Photography and HDR digital art by Michael Steighner
Welcome to my blog!
As a lighting designer for over 25 years, I have helped create an incredible array of environments. Lighting, a crucial part of any event, helps enhance the mood while creating a logical path for eye to follow. It is with this approach that I speak as a digital photographer and image maker.
(well, thats all I have for now. Check back soon for more profound words....LOL)
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton
Every day … a chance to begin anew, with a fresh slate. An empty canvas awaits those adventurous enough to create a brand new work of art, each and every day.
Been LOVING the new and fresh perspective that this little drone has given me. A new (for me at least) tool, or shall I say “brush” to help me paint the daily canvas. Lots to see with this new lens and eye of the bird.
“TRAVEL…THE BEST WAY TO BE LOST AND FOUND AT THE SAME TIME.” – BRENNA SMITH
So, I am about to head off on a road trip with the family. A life changing time for all of us. I have mentioned it here before, but 18 years REALLY flies by! The college load in should be a memorable one and one I hope to capture a few clips during to help create a story for the YouTube channel later. Not sure what the story will be, but sometimes thats the beauty of life. Capture it as it unfolds … and it is about to unfold like REALLY fast!
After the load in and the good byes till the holidays are finished, we intend to take the long way home. A trip along a coast of the country to explore a few places that neither of us have ever seen before. A few more stories to capture I hope, and also a time for the realization of what just unfolded in front of us to really sink in.
I realize that these images have NOTHING at all to do with the verbal rambles taking place, but I hope thats OK. I just finished recording a few clips that I will edit for a future Wednesday video about some of the many things I could actually see myself doing in this new and next phase of my life. I think its going to be a good video, but time will tell. And just a hint, travel vlogging just MIGHT be one of those things. A long shot, but a fun dream to think about 🙂 …
These images are from a recent trip I took to Europe and to a conference called Traverse Events. A sort of “life long learning” experience for me and a glimpse into an industry that interests me. More on that in the future, I am quite sure.
I VLOG a bit more about that trip here in this video below as well as many more. Still working on the series, but here is a link to what is in the playlist so far. A lot of room for growth and improvement, but MAN, am I having fun with it 🙂
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustav Flaubert
Presently editing another series of videos from this area of the world. More to come soon and of course I will share, but in case I miss the share here, make sure and head over to the ole’ YouTube channel and SUBSCRIBE as to not miss a post!
As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, my intention was to post here every day in August, and as I had a pretty good track record going, but I guess I slipped last night! A lot going on (more on that in a future post).
About to head off for a college load in for my not so little one. Been grappling with where all the time has gone! Again, more on that in future posts I am sure …
Not sure how often I will post as the rest of the moth unfolds with travel and all. At the very least, I will drip post some of those drone images I promised you the other day. Still amazed at how well they are coming out!
More to come soon as always 🙂
Oh, and here is one of the latest from the travel series I am working on. The one I am releasing on Sunday is REALLY good (at least I think so), so again, make sure and subscribe, … and share 🙂
“Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” – Carrie Latet
A little bit of a weird rant yesterday (but true if you think about it…..). Again, we are ALL entertainers (and artists, and creators, and whatever else you want to call yourself). Nice to live in a free country. Lets keep it that way too 🙂
Anyway ….. as a quick follow up to the location I shared, I had a few more images in the queue from the same area so I thought I would share them here today. Taken from ground level on a walk or two from months past. A great place, again, only a few blocks away, to watch the morning and evening light unfold. As far as the view from the air, I’ll share a few more tomorrow from that perspective, so make sure and check back then 🙂
“No story lives unless someone wants to listen.” – J.K. Rowling
The gate keepers are all but gone …… and we appear to be entertaining each other.
There seems to be a very strange shift going on. I have talked about it before with family and friends but I am not sure if I am being heard. That seems to happen often though. I have mentioned countless times about how the major networks and film studios must at the very least be a little concerned with what is taking place before their eyes, but I don’t know. If their creations are being funded by the investor that can afford to loose a bundle, then I guess the investment is at the very least …. feeding the mouths of the creatives involved. Boiled down, I guess thats a good thing ….. even if short term …. but where is it headed?
So what the hell am I actually taking about? Even I am wondering …
I just walked home after dropping a couple of coin to watch a movie at my local 8 screen cinema. I decided to unwind and get into a story that, for some reason, had a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. The only one there I was. On a Friday night at 10PM …. the ONLY one in the theatre. Is this sustainable? You tell me?
I do know this though. I was held captive for about 50 minutes but completely lost interest. Sure, a part of me was wondering where the hell everyone else that was looking to escape into a great story on the big screen was at, but beyond that … the story being displayed before me could not hold my interest. To be honest with you, I was more entertained walking the 2 short blocks home catching up on some instagram stories from a few folks that I randomly follow for one reason or another. Again, we appear to be entertaining each other! I mean, I had 60 times the viewers of a couple of cloud clips from my IG story than were seated in that theatre. An as I walked home, the story continued to be played out on a big screen … in front of NO ONE. Millions of dollars to create a story that no one was watching. Not that I have a lot of views here on my daily dribble of image and thought, but there are not millions behind me as I type this either.
Again, the gate keepers are not in charge anymore … and I think they might be a LITTLE bit concerned (or perhaps SHOULD be … )
So like the mega malls, are the large Cineplexes doomed to extinction? Are we ALL the new entertainers of the future? Thoughts?
On a completely different note….
As this is a photoblog, guess I should drop an image off here before I sign off. This one, taken a while ago, yet never shared. From a cool place I like to wander down to from time to time to catch the color, light, and reflection. A couple short blocks out the door. Should visit here more often not that I think of it.
Actually been spending a few mornings down there launching the bird (drone) as of recent. Created this little collection of clips from my first 2 flights down there. A great place to watch the morning light unfold. Hope to catch some tomorrow morning if the weather is nice 🙂