Fun with Light

In celebration of the ingenuity and courage of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and because I am mildly obsessed with what we humans can do and what we dream is possible—a.k.a. The Superfuture—I wanted to share with you some really cool things that people are doing with light. I see some of these as an extension of the 3-D black light posters I used to hang on my walls when I was in high school. I am humbled by the ingenuity of these talented individuals and companies.

I've often said that photography isn't the art of putting people in the frame, it's capturing the light off of your subjects. Lighting is so important, in film and in photography. I see a lot of young filmmakers who have lots of energy and a unique perspective, but their fundamental lack of knowledge about the basics of lighting and other artistic principles come out in the final product. The details are really important.

Found Warren G. Harding & Meridian Hill Park

Sadly, this video can't be embedded, but check it out for yourself on CriticalPast.com:

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053057_unveiling-statue-of-Jeanne-dArc_President-and-Mrs-Warren-G-Harding

Two of my photos from Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C.:

Irrefutable proof that Washington isn't what's wrong with America. #dc

A video posted by Justin Schuck (@justinschuck) on Apr 27, 2014 at 12:19pm PDT

"Winter's Dusk" -- Nothing like a beautiful #photo of #dc #sunset in my favorite park.

A photo posted by Justin Schuck (@justinschuck) on Feb 7, 2014 at 2:33pm PST