BEHIND THE LENS
How do you illuminate both a tree and the stars in the same shot? It’s a 25-second exposure and I’m just lighting up the tree with a flashlight for three seconds. I’ve seen the Milky Way, but the camera picks up way more of it because it’s sitting there for 25 seconds, letting in more light. So I can flash the tree for a couple of seconds. If I did it for more than three seconds, it just blasts out the whole picture, just way too bright. We call it painting with light—just a couple seconds and then it’s done.
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