Learn how to use a new and innovative light painting technique to add detailed drawings, logos or images to your long exposure photos. Read more
Every year the Stimulight Duo travels North towards Lutsen, Minnesota to spend a weekend snowboarding and partying in a cabin overlooking Lake Superior. This year we went in with a plan. Johnny and I decided to create what would be know as “Boardhenge”. Read more
Milky goodness streaks across the sky overhead. You grab your trusty hunk of photo makin’ metal, and point it towards the heavens above. Now what?
For thousands of years mankind has been looking at the stars with a grounding effect on their sense of belonging. These days we are further from those beautiful twinkling diamonds in the sky than ever before. Maybe that is why a photograph of the Milky Way tugs on the viewer’s attention in such a powerful way. Let me walk you through how to make your own professional image of the Milky Way! Read more
Dark tunnels, bright lights, cold beer, and good friends. That is my kinda Saturday night!
I had the esteemed pleasure of having Kate and Chris join me for a little light painting action. We ventured down into a culvert below a road I drive on every day, but had never been inside before. I had a lot of inspiration and new ideas brewing in my mind so I was excited to get down there! Read more
With my legs spread from one rock to the next, I carefully balanced on the edge of my shoes, pulled a battery from my pocket and began to rub it on a piece of steel wool stuffed carefully into a burnt up egg whisk. The wool began to spark and Jackie clicked the shutter open. Read more
I sat in the dark listening to my shutter click away, every 30 seconds like clockwork. My mind was starting to sort itself out as it does when you are alone in nature. All the pieces of life started to come together. That’s when I was interrupted by a chill running down the length of my spine. I turned around and stared into the darkness. Something didn’t feel right. There is a reason humans invented headlights. The more I stared the less I could see. I just couldn’t overcome my biological inability to see like a cat. I flicked on my headlamp and was greeted by two green eyes starting back at me. Read more
Saturday night was unlike most nights for me as a photographer. Not that it lacked adventure, but the fact that it was so rich with adventure that it helped me create one of my favorite photos to date. Read more
This image is one that I really enjoy. I created this one last summer at a place called Lake Geode in Danville, Iowa. A friend and I had been spending our night drinking at an RV park, telling stories around the fire. Read more
This is part two to my weekend at Lake Tahoma! After a nice Friday evening of showing some of my friends the basics of light painting, I was ready to try something new. I’d wanted to try this technique for a long time but living so close to the city lights of Charlotte, I never had a location with dark enough skies… That’s right, I was going to try my hand at STAR TRAILS on beautiful Lake Tahoma! Read more