Our neighbors on Mill Hollow Rd. have an awesome tradition of creating an ice sculpture every winter. They run a hose during the coldest part of winter and let it freeze into a unique shape. They set up a light box inside, so it glows at night. I have been having fun photographing it at sunrise and moonrise the past few weeks. It takes on different shapes as it melts, and a unique hole developed about a month ago. It was fun to try and position the moon...
Before we went to San Francisco the end of July, two people told us to be sure and visit the Muir Woods National Monument. This advice came from two reliable sources whom I trust: my father and my dear friend, Maija-Liisa, who lived in the area for awhile. So we made this stop part of our plan and we were pleasantly surprised at the natural beauty of this redwood forest. I have been in many beautiful redwoods before, but there is something special about...
I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph some beautiful children in our neighborhood and LDS (Mormon) ward. We needed some images for a Christmas card and Sunday program covers. Here are the results. I hope you enjoy them. I love to see children dress up and role-play the Christmas story. I believe it makes it more real for them. And it reinforces the true meaning in Christmas for all of us. Thanks to Deby, Jan, Janeese and Tina…. and of...
Creative imagery is refreshment for the soul.Photography and design by Caryn Esplin, BYU-Idaho Visual Communication professor
Follow these steps to “paint light” on your subject for more creative photography:
Step 1. Set up your camera on a tripod in complete darkness
Step 2. Try a 30-sec exposure at ISO 200, f/8
Step 3. Use a flashlight to reveal your subject with creative light strokes
To learn more about Light Painting:
Hover over the image, then Choose: 1. Larger image… or 2. Go to page details (arrow)
Caryn Esplin is the chair of the Visual Comm Emphasis in the Communication Department at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. Caryn is a professor, curriculum designer, author, photographer and graphic designer. She has designed four courses currently part of the Visual Communication emphasis:
1. Comm 130 Visual Media
2. Comm 300 Digital Imaging
3. Comm 316 Professional Imaging
4. Comm 462 Advanced Visual Media