Figures rendered in glow-in-the-dark paint walk in the shadows of these 19th century stone ruins. Explore the interactive version of the 360º panorama below, or here’s a gyroscope enabled iPad and iPhone version of the pano that you can navigate by moving the device. Point your iPad up to the sky and spin around!
A prop cockpit from the movie Timecop sits next to a pile of airplane parts and a Huey helicopter in this 360º night panorama at Paul’s Junkyard.
The fall 2012 Paul’s Junkyard Night Photography Workshop registration opened to our email list on Monday and filled in just over 1 day. The good news is that light painting juggernaut Troy Paiva is considering adding an alumni shoot-only workshop for the October full moon. This will potentially open up 3-4 spaces for the full workshop experience that runs September 28-30. Contact me to get on the waiting list!
Paul’s Junkyard is a Mojave Desert night photography paradise. Part movie car storage yard and part hardcore metal recycling facility, Paul’s is packed with photographic possibilities. We’ll spend 3 full moon nights helping you improve your light painting, and 3 afternoons in the classroom doing critiques and learning techniques.
Speaking of techniques, I’ll be showing 3 new night photography post-processing demos during the workshop. These Photoshop techniques will help you put the finishing touches on your images and quickly solve some common problems with light painted images.
1. Intense warm and cool – deepen the blue night sky and warm up the desert sand at the same time for rich, intense color.
2. Impossible highlight repair - An easy and natural looking fix for blown highlights from light painting.
3. Quick detail rescue – A simple way to recover detail in areas where gelled colors are oversaturated.
Seven photos of 6-minutes at f/8 ISO 200 were stacked for a cumulative 42-minute exposure under a full moon at Paul’s Junkyard. A faint amount of light painting was used at an oblique angle down the side of the Volvo 122 on the left. The warm yellow of the desert sand against the cool cyan of the night sky was slightly enhanced using a curves adjustment in the LAB color space. This fast and effective Photoshop technique also helped bring out more hue variation in the green truck. Stay tuned for a step-by-step look at using curves in LAB. See a long exposure dark sky image of this truck.