like the excitement of putting an expensive flash in a Zip-Loc bag, tying it to a rock and submerging it in a lake, just part of the process.
Pella Church, Pella, Victoria, Australia - (2hour)
Gibraltar Falls, Namadgi National Park, ACT, Australia - (30min)
Queens Bath, Kaua'i, Hawaii, U.S.A - (5min 16sec)
Rose Lake, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada - (28min 30sec)
Glowworm at Lake Elizabeth, Victoria, Australia - (103sec)
MacDonnel Ranges, N.T., Australia - (20sec)
Forest, Victoria, Austrlia - (30sec)
Pella School House, Victoria, Australia - (32sec)
Loch Ard Gorge, Victoria, Australia - (30sec)
Gibraltar Pools, ACT, Australia - (49sec)
Orroral Homestead, ACT, Australia - (8sec)
Wannon Falls, Victoria, Australia - (6sec)
See all the photos here (not in slideshow)
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