Light Portal

antelope-canyon arizona

Light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the revelation. –James Turrell

This is my rendition of the Upper Antelope Canyon light shaft. Unlike the last shot I posted, this is a single raw exposure. The was a little distraction behind the light beam: someone was moving back there during my exposure. I just couldn’t hold back the oncoming foot traffic to get a clean shot.

I picked up a few things:

  • One must work fast in the cave, the light moves and disappears within minutes.
  • Shorter exposure time means more time to bracket multiple exposures.
  • Fine dust particles help the light beam to become more visible. Weak light beam? Toss up a few handfuls of dirt and wait a few seconds.
  • To get a nice exposure without the need to blend multiple shots, setup tripods in the shadows and avoid the sky.
  • I answered a couple emails about Antelope Canyon. Hope these tips help.