Down to Earth

Location: Red Rock Canyon, CA / Settings: (Composite) Model at F3.5, ISO 1600, 8 seconds. Light art at F8, ISO 100, 23 seconds.

down to earth

Info on how this shot was created:

Gear: Canon 6D, Rokinon 14mm LensManfrotto Tripod, and Remote Shutter-release.

Found a natural pedestal out in Red Rock Canyon - the moon did a nice job of cutting the landscape in half with it's shadow, allowing me to cast color gel'd light in the dark areas while my model was still back-lit.

If you'd like to shoot these kind of images yourself, try using this set of color gels - I tend to like the strongest colors and contrasts - red and blue work best, teal and orange are great too. 

Dempsey X Darius Twin collaboration

Astrobandit delivers a flying kick

Location: Salton Sea, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 126 seconds. Model at F3.2, ISO 800, 6 seconds - lit w speedlite.

Three minds are better than one - this was the case on the collaborative efforts of myself, fellow Los Angeles based photographer Mike Dempsey and Astrobandit when we recently took a trip out to the beautiful wasteland that is - Salton Sea, CA.

Last Grasp

Location: Salton Sea, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 40 seconds. Model at F3.5, ISO 800, 8 seconds.

Click on the images above to take a trip over to Mike's website where you can check out some of his humorous photo and video work that will make you say - How'd he do that? 

Looking forward to collaborating again in the near future!