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Reach for the Stars

Photograph by J. Rae Chipera, all rights reserved.


A photograph of Jake


This photograph is a single-exposure photo. The camera took the shot of the stars first, as a long exposure, and then the lens was covered and shifted down. A strobe light was used to capture Jake at different times as he meandered toward me. The ground was lit separately and blurred slightly in post-production. The light he is reaching for is a lighting-up yo-yo.


If you are going to utilize this method, make sure your camera sensor is extremely clean to avoid hot pixels. It helps to use in-camera noise reduction as well.

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Taken on June 8, 2011