Most professional photographers will tell you that a large part of getting great images is being in the right place at the right time. Many of these images have been captured by photographers who just stepped in it and found themselves with the situation to create a great image. But the ability to be able to capture an amazing image under adverse conditions including war, protests, and other conflicts.
Occasionally, photographers can control some aspects of creating these images. The Super Moon from this evening was a good example. Between being able to know what time the moon was rising, and a couple of great apps and websites, I was able to determine where the moon would rise, and draw a line from a place that I wanted in the foreground and create the image above. I knew that I wanted Bethlehem Steel’s Steel Stacks in the foreground. The straight line brought me right to the front door of the amazing and historic Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem, PA. The Innkeepers there were kind enough to allow us to set up and create these images.
Though the logistics of getting this image beforehand was the hardest part, it was a good lesson in pre-planning for a photo shoot. Enjoy the results of the planning. By the way, for those of you who are into the stars and planets and have a smartphone – find the app SkyView – it’s free and I could stare at it for hours. The other one is Magic Hour that shows the exact time of that magic golden hour that photographers love. If you have more questions about how this, or any of our images, were created, drop me a note and I am happy to discuss. In the meantime – Happy Shooting