I went to Craters of the Moon and took amazing light painting astrophotography.

Light Painting Astrophotography is a really fun form of photography and if done well and at the right location on the day day at the right time with the right conditions, you come back with some really awesome photos.

I went to Craters of the Moon National Park in Central Idaho because I read that it is the best place in Idaho for Astrophotography and one of the best places international for it. I think they rank that based on cloud coverage, light pollution, visibility of the milky way on a clear night. I went on the night of July 9th and was out from about 11pm until about 4am the next day. This was an incredible experience for me.

I chose to do this for my personal style project in a professional photography class I am taking at Brigham Young University Idaho. I wanted to try Astrophotography for a long time so I thought, if the conditions are right, I will do it for the class personal project.

These pictures show the vastness of the universe in an unparalleled way. The milky way is truly a gorgeous sight to behold. Light painting objects around create a wonderful sense of perspective and of a virtual experience.

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If you want to see more how to do astrophotography or to just look at cool photos of it, check out this article by Sky at Night Magazine.