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Dave Black

As a freelance photographer for over twenty-seven years, Dave Black has primarily focused on the sports industry, including such publications as Sports Illustrated and Newsweek. Known for his creative use of lighting and, in particular, the artistic technique of light painting, he continues to broaden his portfolio with work for National Geographic and its book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery. He has been a teacher and guest lecturer on photography since 1986. His monthly Web site tutorial pages, Workshop at the Ranch and On the Road, attract over 85,000 visitors monthly.

www.daveblackphotography.com

 
Stairway to Heaven

Dave Black used light painting to illuminate this climber’s ascent of an ice wall in Ouray, Colorado, one hour after sunset. With his camera set to ISO 100 and on Aperture Priority mode at f/8, Black triggered the shot remotely from his light-painting location across the gorge from his camera. An exposure value set to -2 allowed the fading twilight to underexpose at the edges of the frame and heightened the dramatic effect of light painting on the main subject. A white balance setting of 3,000 K kept the shadow areas a cool blue.

© Dave Black
Camera: Nikon D200, Lens: Nikkor 17–55mm 1:2.8 zoom at 35mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 13 seconds at EV -2

   
           
       
 
     
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