Lighting Techniques

Shots in the Dark: Royce Bair on Lighting Nighttime Landscapes

August 22, 2012

By David Walker

© Royce L. Bair MMXI/

One of Royce Bair's nighttime landscapes. To see more images, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

About five nights per month, conditions are just right for shooting dramatic images of the starry skies over the geological formations of the West and Southwest, says Salt Lake City-based photographer Royce Bair. His pictures show colorful, light-painted sandstone arches, mesas and cliffs under dark skies popping with hundreds of stars, all of them sharp points of light. “I got...

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