Lighting the Alleys & Ruins
With my workshop coming up December 1st (more info below), I thought I’d share some lighting techniques with you.
Most of my images are a mix of city light, plus my own light. Alley 137 and 139 (below) are both 30-minute exposures, during which I ran around shining colored light on different parts of the scene. The orange light in the image above is the natural result of sodium vapor street lighting; the rest is my lighting. The yellow sky in the image below is a mix of different city lights bouncing off low lying clouds.
You can see how I’m able to create glowing light, and pinpoint little dashes of color. When lighting the shots, I dress in dark clothes and I move around quickly. This makes me invisible in the final photo because the film does not pick me up over the long exposure.
Alleys & Ruins no. 137, Portal (2011, Queens, NY, 12:15am)
Alleys & Ruins no. 139, Tracks (2011, Chicago, IL, 10:00pm)
The Workshop, held in my Chicago studio, is Saturday, December 1st, 10am-2pm.
Total cost is $150
To reserve your spot, send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – The class will be limited to 12
This will be a fun 4 hour class focusing on lighting technique. Training will be followed by extensive hands-on shooting where the participants will create photographs using my lighting and guidance.
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