Posts Tagged: night photography

Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding

The sun was going down, and we were on the golf course. The bride wanted something special in the middle on the green. I took my small lightstand with one strobe on it, and placed it strategically behind the couple. I had done this many times in the past, so I knew what I was going to get. When I pulled the trigger, and showed the bride, her eyes lit up.

Caption: Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 24 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/40 sec, f/4.5, ISO 800
Flash: Off Camera Strobe, On, Fired
Keywords: 9th hole, backlit, bride, golf course, golf green, groom, los coyotes country club, night photography, silhouette, strobist, wedding, wedding strobist
Date: November 6, 2015 5:15:07PM
Location: Buena Park, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.888124, -117.977122

Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding

Los Coyotes Country Club Wedding

Radio City Music Hall

Caption: Radio City Music Hall
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Exposure: Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800, Compensation: +2/3
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: manhattan, neon, new york, new york city, night photography, radio city music hall
Date: October 20, 2011 6:39:30PM
Location: Midtown Manhattan, New York, United States
Latitude/longitude: 40.759888, -73.980268

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Wayfarers Chapel Wedding

Wayfarers Chapel wedding. I shot this at 9pm in the evening. The exposure was almost 2 seconds. I had the couple freeze during the exposure, and used a low power strobe to help make them pop. To the naked eye it was pitch black, I couldn’t see very much at all. I had to use a flashlight to focus before taking the shot. I had no idea that the clouds and stars were there before I took the shot. I was pleasantly surprised with the resulting image. Very minor adjustments were made in Photoshop.

Caption: Wayfarers Chapel wedding
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 28 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1.6 sec, f/4, ISO 2500
Off Camera Flash: On, Fired
Keywords: bride and groom, long exposure, night, night photography, stars, strobist, wayfarers chapel, wedding, wedding photography
Date: September 26, 2015 9:04:24PM
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.743270, -118.377730

Wayfarers Chapel wedding

Wayfarers Chapel wedding

Flo’s V8 Cafe

Having grown up in Southern California, I have been to Disneyland more times than I can count. I remember actually using the “E tickets”, and parking right out in front of the entrance and walking inside. Those were the good old days. Now, it is completely different, changing with every movie they release. I took this shot of Flo’s V8 Cafe shortly after Cars Land opened.

Caption: Flo’s V8 Cafe – Cars Land
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Shot at 55 mm
Exposure: Manual exposure, 1/13 sec, f/8, ISO 100
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Keywords: Flo’s V8 Cafe, anaheim california, california adventure, cars land, disneyland, disneyland resort, flos v8 cafe, long exposure, neon, night, night photography, sign
Date: September 9, 2012 8:06:19PM
Location: Anaheim Resort, Anaheim, California, United States
Latitude/longitude: 33.805570, -117.918936

Flo's V8 Cafe - Cars Land

Flo’s V8 Cafe – Cars Land

Rhyolite Ghost Town

I arrived on scene about 11pm. After driving for hours, and arriving in the middle of nowhere, Nevada, I stepped out of the truck, and stared up at a brilliantly lit moon. I knew if I took the shot with the moon in the sky, I wouldn’t get the result I was looking for. I checked my phone for the moonset time, and went to sleep in the truck. My alarm woke me at about 3am. I got out of the truck, and stepped into a freezing wind. I started to setup my tripod, and soon realized that I could no longer move my fingers. Good thing I brought nice gloves along. After fumbling around with my tripod and camera with heavy gloves on – a feat that felt like I was in a space suit, I got out a flashlight to try and focus on the building – the Cook Bank. I did my best to try and frame the shot in the dark.

I pulled the trigger a little after 3am. I went back to the truck while the camera was still exposing, and got out a single strobe. There was no light to illuminate the building, and without light, the building would be barely visible in my shot. I walked back and forth in front of the building firing my strobe manually several times in an attempt to paint the building with light. I stopped the exposure after almost 40 minutes, and to my utter amazement, something came up on my LCD that made me smile. Well at least I had the bank correctly in my frame. This shot might not be great, or even good, but for those of you that have been through similar struggles, you know that even if you get anywhere near what you want, it is very gratifying.

Caption: Rhyolite Ghost Town
Artist: Tony Gillilan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Exposure: Manual exposure, Bulb, 2231 sec (37 min, 11 sec), f/5.6, ISO 100
Flash: Off camera, hand held, camera right, fired multiple times
Keywords: black and white, cook bank, death valley, ghost town, long exposure, night, night photography, old building, rhyolite, rhyolite ghost town, rhyolite nevada, ruins, star trails
Date: March 3, 2012 3:17:12AM
Location: Beatty, Nevada, United States
Latitude/longitude: 36.901196, -116.829271

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Rhyolite Ghost Town