Luminant Pix • Blog en-us (C) Luminant Pix • [email protected] (Luminant Pix • Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:18:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:18:00 GMT Luminant Pix • Blog 80 120 Memorial Day Weekend - Cloudy Skies Mean A Time Lapse Opportunity Today is Sunday, May 28, 2017.  It is Memorial Day Weekend - and it's rainy and cloudy here in the Catskills.  My wife and I took a road trip to visit our good friends, Kristina Jansen and Nick Kopp.  Nick and Kristina own the Gateway Lodge, a wonderful little B&B at the foot of Bellayre Mountain off Route 28, about 35 miles west of Kingston, NY.  We've been coming here to the gateway for about 3-4 years now.  We've seen it in every season. But unfortunately, this weekend, the weather decided that it's been too dry in these parts lately - and as a result, we had clouds and rain.  A little too dreary to go hiking. 

We decided to take a drive to the top of Bellayre to look at the clouds in the valley.  What a sight we had.  There were dark storm clouds dancing around the hills and dales.  And in between rain drops, I got out my Nikon and started to take some time lapse sequences.  I was able to capture about 20-25 sec of time lapse in two locations - one at the top of Bellayre as previously mentioned, and the other by the banks of the Esopus Creek, the main waterway that drains the mountains.  

I'll be posting these sequences in the TIME LAPSE area later today.  Let me know what you think.


[email protected] (Luminant Pix • Bellayre Bellayre Mountain Catskills Esopus Creek Gateway Lodge Lapse Route 28 Time Mon, 29 May 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Everything you wanted to know about Time Lapse workshop - 5/21/17 at Fernando's Studio Hello,

This weekend, I'm giving a workshop on time lapse photography - techniques and tools. 

The details are below.

There is a $35 fee for the workshop. This is to cover the studio rental.

If interested please email me at "[email protected]"





Who Should Take this Workshop:  

This topic is for INTERMEDIATE to EXPERT photographers. This is NOT for beginner photographers. You should be comfortable with the manual settings on your camera. You MUST be able to set the White balance, Shutter speed, Aperture, ISO - if you don't know what these settings are, THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT FOR YOU. This will be a combined lecture/workshop on how to do Time Lapse Photography. We will run the workshop for 5-6 hours - inclusive of a simple TL project.  

Number of Seats: Maximum of 10

Objectives: If you take this workshop, you should expect to leave with the following knowledge and techniques:

How to set up a TL project  
How to shoot a simple TL project  
How to post process a simple TL project.  
Understand the workflow from start to finish for a project

Course/Workshop Outline:

The basics of how to do TL  
What tools you will need,  
So, you have a camera - what else do you need?  
Subject considerations  
Picking subjects that lend themselves to TL  
Clouds moving  
Stars and Milky Way motion  
Ice Melting  
Plants growing  
Uniform light TL  
Sunrise/Sunset - aka: "Holy Grail" TL subjects  
Camera Considerations  
Can my camera do TL?  
TL is a MANUAL process (it's 100% set to Manual!)  
Exposure Settings  
Timing Settings and considerations

Tools of the trade  
Shooting tools  
Special software  
Apps to help  
Nice-to-have stuff  
Dollies, Sliders, Rotating platforms  
ND Filters  
Post Processing  
Your computer environment  
Software Tools  
Adobe Lightroom  
LR TimeLapse  
Quicktime Pro  
Other tools  
Bringing it all together: Project Workflows

Doing a simple TL project start to finis  
We will shoot a small TL project Start to Finish in the workshop - we may or may not shoot outside during the workshop

Items to bring to the workshop:

DSLR or Mirrorless digital camera  
Sturdy Tripod  
Intervalometer or built in software in your camera to do interval shooting (in most Canon, Nikon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras)  
Memory card with ample space for at least 400-600 images as RAW files for a sample project

Laptop with adequate space for processing images  
Adobe Lightroom (Windows or Mac version)  
LRTimelapse ( - free trial version (Windows or Mac Version)

The fee for this workshop is $35.00 at the door. 

[email protected] (Luminant Pix • SONO Photography Club Time Lapse Workshop Thu, 18 May 2017 21:46:56 GMT
To Every Journey, There is a First Step To Every Journey, There is a First Step!

Welcome to the Luminant Pix Blog.  Today, March 26, 2017 marks the launch of our site and our adventure into commercial photography. My wife and I are both avid artists.  She uses oil paints to capture the world and what she sees, while I use a lens and a CMOS sensor.  Together, we collectively have been doing this for nearly two lifetimes.  For the past 6 years, she's been telling me that we should start a photography website to compliment her oil painting site,  This is our effort at that.

One of the things that I love about photography is that it can bring you back to any moment in life - be it a vacation, a family function, or just some peaceful afternoon.  Likewise, it can also bring you back to war, famine and destruction.  It can capture emotions like a winning goal, or it can make your remember the birth of you child. It captures the feelings and the light of a given experience.  

That being said, it is only one of 5 senses, albeit a powerful one.  

In this site, we hope to bring you extraordinary photography for both your enjoyment and your uses.  I'll blog from time to time about a given shoot to help give perspective on the subject, the technique and perhaps a tip or two.  Do keep coming back.  There will often be new work on a regular basis.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Steve & Liron



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