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Saturday, April 10, 2010

April St Lucia Workshop - Painting with Time

Long exposure photography seemed to be on the cards over the last week in St Lucia. This month's students (Jess from the UK, Britt from Down Under, Katie from the US, Cheryl from Canada, Odelia from Belgium and Mandy from...heyhey, SA) were almost strong-armed into playing with long exposures due to the windy conditions on the first day. Again on our third day while watching the sun rise over the Indian Ocean we again were playing with sub 1 second exposures to blur the incoming tide (as can be seen from the photo of everyone with their tripods on the sand).

I also came across a small ant that obligingly allowed me to set up tripod with flash and softbox and enough time to rattle of a 4 gig card of images as it tended to a small swarm of aphids on the leaf stems. Again I find myself amazed at the lighting opportunities presented by a single flash with softbox attached. I'll be posting a new tutorial on macro lighting this week on the tutorial page of my website, so keep posted for more...

As usual, the evening painting with light shoot was a hit and the students had a great time experimenting with torchlight on the dunes outside St. Lucia. Now, of course I need to get back to the real world and the pile of files that need to be processed...they never end ;)

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