Northern lights aurora borealis) taken on a cold winter night at Elk Island in National Park

Edmonton Northern Lights – Elk Island National Park

Northern lights (aurora borealis) taken on a cold winter night at Elk Island National Park. I haven’t even finish editing all the photos and another G1 storm shows up!! Below is a nice little tool to predict Aurora activity brought to you by Aurorawatch.ca


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Edmonton Photographer Shooting under the Northern Lights
Edmonton Photographer Shooting under the Northern Lights

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Edmonton Photographer Shooting under the Northern Lights with a car Honda Civic
Northern lights aurora borealis) taken on a cold winter night at Elk Island in National Park
Northern lights (aurora borealis) taken on a cold winter night at Elk Island National Park
Edmonton Photographer Shooting under the Northern Lights
Edmonton Photographer Shooting under the Northern Lights

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The Earth has been getting so many solar storms lately! For more photos of Aurora borealis, stay tune for future posts! Still editing them =)
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New milestone and YouTube Chanel for mpStudio

whoa! 200+ likes on my facebook page! To celebrate, I decided to make a speed edit video of my favorite light painting photography on Photoshop. This couple of weeks have been crazy! First a road trip down Calgary and living in a hostel, then meeting Renee Robyn from Renee Robyn Photography, and getting a chance to eat dinner beside her and talk to her for hours about photography and life!  Not only that my mpStudio Photography YouTube channel was finally born a few days ago!

There are so much I’d like to write about! But first, LET ME TAKE A SELFIE!!

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This session was taken inside a huge sewer pipe that I found on the first snow in Edmonton. At the time the snow just hit, and I was getting desperate because the pipe was getting wet, so I called Micahel up to explore this cool opportunity. After our shoot, I was ready to do this for real… but before I even called anyone up the pipe was taken away the very next day! I guess I should be glad I got to do a shoot here! It was so much fun!

 

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A portrait inside the pipe. Doesn’t it look like an eye? #ForcedPerspective

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Light Painting Photography in Edmonton

A light painting photography day (night to be exact) like no others! If you’ve followed the last post I messaged the good people down at University of Alberta Photography Club for a shoot focusing on light painting photography, and managed to grab whole bunch of people along with a few of my friends to this shoot! The whether was definitely not as cold as the last day, and it was around 10pm when we started, and we played around and chatted till really late before we really got down to business. It was really cool because I met a guy who’re super into light sabers and he did some seriously impressive moves with it!

Technical Aspect

All the shots here were shot by me using the Nikon CLS system with two SB-700 speedlight and my Nikon D7000. The optical slave is extremely reliable and I cannot believe how far I could reach without using any speed triggers and wireless remotes! Normally, late night portraits shoot like these is simply a challenge of balancing available light and lighting up the subjects. Now we really have to think outside of the box, and with that many people showing up, lighting up a group and painting has to be extra careful!

 

Fixing the ghosting in long exposure was the number one difficulty I could not hurdle every time I shoot. I find that finding a dark environment and having a faster shutter speed would solve this issue.

I’ll hope to compile a tutorial in the future on this. Meanwhile, enjoy the photos!

 


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