The beauty of light painting photography is the challenge it poses. The digital age has definitely removed much of the challenge from producing a great image, although it has opened up a lot of creative outlets that weren’t there before. 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
It was the weekend, I was sitting on the computer editing some photos and the phone began to ring.
“Hey hey hey Danny boy! Let’s go shoot some star trails! I am finally ready to learn!”
Why do I believe all photographers should be light painting photographers? Maybe a little background will help. Read more
In this episode, Johnny and Dan team up on a fun trip up North to Lutsen, Minnesota! The Stimulighters create a light painting, discuss inspiring photographers and answer some questions. 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
I don’t wanna work! I just want to bang on the drums all day! Read more