I spent Saturday night photographing nightscapes around Silver Lake, in Brighton, Utah This is seriously addicting! It is fascinating to use a camera to capture something hidden in the night sky. I love the Milky Way and the explosion of color that goes with it. You need to find a dark place away from city lights to pull off a great nightscape. Check out this ebook by Royce Bair, who is the master nightscape photographer in the world! It was fun to work with you and I can’t wait to join one of your workshops! I am not sure why, but the distant hill came up in bright red light! Perphaps someone had a campfire blazing and with a long shutter of 20 seconds it exposures the red glow enough to be seen. Or may someone else was just light painting across the way? I positioned my tripod so it would shoot straight up, then I practically laid on the ground to get this angle and composition. I wanted the milky way to appear to be coming out of the treetops. ...
I love the Spring flowers at the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point, in Lehi, Utah! TRIBUTE TO MY MOTHER: Leah Jones – Happy Mother’s Day – Week, MOM! I had to chance to spend a few hours Saturday shooting macro photos of some beautiful flowers at Thanksgiving Point, in Lehi, Utah, during the amazing Tulip Festival that runs April 9 – May 9 each year. Since Mother’s Day is next Sunday, I started thinking of my sweet mother, who passed on October 12, 2011. I love this time of year when we set aside special time to honor our dear, sweet mothers! I still miss my mother so much, but I know she is in a happy place, so that makes it nice to think of her making quilts or doing service in some way. I hope you enjoy this half as much I enjoyed creating them… If you are interested in a fine art print (any size… starting at $35) just shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can add the item for you in my store: www.carynesplin.com/store Happy Mother’s Day to all those mothers or surrogate mothers out there! ...
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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:
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Caryn Esplin is the faculty lead 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. You can find her on Google+ Facebook and Instagram. Esplin has authored three textbooks and designed five courses in 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
5. Comm 125 Visual Fundamentals