Only Natural Lighting in US National Parks

Big Bend National Park Milky Way

The National Parks have set expectations on no additive light/ low level lighting/ light painting for night photography and this has always been a rule in every national park, but it was consistently overlooked by many photographers creating night time imagery. Respecting the very places we love to visit, love to create art of, and decreasing the impact we have on these areas matters more to me than having dramatic lighting or interest from publishers or gaining future clients whom want to re-create that kind of art they've seen in these area. As such, I've decided that every future workshop in any national park will be geared towards natural lighting only set ups. Simply, it's the best thing for every person wanting to enjoy the incredible night skies in our National Parks if there is no additional light pollution. It's for the good of the wildlife that we are conserving with The National Parks. Lastly, lighting can be compensated for with technique and timing which when educated on will lead enthusiasts and professionals alike to be a better photographer and artist.