Frequently asked questions
What is long exposure photography?
In a basic sense, photography works by opening a hole (the shutter) to expose a light-sensitive material. That material can then record the light it receives and display an image of the scene. When there is a lot of light present (e.g. during the day) keeping the shutter open for any length of time other than a fraction of a second will result in a completely white image. The camera recieves so much light that all the detail is washed out, leaving an image of completely white light.
Why don't you show up in the photos?
The camera records an image by recording light. This light can either come from a light source itself (e.g. LEDs) or be reflected off an object (e.g. moonlight bouncing off a rock face).
How do you come up with the names of photos?
For the climbing photos, I try to base my name in some way around the name of the route. The vast majority of climbs have names given to them by the first ascensionist. The first ascensionist is the one who first picked out and climbed a specific line up a rock face. It was their vision that brought the climb into existence. I want to respect that vision as I strive to illuminate it in my own way.
How do I get into rock climbing?
If you want to do it the easy way, look up climbing gyms in your city. They're currently blowing up in popularity and new gyms are constantly being built.
Why metal prints?
Because they're hip.
Where do you take your photos?
I currently live in the great city of Las Vegas and do most of my shooting in the nearby Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area. I guess one benefit of 110 degree days is that we're blessed with warm summer nights, perfect for shooting long exposure photos.
Can I add a frequently asked question?
Please do! I just made these questions up on the spot. If you have any further questions please reach out to me through the "contact" page on this site. I will be more than happy to answer them. And if they are pertinent, I'll add them here.
But actually why metal prints?
I love the look of the metal print. It displays my photos in all the vibrant colors that they deserve. It also highlights the contrast in my photos between the brightness of lights and the darkness of night.