Night photography: Ghost dance on fire

Yesterday evening I visited photographer Susan Friedman to do a night photography demonstration for her students. I also got to peruse Susan's beautiful new equine photography book Drinkers of the Wind, and check out some mesmerizing horse footage shot with the Phantom and Red cameras at 600-800 frames per second. Susan's students from U.C. Santa Cruz were an enthusiastic group, and we experimented with light painting ghost photos using a mix of flashlight, flash, and fireworks. During the last 2 photos in the gallery below, sparklers were attached to a tetherball. Thanks to everyone who attended for a really fun night!