May 2, 2015 / Uncategorized
A late night photography class | Draht Photography
Our photography students have been planning this for a while, we really did want to get some shots of the milky way. Unfortunately, the way the overly-bright moon was out in Fintry, BC this was not going to happen. Never the less, we set out with our tripods to see what kind of photos we could procure.
At first, things weren’t looking too promising…..
The real star of the night (I just made an astronomer really made with that joke) was the moon. It just outshone everything. I thought I could get away with the cloud cover blocking out the moon…but….as you can see, something very different happened.
The colors coming off this moon and cloud cover were really spectacular! It went all the way to a brilliant blue to a muted orange, I later found out when I downloaded the photos to my computer. Remember, your eyes can’t see all the colors in low light that your camera can!
A lot of people wonder why their moon shots don’t turn out. Well, here’s the easy answer. It’s not cold enough, the air has too much condensation. But let’s say there’s a polarizer on your lens. It’s because there might be the tiniest tuft of cloud in front of your moon. I’m not even joking. It can be completely indiscernible to the naked eye, but it’s havoc to your camera. Amazing how camera freak out about just the littlest things. Like when I forgot my Canon 50mm f/1.2’s birthday. Still can’t remember.
Now that we had gotten all the important shots, it was time for some fun.
We did a little bit of light painting with this flashlight I got from aliexpress. Yeah, that’s 99¢ including shipping. It’s a good time to be alive, folks!
This was really fun!
Lighting painting is hard, as it turns out.
Remember, if you’d like to sign up for our next round of classes, there’s still time!!