This is a post from my “Just Three” Challenge, a 28-day photography project to capture a series of three-photo-story sequences — to tell a brief narrative using just three pictures taken that day. Each day from February 22nd through March 21st I’ll be posting a three-panel photo collection that makes use of one of the six styles of story-telling transition.
Half way through my photography three-photo story challenge and I found myself standing on the roof of the Muttart Conservatory here in Edmonton, camera propped up on a tripod, cold wind blowing at my back, and eagerly soaking up as much information on low-light night time photography that I can from the instructor of the clinic.
You never stop learning. As much as you think you know, there is always more to learn. And when you can get hands-on lessons from a guy who used to photograph for National Geographic magazine, you take it, even if that means freezing your buns off on an unusually cold March evening. It also means you get some interesting photos of Edmonton’s…
Day 14: Pyramids of Light
Camera: Canon 40D
Subject: Night Photography Class, Night 1
Post-Processing: None, just resized for the web.
Story: Eight cold photographers supping on the wisdom of our photography instructor point their cameras at Edmonton’s city skyline from the roof of the glowing river valley pyramids.
Technique: Long exposure night photography using a tripod, timer, and some fellow photography clinic students.
Evaluation: I took a few hundred photos in the first half of the clinic (returning tomorrow for the second half) and of those most were just playing around with composition and the city lights. Nothing told a story though, so I turned the camera and grabbed a few shots of my class while everyone was busy doing their own pics. Even the instructor thought these were pretty cool.
It takes a half a minute to load (it’s about a megabyte and a half) but it’s worth it. The Google magic merged a series of like-posed photos into a colourful light show that’s worth the click.
No really… I’ll wait.