This video takes us behind the scenes on a recent Nightscape shoot at these lovely old farm ruins. The feature was this beautiful old chimney stack which lends itself wonderfully to light painting. Not only that, we discover some more gorgeous old farm machinery lying around.
We look at the camera settings as well as the techniques I commonly use to light paint my nightscapes. These shots are all blended from multiple exposures and utilise focus stacking to get the sharpest images possible. It's virtually impossible to get a shot like this in one single image because it takes quite a while to get around the subject to light it from the different angles. As well as that when focused on infinity to capture sharp stars it's quite possible that the foreground details will be lost.
Shots below from the photoshoot.
My intent is to inspire you to look up and see the beauty of the night sky.