In this episode of How to get the shot we look at how we go about lighting this old hay shed by utilizing a combination of continuous lighting and flash. Balancing these 2 light sources can be challenging but as we demonstrate it's simply a matter of following the process for capturing a normal milky way shot and simply adding the lights to the foreground one by one.
It's always a lot harder to incorporate people into nightscapes but I reckon it's worth the extra effort. We created some awesome memories and friendships during the weekend and that's what it's all about after all.
This shot was taken during one of our Nightscape Workshops so I've included a few more below from the same weekend.
In this episode of How to get the Shot we take a trip down to the beautiful and iconic Malmsbury Railway Bridge and take a look behind the scenes explaining how to get a low angle image of the bridge, night sky, rocks and flowing water.
It's never easy working in the dark around water, especially with slippery rocks all around but if you take it slow and steady you'll get the result in the end.
In this video I'll explain my techniques and motivation behind the capture. I also demonstrate my light painting process as well as a focus stacking method for obtaining sharp focus across the whole image.
This location is certainly one of my favourites and I go there often to capture nightscapes. Some of my favourites are shown below.
My intent is to inspire you to look up and see the beauty of the night sky.