I am taking a night photography class from Candice Stringham on the Jessica Sprague website, http://www.jessicasprague.com. It has been fun and challenging. During the second week, we learned how to shoot star trails. So far, I have not completed this part of the homework, because it involves going out in the middle of nowhere, and taking photos for about 1 to 2 hours of the stars as they travel around the North Star. I have not convinced Warren to go with me, and I do not want to go by myself for safety reasons. I cannot image why he does not want to go out at 10:00 at night, and sit for all those hours while I capture God's glory.
Here is what the star trails will look like, if I ever get it done.
|Photo by Candice Stringham from Night photography class, http://www.jessicasprague.com|
|Warren. On the right, you can see the lights from the street. Love the Bokeh, and my subject. Just used ambient light.|
|Warren again. This time I used an external flash with it pointed away to bounce on the overhang in front of him.|
I definitely want to try more of these photos, especially since I messed up on my shutter speed. I was not paying attention to my shutter speed, which was a little too slow, so they are slightly blurry. My mind was on my ISO trying to get it as low as possible, and still get a good exposure. Next time I will pay attention to everything.