May 4th, 2017:
Happy May the Fourth!
Miguel + Lauren flew in from Texas to meet me in Death Valley for their Astrophotography shoot a couple weeks back. Being huge Star Wars fans, we had discussed earlier if we could incorporate their lightsabers into the shoot and myself never being one to shy away from a challenge said “Sure!”
Now, these sort of astro engagement pictures are already ultra technical and a huge time investment, but by adding another lighting element to an already long exposure is kind of akin to putting oil on the slip-n-slide – you just never know where you might end up. It took 15 minutes of trial and error to figure out the exposure of the lightsabers, but with the help of Miguel and Lauren we got a method down to start creating some amazing images.
I’m really thrilled how these images came out and I am stoked to have them to share on Star Wars Day!
If you are interested in knowing more about my Astrophotography sessions, check out this post or if you would like to get out under the stars, just shoot me an email!