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Photography after Dark

Night time can be the right time for some very interesting photographs - with the right technique and tools.

A tripod is essential for steady images, as shutter speeds have to be extended considerably. The general rule of steadiness calls for a shutter speed of a fraction of a second divided by the lens focal length. For example, with a 200mm lens, the slowest shutter speed you should use would be 1/200 th of a second.

Night time shots of West Kelowna forest fire (as seen on the right) called for exposures of 10 to 30 seconds. Given the high winds of the night, an extra weight hanging on the tripod is helpful to provide greater stability.


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Kelowna Photography News

Gimme Shelter

NOVEMBER 29, 2010 - New bus shelters designed for Harvey Ave in Kelowna were recently installed and lit up - and not just for Christmas.
The BC company responsible for the modern shelters - Tara Precision - asked me to capture a variety of shots in different times of day.
The night shots required some extra light - which I triggered with my RadioPopper transmitters. Working at a distance with traffic in between, I enjoyed the remote ability to adjust flash power from my camera.

Orchard Park Mall


Associated Engineering bridge

MLAs Crossing

OCTOBER 29, 2010 - Kelowna area MLAs Ben Stewart, Norm Letnick and Steve Thomson joined in the first crossing of Kelowna's new pedestrian bridge above Harvey Ave.- a project by Associated Engineering.


Ogogrow on the go

NOVEMBER, 2010 - Gordon Light poses under new air piping added to the Kelowna/Vernon Bio-solids plant for a cover shot on TPO Magazine.
The plant produces Ogogrow - a local fertilizer/soil that provides some helpful income for the waste operation.

Invue roof view
Invue Tower Rooftop Landscaping

 

Lofty landscape

OCTOBER, 2010 - Some 20 stories above ground, the rooftop of Invue Condominium tower boasts some interesting landscaping.

I enjoyed photographing the feature for Stantec Engineering - even as it required quick adjustment of multiple flash units to blend with the sun as it changed intensity quickly while sinking into the horizon.

 

Magazine cover
Gordon Light, Operations Manager of Biosolids Plant

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Forest Fires hit Westside