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Lighting up the Darkness

Lighting Up the Darkness

Techniques used in cave photography

How do you photograph places where you can’t even see your hand in front of your face? Kenneth will show examples and discuss the techniques learned from other cave photographers that have have allowed him to photograph deep underground. Kenneth will also have a show-and-tell of some the equipment he employs.


Ken Storey

Speaker Bio — Kenneth Storey has pursued photography most of his life. Landscape is a constant subject of interest, whether it is a love of pristine areas, concern for challenged environments, or fascination with human interaction with the earth. His great love of the land and environment can be seen in all media. In the last few years, Kenneth has adopted the richness of dark backgrounds and controlled sources of light to focus attention on his subjects, without any background distractions. By moving closer to his subjects, he shows the viewer a still moment. He terms this work light painting photography. He has been a member of the National Speleological Association for over 40 years. So it was natural for him to become fascinated with the special challenges of photographing in the dark world of caves. How do you photograph places where you can’t even see your hand in front of your face? He learned by watching his father, other cave photographers, and by lots of trial and error.  

Off Camera Flash

• • • Third in the Member Requested Series • • •

June2016_speakersIt’s Canon vs Nikon night as APG members Wade Sheldon and Tim Rogan cover how to configure and use the respective off camera flash systems. Covering Canon is Wade and covering the Nikon CLS system is Tim. Come watch the gray hairs demonstrate how you can control your flashes completely from your camera. But that’s not all. If you haven’t invested in either of these systems there will still be a segment for you as they demonstrate a couple of inexpensive triggers that work on any system. Lastly, they’ll show a variety of modifiers that can be used to shape the output of the these flashes.

Wade is a marine scientist at the University of Georgia, specializing in scientific computing and environmental informatics. He bought his first camera after graduating from college, a Canon T-70 film body, and has been hooked on photography ever since. He currently pursues a wide range of photo subjects semi-professionally, including promotional and event photography for Cedar Theatre, Bear Hollow Zoo and various non-profit groups and scientific societies, as well as landscape and general nature photography. Wade’s photos have appeared in a variety of technical publications and regional magazines, including the UGA Research Reporter. You can view some of Wade’s recent work on his website at www.sheldonphoto.net.

Tim is a graphic artist, a photographer, and a techno weenie who reads the manuals. His day job is design and corporate photography (people, places, and products), but at night its all live bands. His first roll of film was shot using the family box camera. In the military he bought a Yashica 35mm and started learning photography. When it died he went on to a Nikon F2 and the Nikon GAS has never stopped.

All photos ©2016 Wade Sheldon or Tim Rogan

All photos ©2016 Wade Sheldon or Tim Rogan

 Downloads

Wade’s Presentation: Canon Off-Camera Flash
Tim’s Presentation: Nikon Off Camera Flash