Nighttime Headlamp Shoot at Arches National Park in Moab, UT

After this epic day of shooting Ambrotypes from 5:30am to 4pm we re-cooped at the Moab Brewery for some dinner, and set out to explore Canyonlands for the rest of the day. At about 11 we turned back and decided to do one last digital shoot in Moab, and arrived at Balanced Rock at about midnight. Nicole and I set up a strobe and began shooting, knowing in the end that we wanted an image that was more representative of what the place and myself with the headlamp actually looked like, as opposed to what the camera’s limitations allowed it to see. After a few takes, we finally got the image right by blending a long exposure with the lighting from the headlamp and one off camera strobe set out in the desert.

We want to pursue more work in this vein, and are happy with the results. Keep an eye out for more!

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