Week 23, Darkness | 2015 Project 52

August 5, 2015

“When flashes of lightning woke me in the middle of the night, I lay there just wanting to reach for my camera. So that’s exactly what I did. I propped it up on the windowsill, pointing up at the sky, and held it very steady as I shot blindly into the darkness. This shot was completely blown out until I played around with it in Photoshop and discovered that I had actually caught a strike. I may never sleep through a thunderstorm again!”


Shooting in the dark is one of the biggest challenges as a photographer. A photograph needs light to exist, so when there is darkness you have to search for that little bit of light. I love challenging myself and I want to try shooting more amazing parts of nature like lightning, the Northern Lights and the big starry skies.

There is beauty everywhere, even in the darkest of nights and I love searching for it.


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