Star Party

Posted by ryanjackson on Feb 28, 2009 in photos |

Star gazers look through telescopes at planet Venus during a “star party” as part of the Winter Light Festival held at Astotin Lake in Elk Island National Park on February 28, 2009. Photo by Ryan Jackson/Edmonton Journal

I got this idea from the Strobist DVD and also from the amazing Planet Earth series.  Sometimes you have to photograph something in the dark but if you use a flash you will lose that “darkness” look. Solution: Put the light BEHIND the subject and rim light them.  Here I set a 550EX flash and a pocketwizard begind the telescopes and people. It looks much nicer than “front light” and still keeps the mood of night time.

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